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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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    TONYA DETROIT, MI, United States 10-14-13
    TONYA DETROIT, MI, United States 10-14-13
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    "Very disappointed in book 37"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This was the second book of this series that was terrible... I returned book 36 and now 37!!!


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I dont know


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Susan Ericksen?

    I might.. but the series is dragging on with nothing new happening.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    the narrator is good.. but the book drags on and on with no end in sight!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I have read or listen to every book in this series, but this one was probably the worst..

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Zulu 10-12-13
    Zulu 10-12-13
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    "Still going strong"

    Another interesting case for Dallas, Peabody and the gang to solve. This one is a little different in that from almost the beginning they know who the killer is, now they just have to catch him, and still have time to enjoy the holidays. This one was a little more gruesome than some of them, and we didn't get to see enough of Roark or his Irish family, and only brief mention of a few of our other favorite characters, but at least we got a brief glimpse of them.

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    Ria Reader Washington, DC 10-08-13
    Ria Reader Washington, DC 10-08-13 Member Since 2010

    Reading Vacationer

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    "ONE OF THE BEST IN THE SERIES!!!!"

    JD Robb this is now my second favorite. This story touched me becasue I have a child and you just cant imagine how someone can do this. Being part of the award ceramony for Roarke and Eve was so touching I was as emotional as the family. This was a really really good story. I had to listen to it all the way through, it was just that good. If you have not listened to the others in the series please do yourself a mental service and please listen to them all of them. There are alot but I am not disappointed they are all really good. I so want to be a part of the Roarke and Eve family. Susan Ericksen deserves kudos as well she has been a awesome narrator all these characters come to life becasue of her. HAPPY LISTENING!! Cant wait till the next and the next and the next....

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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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