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Born in Death: In Death, Book 23 | [J. D. Robb]

Born in Death: In Death, Book 23

Technology has advanced in 2060 New York City, but childbirth has been the same since the beginning of time. And despite the brutal double homicide on Lieutenant Eve Dallas' caseload, she has to be there for her pregnant friend, Mavis, even if it means throwing the dreaded baby shower. But Mavis needs an even bigger favor now. Tandy Willowby, one of the moms-to-be in her class, has gone missing, just days before her due date.
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Technology has advanced in 2060 New York City, but childbirth has been the same since the beginning of time. And despite the brutal double homicide on Lieutenant Eve Dallas' caseload, she has to be there for her pregnant friend, Mavis, even if it means throwing the dreaded baby shower.

But Mavis needs an even bigger favor now. Tandy Willowby, one of the moms-to-be in her class, has gone missing, just days before her due date - not even showing up at the shower at Eve and Roarke's place that she'd been looking forward to so much. A recent emigrant from London, Tandy has few friends in New York, and no family. When Eve enters Tandy's apartment and finds Mavis' shower gift wrapped and ready on the table - and Tandy's packed hospital bag still on the floor - her spine starts tingling.

Normally, this would be turned over to Missing Persons. Eve has more than enough on her plate trying to find out who murdered Natalie Copperfield and her fiancé, both employed at a highly prestigious accounting firm. But Mavis wants no one but Eve on the case - and Eve can't say no. She'll have to track Tandy down while tracing the deals and double-crosses hidden in the files of some of the city's richest and most secretive citizens, in a race against a particularly vicious killer.

Luckily, she has her multimillionaire husband Roarke's expertise to help with the numbers-crunching. But as he mines for the crucial data that will break the case wide open, Eve faces an all-too-real danger in the flesh-and-blood world.

Crack another case with Eve Dallas.

©2006 J. D. Robb; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

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"The audio skips smoothly along, connecting subplots blithely, and Susan Ericksen never misses a beat." (AudioFile)

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    Sandra L. Jacob US 08-23-09
    Sandra L. Jacob US 08-23-09 Member Since 2008

    Sleo

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    "I loved it."

    Classic Nora -- fantasy, mystery, love, and suspense, all wrapped up with a ridiculously happy ending. The narrator does a great job and it's just great, fun, escape.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Burt Berkeley, CA, United States 01-27-12
    Burt Berkeley, CA, United States 01-27-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Another Great Dallas Story"
    If you could sum up Born in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Dallas and Rorke continue to evolve, and Mavis gives birth, while another killer is brought down. What more is there to say? :)


    What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    I have listened to the entire series up to this point, and Susan is outstanding in almost all of them. There was one or two titles where she seemed to lose her rhythm, but she is back on track here. Her use of separate voices for each character makes it easy to picture the conversation going on, and help keep the story flowing without the constant


    Any additional comments?

    If you love the Dallas series, this one will make you happy. If you are not familiar with the series, you should probably start back at volume 1. Though each title mostly stands on its own, there is a definite progression of the characters and their relationships, and the story makes more sense with that background.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica St Paul, MN, United States 11-02-11
    Jessica St Paul, MN, United States 11-02-11 Member Since 2011
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    "I love Mavis!"

    I like this book a lot because Mavis plays a bigger role in this one. It's an interesting story. Worth the time and the credit.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Cleburne, TX, United States 02-24-10
    Brenda Cleburne, TX, United States 02-24-10 Member Since 2008

    I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.

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    "Born In Death"

    I love this series.

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    Amazon Customer PANTEGO, NC, United States 04-02-14
    Amazon Customer PANTEGO, NC, United States 04-02-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Hilarious and Horrifying"

    The crimes being done behind the scenes to the women was truly horrifying, especially for any mothers out there, but it was overshadowed by how hilarious the scenes with Eve and pregnant Mavis, especially when they were going into labor. I've never laughed so hard in this series!

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    Marion Madisonville, KY, United States 01-09-14
    Marion Madisonville, KY, United States 01-09-14 Member Since 2011

    I love discovering new stories while driving or working in the barn, reading voraciously since I could walk. There is no genre, just magic

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    "Great - Go Eve & Mavis"
    Where does Born in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    LOVE...LOVE...LOVE J.D. Robb's in Death series and feel like Eve is part of the family which is what a novel is supposed to do. Normally after a time and especially after 37 of them it tends to get old BUT NOT these. Each one is an exciting and wonderful look into the world of Eve. This one is fantastic with Mavis


    What other book might you compare Born in Death to and why?

    Love them all


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

    Yes, I have tried other authors for the exact reason that I love her narrative skills.


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

    When Mavis is pregnant and has her melt down.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are in doubt at all...don't be you will love all of the JD Robb books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Teresia southeast TX, United States 08-09-13
    Teresia southeast TX, United States 08-09-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Birthing classes....Hilarious!"

    Okay, this book is so hilarious! Yes, people are being killed, and there are multiple suspects, but honesty the best parts of this book is Eve and Mavis's baby shower and Eve and Roark during the birthing classes!!!! The dialogue between them is so funny. Susan makes the scenes come to life with her amazing voice! I will definitely listen to this again.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lorelei Honeywolf Long Island, NY 04-08-13
    Lorelei Honeywolf Long Island, NY 04-08-13 Member Since 2012

    Life is too short to waste on bad authors.

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    "Two Mysteries in One Book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Susan Ericksen's narrative brings the characters to life. I LOVE her characterization of Roarke! Let alone Eve's voice. She sounds exactly how I hear her in my head! Lots of levity in between the two mysteries!


    What did you like best about this story?

    Eve and Roarke's reluctance to be Mavis's birthing coaches. That is HILARIOUS!!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The scene in the birthing class and the end. Too dang funny!


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

    This book made me laugh at many points, mainly thanks to Ms. Ericksen's "delivery". Pun intended!


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    Rose San Antonio, TX, United States 03-08-13
    Rose San Antonio, TX, United States 03-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Can bad book-keeping kill?"

    Natalie Copperfield and her fiancé have been murdered, both worked for the same company and everything Dallas has found shows that their murders have something to do with the accounting that Natalie was working on. Dallas thinks that Natalie found out something about a company that got her killed.
    At the same time Dallas is try not to think about Mavis having her baby soon. During a baby shower that Dallas gave for Mavis, one of Mavis friends did not show up and no one has heard from her in days. So now Dallas is trying to find a murderer and find a missing a pregnant woman, Tandy Willow, at the same time.
    This is classic J. D. Robb, a wonderful story of murder with a side story that will tug on your heartstrings.

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    Diane RIVER FALLS, WI, United States 01-02-13
    Diane RIVER FALLS, WI, United States 01-02-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Adventures"
    What made the experience of listening to Born in Death the most enjoyable?

    We see a softer side of Eve and Roake. They are helping their friends have an enjoyable birth of their first baby.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Eve didn't shake off the fears that Mavis had about her new friend Tandy and she cared about the murder of a couple who was only doing their jobs.


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

    Susan has always done a wonderful job with her performance. I will always hope that she continues to do these books.


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

    I loved how Eve and Roake was there when the two ladies went into labor. Then she fulfilled Mavis's wish to marry right away before her baby was born.


    Any additional comments?

    It is a great Valentine's Day story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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