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Holiday in Death Audiobook

Holiday in Death: In Death, Book 7

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No one likes to be alone during the holidays. For New York's most posh dating service, Personally Yours, it is the season to bring lonely hearts together. But Lt. Eve Dallas, on the trail of a ritualistic serial killer, has made a disturbing discovery: all of the victims have been traced to Personally Yours. Eve soon enters an elite world of people searching for their one true love - and one killer searching for his next victim.

Crack another case with Eve Dallas.

©2006 J. D. Robb; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

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    Sylvia Grand Junction, CO, USA 10-14-09
    Sylvia Grand Junction, CO, USA 10-14-09 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome!"

    These books are great! This is my 6th read in this series & I can not imagine any other narrator. Ms Ericksen has become these characters for me. I love the In Death/Eve Dallas series & will keep purchasing them as long as she keeps writing them.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy J Tornado Alley OK 07-18-13
    Nancy J Tornado Alley OK 07-18-13 Member Since 2011

    Mystery reader (especially series) and Austen lover

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    "". . . My True Love Gave to Me . . .""

    In the midst of preparations for Christmas 2058, a murderer begins killing people. There is a murder each day, and each corpse is decorated with jewelry depicting a day from the Christmas carol : a partridge in a pear tree, etc. By the time of the 4th murder, it is clear that clients of an exclusive and expensive computer dating service are being targeted.

    Meanwhile, back at the Roark estate, Roark is really getting into the holiday spirit, planning a huge Christmas party, decorating everything in sight, and buying gifts -- many gifts. He has not had a festive holiday since he was a youngster living with Somerset in Dublin. Eve has never had the experience, so she doesn't understand all the fuss. And she has a problem -- what can you give to the richest man on earth? When she finally has an idea, Somerset helps her obtain the gift -- after Eve saved his life, there has been a truce between them for the holiday season. Not that they're friendly, just not so openly hostile.

    As usual with the "In Death " books, the best part is the development of characters and relationships. When the team on the murder case includes McNabb, Peabody protests -- she really dislikes him. Of course, Roark sees and informs Eve that McNabb "is sweet on " Peabody. The relationship between Eve and Peabody has deepened enough to survive a rather serious difference on a personal level. Eve and Roark grow closer and their love deepens and matures as they begin to establish their own personal holiday traditions.

    Once again, Susan Ericksen delivers an excellent performance in her narration. Her familiar and distinctive voices for each of the characters have become old friends.

    I really enjoyed this 7th installment of the Eve Dallas adventures. My only quibble with the story was that the identity of the killer seemed to come out of left field, with very little information to establish a motive or explain a neurosis. That is unusual in this series. Even so, I am eager to read the next book, but will try to wait a bit in order to get full enjoyment from each adventure.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Friday's Child Texas 02-08-12
    Friday's Child Texas 02-08-12
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    "Great Story - Great Reader!"
    What made the experience of listening to Holiday in Death the most enjoyable?

    I love all of the In Death books and this is one of my favorites. Susan Ericksen IS the voice of Dallas and Roarke. She was great in the first book and gets better every time. Each character has a distinct and instantly recognizable voice. I can't imagine one of these books without her.


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    Karissa Freeman, SD, USA 06-16-10
    Karissa Freeman, SD, USA 06-16-10 Member Since 2013
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    "Love Eve Dallas"

    I am have listened to books 1 thru 7.5 and am not sick of this story line at all. I love Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her million +dollar husband Roarke. Cannot wait for more. Good thing JD Robb (Nora Roberts) keeps 'em coming!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States 03-10-13
    Cynthia Monrovia, California, United States 03-10-13 Member Since 2012

    Always moving. Always listening. Always learning. "After all this time?" "Always."

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    "Pleasantly surprised by Lt. Eve Dallas"

    I didn’t look too closely at the description of “Holliday in Death” when I found it on my sale list, and it wasn’t what I was expecting. I thought I was getting a legal/criminal procedural thriller with a strong sense of place – like Kathy Reich’s forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan series (the basis for television’s “Bones”); Linda Fairstein’s series based New York District Attorney Alex Cooper; or Lincoln Child’s Pendergast series.

    “Holliday in Death” is a legal/criminal procedural thriller, based on a future New York. I was so dismayed when I realized I’d gotten a sci-fi romance criminal mystery thriller, I would have returned the book – but at the time, I was on a long drive with no reliable internet access, and I was stuck. So I listened – and was hooked..

    The main character, Lt. Eve Dallas, is strong, no nonsense, and fun. I like Robb’s technique of not describing her in too much detail, so it’s possible to imagine her how you want her to look. She’s also vulnerable, and needs the people who love her to help her.

    The plot was twisty, and pleasantly unpredictable – and it kept me wondering “Who done it?” until close to the end.

    The narration left me confused – since it was the first J.D. Robb book I’d listened to, I wasn’t sure by the narration if Dallas’ assistant, Peabody, was a person or a droid. The narration of that key character was clipped and mechanical. I’ve discovered when a narration is remembered because it changes a character, it’s not a good narration.

    I don’t see myself ever reading Norah Roberts, the romance writer. That’s a genre I never took to. However, I expect I will listen to more of Norah Roberts writing as J.D. Robb.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    D. Gary Griffin Pensacola, Florida United States 10-29-16
    D. Gary Griffin Pensacola, Florida United States 10-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story but offensive language"

    The author is obviously gifted and crafts innovative, suspenseful plots. However, a recurring concern I have is the frequent use of foul language, in particular using God's name in vain. This adds nothing to the plot. denigrates an otherwise admirable character (Lt. Dallas) and is offensive to many readers/listeners like myself.

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    Justin Sylvia 10-20-16 Member Since 2014
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    "First Time Reader Of Series "

    Solid Story, Good Characters, a bit too much sex 4 me for a book, otherwise good series to enjoy

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    Marian Knoxville, TN, United States 10-10-16
    Marian Knoxville, TN, United States 10-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Expanding the relationships"

    As always this is a wonderful read and listen. I love the way Susan Ericksen performs all the characters. This book really starts deepening Eve's and Peabody's relationship and friendship. And, of course, we are starting to learn more about Peabody and Mcnabb! Should get very interesting!

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    Velma 05-19-16
    Velma 05-19-16
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    "Great Book,"

    I am addicted to these series. Love Dallas, Eve Lt. , her devastatingly husband and Peabody.

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    Donna 05-16-16
    Donna 05-16-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Always enjoyable!"

    The subject matter notwithstanding, this book was an easy listen and even went by fast.

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    Limoise, France
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    "Dallas & Roarke as wonderful as ever"
    If you could sum up Holiday in Death: In Death, Book 7 in three words, what would they be?

    Suspense, romantic, considerate


    What did you like best about this story?

    Learning about the pasts of Eve and Roarke and them experiencing Christmas for the first time together.


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

    Roarke


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

    It made me both laugh and cry.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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