A book lover with varied interests: history, political and technical and economic thrillers, mysteries, crime dramas, futuristic fantasy.
The real star of Treachery in Death is narrator Susan Ericksen. She made the story live, where it was otherwise dying. As a thriller junkie, this story was a little mundane for me. I had a difficult time getting into the storyline. But gradually, with Ericksen's help, I found a footing and hung in. If the writer intended to produce a female character who was often abrasive, overbearing, sanctimonious, vindictive, and violent, she succeeded. (By the way, I like strong female characters.) Eve Dallas' top dog status almost made me feel sorry her enemy, who came across as the underdog. J.D. Robb continues to be one of my favorite writers, but this one just didn't do it for me.
Those who gave this book a low rating obviously are not familiar with the history of Eve Dallas! The fist fight seen was one of the best of all her books because with all the technology available to them it was great to see them use basic skills. I loved the support from her fellow cops during that sceen and found it hilarious to the point of laughing out loud!
I have listened to all of the series, love them all, but I just like this storyline the best I think. Just loved it. Worth the money or the credit, but recommend the series so you will know everyone. The series is super you will not be disappointed to spend money or credits on ALL of them. I own them on disk and slowly buying them on audible now. Worth owning twice LOL. I have started listening to this series again too.
IMHO, save your credits; this book does not measure up to the usual Eve Dallas books, many of which (including the last most recent) I have read in a couple of days for light vacation reading. I did not care for this book very much in the audio format, though I have listened to almost the entire book walking back & forth to work. At times I wonder why I bother to finish it; perhaps I am hoping it will improve. The narration is overdone and phoney -- perhaps this is a series better read than listened to, so boring parts can be quickly skipped. The sarcasm is frighteningly bitter. It's a very terrible world portrayed. It's rather brainless, too. This book was written just to sell -- is very over commercialized and has no substance. JD Robb can do better than this.
Susan Ericksen is fantastic in her narration of this series. "Treachery in Death" was really enjoyable. I have gone back and listened to the earlier books in this series several times, just because they are so entertaining. If you have followed this series don't miss this one. Enjoy!
Audible listener who's grateful for a long commute!
The 'In Death' series is reliable. Norah Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, publishes a new Lt. Eve Dallas in mid-February and mid-September every year. Reading them is a bit like going to a Black Angus Streak House. Sure, it's a chain - but the standards are high and you can expect a good meal.
'Treachery in Death' doesn't disappoint, although it's a bit of a departure. In this book, Robb tells you 'who dunnit' up front. The question is how Dallas is going to catch - entrap - a corrupt colleague, Renee Oberman, another lieutenant who relies on family connections, manipulation, micromanagement, sex and terror to run an illegal enterprise.
There's very little Sci-Fi in this one, and I missed that. Other than flying cars, the technology in this one is already here.
Along the way, Dallas mentors her former aid/now detective, Peabody; and inadvertently plays matchmaker for two friends. Roarke, the love of Dallas' life, is a constant support.
Robb's dialogue is good, and her take on effective leadership is as keen now as it is in 2060. I've gotten used to Susan Ericksen's narration style (after spending half of my listen of 'Holiday in Death' wondering if Peabody was a droid).
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I have tried to listen to this book and finally had to turn it off after about an hour. The narrator is annoying at best and there is nothing sucking me in to force myself to listen on. A waste of a book credit.
Maybe it's just me, but I really found the narrator annoying. On a couple of occassions, I actually had to stop listening. Frankly, I wasn't sure if I could get through the entire book.
As always I love the performance by Susan Ericksen. The book was so wonderful.
I get audio books to help me sleep ( its like being read to sleep by someone) This book had a plot so good i didn't want to sleep i just wanted to lay in bed and listen.
Roarke... oh my... the way she add the acsent adds to the book. Also the was when she reads the tender loveing moments she moments she uses a soft loving voice. Susan Ericksen is the best and only narrarator for the whole series.
I laughed at a few part another favorite of mine... some humor add... As always i hate to see (or in this case (hear)) the end. Always wanting more