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Thankless in Death: In Death, Book 37 | [J. D. Robb]

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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    Angela United States 10-07-13
    Angela United States 10-07-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Yummy... like a Thanksgiving Turkey"
    What did you love best about Thankless in Death?

    One of my top things I enjoy about the JD Robb series are the connections of family, friends and coworkers. Each book I look forward not only to the murder but to the reunion with the supporting cast. Like most girls, I like gossip and each book is like getting a little bit of gossip on how some of my favorite characters are doing. This book has quite a few connection scenes - more than I'm used to seeing - and I love it all the more for it. Thanksgiving is full of family, friends and food - so why wouldn't this wonderful book that takes place during that time.


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

    Yes, I have, and this narration is just as wonderful as each of the JD Robb books before... and looking forward to many more.


    Any additional comments?

    Much of the murder side of the story is from the perspective of the killer - more so than in any of her other books that I can recall. It was also more graphic than usual. I would say that balances very well with the more than usual emotional scenes within the book. There were a few scenes that were tear jerkers for me as I dearly love these characters.

    Overall I would give this book more stars if I could - great writing, great narration. Can't wait for the next one!

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    Lorraine Kenora, Ontario, Canada 10-06-13
    Lorraine Kenora, Ontario, Canada 10-06-13 Member Since 2011
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    "gratuitous violence"
    What would have made Thankless in Death better?

    The long woven thread of personal stories was all but missing in this book. I've always looked forward to the next episode among Eve and Roarke's circle of friends as I have in the mystery it's self.There was no mystery in this book and it seemed like the violence was meant to replace the lack of an interesting story line.


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

    It hasn't turned me off but made me apprehensive as I have had the novella Taken in Death sitting on my Ipod unread for fear that it will be a disappointment also


    What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her characters voices are so immediately recognizable that I can pick them out even when I've lost track of where I am.


    What character would you cut from Thankless in Death?

    Can't think of who to cut or who to keep as the teacher was the only one with some brains


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    Nicole 10-06-13
    Nicole 10-06-13
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    "Big fan of the in death series.."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I thoroughly enjoy this series and look forward to each book.


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

    I think there could have been more closure at the end. I am fan of the characters coming together. I would have loved to hear the thanksgiving dinner play out.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    She is Dallas, Peobody, Roark, etc. without her narration this series would not be what it is


    Any additional comments?

    This series is a winner.

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    Trish DECATUR, GEORGIA, United States 10-03-13
    Trish DECATUR, GEORGIA, United States 10-03-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Implausible storyline"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Eve, Roark, et al have faced catastrophe after catastrophe only to take a week to track down a 20-something maniac? I would have enjoyed this story in 3 hours versus 11.


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    Donna 10-03-13
    Donna 10-03-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Delivers on every count"

    The bar is set very high for this series, this book includes all the elements you expect and adds new possibilities. This book also adds depth to many of the familiar dynamics, like life long friendships that ripen over time with experience. As I listened to Susan Ericksen narrate wonderfully again, I laughed out loud, I cried and I felt I'd been taken by the story into the world these complex characters live in. Great job again!

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    Kira L. Kaefer Orlando, fl United States 10-02-13
    Kira L. Kaefer Orlando, fl United States 10-02-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Good as always!"

    Good Listen. Always enjoy JD Robb and the reader is easy to listen to. I would recommend this title.

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    Deborah DALE CITY, VA, United States 10-01-13
    Deborah DALE CITY, VA, United States 10-01-13 Member Since 2009
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    "A Bit Too Graphic"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I truly enjoy this series but I found this one a bit too graphic. Usually the murders have already been committed when Lt. Dallas shows up to solve. This one the reader had to live through the violence.


    What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The voices of the characters - Amazing!


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    Martha Orosz Fairfield, CT USA 10-01-13
    Martha Orosz Fairfield, CT USA 10-01-13 Member Since 2010

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    "ANOTHER WINNER!"

    I love these books. This one was as good as the rest. It was great that there was a lot about their family in this one, I really like that side of the stories. Her style is very much the same in all these books but she changes them up just enough to make you want to listen more. Narrator is also fantastic. I'm so used to the voices and the characters if any one else was to narrate the books it would definatly not be the same. Can't wait for the next one! To bad we can't get another one each month!

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    Gina PLEASANTON, CA, United States 10-01-13
    Gina PLEASANTON, CA, United States 10-01-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book!"
    If you could sum up Thankless in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Intense gripping tale


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

    Well wont this give the story away? When Eve receives the gift from the girl she saved nixie


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    I love that her voices for Peabody, Eve, and Roarke are so wonderful and dead on


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

    Yes yes yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I loved everything about this book. I ripped right through it!

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    Jeannie 09-30-13
    Jeannie 09-30-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Another great book by JD Robb"

    JD Robb (Nora Roberts) has created characters in her In Death series that grow through out the series. Eve and Roark now have a big extended family with Roark's real family from Ireland and all of the close friends that Eve and Roark have together. "It's hard work having all these friends." And Eve and her marriage rules truly are inventive and creative from a character that never really had a real family. Susan Ericksen is my favorite narrator!!! I have listened to almost everything that she has read. I was afraid that it would confuse the characters in the books, but she has a wonderful talent and can create all those characters!!! I really loved this Thanksgiving book. I will listen to this book probably 2 or 3 more times before the next In Death book comes out!! Hurry up already!!!!

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  • CathyR
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    "Good listen"

    A good addition to the series. The murderer is known from the beginning and the passages from his weird point of view are quite creepy. Lots of humour to balance out the horrors. I love the way the characters are growing and evolving and Eve's softer side is coming out more, there were some quite emotional moments too. Susan Ericksen's narration of this series is excellent.

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  • miss
    borehamwood, United Kingdom
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    "Great new story"
    If you could sum up Thankless in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Brilliant engaging warm


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way all the characters interact and the way the story evolves


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    Wonderful reading, makes you feel part of the story


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    something to be thankful for in more ways that one


    Any additional comments?

    J D Robb does it again. Really enjoyed this latest Dallas

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  • V J Greenwood
    Dorset UK
    12/3/13
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    "Great story, shame about the Narrator"
    What didn’t you like about Susan Ericksen’s performance?

    Her characterisation of 'Peabody' was dreadful - really whiney and nasal. Her Irish accent was dreadful and it really distracted me from the book


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

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    i love all of the J D Robb 'In Death' books but won't be listening to them again narrated by Susan Ericksen

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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