Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2007 J. D. Robb; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
This was the first book in the "Death" series that I read and it was so good, I started reading the series from the beginning. JD Robb has developed a world of complex characters that the reader begins to think of as close personal friends. The plot line is good, taking enough twists to keep you guessing. Dallas is a very believable character and one in which many women who are strong, capable people sick and tired of stupidity can easily relate to. The love scenes get a little tedious for me, but nevertheless are signature pieces of JD Robb. They don't ruin the plot in the least. Susan Erickson is at her best as the reader and the voices are crisp and identifiable. This is well worth buying.
Love books, preferably romance and suspense. Typically read/listen to 3-5 a week.
I truly enjoyed this book because is shows Dallas in a more vulnerable way which made the story a good one. I was surprised. This book and the other books in the series are very entertaining. they don't all have to make absolute sense all the time. Just keep me interested and entertained. that's what I read for - to get away, and this book, and the other books in the series keep you enjoying the characters and leave you wanting more. For me that's what it's all about
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I love Nora Roberts, but resisted reading her as J. D. Robb. I decided to try this summer and got the Audible version of the first in her "In Death" series. I absolutely love the books. I think the character of Eve is real enough. Although I realize that the character of Roarke is only a dream, I pretend that he really could exist. The narration is excellent, and the narrator is one of my favorites. I'm reading them in order.
Having read several of the books in this series, I was not disappointed. However, I still feel the author spends a little too much time on her romantic happenings with her hubby. Otherwise, a fun read.
One of the most emotional " In Death" books yet! JD Robb pulled at my heart with Eve's internal struggles throughout this book. The mystery was second to the the personal struggle Eve faces and the love that pulls her through!
I truly enjoy this series, and this is my favorite book so far. After reading some of the other reviews I decided to voice my own opinion. My mother got me started on this series, and since I caved and listened to the first one I have been hooked.
I love the characters in these novels, they are well written and I feel like I know them all myself. I cheer for them in their triumphs and weep for their losses. I want my own personal Roarke as well. I would really like to know his full name though. No one calls him anything but Roarke.....ever.
Susan Ericksen is the most amazing narrator I have heard since I started listening about a year ago. She is phenomenal in her abilities to give a character a personality and a specific voice that belongs to them. She never falters either, when switching from one person's dialogue to the next. Amazing!
I have been working through these novels in short order. I want to say I have difficulty putting them down, but I guess I guess the reality is I have difficulty turning them off.
The only thing I would change in these books is the amount or at least the in depth descriptions of the intimate relations between Roarke and Eve. I love that Roarke is there for her and has changed her life, but I agree with others when they say that J.D. Robb gets a little too graphic for comfort. I have to make sure I listen in my headphones so my daughter doesn't hear it.
always a good way to spend some down time. the only complaint for me is the length of time i have to spend by passing the sex scenes. what ever happened to letting the imagination take the lead...?
Being new to the Eve Dallas series this yea, I am enjoying the series a lot. It can feel a bit same/same if I overdose on more than one at a time but I am enjoying all the relationships Eve is building. I do love Roarke and Mavis and Peabody the best of the character who aren't Eve.
I sometimes want to smack Eve for some of her behaviour toward the people who love her but in this novel she really "gets" that she has people. Who she has become is so tied up with what she is - a great cop "standing for the dead" - that this particular story is truly harrowing. It costs her and those around her dearly.
It is a creepy story which I know will have its basis in reality because it seems like we have all been waiting for the scientists to come up with just this scenario.
I won't spoil it by saying any more. I have had two weeks off and am ready to go again.
My enjoyment of the books is, I know, doubled because of the expert work of Susan Erickson. Her narration, voices and pacing are superb.
I would always recommend the in death series to people but I would recommend they don't begin with this book. This is the most intense of the in death books so far and I think you need to know the characters well to appreciate it.
Eve and Roarke always
Roarke with his lovely way of speaking and Irish accent.
This book was very emotive for me. Eve is so strong. The part with testing was awful but amazing at the same time.
Read the first books before reading this one. It is brilliant.
I really enjoy this series of books. The storyline is enthralling and the narration of it masterful
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