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Festive in Death: In Death, Book 39 | [J. D. Robb]

Festive in Death: In Death, Book 39

Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn't count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest. Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who'd been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler's enemies, she's also dealing with her Christmas shopping list - plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband's upcoming holiday bash.
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Publisher's Summary

Eve Dallas deals with a homicide - and the holiday season - in the latest from the #1New York Times bestselling author.

Personal trainer Trey Ziegler was in peak physical condition. If you didn't count the kitchen knife in his well-toned chest.

Lieutenant Eve Dallas soon discovers a lineup of women who'd been loved and left by the narcissistic gym rat. While Dallas sorts through the list of Ziegler's enemies, she's also dealing with her Christmas shopping list - plus the guest list for her and her billionaire husband's upcoming holiday bash.

Feeling less than festive, Dallas tries to put aside her distaste for the victim and solve the mystery of his death. There are just a few investigating days left before Christmas, and as New Year's 2061 approaches, this homicide cop is resolved to stop a cold-blooded killer.

©2014 Nora Roberts (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Bookworm Austin, tX, United States 09-12-14
    Bookworm Austin, tX, United States 09-12-14 Member Since 2011

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Better than the last several In Death books"
    What made the experience of listening to Festive in Death the most enjoyable?

    I look forward to all the In Death books. It's like visiting old friends.


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

    The gift from Feeney


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

    All are great. She has a different voice for the various characters and repeats the characters voices in book after book. Sounded like Ms. Ericksen had a cold when performing this book.


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

    A film would destroy the images I have formed of the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like a prequel that focuses on Feeney in homicide and Eve as his aide. Focus on Feeney's family and the growth of Eve's career.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    BG853 Encore, Monroe NJ 09-10-14
    BG853 Encore, Monroe NJ 09-10-14 Member Since 2006

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    "A Feast for In Death devotees"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book should not be missed by In Death fans. For a new In Death reader I would suggest starting somewhere else in the series, preferably Naked in Death Book 1. This book is a blend of the search for a murderer of a sleazy personal trainer and the vagaries of Eve and Roarke's Christmas which is more appreciated by those who follow the series.


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

    I devour In Death books. I am always anxious for the next scene, the next chapter. This was no different.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    Susan Ericksen is Eve Dallas. With the exception of 2 earlier books, every preformance (and there are over 40 stories and multiple recurring characters) imparts a distinct personality to every character. I could not imagine anyone else reading these books.


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

    Feeney's Christmas present for both Eve and Roarke.


    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    juanita LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 09-15-14
    juanita LOUISVILLE, KY, United States 09-15-14 Member Since 2010
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    "festive in death: in death book 39"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes because i love eve and hudsand would want every to meet them and their friend. to check out the future.


    What did you like best about this story?

    when eve got shopping this is worst then murder.


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

    eve but i love them all


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

    yes to both


    Any additional comments?

    would like to hear more from the little boy that eve help and his grandmother.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon HILLSBORO, OREGON, United States 09-11-14
    Sharon HILLSBORO, OREGON, United States 09-11-14 Member Since 2013
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    "The button is back where it belongs"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    J. D. Robb (Nora Roberts) is back in form. The interplay is back between the characters
    Also, she corrected the mistake from the last book about the button Roarke carries.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the Christmas season, the party, Eve buying presents, and Eve making a deal with Summerset to participate in creating the party.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    I don't know if I could listen to the In Death books with out her. She is the voice of them and is as important as Nora Roberts.


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

    No, I didn't but I kept coming back to it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Celia Moreno Valley, CA United States 09-12-14
    Celia Moreno Valley, CA United States 09-12-14 Member Since 2007

    Celia

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    "One ofthe best."
    Where does Festive in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the Top 10. It seems that the interaction between characters was more developed in this book, compared to the last few books. These interactions are what makes this series so special.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    An interesting beginning, utilizing one of the more outrageous characters. Enough said : )


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

    Susan does an Excellent job with all of their voices, some quite unique, which makes each distinctive. I am really very happy that the same narrator is used for all books in this series. Many good books have been ruined by poor narrators, or by using different narrators within a series!


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

    Not applicable for me~ I Always prefer the book version.


    Any additional comments?

    I've read the entire "In Death" series. This is one of the better efforts. Most definitely worth the credit!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    T. Henry The Woodlands, TX 09-19-14
    T. Henry The Woodlands, TX 09-19-14 Member Since 2012

    T.Henry

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    "Shocked that it was soooo good after soooo many"
    What made the experience of listening to Festive in Death the most enjoyable?

    Susan Ericksen is fabulous with her character voices. It really makes these stories so enjoyable.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Gosh, so many!, I love Eve, Roarke, Peabody, Myra, Morris......


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

    Her voices are soooo great. I love the characters because of how she portrays them.


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

    Feeny and the present to Dallas, Roarke and x-mas, Peabody and her pick coat... there were some very touching and funny moments in this book!


    Any additional comments?

    After 39 stories and I am not sure how many short stories, I still love this series. I truly love the whole family of characters and cannot wait to read more!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Alexandra 09-19-14
    Alexandra 09-19-14 Member Since 2004
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    "Back where they belong"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The character interaction is back to where it should be. The last few "In Death" books had suspense, but the relationship aspect was lacking. By Book #39, we all have come to know and understand these characters. Eve and Roarke are strong, but it is their surrounding friends that make them a family.


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

    It was a comfortable, entertaining story. Not as intense as some books in this series, but for a holiday edition, it is perfect.


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

    Susan Ericksen is the perfect narrator for this series. See truly makes "In Death" a pleasure to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    If you are a JD Robb fan, don't miss this one.

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    katie 09-18-14
    katie 09-18-14 Member Since 2014
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    "A Festive Murder Investigation and a Party"
    Would you listen to Festive in Death again? Why?

    I would happily listen to Festive in Death again. A great story and good performance by the reader!
    There were a good selection of characters, both old favourites, a truly despicable murder victim and a good cast of suspects!


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

    Yes, though I did it through a few longish sessions.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Haden Bonifay, Florida 09-17-14
    Haden Bonifay, Florida 09-17-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Festive In Death *Loved it*"
    What made the experience of listening to Festive in Death the most enjoyable?

    Susan Ericksen makes this series just come to life. In most stories you can guess who did it, but the twist and turns just keep you guessing in these books.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I have no favorite character in this series. Every character is so crucial and loved.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    The narrator is just as important to this story as the author. She brings the soul into these characters.


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

    Just pure enjoyment and excitement.


    Any additional comments?

    Who put the Christmas bell on Galahad...I just didn't see that coming. Summerset and Roarke just relaxing and having a friendly conversation that they share with Eve. Feeney giving the best gift...followed closely by the gift given to Peabody. I hope JD Robb writes and Susan Ericksen narrates this series for years to come.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Cleburne, TX, United States 09-15-14
    Brenda Cleburne, TX, United States 09-15-14 Member Since 2008

    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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    "l love this story!"

    One of the very best in the "In Death" series. It was interesting from the very start. I love Eve's fear of shopping. I was really hoping Peabody would at the very least get engaged in this one. I'm going to listen to it again. I highly recommend this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Mrs. S. A. Lynch
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    "She has done it again"
    Where does Festive in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Once again a very enjoyable and engaging book from J D Robb. I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to maintain such a high standard over a series of books now stretching to 39 but in this series she manages it magnificently.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoyed the interaction between the main characters. Trina has become a particular favourite and of course the unforgettable Mavis and Somerset.


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

    I think her voice particularly matches my opinion of what Eve should sound like and I am amazed by her ability to project so many different characters using only her voice. She is a joy to listen to.


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

    These books always make me feel a variety of emotions happy, sad, vastly entertained and enthralled. Eve's interaction with her police colleagues, particularly Feeney, is both sad and funny. Her horrendous early childhood evokes sadness but her determination to overcome it evokes admiration. Her dread of social occasions is amusing and the scene in which she accomplishes her Christmas shopping made me smile.


    Any additional comments?

    I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series which is due out next year. I prefer to have these books as audiobooks as I find the combination of the excellent story an extremely talented reader, Susan Ericksen, particularly good and both add to my enjoyment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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