Yes, it's an early and very enjoyable Eve Dallas story. She's getting married and about to look at wedding dresses with her best friend Mavis. Before long Mavis is accused of murdering a top model. Despite evidence and the police brass against her, Eve believes in Mavis and stakes her career on it.
When the tough cop Eve Dallas goes to pieces worrying about her friend in jail.
Eve Dallas - as always. She does a tremendous job with all the characters.
EVE TAKES ON NEW YORK TO SAVE HER FRIEND
I listen to audio books while I drive, train for races, do house chores and more!
I'm actually re-listening to the series and now have my husband sucked into it. It balances the investigation(s) and the impending wedding and all the craziness surrounding it. Key characters are getting a little more developed and explored.
When Eve has her worst nightmare yet and Summerset responds since Roarke is gone.
She has distinct voices for each of the characters which almost makes it more like a play and easier to follow.
I laughed out loud during the wedding dress shopping and makeover parts. I was deeply moved by the part where Eve has the nightmare and Summerset finds her.
You think you have it but - not. Always another turn
Yes and have
Laugh and think
If you love the books, yes
The reader uses the same voices for multiple characters and that gets confusing.
Why, oh, why, does Leonardo sound like Dracula?!?!? It's not good at all!!
Busy working mom who depends on audio books to get me through dinner preparations and prevent road rage!
it has been several years since I started the series so I just went back and relistenedto the first 3 books. as great as ever.
TO SEE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EVE AND HER FRIEND
PEBODY BECAUSE IT WAS FUN WATCHING HER TO WORK WITH EVE
WHEN EVE HAD TO ARREST HER BEST FRIEN
YES, IT MADE ME CRY WHEN HER FRIEND WAS TAKEN INTO AREST
I LOVED THIS BOOK BECAUSE EVE MADE NEW FRIENDS
I love all genres of books. However, when I listen to audio books as I clean, garden, drive they are better with a lot of heat!
Immortal in Death is the third installment in JD Robb's (aka Nora Roberts) In Death Series. It begins with two seemingly unrelated homicides, one in which the heroine Eve Dallas' best friend, Mavis, is a suspect. As Eve tries to get to the bottom of it to clear her best friend, more bodies start to pile up and the evidence against Mavis builds. There's also the excitement of the impending nuptials of Eve and Roarke peppered throughout, along with the steamy, hot romance for which Roberts is known.
I absolutely loved the first two novels in this series, but I have to say that I didn't care for this one as much.
There are aspects of Immortal that I loved, such as the amazing character development with Eve, and finally getting to know her whole story. Her tenacity, courage and survival are remarkable and I was nearly brought to tears when she finally remembered and told Roarke all of what happened to her in the past. I also loved the developing relationships -the working relationship between Eve and Peabody, the cute new love between Mavis and Leonardo, and the love/hate relationship between Eve and Summerset. We also get a glimpse into the inner Roarke, and I have a feeling that there's more to come in that regard.
Then there are the things that I did not like. With the first two novels, I thought that Robb/Roberts achieved a perfect balance of murder mystery and romance. However, with Immortal, I found myself very, very bored with the investigation and longing for more Eve and Roarke. I figured out who the culprit was about halfway into the book and after that, the "mystery" just dragged on and on. The wedding and honeymoon were rushed, I felt, and the way the wedding passage switched into something else (trying not to give away too much here) was weird and took away from what should have been a special moment. And why interrupt the wonderful honeymoon with what happens at the end? The love and romance between Eve and Roarke has been slowly building, and it seemed that the happy ending was a little anticlimactic.
Something smaller bothered me as well. As an African American, I found it disturbing that Robb/Roberts refers (more than once) to a black male in the novel as, "a seven-foot black." Black is an adjective, not a noun. And in Glory in Death, she compared a black man to an "enormous gazelle," and the character's dialect was devoid of any proper grammar. Perhaps I'm oversensitive, but I found this to be very upsetting and took away from the novel for me.
All in all, it was an okay read and I may read more of the series. I feel really sad writing that because after the first two books, I couldn't get enough. Now, I think I may have had my fill. I liked it, but didn't love it. I know some readers will disagree with my review and won't find it very "helpful," but hey, it's how I feel.
Update: I guess I was a little more put off by the "seven foot black" and the ruined/interupted wedding & honeymoon than I thought. I tried to get into the next book in the series, Rapture in Death, but just couldn't do it. Definitely done with Nora Roberts/JD Robb.
Susan Ericksen was really good with the delivery of the story
Enjoying this series as each character develops depth, immersing the reader in the life of Eve Dallas and a growing family of 'real life' friends we would all want to know! Any discrepancies or whether one agrees or not with all packed in each book...are just nitpicking and if anything makes the reader love the 'real life' author, J. D. Robb/Nora Roberts even more.
Great work! Great Read! Great Story! Don't stop, please don't stop this series! Read latest books so decided to start at the beginning! Thank you JD