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.
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!