I love the In Death series and have read, and now listened to, all of them. This one was just way too implausible. This is especially true as to the attack on the second victim, for which no explanation even attempted. I don't read these books for realism. After all, they are set in the future, so by definition they aren't "realistic." But this one just goes way too far over into the implausible or (in the case of the second victim) into the impossible.
The narrator, Susan Ericksen, is wonderful, as always. And there is enough banter between the characters to make it worthwhile for a fan of the series to read or listen to. But the plot problems make it one of the lesser entries in the series.
I love all her books and I really like Susan as the narrator, no one else would work that part.
None of my friends have the same taste in books as I do.
This book is slightly more subtle than others by JDR however it does have it's twists and turns.
I like that she's not monotone and how she gets into character.
Murder, lust, and everything in between!
Susan Ericksen, in my opinion, is the best narrator that I have ever heard on an audio book. Her vocal characterizations are spot on.
As with all the books in the series, I planned my days around when I could listen to the book.
Yes. Story and characters are great and Susan Ericksen is the best.
Always always awesome! Her characters are so clear that it really feels like you are listening to an ensemble.
Yes but glad I couldn't
Superlative story, does not disappoint.
Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.
The books just keep getting better and better. I love the sound of each character in the book. You even develop a relationship with them with each book that you read.
A book lover with varied interests: history, political and technical and economic thrillers, mysteries, crime dramas, futuristic fantasy.
Fantasy in Death was an engaging book. Lt. Eve Dallas was the perfect mixture of hardboiled professionalism, determined sleuth, and complicated and seductive wife. She was an in depth, independent thinker who held her ground even when that perfect husband of hers vehemently disagreed with her methods. She was neither too tough nor too compliant. This character was set in the backdrop of an intriguing story. How was the consummate gamer able to commit the dastardly deed while physically being somewhere else. Also, I have always been intrigued by villains. This story depicted a villain so lethal that he was able convince a trio of gaming friends of his love for years. At the end, when his treachery had been exposed, he, of course, blamed the victims. This is the third J.D.Robb book I have read, and it is my favorite, thus far.
Yes. It was interesting, entertaining.
Yes. It was very interesting. It went into detail about the creation of cutting-edge new video games and the people who invent them.
The last action scene where Roarke is stabbed in play.
Yes. It was engrossing.
Good series, interesting characters.
This is my first experience listening to a J. D Robb book. I bought two more of her books as they were on sell. I hope her other books are better. Sexual remarks are not necessary as they add nothing to the story and are used just to add length to the story. I suggest J. D. Robb read and learn from Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston.
This book has turned me off J. D. Robb.
I'm not sure if it Susan Ericksen's performance as much as it is a poor quality story.