I'm a huge fan of this series. I've listened to almost all of the books at this point. I think Susan Ericksen did an awesome job as usual bringing the In Death characters to life in this book. However, the story itself was not up to par. The interactions between Eve and Roarke were relatively flat but I could have gotten over that. It was the amount of time spent in the mind of the killer and in detailing his torture of the victims. The torture of a dog and a little old woman just pushed me past my breaking point. I couldn't stick it out. It may be because it reminds me too much of the man who just murdered two bright young journalists in southwestern Virginia. Regardless I would caution even the most devoted Eve Dallas fans to think twice before listening to this book.
Best is the progression of the characters - they change as years pass, just like humans do. Worst is the insane amount of vulgarity and on-and-on-and-on detailed violence. I've been reading (and recently listening) to this series since book 1 and as soon as this book started, I had to grab the phone and hit stop since my baby girl was in the car with me. This book needs a very strong warning on it. I skipped over more chapters of this book than any before. We get it - the guy is a sicko. Entire chapters detailing every hit, punch, cut, burn, balls smash, etc., were just unnecessary. Pardon the pun, but total over kill. If this had been my first exposure to this series, I'd never read/listen to another "In Death" book.
A Reacher book.
Peabody. Why she makes Peabody sound like a mentally challenged butch I'll never know. It is the single thing I hate about her performance on every book and I just about can't listen to them sometimes. She makes McNabb sound like a ditzy valley boy, too.
Quit listening to Thankless in Death.
Skip this one in the series. Read almost any one before this in this series.
Most definitely! Unfortunately a topic we read about in today's world but we could see the effort that goes in to solving crime when the resources actually care about the victims.
I enjoyed the Irish family being a part of this story. They are so colorful while down to earth. It was also great to have the mix of family, friends, colleagues, and survivors of crimes as part of the holiday for giving thanks.
Susan Ericksen's performances are always great...I can always feel the characters up close and personal.
It would actually be Sinead because she is strong like Dallas but wise and tempered I believe due to a strong family. My other choice would be Morris, the medical examiner because he just seems a unique character with lots to share...there's much more to him.
Este libro fue muy bien escrito, y no me esperaba nada diferente. era casi imposible de escuchar, pero es tan real! No creo que él se siente tan real! Esta es probablemente la mejor hasta ahora. siempre listo para escuchar el siguiente de la serie o cualquiera que puedo elegir, no mucho de peabody en esta nochebuena, pero muy centrado.
This book is a reminder of the good and the bad in life. The people that risk their lives to keep us safe, and those that think nothing of life at all. JD Robb did a fabulous job of capturing values in this book ....with her usual extra special flare!!