I enjoy mysteries, thrillers, fantasy mysteries with romance and of course toss in some laughs and what a listen!
I love the main character " Eve Dallas" and her story line. First-most the narrator has to be captivating to hold my attention while I get involved with the story. Nothing I dislike worse is a monotone, talentless reader for me to stop listening. The story and characters are very interesting plus entertaining and when it was over I couldn't wait to download another story in this series.
I don't think I have another book to compare to this one.
Susan Eriksen is a very talented narrator and before I knew it I was absorbed in the story and characters. The way Susan can smoothly switch from a female to a male character is quite remarkable.
I mainly purchase audio books for when we go on trips. My husband enjoys listening to the books as much as I do now.
I've downloaded (5) of the JD Robb series so far with Eve Dallas and plan on going to the end which I think is book 37 or so. We enjoy the futuristic time line, characters and great mystery/murder drama along with Eve & Roarke's exciting, personal lives.
This is one of my all time favorite series. Nora Roberts AKA J.D. Robb has created one of the best and most engaging female leads in the genre, Eve Dallas, and paired her with the most to die for man, Roarke. I have read and listened to this first book in the series many times and still love it.
Susan Ericksen is such a fabulous narrator with so many creative character voices in her wheelhouse that now when I read a book in this series I hear her character voices speaking the roles. And Nora has taken 2 complex characters and woven them into a fabulous pairing that never fails to entertain. I've been completely delighted to watch her develop not only the lead characters but the supporting characters to great depth as the series has progressed. It's got romance, sex, cops, drama, humor, tragedy, victory, human frailty and human strength all rolled into every book. And in a few of them she adds a bit of paranormal too (although Eve won't admit it).
Listeners will truly enjoy watching Eve's evolution from a single-minded, dedicated cop with almost no life outside her work, to that same cop discovering the puzzling mystery of being in love. Along the way she begins to remember pieces of her horrifying past that she has blocked from her memory since childhood, and she struggles valiantly to deal with her past as it is gradually revealed. Her relationship with Roarke is lovely to watch as Eve tries to figure out the "marriage rules". Of course solving her murder cases is always more interesting when Roarke adds his considerable skills to her team as a "civilian consultant".
The entire series is well crafted, entertaining, smart, poignant, and an absolute MUST for your library.
This series in a future as predicted nearly 20 years ago, when internet access was just becoming available to the public, cell phones were the size of 2 packs of smokes and made phone calls and the OJ Simpson trial was still ongoing, arguing if DNA was usable as evidence. Some of its future is a bit dated now.
That does not detract from the story at all. You MUST listen to this book, as the "pilot" of a series that is still continuing today.
Beware, Eve, Roarke and the rest of the cast will draw you in as surely as Eve is drawn into the next case. I can't put these down.
Susan Erickson brings the cast to life. I consider her tied for the best book performer on Audible. I keep forgetting that these books are read -- no... PERFORMED -- by a single person, not a production by a full cast.
The only really bad thing about this series is that this month I started listening to this series and now I have spent 8 credits and I can't stop. I couldn't dock this book a Star just because it is too good to stop.
I read another book in the In Death Series out of sequence and was curious to find out the background of Dallas and Rourke. This is a good series as it is light and not overly intellectual but not junk either. Very enjoyable.
Susan Ericksen is one of the best narrator's she is consistent with the different voices of the characters and keeps it interesting without feeling acted.
There are occasional light moments but nothing extreme.
I purchased this book on a whim. I didn't do any research on it, but bought it during a weak moment solely based on the fact it keeps popping up in my recommendations and had great reviews. I love the murder/mystery genre, but I was starting to get burnt out on overly serious, gritty story lines. This series is one of my greatest finds! The dynamic between characters is outstanding! The dialogue keeps me chuckling while my brain is trying to put the puzzle pieces together.
I equally love Peabody, Somerset, Eve & Roarke
She's amazing. Easy to listen to
No spoilers! Love HOT, sexy books w/a plot. No vampires, paranormal, teens 4 me. I also review in exchange for books-lots of fun surprises!
I didn't realize this was a futuristic series. That is a genre that I do not care for. It was solidly written but not anything special.
Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over 10 years on the force, she's seen it all - and knows that her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire - and suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about - except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
I've listened to many Nora Roberts (aka JD Robb) books and my opinion varies depending on the book. This was not bad or good...mediocre.
No, but her narration is good.
I didn't care for this book but the Naked In... series has a huge and loyal audience.
I am not one who can handle vulgar language and graphic sex, so i dont even know what the story was about. I only listened about 20 minutes. I wish the books had a rating system. That would sure save time.
suspenseful, hilarious and damn good.
Ten times better then One for the Money,and any Lisa Jackson.
Ericksen does a fantastic job of reeling you in to each individual character. Give each of them life. There is no way you cant tell who is saying what.
The entire tale was great.
I went into this book thinking it was just your basic cop story, but was surprised and delighted to find that it was set in a futuristic world it just made it that much harder to stop listening. oh of course the romance didn't make it too bad either.
NO...not when there are 38 to go!!
I have read all of the Elemental Assasin and was looking for something similar...I found something better. I only hope it will continue.
It made me think.
On to book 2!!
I think audio is so much better than the written book because Susan Ericksen gives Eve's character life that you would never get from just reading.
I have read some of her other books out of order so reading the first book was great. It's so worth starting from the beginning of the series but the books are so good you don't have to sart at the beginning to get the characters.
Who would not fall in love with Rourke!!
These books make me feel like I don't want o stop listening until the end and want to start listening to the next one right away!