I love this series of books and its characters, always recommend them.
I do not like this narrator. Her voice is ok but the voices for the characters is ALL wrong. She had Peobody sounding like some gravelly stupid old man . .. and a few of the male characters sounding like women . .and Rourke? come on . . .just wrong voices all around.
I could see them taking this series and making a bad movie, but I could also see this premise as being a great TV cop show, if done right. I'll have to get back to you on casting.
I ;loved the fact that the story started woth Peabody/ While still youthful, she is gaining in maturity and complexity.
JD Robb keeps the characters fresh and involved with each novel she writes. I particularly like Eve's confusion when people show her how much they care.
I like Susan ricksen's performance best where she is able to carry through on the voices of characters from book to book. She has made listenng to the whole series an experience I can only complar to what it must have been like to listen to the old dramas on the radio. Your imaginaton is formed by taking the authors physical discription and the voices provided by Ms. Ericksen and the person takes shape in your mind..
As with all JD Robb books, I had to keep pushng the clock back to finish it. Lucky for me I am only able to sleep a couple of hours a night. These books are delicious companions of the night.
Sometimes I wish that I had never read the whole series and had just pcked up Naked in Deat to start reading. Just think 33-34 new adventures would be awaitng. Hope JD Robb continues for many, many more.
Denzil and Judy share this account. Some reviews (Bond and Sci Fi) are Denzil and the chick lit reviews are Judy.
I believe I like this one best of the whole series.
Eve has shown so much personal growth over the course of the series but she is really in control of herself in this one. The conversation between her and Peabody about what made them become cops was extraordinary. Her insight into the feelings of Meara and Whitney and their dissappointment at the situation would not have fit in any earlier books
Her distinct voices for each character is always good but there were alot of added people in the cop shop in this one and it was easy to keep straight all the conversations. You could almost hear the tears in Peabody's voice a couple of times.
I had a terrible time turning this one off. I got a lot of exercise at the gym the last two days because it was a good opportunity to listen, lol. I even listened about a half hour after turning out the light last night while my husband snored next to me. Thank goodness for earbuds.
I am already mourning the fact that there are only two full books and one short story left before I catch up to Ms. Robb.
It is outstanding….
When Dallas put her gun down and takes her on hand to hand...
Entire In Death books, this one is the best so far. Not that I’ve found a bad one. This book has all of Dallas's team working together and it also bring in people form other department and I love that. If this is your first In Death book it will make you want to go back and read them all... I'm hooked...
This series is about my favorite ever.. I have listened & read all of them and feel like the characters are friends that I check in on from time to time.
I love that Peabody got a chance to really shine in the story, Eve has turned her into not just a good cop but a great one.
Susan has become the characters in my head so that I can hear 'their' voices even if I happen to be reading one instead of listening.
Because I listen & relisten to this series I tend to get caught up in the characters, laugh when they do, cry & morn with them.
Eve Dallas was my favorite. She was funny and complex.
Peabody just sounded funny. I liked Peabody's character but she kind of sounded like a cartoon.
It was predictable but satisfying.
The story is good; the narration is horrible. The accents are poorly done and I cringed every time Peabody was called 'Peabuddy'. I think I'll just read the Eve Dallas books from now on.
This novel was unbearable for me: simplistic plot, painfully dopey voice characterizations (the voice used for Peabody was cringe-inducing: where exactly is Peabody supposed to be from?) and, as has been pointed out by others, absolutely no thought given to the "50 years in the future" aspect. Skip it. Read some Elmore Leonard instead.
As all J.D. Robb books, a good basic listen but this one drags on a bit--long narratives going on and on....where you're telling your book "ok, I get the point already--move on!"