I have only stopped 2 books in mid read (listen). This was one.
I write reviews because I find them very helpful when I shopping for new ones... I hope this one is helpful.
interesting but the narrator really bungles this up. The fake accents and the flexion of the narrrators voice are not consistent with the characters. An irish accent here ends up being an irish accent by mistake on someone else. And the voice of Peabody is so stupid and false sounding. Plus, I have never heard more abbreviations used in this book. The author says vid for viedo, vic for victim, pov for point of view, the L T for letunient (sp), And plenty more. No one talks that way. It took me awhile to understand vid for video. and then hearing "Let's get the L T here to look at this Vid of the Vic......come on, really. I would not recommend this book.
It was really annoying to have New Yorkers talking in Deep South accents - especially if you are a fan of the series and know that the character was New York native. And Peabody sounded like an idiot.
it was good as always Susan Ericksen is great
i love the other in death books ,,, but this was so boring i could not finish it
Usual quality book from Nora Robers. Love Eve and Roarke and they are just as good in this book as all the others. End was excellent
I couldn't wait to read how Eve was going to get the bad guy at the premier.
Susan Ericksen is exceptionally good at naration. I love the accents and voices she does. Some narators grate but she never does.
<b>4.5 stars </b>
I so look forward to every new release in the In Death series by J.D. Robb. Calculated in Death, the 36th book in this series, did not disappoint. It’s set in the future, but not over the top futuristic. You don’t have to be a fan of fantasy or even like it to like these books. As a matter of fact, you can dislike anything fantasy and have no problems with this series.
Eve Dallas is a homicide detective in New York set in 2060(ish). She solves crimes in her signature badass, no nonsense style, while being supported by a wonderful cast of friends. Roarke is pretty much the master of the universe. He is rich, sexy, smart and more than badass in his own rights. He always knows what Eve needs, even before she knows and makes sure that she has it. Roarke alone makes you remember that you are reading fiction. There is no man as perfect as Roarke, yet you fantasize about him just the same.
I happen to prefer this series in audio format. I am sure it’s perfectly fine in print, but Susan Ericksen is the master when it comes to narration. I enjoy her as much as I do the story itself. Each character is brought to life as Ms. Ericksen reads. I honestly believe no one else could read Roarke the way she does. As you are listening to his sexy Irish brogue, you forget it’s a woman reading his part and find yourself falling in love and wishing he could be yours.
Eve Dallas is back at it, again. A body of a woman is found at the bottom of stairs stripped of her coat and valuables. In true Eve Dallas fashion this case isn't a simple open and shut. She soon finds this homicide is connected to power and money. As the homicides begin to pile up she depends on the help of her partner, trusty E-team, and her very, sexy expert consultant. Meanwhile, she is expected to attend the movie premier that was based on a previous case that Eve worked. Anyone that knows Eve knows that she would rather be chasing bad guys than dressing up and attending a fancy event.
Pretty much all the characters had a part in this book. It’s so fun to see where they are today and how their lives are progressing. It’s like revisiting friends. I look forward to book number 37.
Don't know but this isn't close to Winter of the World, The Storyteller, the Big short. Just never got comfortable with the narration.
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I really enjoy all the characters Robb has created. Eve and Rourke, Peabody and McNabb. Robb does a great job intermixing them all.
This book has the entertainment value I have come too enjoy from these characters but I still feel something is missing! They are still enjoyable and I will still continue to read. I just hope something big or different happens before my love of these characters is no longer able to hold my interest
I like audio editions because I can enjoy them while I am traveling anywhere and it helps make the trip more enjoyable. Which book it is doesn't matter.
This book is as good as is all of the other ones within this series. I saw a review that said it wasn't but I didn't find that to be true.
I like the character voices you just don't seem to read in different voices the way the narrator does.
I listen to this book every moment I had to devote to reading.
I love this story line and I think all of the books are great. I wait for the new one to come out and I listen to it right away.
I would definitely listen to it again. I love the characters and the humor. I've listened to all of her books quite a few times. I know each time I'll enjoy them.
I enjoy all of her books and she has such a definite style that it would have to be one of them. She just gets better and better.
Susan Ericksen has a definite voice for each character. I never thought that I would say this as I love reading books but audio is the format of the Death series that I read (listen to) first.
Dallas & Roark's conversations. If you left one or the other out of the book it wouldn't be the same.
If I got stuck on a desert island Robb's books had better be there too or I start swimming.