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.
Eve's strong yet vulnerable character and Roarke's mystery.
Eve confronts the grandfather in DC.
When the daughter told Eve about her father and the family understood what had been going on for years.
Start with this book and you will be hooked on the series.
Dallas, Roake, Fireworks
It is hard to answer this because I have listened to this book so many times! I have either listened to or read all books in this series and I go back to this book and listen to it so I can compare the characters started out and how they have evolved. As I recall yes, the first time I read (listened) to this book, I was unsure what was going to happen next.
I can not imagine listening to a book in this series without her reading it! She is great. I have listened to other books she has read and she one of my favorite readers/performers.
The first time Eve and Roake met...you could just tell that there were gonna be fireworks between them.
GREAT book, great series. Nora Roberts aka J.D. Robb has taken two characters and given them friends, family, and built a future world we are all able to see through their eyes.
Yes! I couldn't figure out who the killer was. I read in past reviews that some people called called it before it was revealed but I was shocked when Eve figured it out.
Eve for sure, and Whitney too.
This series is now one of my favorites. Im so happy I came across it, and being that it contains almost 40 books, it will keep me entertained for a while. I have already bought the next one and the following ones are waiting in my wish list!
I've read the whole series & came back to read it again.
The murder mystery was great, but watching the relationship between Eve & Roake is even more.
I started out listening to the In Death series as I was able to pick up cassette tapes & CDs. Often the abridged versions. I've enjoyed Ms Ericksen's performance very much. I'm gradually increasing my audio library of the series.
Love the book, love the audio, love the series!!
romance intense creative
dallas of course!
i liked it all :)
i don't want to spoil it, but personal tidbits about dallas & her past.
i really enjoyed the reader & the story very much!
I bought this book based on the reviews. I am pretty easy to please and was just looking for a fun, well written thriller. For example - I love Georgette Heyer. THAT is just how easy I am. But I digress: this book is banal, annoying and predictable. The fact that I am taking time to write a review (which I almost never do) just shows how irritated I was with this book. I knew who the bad guy was the first time he was introduced into the story.
The best thing I can say is that this book would make an excellent drinking game! Read the book and take a shot every time Eve says "I'm a cop, dammit". You'll be drunk by the third chapter. If you are under 35m in excellent physical shape and a heavy drinker, add the additional challenge of taking a shot every time Rork gets horny just from looking at the prickly Eve. You'll be in the hospital with an IV drip for alcohol poisoning by half way through the book. Enough said.
I started the second book because all the reviews told me not to judge the series by the first book but I was so annoyed by the same old "I'm a cop, dammit" stuff that I could not get beyond the third chapter. The only interesting part about these books is the fact that the author sets them in the future. It's fun to see how a guy as rich as Rork spends his money on luxuries.
Not insult my intelligence and stay away from cliches
Nope. Her nasal, unemotional voice made me crazy.
I would tell the author that the idea is sound but the characters need to be fleshed out and three dimensional.
I love this series. Although this first book isn't the best one, I strongly recommend you read them in order. A handful of books fall a bit below the high expectations, but 1/4 are truly outstanding, and at least 3/4 are extremely good. The others are also good, no stinkers in the set.
Even the few that fell below expectations were well worth reading because every book advances the evolution or history of at least two recurring characters. That's a fascinating element -- projecting how the characters may develop and then seeing how they change.
Robb was smart to set the series in the future. It allows characters' backstory to exist outside of "real" history and avoids anachronisms that would surely arise from the slow progression of "In Death" time. (The series, written over 15 years, covers only 2 1/2 years so far.) This is not meant to be deep, thoughtful sci-fi. The future setting is simply a useful device.
Frankly, neither of the main characters is super-compelling in this first book. Intriguing, but a bit annoying. However, as we learn more in the next books about their self-protective barriers -- and (in later books) more details about the life experiences that led to those barriers -- the reader comes to understand them and, increasingly, to root for them to grow, thrive, love, and work together.
Kudo's to the narrator. I had never read any of the series, so I had no prior visualization of the characters to conflict with Susan Erickson's phenomenal vocal interpretation. I honestly forget that one person is reading. Her characterizations are so distinct that I immediately can identify the speaker without attribution. In one book, she was apparently pushed to alter the voices, but thankfully that was immediately corrected in future books.
Some may like more sex, others less, but I think the balance of mystery, crime-solving, sex, romance and character development is just about perfect. I could deal with less profanity, but it is consistent with context.