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Thankless in Death Audiobook

Thankless in Death: In Death, Book 37

For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it’s a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood. Other couples aren’t as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son.
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The year 2060 is drawing to a close, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It's a time for loved ones to come together. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water....

For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it's a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood.

Other couples aren't as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son. Twenty-six-year-old Jerry hadn't exactly made a good impression on all the bosses who fired him or the girlfriend who dumped him - but they didn't think he was capable of this.

Turns out Jerry is not only capable of brutality but taking a liking to it. With the money he's stolen from his parents, and a long list of grievances, he intends to finally make his mark on the world. Eve and her team already know the who, how, and why of this murder. What they need to pinpoint is where Jerry's going to strike next.

©2013 J. D. Robb (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Libros Lover Booklandia 02-12-14
    Libros Lover Booklandia 02-12-14 Member Since 2015
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    "Thankless Indeed..."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Listening to the story was not the problem. Susan Ericksen is excellent as usual. I find no fault with her narrative skills. The content is what I can't deal with. If I had to put a label on this, it would be 'torture porn'. I can't recall when I've been repulsed more.


    What was most disappointing about J. D. Robb’s story?

    There is way too much explicit violence IMO. I fell asleep at one point and when I woke, it was when the antagonist was abusing an animal. That ended it for me. I know this stuff happens, but I don't want to read about it.


    Have you listened to any of Susan Ericksen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Again, I have no problems with the narration. Susan is among my favorites. She never disappoints.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Thankless in Death?

    Do you have all day...?


    Any additional comments?

    I sincerely enjoy the 'In Death' series and until this installment, had been very happy and excited to get each book. Before I purchased this one I checked reviews and thought that some of the lower starred reviewers were being a bit sensitive. They weren't. I can only hope that the next one will redeem the series. Can't say that I'll be holding my breath though.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Massachusetts 09-30-13
    Carol Massachusetts 09-30-13

    Genre fiction, trashy to literary--mystery, action, sci fi, fantasy, and, yes, even romance. Also history. Listener reviews help a lot!

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    "A Thanksgiving Review"

    I am thankful for this series, which I've been reading since 1995, when Eve's pocket link communicator actually seemed futuristic.

    I am thankful to be done with this particular installment, which--despite a few enjoyable scenes with Eve and friends-- spends far too much time in the head of a whining, despicable, disgusting psychopath who has suddenly discovered the joys of torture, mutilation, and murder.

    I am thankful that Robb/Roberts continues to write this series, and I look forward to Installment #38, because even when there's been the occasional misfire (hey, 37 books? it happens), I always come back for more and am seldom disappointed.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    jeane 09-21-13
    jeane 09-21-13
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    "Thankfull for some answers"
    Would you listen to Thankless in Death again? Why?

    I already have. I have listened to the whole series at least 3 times and have some favorites I return to over and over. This is one of the best. Each book you get the chance to watch the characters grow.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Thankless in Death?

    There are two in this book, the medals ceremony and the surprise, both brought tears to my eyes and joy in the deep


    Have you listened to any of Susan Ericksen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Susan is In Death, she makes these books come alive. She brings life and personality to every character I can't hear in my head anyone else reading these books.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    All of the In Death books make me laugh,cry, think and even feel anger. Most of them I want to listen to over and over


    Any additional comments?

    I look forward to the next one that is out in a few days and hate waiting for more.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    MDu USA 09-20-13
    MDu USA 09-20-13 Member Since 2015
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    "4.5 Stars for Eve and Roarke!"
    If you could sum up Thankless in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Violent, Frustrating, Poignant


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eve and Roarke. I consider them a unit and their partnership is one of the reasons I love the In Death series in general. A reader can tell that they love and respect each other.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    Outstanding, like always.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I did. In Death books are very page-turning. You want to find out when and where Eve will catch the killer. This one was different in particular because she knew who the killer was. Similar to Treachery in Death. She knows who the villain is so it was frustrating the he kept alluding her.


    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa United States 09-19-13
    Lisa United States 09-19-13 Member Since 2014

    Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!

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    "Good but not Great"

    I love this series. I know it's hard to make each book spectacular in a series with 37 books. This one seemed to be formatted a bit different though. There was less Eve & Roarke & a lot about the killer. I missed the side stories of the other characters. It seemed to me that Eve has lost some of her edge in this book and is getting softer. I like to see Eve as her usual kick ass self. I just wish there was a bit more about the other characters and Roarke's family comes to visit and we don't see much about them either. It was mainly Eve and the bad guy. Other than that it was a good listen, wanted more edge and action.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Annette Mitchell 10-06-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Unbelievable! !!"

    One of Robb's best. The villain in this one is unbelievable. His arrogance and cockiness was brilliantly portrayed. This was a good test for Eve and Roarke coming on the cusp of Thanksgiving and recognition by the NYPSD. Thoroughly enjoyable.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Bearwife 04-10-14
    Bearwife 04-10-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Dallas Does Thanksgiving!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, assuming the friend is also hooked on the Dallas series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eve, of course. But Roark is always a close second.


    Have you listened to any of Susan Ericksen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She really is THE narrator for the Eve Dallas series, in my humble opinion. I much prefer listening to her to reading the books, she is that good.


    If you could rename Thankless in Death, what would you call it?

    See my review title -- Eve and Roark and All the Irish Clan do Thanksgiving. Or -- Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth.


    Any additional comments?

    This is one of the more upsetting books in the series -- more than one extremely likable victim dies, and not well. But that underlines Robbs/Roberts' point -- Eve does an important job, and she does it as fast and well as anyone could. I thought this story made a great point dealing with the difference between a truly thankful and truly thankless attitude, and how each shapes everything else about the way someone lives their life.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    nancy boynton beach, FL, United States 03-22-14
    nancy boynton beach, FL, United States 03-22-14 Member Since 2006
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    "not her best"

    Sometimes and more often in these late books, the villians are just too ugly to enjoy the story. I wanted a J D Robb to listen to on my mini but I probably will not listen to this one. The villian is too stupid and ugly to wait for the Thanksgiving event with the Irish family.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Silver Springs, NV, United States 12-08-13
    Amazon Customer Silver Springs, NV, United States 12-08-13 Member Since 2011

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    "excessive violence"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Yes, I always enjoy these books, but I found the scenes with the murderer very difficult to listen to. It seems like this book was trying to shock me with the details of the murders.


    Has Thankless in Death turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but I hope this goes back to more characters and less detailed violence.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I didn't have one in this which is unusual. I found it difficult to listen to this more than once because of the descriptions of the violence.


    Do you think Thankless in Death needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 10-26-13
    Sandra 10-26-13

    Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.

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    "Horrifying!"

    J.D. Robb's books are usually suspenseful but not horrifying. This one tips over the edge with the perpetrator, truly thankless son, student, boyfriend, a total psychopath! In the wake of all the school shootings, random deaths, and other tragedies appearing on the news, this book really hits home.

    Even the continuing story of Eve Dallas is not enough to soften the impact of this novel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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