Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2006 J. D. Robb; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio
I have listened to or read 27 books. Some already twice. I can not wait to finish all the books then I will b wanting more. I love all the characters in the book love the way it all goes together. I can't wait to see what everyone is up to now.
Lt. Eve Dallas has already lost her holiday cheer--she simply has no idea what to buy her gorgeous, richer-than-Croesus husband, Roarke. What is a woman to buy the man who has absolute everything? However, this problem pales in comparison when bodies begin showing up around the city and apparently--Santa is the killer! Can Eve find the serial killer before everyone's holiday spirit suffers a permanent set-back?
After the intensity of the previous "In Death" installment, this volume is an enjoyable, slightly more light-heated episode in the lives of Eve and Roarke and their close friends, as is fitting with the holiday theme. The murder mystery remains as intriguing as ever, but more attention falls to Eve's relationships--particularly her dance with Roarke as they develop a rhythm as husband and wife, and her blossoming friendships with Peabody and Nadine.
An enjoyable story and a thorough pleasure to listen to as Susan Ericksen continues on as narrator in this series.
The narrator really gets in character.
Yes She does her characters very well.
Some parts are funny, some sad and some are very sexy.
The storyline is amazing and keeps you interested no matter what else is going on around you!
The twists and turns are riveting.
The character's voices were a very nice touch. Some voices sounded different than I
I listen to audio books while I work and it really helps me to concentrate. This one, I was sad when I had listened to all of it!
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.
As with all of the "In Death" series, this book is engrossing and has really intriguing plot line. Unfortunately Susan Erikson's is as always, irritating, snotty and abrasive. She makes Eve Dallas sound like a stone cold bitch. She does not seem to understand that Eve doesn't have to raise her voice or speak in a confrontational manner at all time. She should be allowed to speak in a normal tone when speaking to people. Even when threatening someone it is more effective to use a calm quiet menacing voice. Unfortunately Ms Eriksons narrates all authors in this manner.However I continue to listen to these books because I love the stories. Where's Loralei King when you need her?
JD Robb can write, so I can't understand why she wants to use "gimmicks" (to attract more readers?) The constant sex scenes between Eve and Rourke is totally unmotivated and frankly wastes time we could have heard more about the case - which is why I was listening to the book in the first place.
Maybe she should write her own Fifty Shades to get it out of her system and I'll be the first to buy that book.
Also, I'd like to know why Susan Ericksen makes Eve sound so aggressive and constantly irritated? A woman can be strong without being full of issues - which is the way she sounds.
The story is solid and interesting.
This series is getting pretty predictable but I enjoy the characters so much that I don't really mind. If your looking just to be entertained without a lot of depth and gore... then you'll really enjoy the this book and the series.
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