I must live in a different world from most of the rest of the reviewers.... The narrator’s style and exaggerated character interpretations grated on me. The interaction of the characters, and the characters themselves, seemed clichéd. The plot was reasonably well thought out, but the execution seemed to feed on bitchy female behavior. The three main female characters just didn't pan out as well-developed, mature women - despite many attempts to portray them as that. Pulling hair, indeed. The author needed to go there?
Treachery is a great listnen; I had difficulty turning it off and I didn't want it to end.
It is in the top three of the series.
I agree....Susan Erikson is a master of voices and she really makes the characters come to life for me. Being a linguist helps her in her craft and oh my, she is good at her craft.
The book is superb. I can't wait for NY2Dallas
I don't think so, even if my life depended on it.
Going back to the classics and someone who can write!
Grossly exaggerated characters. Sometimes you could not tell which character was speaking.
Eve Dallas, Renée Oberman, pretty much all.
This was my first book by J.D. Robb and I was lured by the great reviews. I think I've only finished the book to provide a truthful review.
1. The characters are not very well developed to say the least. So cliché!
2. The style is awful: very limited vocabulary, very repetitive. Too many F and B words for my taste.
3. The story is OK, nothing clever. The end is very predictable. No surprises, limited or no suspense.
Don't often review but appreciate those who do and want to save someone a bad read. Think I got this book on a $5 sale and that was too much. Yes, this sounds harsh but the characters, storyline and narrator are ANNOYING! I'm a big fan of Michael Connelly and was looking for a new series - this is not it and don't think I can even finish this book - something I've never done before, and I've listened to hundreds of audio books.
If tghe story was more interesting without the goofy lingo and patronizing story line.
I felt like the main character was helping her mentally challenged partner throughout the story!!!
I did not like her voice characterization for the partner at all. Maybe if the partner would have sounded less like a country bumpkin I wouldn't have felt so let down by this purchase.
I've read other JD Robb books which I liked. This is not one of them.
Don't know what I want to be when I grow up. Trip's cool though. Use Audible to make gym-training sane... And rip my imagination.
Oh J.D., how dear is cop-mission to a lady-officer besotted with truth, dedication, goodness, and virtue? . How many times will you have her preach these dear things at us to separate a couple of gooey sex scenes kidnapped from treacly bodice-busters? "Treachery In Death" is a gaggle of speeches held together by a chicken-wire of police-procedure.
I never listened to J.D. Robb before this one came on sale. Nope, never will again. It's said that Robb is a pseudonym for a writer with a big-foot brand name. Whoa, there's a brand to avoid. As for Susan Ericksen… Is that the way she thinks men sound? Maybe she gets better when NOT acting out what bores like the cast on a secondary-school stage performing a "story" written by a team-assignment to a junior level English class. Oh, and there's a tediously predictable car-fight thrown in to make credibility go PHWANG! with the subtlety of a piano pushed from a balcony.
Nope, didn't like it. Should have been named, "Treacle In Death". No wonder it went into the Audible remainder bin.
This is one of the best in the series. The plot was exciting, suspenseful and gripping.
This narrator is absolutely the BEST! I am amazed at how much I get into it and always know who is speaking. Her breadth of voices is astounding.
Yes, this is an excellent installment!
Some action but too much talking, preaching, and mutual admiration between the characters.
She's an excellent reader and interpreter of the story.
boredom and impatience
This is just not my kind of book. The narrator was pretty good but the storyline was so plain and simple. No twists no turns. Very predictable and I didn't like the voice of Peabody. I was sorry I waisted the credit!