I enjoyed this book but I'm not sure why it's necessary for the series to be set in the future. It would have worked the same being set in the present. The narration is good but I found the Irish accent jarring - it isn't very authentic.
The narrator is excellent! The story is good and moves along quickly. My own personal opinion is that I really do not understand how bitchy, mistrusting women get such good men. The main character in this novel isn't very nice, at all. She is suspicious of everyone, hard and mean spirited. I'm not saying that one has to be syrupy and sweet.... Oh alright, this is fiction but still I didn't like the character. However, I must say the story is really good and worth listening to. Perhaps in time, I'll download the series and see what happens.
Susan Erickson is one of the best narrators of all the books I have listen to - on a par with Davina Porter, and I could listen to anything she narrates. In partnership with J. D. Robb, it is an unbeatable team. This is a series that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys mystery, cop stories, or great narration.
Tell us about yourself! I have always ben an avid reader, but my eyesight isn't what it used to be. The iPod and audible been a blessing.
It's certainly in the top 3, but that's based on different formats.
When Roark walked out of Eve's apartment and she finally saw the light. Some people just fit, you know, regardless of wealth, race religion or what went on in their past. I am a true believer of love at first sight and have 48 years to back it up.
she has all the characters down perfectly. I never have to rewind to see who was speaking.
Yes, when Gallahad saved Eve from being attacked.
I have by now read 35 of the JD Robb In Death books. She can't write them fast enough for me. I have actually read some of them over again.One other thing. I'm not a big fan of short stories. I think there are 10 or 11 in this series. It would be great if they could be combined into to regular length books.Still leave them as short stories but put them all into two vehicles and price them as she does the full length stories. Just a thought :)
Naked in Death rates amongst the top 5 audiobooks I have listened to. After hearing my own voice as I read this novel, it was truly a treat to hear it done so well by Susan Ericksen.
JD Robb's "in Death" series has always been a favorite of mine. I have read most of them either in paperback or ebook. I decided to try it via audio and am going to go through them all again!
She was gritty when it got dirty, and smooth in all the right places. An excellent choice to read JD Robb.
What's secrets and lies amongst family?
I have all of the In-Death Books. I own most of the latest books on audio CDs. So when I saw the first book on audio in your collection- I had to have it. I already knew Susan Ericksen had the characters down pat. I just needed to hear if she was a little different with the first story. She was Super just as I had come to expect. So listening to the first In-Death book was a pure joy!
The In-Death books by J.D. Robb are in a class by themselves.
She does a great job giving voice to Eve Dallas and really makes Roarke sound so fine.
Yes,it was! And I almost did just that.
Will try to add all of the earlier books to my library.
Just finished book 1 and I'm hooked!!
Roarke mysteriously sexy, rich, and a true gentleman
She does a great job! I can tell all characters voices very distinctly.
Probably just below the dresden series which is my #1 favorite audioseries so far.
Well of course Roarke is my favorite. Who doesn't live Mr. Perfect
I like her overall tone. She does an excellent job as Eve Dallas. My only criticism is that the pace was a bit too slow. I am definitely guilty of using the 1.5 speed option on my iphone just to keep the book moving along.
I had some laugh out loud moments. But given that I had already read this book I did not go through any extremes. This was just an enjoyable listen to a novel I had read long ago while I did chores around the house.
I recommend this audiobook. I will probably download others in the series.
Firstly, one of the most interesting things about this novel was its futuristic aspect. I think it was originally published in 1995. And Nora Roberts was trying to imagine a world in 2058. So, even though the book is futuristic, some of the things in the novel will actually seem a bit dated. For instance, she makes several references to computer discs...something many of us rarely use nowadays.
But, like all of Nora Roberts books, the writing is superb and the characters are multi-faceted. That said, be forewarned that Roberts is stepping a bit outside of her box here and writing a suspense novel. So, the story is far more graphic and violent than you'd see when she writes under her own name. Also, while selling this series as suspense was a wildly successful attempt, she is still true to her roots in a lot of ways. So, be prepared for some steamy love scenes.
An interesting mix of light police / crime, scifi and romance. Some of the characters are fun - I especially like Feeney - and the police procedure and laws in the future are interesting. The effect used for the computer voice, which is fairly infrequent, worked well for me.Something that stands out for me throughout the series is that the narrator reads Roarke with a fairly strong Irish accent, even as she repeatedly reads that he has only the faint hint of one. When the story tells us that his accent becomes more pronounced, it stays pretty much the same since it's already pretty pronounced.In my opinion, this is a solid 3 1/2 star audio book. It delivers exactly what is expected, and if you're not looking for depth, this - and some of the sequels - are worth a listen.