Being new to the Eve Dallas series this yea, I am enjoying the series a lot. It can feel a bit same/same if I overdose on more than one at a time but I am enjoying all the relationships Eve is building. I do love Roarke and Mavis and Peabody the best of the character who aren't Eve.
I sometimes want to smack Eve for some of her behaviour toward the people who love her but in this novel she really "gets" that she has people. Who she has become is so tied up with what she is - a great cop "standing for the dead" - that this particular story is truly harrowing. It costs her and those around her dearly.
It is a creepy story which I know will have its basis in reality because it seems like we have all been waiting for the scientists to come up with just this scenario.
I won't spoil it by saying any more. I have had two weeks off and am ready to go again.
My enjoyment of the books is, I know, doubled because of the expert work of Susan Erickson. Her narration, voices and pacing are superb.
This book not only has a good crime mystery but the story of Eve's growing relationship in her marriage only adds to this series. Great fun watching them grow as a couple.
As I go through the series a second time I still find it very hard to put down. To give Susan Ericson a five star review, doesn't do it justice. Many performances that surely deserve perfect reviews do not come close to the performance of these books.
It is easy to forget that this is just one person. The voices and characterization are so amazing that it feels like your listening to a full cast production.
The story is so character driven, that the futuristic setting melts away, although JD Robb's (Nora Roberts) vision of the future holds up 20 years after this story was written.
The entire in In Death series is a shining example of what an audiobook is, can be and should be.
I just blow through these books. They are very readable and the narrator is excellent.