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Celebrity in Death: In Death, Book 34 | [J. D. Robb]

Celebrity in Death: In Death, Book 34

Her career in homicide has taken her into the darkest depths of New York City’s underground - and sometimes Lieutenant Eve Dallas feels more comfortable in those kinds of places than in the high-rise, high-society world of her billionaire husband, Roarke. But while she’s no party girl, she’s managing to have a reasonably good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating the debut of The Icove Agenda. This time it’s Eve, not Roarke, who’s a guest of honor, since the film is based on one of her famous cases. Her partner, Peabody, is practically giddy....
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Her career in homicide has taken her into the darkest depths of New York City’s underground - and sometimes Lieutenant Eve Dallas feels more comfortable in those kinds of places than in the high-rise, high-society world of her billionaire husband, Roarke. But while she’s no party girl, she’s managing to have a reasonably good time at the celebrity-packed bash celebrating the debut of The Icove Agenda. This time it’s Eve, not Roarke, who’s a guest of honor, since the film is based on one of her famous cases. Her partner, Peabody, is practically giddy over rubbing shoulders with Hollywood royalty. Eve, on the other hand, is more likely to roll her eyes than have stars in them. But she has to admit it’s a little spooky seeing the actress playing her, who looks almost like her long-lost twin. Not as unsettling, though, as seeing K. T. Harris, the actress who plays Peabody - drowned in the lap pool on the roof of the director’s luxury building. Talented but rude, and widely disliked, K.T. had made an embarrassing scene during dinner. She clearly liked being the center of attention. Now she’s at the center of a crime scene - and Eve is more than ready to get out of her high heels and strap on her holster, to step into the role she was born to play: cop.

Crack another case with Eve Dallas.

©2012 J.D. Robb (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Amazon Customer QLD, Australia 11-16-12
    Amazon Customer QLD, Australia 11-16-12
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    "The narration lets the story down"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The book yes, the audio book, no.


    What didn’t you like about Susan Ericksen’s performance?

    I'll allow that perhaps it's simply a case of her narration jarring to my Australian ear, but while I could listen to Ms Ericksen's reading of Eve Dallas, her rendering of Peabody was so annoying and to me, out of character, that this will be my first, and ONLY, In Death audio book. The Peabody JD Robb has created, while she may be as lush physically as Marilyn Monroe, is sharp and sassy, quick-witted and intelligent. Sadly, Ms Ericksen's Peabody sounds slow-witted, mentally ponderous, with an accent that is VERY hard on the ears. It's too much for me, I'm afraid. I wanted to hang in long enough to at least hear how Roarke comes across, but after one chapter I've reached my limit of her voice. I'll continue my reading of this story in ebook form and save my audio book purchases for other series.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 11-12-12

    B.Ez

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    "Book is Great! Like all Death Novels from JD Robb"
    What made the experience of listening to Celebrity in Death the most enjoyable?

    the story it self, and the characters that I absolutely love!


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

    all of it!


    How could the performance have been better?

    This is my personal opinion, but I do not like how the narator portrays the characters, Dallas is spoken in a normal voice which makes it ok, but she ruins Roake Peabody and McNabb for me.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Rhonda 08-14-12
    Rhonda 08-14-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Did not meet expectations"
    What did you love best about Celebrity in Death?

    Story is quite engaging


    If you’ve listened to books by J. D. Robb before, how does this one compare?

    Have read most of the J.D. Robb 'in Death' series so was looking forward to this audio version while on a long car trip.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Felt that the narrator made the story drag a bit and was somewhat shrill


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Disappointing overall given high expectations

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Polly 08-02-12
    Polly 08-02-12
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    "no on narrator"
    What did you like best about Celebrity in Death? What did you like least?

    narrator was a disappointment. voice did not fit Dallas and was distrracting


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

    All J D Robb were good to read...would not like to listen to another with this narrator


    Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Ericksen’s performances?

    no


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    none

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Branson, MO, United States 07-09-12
    Carol Branson, MO, United States 07-09-12
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    "Didn't like narrator"

    Sorry, but I did not like Susan Ericksen. Her accent on various characters was so annoying I stopped listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy Brown, FL Saint Augustine, FL, United States 06-24-12
    Sandy Brown, FL Saint Augustine, FL, United States 06-24-12
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    "Maybe it's me"

    This is, as far as I can remember, the first Audible book I could not finish. I have listened to hundreds of Audible books, including at least a couple of J.D. Robb selections. I am also having a problem getting through The Stand by Stephen King, and I really like his novels. So maybe it is just me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    phyl Hillside, NJ United States 04-21-12
    phyl Hillside, NJ United States 04-21-12 Member Since 2011

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    "I guess everyone can not be great"
    What did you like best about Celebrity in Death? What did you like least?

    Nothing hit be as a best. The interviews were boring. The lack of suspense a disappointment.


    Would you ever listen to anything by J. D. Robb again?

    One disappointment will not stop me from enjoying future books.


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

    She is always good in character voices. Sadly, this story line makes it difficult to tell the actor from our regular Roak.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No. I would see others in the series.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda 03-24-12
    Brenda 03-24-12

    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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    "Dallas is back"

    I really enjoy the Eve Dallas series but this one is the best because she's stopped with the "poor little me's" and is back being the great character she really is.

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    Nancy Wooster, OH, United States 03-15-12
    Nancy Wooster, OH, United States 03-15-12 Member Since 2010
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    "A poor performance -- narrator destroys story"
    What would have made Celebrity in Death better?

    Improving the the quality of the narrator would probably make this book tolerable. After listening to audio books for the past three to four years, this is the worst experience I have had and the only book I could not finish or develop any interest or understanding as to the plot.


    Would you ever listen to anything by J. D. Robb again?

    Probably not.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The voice of the narrator was so distracting; it felt like a complete mismatch with the character.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Celebrity in Death?

    Don't know -- could not get that far into the story.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer RADCLIFF, KY, United States 03-13-12
    Kindle Customer RADCLIFF, KY, United States 03-13-12

    Mimmi

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    "Never a dull moment w/ Eve and the gang!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Of course, and have, many times! Eve Dallas, her hubby Roarke and her whole case of characters are hard to surpass...JD Robb aka Nora Roberts writes relationships, not just those between men and women, but those between families and friends, better than anyone else I've ever read. She keeps you on your toes w/ the suspense, lol with the wise cracking, and snorting with the epic stupidity of mankind. How can you NOT love these books?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Well, Ha. That's not as easy as it should be. I want to say Roake, because...he's ROARKE. But truly, it's Eve. She's a woman who has overcome so much in her life, and while she has let it harden her outer shell, and she carries scars, she's not let it ruin her life. It's been fun over the years to see her reluctantly gather friends and loved ones in spite of herself, and see her grow even more into the woman she is. She's what every woman aspires to be.


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

    Peabody. LOVE the way she does her voice...it kills me. I can just see Peabody's face sometims when she's talking its so vivid. If they ever cast a movie, I don't think I could watch. Susan Ericksen has made these characters come to life for me so vividly they can't ever be replaced. I originally started listening because I was 3 books behind...ha. I loved her portrayal of the characters so much that I now own EVERY one of the books in audio. Even though I'd read them all from day 1, it was like starting from scratch because they BECAME these voices for me.


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

    Celebrity In Death ~ or was it?


    Any additional comments?

    I've bought many other audio books just because Susan Ericksen narrated them, she's that awesome to listen to. Sometimes I'd swear that more than one person HAS to be narrating!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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