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.
Yes It was suspenseful, romantic & kept me guessing
Roarke because he read Eve so well & love his Irish accent.
Laughed & felt for Eve
Going to read the series
Once you start listening your hooked. Story has everything you want in a suspense novel.
On a rating 1 to 10. It would be a 7to 8. Most the books I have listened to have been 9 or 10s. Only a few have been 1 or 2. 3 1/2 to 4 stars.
I liked the unwise romance and the story twists.
When Rorke says he loves her and accepts her lack of refinement.
I would try another of her books. Interesting all the way through.
No, I've never listened or read a book more than once
Eve is the best. She's exactly how she should be.
She did well with the changes in voices for changes in character
I liked the audio version as much as the print version. The reader is great, very nice voice and inflection.
Favourite character - Eve Dallas
Yes and no - it's too long for a single listen but it would be enjoyable to listen that way.
The descriptions of each character and the slightly futuristic world are really good. Usually an author paints a picture of what is in front of you but here the author paints the periphery as well.
She is such a good narrator that I had to stop and look up here info. Each character is unique and easily identified by nothing but her voice.
First of a great series and in each book the characters grow and you get to know them better.
It has a good foundation and interesting visuals of what would be fun to happen in the future.
She has a clear voice and speaks with a good steady speed that makes it easy with which to listen.
I don't remember any extreme reactions but I have listened to this book several times over the years.
I have always loved the story line in this series, and now having it available in audio makes it even better.
When Dallas flashes back to her childhood.
I have not.
It made me laugh, cry, and get angry on the main character's behalf.