Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2006 J. D. Robb; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio
I was an avid reader of books before my work took most of my time so now I listen to Audible books when I'm exercising or walking my dog. I like mystery and thriller novels, particularly good serial killer novels. I'm a writer and a psychotherapist.
I've listened to a few novels byJD Robb recently. I think I'm done listening to her because there's nothing remotely interesting about the protagonist and her husband having sex every day in every way with each encounter detailed to the point that I finally figured out I could fast forward and save myself the exasperation of wondering why the reading had to know every touch, every kiss, every groan, every orgasm, in every way possible. Really? All Roark has to do it touch Eve and she has an orgasm that leaves her shakking but not finished. I mean shouldn't he have to do something besides lay his hand on her?
Eve being abused as a child doesn't give her carte blanch to be caustic and rude to everyone around her, even her friends and husband. The story lines are shallow and the plot needs more development. There are some interesting moments but Robb needs to use the sex spaces to develop more intrigue and deeper writing.
I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!
I may have a bit of bias here as I really like J. D. Robb's writing in this series which is just a little sic-fi but a lot of good old fashioned action mystery. I also like the main characters. Dogged detective Eve Dallas is a bit OCD as she has to get to real conclusions. Off 'the streets' she is the Walmart woman rather than the fashonesta...I would bet she has mostly jeans and sweats.While she has many make friends (well, she is a cop!), she is very distrustful of anything beyond...well, until Irishman Roake invaded her world.
Roake is a rich, handsome rogue with more than a shady past. With his insitfulness and intelligence, a well as his pals from the past, he is her equal who helps out with some of her sleuthing. He sees inside her ostrich thick shell and 'handles' her gently and persistently. Think Nick and Nora Charles of The Thin Man movies only make it more Nora and Nick as persue the bad guys as well as a lusty romance.
Dallas has new partner who always calls her 'Sir'. Roake has his disdaining butler.
Along with a good mystery there is much dry humor.
Am I reading these in order?
Of course not! For which I must thank author Robb who makes each story come to a conclusion with no cliff hangers! (Yes, the romance aspect not conclude, who cares? I think it's like when a friend tells you about what happened yesterday and then as you talk, remembrances are interjected.
Listen to it as you drive to the beach or while you are watching the kids play. The reader is great with voices clearly detected!
Damn Audible.com and the great summer sale!
The narration was excellent!
She is able to effortlessly move between the personalities (including accents) of the characters in such a believable way!
Well actually I have listened to it again when I didn't anything new and enjoyed it the second time as well.
Don't usually read this type of ficton so can't really comment
You get to know the characters, it really is like there are different people telling thes stories
Edgy, Gripping and Sexy
Eve as usual wont give up never backs down.
Only other In Death titles she is brilliant in all.
When Eve found the body outside her home.Her personal outrage is put aside as she deals with a professional situation.
I absolutely love this series. Starting from the beginning, now to book 5, it is a continuous story of a hardnosed cop and her efforts to solve crimes and have a life. Her friends are dynamic and I laughed often. It has a little of that "this has a formula" feel, but the story is so intriguing, that it matters little.
No, probably not. It was interesting the first time but not enjoyably so.
This is not my favorite genre of books; I'm uncomfortable with the subject matter. I read it as a part of the this mystery series, to continue on with the characters and their story.
It is comparable to her others in this series.
Oh yes. It is suspenseful and keeps you wanting to fast forward to see what's next.
Eve of course!
I think her readings are great! She claims each character.
Hold on to your your seat - this is a great moive!
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