I am an avid eclectic reader.
Each year Robb publishes a novel and a short novella. This is the 2013 novella. The story is fast paced with lots of action, suspense humor and the usual great interaction of the regular characters of the series. It is the cast of characters that make this such a great series. I started the series because I was curious at how Robb perceived what the world would be like in 2060 and what crime fighting advancements would be. Susan Ericksen is critical to the success of the series, she is a great narrator. This story has a twin female, who is insane, kidnap her identical twin sister's children and murder their nanny. Dallas and team are out to rescue them. The children are also identical twins which add another twist to the story. Robb weaves a couple of children's fairy tales into the story If you are a fan of the series you will enjoy this. If you are looking for a short easy to listen to story this is the book.
I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.
This was the first J. D. Robb I have ever listened to or read and it would make me choose more by this author. The character of Dallas is well written and the story was good. Nothing amazing, but a good, solid thriller.
I cannot believe that this is from the "pen" of Nora Roberts. Poor storyline and even worse narration.
NO.... NEVER!!! Listening to her narration made an already bad book almost painful to listen to
I read this series for the interaction between Eve and her world. I'm half way through this one and it seems like she's never met Peabody in her life, there is no playful camaraderie between them. It isn't drawing me into the book.
Of course, the full length books are very readable.
The narration is one of the worst I've ever heard. It seems she is doing a farce of each character, way so far over the top that her voice distracts from the story.
Nora seems to have a problem with narrators, if I recall, Whiskey Beach (?) had to be redone because of the narration and I didn't notice anything wrong with that one.
This is the first "In Death" book I've listened to, will be the last. I think the Peabody voice is the worst, just made me gag each time she had something to say, a total caricature. Feeney, Whitney, Mora,and the garage owner are also awful.
Yes, the fact that it only has 3 hours of listening to the narrator instead of a full length book.
Better voice acting. The narration from the point of view of the protagonist is fine, but all of the supporting characters are horribly voiced. The main character's boss sounded like a Muppet and the female character, Peabody, sounded like Barney Fife. The rest had overdone stereotypical bad accents.
I haven't made it to the ending. I am forcing my way through it so far. I don't know if I'll make it all the way.
The story itself seems a little thin, but not bad. The only complaint I really have about the story itself is that the 7 year old children seem to talk more like they are about 3.
Say something about yourself!
I am getting bored with the In Death series. Feels that Robb can't figure out what to do with Eve and her circle of friends. This Story is short so I gave it a go. It's nothing special. Same old thing. Eve and her team of cops and of course her husband. Not that its bad, just need something to fix the boredom!. I did finish it and I was entertained. I am on a Zombie kick so this was a short story to fill the gap between listens.
As always can't go wrong with Susan Ericksen. I am surprised that I haven't noticed a change in her reading. Thought perhaps she would get bored to. But I can't hear it if she is. Well done!!!
I'm a retired 2nd grade teacher and avid knitter. I love listening to books while I drive or knit.
I liked the very satisfying ending, and boy, was I glad to get there. I disliked the endless internal monologues by Dallas and the madwoman.
No. It tried to be an edge-of-the-seat thriller, but just turned out creepy.
Flexible, rich, uninformed.
Yes, get my credit back.
Roberts seems to have just about run out of story lines for this series. The narrator was great on voices, but the "Swedish" accent was a laughable caricature. She mispronounced the kidnapper's name all the way through. Modge. Really? All in all, a ho-hum listen.
The story is too cliche.
I don't even want to finish. Can't stand the "voices" the characters sound like idiots.
This is the first book I've read from the death series. As a story, it doesn't pose a problem. However, it probably would have added more to the enjoyment of the book to start from the beginning of the series and know the background of all the main characters. But this was a short and easy read, so it was a quick introduction to a J.D. Robb's book. It's suspenseful and entertaining.
On my long commute I have become addicted to audio books. I listen for hours daily!
Robb maybe, Ericksen absolutely not. Her performance was so bad I didn't want to finish the book. I had to force myself.
The Peabody voice sounded like a stupid teenage boy on drugs. It was so grating.