I purchased the first 8 books in this series because I got a great price. I thought they were mysteries - I didn't realize there would be so much corny romance. I will continue to listen because the stories are ok, I'll just keep fast forwarding through the supposedly "steamy" sex.
I wouldn't buy a book at full price. I will listen to the ones I have already purchased.
Overly dramatic and she makes the main character seem really hostile - I think this is why I dislike her so much.
The Likeness, Tana French
This is a seriously boring, poorly written, predictable story. I'm surprised at all the positive reviews.
I am 81 years old. I did not know I had signed up for a monthly fee. I am on a pension and cannot afford the monthly fee.
There is no doubt that it is because of the narrator Susan Ericksen that that one becomes so involved in these books.
She makes the characters come to life and makes you feel you are at the scene looking and listening to each as they talk.
She is so good at having a voice for each person as apposed to someone just reading a book to you.
Eve as she is so down to earth.
Every bit of it she is so good.
You have got to see it and experience real drama.
I have read 5 of this series and will be buying all of them
Just started reading Nora Roberts under this pen name, a colleague recommended her. What a great mixture of mystery, suspense and sci-fi. I enjoyed the character Eve. I've already purchased the next five books in the series.
I'm a big fan of Whispersync! My favorite genre is fantasy, YA and adult, but I'll occasionally listen to/read NA romance or space opera.
The mysteries are a little easy to guess but I really liked this and the first book.
second book in the "in death" series, and already cannot stop listening! Susan Ericksen does a finominal job narrating this series so far! she adds the perfect touch to each character, brining their written personae to life!
The write up for this book emphasizes the mystery aspect, but that is not what you will find. This is primarily a romance (I am not a reader of Nora Roberts, so I was surprised). If you want a mildly entertaining story about a woman with the emotional maturity of a 15-year-old, this might be the book for you. This should definitely be in the "romance" genre not the "mystery & thriller."
I did not solve the who-dun-it as quickly as other reviewers, but in any case it was not a surprise - the guilty party met all of the stereotypes. What did not read true was the apparent success of a woman who seems completely unable to separate her personal issues from her work as a police officer. Other than that huge lapse, the story is well developed and unfolds appropriately.
I did not find the narrator engaging. I found her characterizations too broad and laughable. Her diction and pacing are good. If you listen to the sample, you should have a sense if she is a narrator you want to listen to for 10 hours.
The book was originally written in 1995, so I am not going to rant about the ridiculous image of life in the mid 21st century, but I did roll my eyes many times over the silly developments we will soon be living with. (Dallas has so many gadgets on her person at all time, I pictured a Batman-like utility belt).
I will not be reading or listening to any other books in this series, nor will I listen to other books narrated by Erickson. But can anyone explain to me why Roarke has only one name? - like Cher or Madonna, he is only ever referred to as "Roarke".
when eve saved her friend in the park and ROARK ASKED HER TO MARRY HIM
love comes when least expecteded
this is the 2nd book in a great series