I have been a J.D. Robb fan for too many years to count, but this book is one of the best in the series. The way that Eve is forced to deal with so many things from her past all in one case is riveting. I couldn't put it down from page one. Susan Ericksen is one of my favorite narrators and she did a great job on this one.
The main protagonist was completely unlikable. The futuristic elements were dumb (
Between the Jimmy Durante voice and the Rocky & Bullwinkle voice, the narrator seemed to struggle to find a genuine interpretation of normal speech patterns. There is gratuitous use of the f-bomb and the narrator seemed to be screeching most the time.
No- I enjoy a good detective novel but this was one of the worst I've endured. I only finished it because I listened to it in my car with absolutely nothing else to do. I think I would have been better off listening to polka music on the radio.
I'm an avid reader since childhood. I'm a retired science teacher, retired nuclear plant worker and grandmother of three. I love mysteries.
I have and like all the 'In Death" books but I hate the places where she always goes back to the childhood rape and abuse. This is the worst one as it continually drums at it. I like the backstory that explains how she came to be but once you've heard it you don't need it a long repeat of it in every single edition. Also, I'm not a prude but I don't need a long drawn out description of the sex. I like the mysteries better than the soft porn...
This was such a good listen I am going back to listen to previous audio by J.D. Robb. Good story line and I love the relationships Eve has with all those around her.
The human relation jokes and the interaction of Dallas with everyone is what makes the In Death series the greatest.
In this book, Dallas has to interact with people that she didn't really know, one of her biggest "fears". But things seemed to work out well. It was a nice difference to the usual stories and her interactions with her friends.
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The fast paced exciting storyline.
Susan Ericksen is by far the best Narrator I have come to love. She really knows how to captivate the audience.
By far my favorite
I've read/listened to all 33 In Death books ... this by far was my favorite ... the story is a basic Dallas take down, but shows a very personal side of Dallas that isn't seen in any of the other storylines. There are flashes of her past in all the other stories, but this one really hits home for her.
Not my favorite book. Kind of weird with the tie in to Eve's past. I thought there was too much explicit sex with Eve and Roarke and then to have it followed by child rape and molestation?? I just didn't really care for it all in the same book. I like my murder mysteries to stay in that arena and this one flip flops back and forth between a murder mystery and romance, I guess. I say romance but it is almost a strange obsessive love... it doesn't feel romantic. I will wait a while before my next JD Robb.
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The plot moved along and then the story hung up. It seemed as if Robb was trying to add time to the book and force everyone to hear issues that did'nt matter really. I expected the slog to catch up in the end, but then the story ended so quickly. A couple of chapters towards the end could have been eliminated without affecting the book or the ending. Susan Ericksen did a good job with the narration and the book was ok.
Like someone else said...the past few books have been lacking, and not as good as many other books in the series...but this one, was great, and I'm so glad that we got some more history on Eve. I did miss some of the usual characters...but the story was so gripping, that I quickly became absorbed in the fact that this was truly all about Eve (no pun intended) I plan to re-listen to it again...I love the narrator...she IS Eve...and she does a masterful Roarke. She makes every character distinct, and it is so easy to watch the movie in my mind as I listen to these books, because the sounds of the characters are so easy to recognize. As usual...can't wait for the next one. Bravo Nora!!!