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Calculated in Death Audiobook

Calculated in Death: In Death Series, Book 36

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Publisher's Summary

On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a woman lies dead at the bottom of a brownstone’s basement steps, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better.

A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the brownstone, she knows Marta’s murder is the work of a killer who’s trained, yet not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.

Eve learns that on the day of her murder Marta was assigned to work on three audits, and begins to suspect that she was killed to cover up fraudulent activity. Eve is good at catching criminals, not crunching numbers, but luckily, she has her billionaire husband, Roarke, to figure out which companies in Marta’s files aren’t on the up-and-up.

When someone steals the files from Marta’s office, Eve must immerse herself in Roarke’s world of big business to figure out who’s cruel and callous enough to hire a hit on an innocent woman. And as the killer’s violent streak starts to escalate, Eve knows she has to draw him out, even if it means using herself as bait....

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

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    Terry Thompson, MB, Canada 04-04-13
    Terry Thompson, MB, Canada 04-04-13
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    "Dallas, Rourke & the gang at their best :)"
    Would you listen to Calculated in Death again? Why?

    I always relisten to books in a series to get refocused on the timeline before the next one coming out.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Dallas & Rourke are growing more & more comfortable with their relationship & making things work together. I'm so glad that they can skip the arguments as to how involved Rourke should or should not be in the investigations. Also he realises that she must do things on her own without him hovering. It is a very comfortable fit now, yet without feeling like something is missing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The very end! (I won't spoil it by telling you why ;p)


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    Janie 04-02-13
    Janie 04-02-13

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    "Least favorite of all her books"

    Susan Ericksen = brilliant. She IS this series and all its characters.

    J.D. Robb = brilliant. I love everything she writes under this pseudonym, HOWEVER, this was, by far, my least favorite of all of her books. It felt a little bit empty -- like she wasn't really into it this time and was just plodding along 'cause she had to. Please keep in mind that I am comparing her to herself and this did not resonate like all the others.

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    Kim Fairview, TX, United States 04-01-13
    Kim Fairview, TX, United States 04-01-13 Member Since 2010
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    "One of my favorite group of characters!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - the entire series!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I like them all, but I think Peabody is my favorite! Her background is so complex, plus the way the character is developing just charms the listener.


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

    Susan Ericksen is one of my favorite narrators. Her interpretation of the characters in this series, though, is exceptional.


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

    Nothing extreme, just didn't want to put it down.


    Any additional comments?

    Great series by a prolific and talented author whose books I always anticipate and buy.

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    dee929 pgh pa 03-30-13
    dee929 pgh pa 03-30-13 Member Since 2012

    I am an Rn who drives about 1 hour each way to work and Audible has been a life saver. I love mysteries and romance stories. Big fan of Sue Grafton JD Robb and Denise Swanson

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    "Still Love my Eve"
    Where does Calculated in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I hate Nora Robert's book but count the days till JD Robb's next book comes out. I love the reader Susan Erickson makes every voice a distinct personality and the books are never boring. However I miss the back story what is going on with Eve and her friends. The last few books have been all about the story and no back story Lets get back to that please JD. No matter what I am still a devoted fan


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    Toni Portland, OR, USA 03-30-13
    Toni Portland, OR, USA 03-30-13 Member Since 2010
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    "good read"
    What made the experience of listening to Calculated in Death the most enjoyable?

    As always can not help but love the characters


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

    Plot was also good


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

    Excellent reader as always


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

    yes


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    sheree sarandos warwick, ri United States 03-30-13
    sheree sarandos warwick, ri United States 03-30-13 Member Since 2016

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    "Always a fresh new plot,suspence and a few laughs"
    Would you listen to Calculated in Death again? Why?

    Yes it`s always better the second time.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything. I have yet to guess who did it.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Thats a hard one. I love every book by J.D. Robb and the narrater is wonderfull.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I would make a series.


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    Shay 03-29-13
    Shay 03-29-13 Listener Since 2008
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    "book 36 and I am still a huge fan!"
    If you could sum up Calculated in Death in three words, what would they be?

    The Eve Dallas "In Death" series is still my favourite. Every book in this series is a keeper and with each book we learn more and experience more of all the character we love.
    Great Book. Great Author. Great Narrator.


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

    This series is unique. I have been a fan from book one and hope there is a book 100 :)


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

    Susan Ericksen brings every character to life. She IS Eve DAllas.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    I don't know about tag line but I would LOVE them to make a movie of the series!


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    Patricia 03-26-13
    Patricia 03-26-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Eve Dallas Never Disappoints"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Eve Dallas is my personal favorite character followed closely by Rourke, Peabody, and the whole cast of regulars in the "In Death" series. But I recommend that you follow the series in order to get the most out of the subplots and the character development throughout the series. I absolutely believe each of the characters.


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

    I wouldn't say "edge of my seat", but it did keep my interest and my attention. This plot wasn't quite as complex or confusing as some, but it's always interesting to see how Eve gets to the final arrest, even when the guilty party is evident early in the book. But the subplots are just as interesting as the primary plot.


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

    Always Eve, but Peabody and Rourke are close seconds.


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

    Not this one, no. J.D. Robb presents realistic emotions in her characters, but I find that I don't get as involved as with some other books. However it's extremely interesting to me to follow her reasoning and her character development. The emotions that the characters experience always are based on solid detail within the story. It always makes sense.


    Any additional comments?

    As always,waiting anxiously for the next in my favorite series.

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    Myron Ferguson, MO, USA 03-26-13
    Myron Ferguson, MO, USA 03-26-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Solid J. D. Robb"

    I was starting to think she had lost her touch but this lets me kno Eve is back!

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    Marcia Gammon 03-26-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story, wonderful narrator."
    If you could sum up Calculated in Death in three words, what would they be?

    A great story.


    Any additional comments?

    I love the In Death series. Can't wait until the next one comes out.

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