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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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Publisher's Summary

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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    S. Shipley 03-08-14
    S. Shipley 03-08-14
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    "A Little Disappointed"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It passed the time. Except for the fact that I'm pretty well committed to listening to all the books in the series, in hindsight, this is one I could have skipped.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would like to see a murderer who is more smart and crafty than insane. I didn't buy the sudden cracking of the bad guy from a bumbling leach into a homicidal maniac. Even within the realm of suspending disbelief it was not convincing. And catching him was too easy. The obstacles seemed fabricated to mark time. I can't help but feel that Robb phoned this one in.


    Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?

    Peabody. Who else?


    Was Thankless in Death worth the listening time?

    I'm neutral on this.


    Any additional comments?

    I haven't purchased the next book yet. Based on this one, I'm undecided if I will. This is unfortunate, since it's generally been a fun series to follow. I hate to suggest it should be retired, but if Robb can't pump some life back into it, perhaps it has reached or is nearing an end? (I would have liked to see Eve as a mother, though.)

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    Gregory 03-08-14
    Gregory 03-08-14 Member Since 2013

    A day without sunshine is like, well, night.

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    "Not Her Best"

    I have read/listened to most of the series and as always, they are fast moving plots light reads. There is always a decent mix of future high tech gadgetry with a good criminal mystery backdrop. I was a bit disappointed in this one. Not sure exactly why, maybe because of the immature whiny nature of the villain or simply the lack of anything new and exciting. Maybe because not as much time was devoted to secondary characters that readers of the series have come to enjoy. I will continue to read the In Death Books for now, and hope they get back on step.

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    Laura Tempe, AZ United States 03-01-14
    Laura Tempe, AZ United States 03-01-14 Member Since 2010

    70+, been reading SF since 1953. Vision is going so have switched to Audible.

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    "Too much information"

    Gets a little too graphic at times for my comfort level (thank goodness for FF). Overall series continues to be well written and satisfying.

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    Linda Liberty Lake, WA, United States 01-08-14
    Linda Liberty Lake, WA, United States 01-08-14 Member Since 2015
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    "The BEST "in death" yet!"

    I have either read or listened to every book in the series and this one is great. This one focuses on the hunt and the storyline is fast paced and the writing is tight. I love the continued character development and relationship between Roarke and Dallas. Susan Ericksen is a master when it comes to bringing the players to life, and I can't imagine anyone else reading this series. I stayed up till 3am to finish this one and didn't want it to end.

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    Michelle 12-17-13
    Michelle 12-17-13
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    "Very Nice"
    Where does Thankless in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the top as any by this author that I have read/listened to


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    So far without a doubt the best Narrator of any that I have heard. Will be looking for more done by Susan Ericksen


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    Linda 12-11-13
    Linda 12-11-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Extremely violent and nothing new from J.D. Robb"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The plot was so similar to others books in the series that it was predictable. Nothing new happened between any of the characters either. I would not rate this book as 4 or a 5 in terms of the plot.


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

    I have not purchased the last available book in the series because this book was so similar to others in the series. Why bother reading the book when there is nothing new happening?


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    I love Susan Ericksen. She is the voice of Eve and all the other characters in the series.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. I found myself skipping over the intensely violent scenes.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't bother to purchase this book.

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    S Die Wilgers, South Africa 12-06-13
    S Die Wilgers, South Africa 12-06-13
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    "Disappointing"
    What did you like best about Thankless in Death? What did you like least?

    I am a huge fan of the In death series - I have all the audio books. However this one was so disgustingly-the-top that I skipped parts of the book. The gruesome violence as the protagonist commits the crimes and compulsive profanity by all the characters was hard to stomach. This book was not an enjoyable experience.


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    Melody Huntington Beach, CA, United States 11-30-13
    Melody Huntington Beach, CA, United States 11-30-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Worth every cent"
    What did you love best about Thankless in Death?

    I have enjoyed 99% of all of the Death Series and this one is no exception. Looking forward to the next.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Roarke I love the wit and yes the bit of Ireland in his voice.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Roarke getting an award


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

    Definitely


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    Mary Bloomington, IN, United States 11-27-13
    Mary Bloomington, IN, United States 11-27-13 Member Since 2013
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    "I didn't think I'd like it, but I was wrong"

    I was worried I wouldn't like the book, because you pretty much know who the suspect is from the very beginning of the book. And man, I could picture something like that happening. I think what I love most about these books, and it has been reconfirmed in my brain, is just seeing how the characters continue to grow throughout the books. I especially loved the very ending scene with the letter; it mademe cry good tears.

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    11-21-13
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    "Best of the In Death books yet."
    What did you love best about Thankless in Death?

    The way she brought many of the main characters together.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes but could have done without the torture.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene was when Eve and Roark got their medals.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I cried when Nixie gave Eve the gift and Roark read it.


    Any additional comments?

    I am so glad Eve was offered Captains bars and glad she stayed where she is.

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