I've read everything in this series but I think it's going to be great working my way through series audibly. These first two make me smile with anticipation. Love the story and the narrator.
I enjoyed this one more than the first one, the quality of the plot is more consistent. It's a classical detective story with some romance and sci-fi elements. Nothing too exciting and easy to follow on the road. Well done narration.
"Were to hide a crime of passion - in the heart. .
The first victim was found lying on a sidewalk in the rain. The second was murdered in her own apartment building. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas had no problem finding connections between the two crimes. Both victims were beautiful and highly successful women. Their glamorous lives and loves were the talk of the city. And their intimate relations with men of great power and wealth provided Eve with a long list of suspects - including her own lover, Roarke.
As a woman, Eve was compelled to trust the man who shared her bed. But as a cop, it was her job to follow every lead . . .to investigate every scandalous rumor . . to explore every secret passion, no matter how dark. Or how dangerous."
I love this couple! Eve is complex with many dark corners in the baggage she carries. Roake's is mostly a good guy who seeps into her life. Even when she doesn't think she needs it, Roake helps her whenever he can.With her usual deft hand, D. J. Robb gives the reader/listener all one could desire in a good mystery.
The reader does much justice to each character! I especially that of her junior office, Peabody!
For anyone who thinks readers' attempts to create voices for characters are not worth the effort: you need to listen to Susan Eriksen reading J.D. Robb. Her ability to create the sound for Robb's dialogue is remarkable, particularly in scenes with Dallas's husband and partner. With at least a half dozen of the regular characters in the series, it's like picking up the phone and hearing the unmistakable voices of old friends.
JD Robb keeps you on the edge of your seat!!! And Susan Ericksen is fantastic narrating these books. Roark sounds so sexy when he is talking to Eve. Can't wait for Book # 3....starting that one today. Great for mystery and love and futuristic stories!!
This narrator is incredible. I would almost commit to listening to anything she reads. The story and characters in the book are brought to life flawlessly by her narration.
I love a good mystery and this series is great - could do without all the graphic sex - can't listen to it when anyone else is in the car with me - but it is a good series. The characters are interesting, the narrator is excellent, and the relationship between Roarke and Eve is evolving slowly. I forget that it is a futuristic novel but that makes it more involving.
Eve and Rook are getting too predictable. Yes, the plot is always a good, solid one. Yes, the characters are human and flaws, but geez, this Rook and his omnipotent ability to be soooo understand and soooo wise is getting old fast.
Love this series. Narrator is pretty good. Would still like to hear male and female narrators for the masculine vs feminine voices.
I read the first in the series and was frustrated by a number of things, particularly, Eve, who seems to be a psychopath and I wondered how she ever became a cop, would she pass a psych exam?
Everybody rated this series so high, I had to try another book.
She loosened up considerably in this book and wasn't such a bit#h. The story was good and enjoyable.
I will read more.