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!!
kathy "black bird"
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 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.
Boy, I wish I had read the reviews!! I had listened/read other books by this author that I liked, so picked some of his books for my wishlist. What a complete waste of time and money!!! grrrrrr I really wish they had some sort of rating or warning for these books, especially since you can't "thumb through" the pages, and the short sample isn't gonna include the worst language/scenes.
This was my very first audio book and I just loved it. I am a fan of the crime thriller and this did not disappoint. The story was great but the narrator did such a wonderful job with her telling of the story. The characters were wonderful with all the different accents very clear and I was able to differentiate between characters quite easily. I had not thought of a woman doing mens voices before but I barely knew I was listening to the same person read the whole story.
Overall, I am so pleased that I have invested in some Audible books and I can't wait to get started on my next one. The best thing is that I love to read but usually read so much I get really sore eyes but not with these books!!!
And I am so glad that there are more books in this series...