I've been looking for an "In Death" book that features Peabody more, because I'm getting really, really tired of Dallas. She's such a Suzie 1-note...every book is the same; Eve gets wigged out because some murder (no matter what the circumstances) throws her back into her traumatic childhood memories, she acts like Testosterone Trixie, kicking ass, guzzling coffee, acting as if she grew up on Mars & has never heard of things like parties, housewarming or baby shower gifts, etc, etc. The woman clearly pays no attention to anything that goes on around her (other than murder things & her traumatic childhood flashbacks). Roarke continues to love her madly, wildly, etc even tho she's a monumental pain in the neck, a constant grouch, always late, etc yada (that's why it's a romance novel; no matter how obnoxious she is, the world's richest, most gorgeous guy stays besotted with her. Riiiiight).
I find Peabody to be a much more interesting character, largely because not only is she nicer, she's more lifelike & complex, she grows & changes some as the books go by, she's funny, she's decent --simultaneously hard-nosed and caring.
Another gripe with this book; Eve spouts that old, idiotic, tired, untrue myth about hair growing after death. Why can't authors grow a brain & stop with the stupidity on that? It drives me nuts! Hair and fingernails DO NOT KEEP GROWING AFTER DEATH. It doesn't add anything to the plots I've encountered it in, other than to point up the stupidity of the author. (Tho this wasn't as bad as another book I listened to recently, where a character not only claimed the hair 'n' fingernails garbage, but also that both dead bodies and STEAKS AT THE GROCERY WERE ALIVE AT A CELLULAR LEVEL(!!!). Ye gods, I know science is like voodoo to some people, but how dumb does it get? Moronic, apparently.
Susan Erickson does her usual excellent job with the reading; she nicely & consistently walks the line between straight reading & acting, her pacing is always good, her pronunciation is almost 100% perfect. Sometimes the 'special effects' they do with the computer &/or droid voices get overdone, but that's not the reader's fault, & they don't get so bad they overwhelm the book.
Audible addicted love mystery,lately stuck on love story. Mother of 1 Labrador and 1 perfect man. Work way too hard, and so ready to be retired
I love this series especially Peabody and mag nab. This series must be started from the beginning the characters are well developed Roarke and Eve is my favorites.
This is the 19th book in the "In Death" series, I have listened to them all. Everyone of them have been great. This one lives up to the high standers that I have for this series. Someone is killing women in New York Parks posing them and taking out their eyes. Dallas and her team are on the case to find the killer. Dallas is having trouble with the case, when Celina Sanchez comes in saying that she saw what happened. Celina is a psychic, saying that she saw what happen in a dream. Dallas doesn't believe in psychics but she will use all the help she can get.
J.D. Robb has done it again with this book, she has a way of putting twist and turns in a story line that you are not expecting. Susan Ericksen did a wonderful job with the narration of this book. Susan Ericksen give each character a voice, but she seems to give them more then just that. You are able to hear the frustration in Dallas voice what she is mad. You can almost since the verve's of Peabody when she is asked questions by Dallas on the crime scenes. Over all this book is great and well wroth the 11 hours of listening time.
It had a very different ending, not the usual J.D.Robb ending, this made it a much better book
the last 4 chapters were the best she had to offer I would listen to it again
OK job, I've heard better but then again I've heard worse
I will keep buying J.D.Robb books
I think the audio book and print book are equalling great. This is one of the best books in the In Death series, in the top 5 of the series. But I always enjoy listening to Susan Ericksen's reading of these books.
Ignoring the futuristic setting, the book reminds me some of the Women's Murder Club series with the relationships between the friends as a backdrop to murder.
I've have listened to several of Susan Ericksen's performances and I thoroughly enjoy her reading with the various accents and inflections. This book is no exception, with the added advantage that this story is one of the better ones.
I can imagine listening to this book in one sitting but I doubt I will ever have the luxury of such time.
I enjoy the JD Robb's In Death books and part of the reason is my enjoyment of Susan Ericksen's performance.
Yes. It's a really good murder mystery, one of the best in this series.
Peabody's story....and the climax where the murderer was caught and what they found.
She is excellent in her narration...all the voices--especially the Irish brogue of Roarke and the bar owner named O'Hara.
Yes. Made me cry when Eve told Delia her story....then when Delia had her bad day, tears came to my eyes again.
Story good as always. I like the ones with lots of humor. The build of story and inter action is great. Eve grows in every book
The voices are great. I love Peabody the most
Past; now and future -people do what the do
It was good in the sense that your now starting too see some tenderness in Lt Dallas which seems to now be developing. If you have been a JD Robb fan, this will not disappoint you.