Beneath the façade of glamour, Eve found that the world of high fashion thrived on an all-consuming obsession for youth and fame. One that led from the runway to the dark underworld of New York City where drugs could be found to fulfill any desire - for a price.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2004 J. D. Robb; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
Retired Teacher Love reading and love listening to audio books in my car.
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.
Another spectacular murder-mystery with lots of Eve and Roark and crew. This book kicks off the Peabody partnership and sets the tone for the next books in the series. Futuristic cop Eve Dallas remembers what happened to her when she was 8 years old and wants to confront it by going back and facing the charges. Thank goodness Roark and Dr. Mira convince her that what she did at 8 years of age bears nothing to the woman she has made of herself. Whew! this murder centers around an illegal drug that brings beauty, strength, and makes the taker immortal. it also is lethal if taken over a long period of time and turns out to be addictive. The investigation soon uncovers off planet involvement and the twists and turns are your typical J.D. Robb style. It is terrific. I read the print version in 2006 and listened to the audible version today. Susan Ericksen, the narrator for all the Eve Dallas books, is terrific. Audible books are my favorite.
This being my 3rd In Death book about which I would say much of what I said about the first one. The difference here was that the Narrator's ability to use the variety of voices necessary for the number of characters in the story was taxed. While by now she is the voice of the In Death books for me I found that she has about 5 voices while this book required 7 or 8. Often when she would begin speaking I would think that it was one character until I'd heard enough to figure out that it was a different character entirely. At which point my mind would have to switch gears and reorient to the actual character who was speaking and their part if the story. It wasn't horrible just disorienting.
the story and characters build nicely, becoming more complex and interesting with each book. The addition of the interesting supporting characters ads to the story.
S. A. Williams
It’s funny to me that even though this story was written back in 1996, the topic is still very much relevant. The story isn’t stale; I can dive into this world, and feel like it is new and fresh.
Robb wrote it as a futuristic world and it still is, but the crimes are still very much in the now. I love this futuristic world of Eve Dallas, and she is quickly becoming an ultimate bad-ass-chick I can’t wait to visit....Sara
Loved the back story of the characters. Made you love and understand them even more.
This is book #3 in the series "In Death". I enjoyed it and the narrator does a great job.
I wish I could get get a discount for buying several books in this series. Like Amazon.com offers several books at a discounted price. But they don't for audio books.
Yes, it's an early and very enjoyable Eve Dallas story. She's getting married and about to look at wedding dresses with her best friend Mavis. Before long Mavis is accused of murdering a top model. Despite evidence and the police brass against her, Eve believes in Mavis and stakes her career on it.
When the tough cop Eve Dallas goes to pieces worrying about her friend in jail.
Eve Dallas - as always. She does a tremendous job with all the characters.
EVE TAKES ON NEW YORK TO SAVE HER FRIEND
I listen to audio books while I drive, train for races, do house chores and more!
I'm actually re-listening to the series and now have my husband sucked into it. It balances the investigation(s) and the impending wedding and all the craziness surrounding it. Key characters are getting a little more developed and explored.
When Eve has her worst nightmare yet and Summerset responds since Roarke is gone.
She has distinct voices for each of the characters which almost makes it more like a play and easier to follow.
I laughed out loud during the wedding dress shopping and makeover parts. I was deeply moved by the part where Eve has the nightmare and Summerset finds her.
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