Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2006 J. D. Robb; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio
I love the fact that this story includes all my favorite characters. It has Nadine; Feeney; Peabody; Mavis; Trena and of course Roarke and Eve. The story also introduces Jamie who is in several other books - and he's a kid with a great mind and an iron will.
This story shows Dallas in many aspects - the woman; the wife; the human; the friend - and of course - the cop. She's a simply fabulous character that I never tire of hearing!
Well always Eve... but she does a simply fabulous job at all the characters - I always get a big charge out of hearing her do the exchanges between Treena and Eve... always a winner!
My favorite moment in this one was the exchange between Feeney; Dallas - and later Roarke. Where Feeney is 'done with her' because she obeyed orders rather than coming to him as a friend. Then later when Roarke explained what Feeney really means to Dallas. That whole part is one of my absolute favorite in this book.
Always after books that read well in the tractor!
I can not get enough of this story! This one had me on the edge of my seat at the end, could not take my headphones off! I do wish the book went a few chapters more though, wrapped up some loose ends. Like, what happened to the white witches? What about Jamie? Etc..
Mystery reader (especially series) and Austen lover
In a series I enjoy so much, it's difficult for one book to stand out above others. But Ceremony In Death, Book 5 of the In Death series, certainly stands out. Maybe it's the involvement of the opposing forces of Wiccans and their ceremonies, and Satanists and their black magic, which certainly give a twist, and a hint of danger, to the plot. Or maybe it's the other aspect of this series that I love so much -- the character development. In any case, it's one of my favorite entries in one of my favorite series.
This series has me hooked and coming back for more a bit more often than my pocketbook would like. That says a lot, since I have already read the entire series to date in print. These books are great to revisit -- if you've already read the whole series, a reread or listen enables you to fit pieces into the overall picture of Dallas's life and career that you might have forgotten or missed. Perhaps best of all is the opportunity to review the additions to the growing cast of regular characters in her world.
And just let me say that Susan Ericksen does an exceptional job of narration in this series, with great voices and characters. I must admit that I was at first put off by the voice chosen for Peabody, but it has grown on me, and it adds dimension to Peabody's frequent ironic statements.
Read me a good story while I crochet some socks.
No! The voices that the narrartor gives to the various characters are hideous. It's like listening to a bad cartoon. Peabody sounds like Velma from Scooby Doo, Trina the hairdresser sounds like one of the monsters from Roz from Monster's Inc. Commander Witney and Feeney are both given horrible voices and she has Eve Dallas yell ALL THE TIME. I love the stories but the voices are just awful. And the mispronunciation of French words is a personal pet peeve.
I appreciated the continued character development.
The sex scenes between Dallas and Roarke are irritating. We get it. Get back to the whodunit and leave the descriptive sex to erotica.
I do constantly! I recommend this series to most of my friends. We all like the cop shows on TV and this series reminds me of Law and Order or something.
YES. I love the incorporation of Wicca. Very good plot in this one.
II love them all! I cant pick just one favorite, but her narration of the men, Rourke particularly, is very impressive. I plan on getting all of the books!
Yes! I listen to them at work so it makes me excited to go back to work the next morning to see what happens!
This story is one of the most interesting of the 'In Death' series. Witch craft is also a good story plot of murder mystery books. The white and the dark side of the witch craft is shown in this book. Roarke shows that he believes in some of what the witches are saying. Dallas shows that she does not believe in anything so out there as witch craft. The story takes lots of twits and turns that you are not expecting. It make a great quick story to lessen too. Or at lest it seems to go by quickly because the story draws you in and you will not wont to stop lessening. Susan Ericksen does a great job with the narration in this book, adds to the reasons why you just can't stop lessening to the book.
It always amazes me the research that goes into a book - even though this is way in the future, the crimes and relationships and procedures are "real" you don't feel like you are being fed nonsense.
Peebody is a character all by herself and her voice (thank you Susan!) just suits her so well - I find myself wishing her all the best and pushing her to achieve.
Summerset - the best. Mavis, totally a character on her own.
Eve and Roarke - have to continue reading - need to find out what happens - the suspence is killing me!
English major, Attorney then CEO of 5000 employee company (in that order). I have over 1200 books in my Audible library.
Excellent story and well performed, but I thought Dallas was too hard-nosed/snarky in this book. Her treatment of Peabody and other characters was just too rude and over the line.
Genre fiction, trashy to literary--mystery, action, sci fi, fantasy, and, yes, even romance. Also history. Listener reviews help a lot!
One of the earlier "In Death" books, Eve Dallas meets up with a nasty bunch of devil worshipers who are responsible for the death of an older police officer and his granddaughter. Of course Eve takes this personally, and the satanists don't stand a chance in you-know-where.
There are good witches (Eve gets a Celtic protection talisman) and bad witches (Eve is attacked with poison fingernails) in this tale, which is a good fast read and sets the mood for Samhain celebrations (aka Halloween).
"Brilliant brilliant series of books"
It was so suspenseful and I actually figured out who the bad guys were but the way it was played was exciting.
No other books come close to these. Never have I enjoyed a series of books and charactes as much as I am enjoying these. I cannot recommend highly enough.
Eve and Roarke are always my favourites. They are both exceptionally strong characters.
Yes when Eve tricked Roarke into thinking he had to sing with Mavis and then she said she loved him. It was so sweet.
These books are costing me a fortune but I have to have them. Such amazing writing of characters and the narrator is just brilliant. I have just downloaded book 5 and I am looking forward to my commute to work in the morning now.
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