I originally avoided this series because the author seemed supernaturally prolific to have actually written everything herself. But I finally got sucked in and each book is as good if not better than the last. I love the subtly of the characters, their slow growth, and the quiet humor that abounds in the stories. There are repetitive parts, to be sure, but they are quite easy to overlook. Susan Ericksen's reading is amazing. Although I am not in love with some of her voices for some ongoing (minor) characters, again the tale makes it easy to accept any such irritants. I believe you will be failing yourself to not at least give Eve Dallas a try.
The plot for this one was twisty turny, but I love the way it all came together in the end!
No, R/S novels if you enjoy the mystery it's hard to return and get the same thrill from it.
Everything, how the murder took place, the personal dynamics of the characters, the murder victims lack of humanity and how it impacted the serial cast. Plus just enough personal elements of Rourke & Eve to have me committed to this series. J. D. Robb never lets us down with this couple, the complexity of the crimes and how Eve uses her guts and smarts to find the killer. In this novel more personal dynamics have been added with the secondary characters, which just grows the overall dynamic of the cast.
Yes, Prior J.D. Robb "In Death" serial content. I'll be honest, Rourke's voice took some getting use to because I started out by reading the novels and so I had my preconceived notions of what Rourke sounded like. I do think either I've gotten use to it or SE's voice has replaced the one in my head. But, right from the get-go Eve was pitch-perfect.
It was unfortunate that I needed to sleep, because this was a winner. Listened to it in 2 days.
I like these books and I think the narrator does a great and consistent job. I like going into these books knowing there is going to be a murder and Eve will catch the killer with the assistance of Peabody and Rourke, along with her normal cast of characters. The murders are consistently different and I usually can't figure out exactly why until very close to the end. The murder in this particular volume was fascinating because of the many parallels between the actors and the play they were performing at the time of the murder. The victim was reprehensible and I think this is the first time there's been a victim with no redeeming qualities. It's also fun to see the general storylines inch along, albeit at a glacial pace. I'll definitely be listening to the next book.
I enjoy reading but listening to to books let me do cleaning around the house or get away from work at my luch break.I
I thought I had figured out who did it but I was wrong.
I have listened to other JD Robb books by Susan Ericksen she does a very good job.
I listen to audiobooks when I drive and when I hike.
Buy and listen to this one if you are reading the "In Death" series; otherwise, skip it. I thought this was at the bottom of the list out of the first ten books in the series, but I'll keep reading because I have enjoyed the rest of the books a lot more than this one and hope this book isn't the beginning of a downhill slide.
I would love to listen to this story again. The characters are very interesting and its a bit like Agatha Christie where just about everyone hated the victim and could have done it. However, Eve, with Rourke's help, digs deep and sifts through until she gets it.
I loved how Eve actually had empathy for her murderer. Of course her ignorance of theatre was pretty cute too.
Yes I have listened to many of them. I love them all so it's hard to compare. Susan does a great job!
I certainly laugh at times as the witty remarks, especially between Eve and Roarke and Eve and Peabody are just delightful. There were sad moments but not quite to the point of crying.
I thoroughly enjoy this series. The way each character has their own special bits e.g Feeney's nuts and of course Eve's pretense at being really hard when she's really quite soft is lovely. The relationship between Eve and Roarke is so special and I do not get bored with them, ever!
Susan Erickson captures all the sass and intrigue of Eve Dallas - I'm hooked.
I never knew what to expect from the case Eve was working on, and loved the Eve/Roarke story even more.
I listened to the first of the "in Death" series with Susan Erickson before reading the next 8 and returning to Audible for number 10.
I like crafts, gardening, reading and camping.
As always Audible does a great job with voices and accents, sometimes I think I get the next book just because I love to hear the Audible performance. But J.D. Robb is getting old with the same retelling of the same basic story line. Come on J. D. give me another character add something new!
This is a great J.D. Robb book, "Witness in Death" takes place in the New Globe Theater in New York City. It is opening for a famous play by Agatha Christie "Witness for the Prosecution". Eve and Roarke are there, the play is coming to a close when during a murder scene the actor being murder in the play is murdered in real life. Hundreds are witness to a public murder and no-one really knows what happened. Now with the help of her team they must find out what really happened on stage. Does life go hand in hand with the play that was being preformed? Or will more performers die on stage before this murder is done. J.D. Robb has written a book that Dame Christie would be proud of. Susan Ericksen does a wonderful job of being the whole story to life.