I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY - Naked in Death is part romance, part police procedural suspense. Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas's involvement in a murder investigation sets the background for the story. Billionaire Roarke becomes a suspect, thus they meet and begin the relationship which will continue to grow throughout the rest of the series. The story is set in the future so droids and futuristic gadgets continuously add interest to the investigation, and Roarke contributes in some very interesting ways as well. I enjoyed everything about this story -- interesting crime, aggressive investigation, likeable characters, romance, chemistry, all wrapped up in a satisfying conclusion.
NARRATOR - She does a great job with this book. Roarke's Irish accent is endearing, and I love the robotic sound she gives to the droids!
OVERALL - I highly recommend this book. The romance aspect might be too heavy for guys. I would probably actually rate it a 4.5 if that option were available.
This book reads like bits and snippets from many different sources. The writing is juvenile, and totally loaded with cliches. Avoid it at all costs.
I am in my late twenties, a commuter, a romantic, & am loving life.
Naked in Death was a really enjoyable book. The author does a nice job introducing you to characters that will be present in the remainder of the series. The 'who-done-it' mystery was pretty shocking... not predictable at all - which I like. And I really liked the leading male character... a very sexy hero for the story.
She does a really great Irish accent.
My husband is in law enforcement - and so I really found the futuristic world of law enforcement to be interesting and believable!
At first I hesitated reading this series, because there are so many, but I'm glad I took a chance. I like the strong heroine, Eve Dallas & Roarke. The narrator was good also. I recommend this series.
What a mystery is woven by J.D. Robb and brought to life by Susan Ericksen. Talk about character growth and development of a suspenseful story. Kudos to a great team!
Mystery reader (especially series) and Austen lover
I've been reading the futuristic In Death series since 1998. I don't read romances as a rule, but stumbled on these books as mysteries/police procedurals. I still view them that way, but must admit that there is a romance/sex angle, too. In any case, I've read all 36 novels, and several of the shorts, and always look forward to the next one. And happily, there's always a next one every 6 months or so.
Listening to Naked in Death took me back to the beginning, where WE first meet Dallas when SHE first meets Roarke. I had remembered the basics of the plot, but found a number of details that I didn't remember, so it was sort of like reading it for the first time. It was a beginning book, not quite as strong as some of the later entries in the series, but still enjoyable. J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) writes very well, creating interesting and realistic characters and inventing an interesting version of New York in 2058, after the "Urban Wars."
Susan Ericksen gives a superb performance in her narration. Eve's voice was not quite what I had in mind, but I was soon converted to Ericksen's version. Roarke's Irish lilt was perfect and Somerset, Feeney, Commander Whitney, Mavis, Nadine and the Senator were great, all distinct in voice or inflection or accent so that you never had to guess who was speaking.
Now that I've listened to this one, I may have to purchase the other 35 books in the series!
I would recommend this if you are listening without interruption however I found it hard to follow while doing anything else!
Love J D Robb aka nora Roberts. The naked series is fun & suspenseful. Naked in death sets the stage. If like me, you started the story in the middle, this book answers a few question. The performance is really good.
I laughed,I cried. Want to read them all.
Go eve Dallas.
I have read every one of the printed books by J.D. Robb, some more than once. I just love the characters even though some think Eve Dallas is too bitchy and Roark is just too much. I like them both and believe they bring out the best in each other. I've always wondered if they will ever have kids....somehow I doubt it but they sure do 'try' lots of times. Nora Roberts is terrific as J.D. Robb.
Eve because she is so damaged but excels and Roark because of the same reasons. He is just too cool.
I liked them all. I believe the gray button that Roark keeps is the sweetest thing ever.
No extreme reaction except to say that I will listen again and get more in audible. Susan Erickson is a good narrator for Eve and does Roark just superbly.
Yes. I like the personality of lieutenant Eve Dallas. Couldn't stop listening till the end. Fantastic!
I like the action throughout. The way she analyses the cases.
Roake. He sounded so sexy. So dynamic and so loveable at the same time. So dependable. If Lt. Eve Dallas is not attracted she must be crazy!.
Yes. Can't put it down. Will listen a few more times later.
I hope to have more books on Lt. Eve Dallas and Roake's lives together.