I bought the first three books of this series at a 3 for 2 deal. After the first book I have to say that it didn't live up the my expectations. The series receives a lot of positive feedback but its first installment simply didn't convince me. I'm not too eager to continue. Had I not bought them already I wouldn't read them.
The story starts out very good though, the introduction of the characters, the futuristic setting and the crime case all fit perfectly together. But all too soon Eve's past get's involved with the murder case and this is were it started to irritate me. It was less of a crime plot than a woman-needs-to-face-her-past story. Her relation to the mysterious Roarke, obviously a major character in the series, was unrealistic in both, professionally and emotionally.
And the writing isn't consistent: Some chapters are brilliantly structured while others feel like a student's homework.
The narration is OK.
Daily commuter relying on Audible to keep awake. I need excitement! If something crazy doesn't happen in the first 20 mins I'm done!
The series and characters are interesting and the narrator has a wide range of voices and accents to pull from, however I didn't like that this series is taking place in the future and some of the references are weird. Not much for sci-fi, and a mixture of sci-fi detective was not to my liking.
Totally addicted to Audible.
Though I have loved Nora Roberts for years, I have resisted the JD Robb books because I am just not into futuristic stories. But having given in to one, I find I am now hooked and will no doubt read the entire series. A fun way to spend some time.
I have enjoyed all the in death books so far and look forward to downloading a lot more of them. I only have two things against them. That is the profanity and blaspheming. I realize that in the real world people do swear and blaspheme . I feel though that she goes overboard with both of them. I see no reason why they can't be cut way back. For myself I see no reason to have the blaspheming at all but that is me. As many others have said Susan does a wonderful job narrating the books. Like I say I have enjoyed all the in death books and plan on downloading and reading even more of them.
This book would have been much better with a different narrator. She makes Eve seem dull and dim. I found myself thinking during some of the more "passionate" scene that Eve sounded like a burly lesbian being forced into it. I won't listen to anymore readings by this narrator.
I picked this one up because it was on special for $5 (I probably wouldn't have bothered otherwise) and I was glad I did. The story's pulp fiction, but it's good pulp fiction, and being set in the future adds an interesting twist (and I do have to wonder at the powers of observation of other reviewers who didn't realise that a few minutes in what with the robot dogs and autochefs and whatnot). I think I'd like to live in the liberal Utopia Dallas inhabits.
The story's an interesting balance of romance and crime drama, and it's nice to meet a romance heroine who doesn't need rescuing. I'll probably pick up book 2.
I'll probably check out book 2.
I tried t hang in there with it because I had a lot of drudge work, but it was smarmy, crude and
crass comic book material. Just a waste.
I am soo glad that I took a chance with this author and book. I am totally hooked on the "In Death" series. Yes it's in the future but the imagination of JD Robb with the future adds a kick, and the story line, plot and romance are a perfect combination. Susan Erickson does the damn thing with the narration. Totally addictive. I have never been a murder mystery book type person but this entire series is awesome. Happy Listening!
11th/12th Grade Reading Teacher Love reading and love listening to audio books in my car.
I love Nora Roberts, but resisted reading her as J. D. Robb. I decided to try this summer and got the Audible version of the first in her "In Death" series. I absolutely love the books. I think the character of Eve is real enough. Although I realize that the character of Roarke is only a dream, I pretend that he really could exist. The narration is excellent, and the narrator is one of my favorites. I'm reading them in order.