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Memory in Death Audiobook

Memory in Death: In Death, Book 22

Eve Dallas is one tough cop. She's got no problem dealing with a holiday reveler in a red suit who plunges 37 stories and gives new meaning to the term "sidewalk Santa". But when she gets back to the station and Trudy Lombard shows up, it's all Eve can do to hold it together.
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Publisher's Summary

Eve Dallas is one tough cop. She's got no problem dealing with a holiday reveler in a red suit who plunges 37 stories and gives new meaning to the term "sidewalk Santa". But when she gets back to the station and Trudy Lombard shows up, it's all Eve can do to hold it together.

Instantly, she's plunged back into the past, to the days when she was a vulnerable, traumatized girl - trapped in foster care with the twisted woman who now sits in front of her, smiling.

Trudy claims she just wanted to see how Eve was doing. But Eve's husband, Roarke, suspects otherwise - and his suspicions prove correct when Trudy arrives at his office demanding money in exchange for keeping the ugly details of his wife's childhood a secret. Barely restraining himself, Roarke shows her the door - and makes it clear that she'd be wise to get out of New York and never bother him or his wife again.

But just a few days later, Trudy's found on the floor of her hotel room, a mess of bruises and blood.

A cop to the core, Eve is determined to solve the case, if only for the sake of Trudy's bereaved son. Unfortunately, Eve is not the only one to have suffered at this woman's hands, and she and Roarke will follow a circuitous, dangerous path to find out who turned this victimizer into a victim.

Crack another case with Eve Dallas.

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

What the Critics Say

"This is number 22 in a series that still manages to feel fresh." (Publishers Weekly)
"Ericksen reads the dialog in a punchy style that suits the writing and her pace matches the excitement of the action." (AudioFile)

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    Carol Massachusetts 11-12-11
    Carol Massachusetts 11-12-11

    Genre fiction, trashy to literary--mystery, action, sci fi, fantasy, and, yes, even romance. Also history. Listener reviews help a lot!

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    "Christmas Eve"

    I am a big fan of the "In Death" series, and this is one of my favorites. Three reasons why:

    1. There are no gruesome serial murders; one of my few complaints with this series is that too many of the plots hinge on serial killers. Motivations for the murders here are straightforward.

    2. We learn more about Eve's tragic back story and see a new, vulnerable, and totally believable side to her character.

    3. We get to attend Eve and Roarke's Christmas gala, and watch amused as the socially challenged Eve helps with the arrangements for "this .... thing .... tonight." ("It's called a party," the patient Roarke responds.)

    All in all, a great way for fans of Eve, Roarke, and friends to get into the holiday spirit!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Tamah Durham, NC, USA 11-23-09
    Tamah Durham, NC, USA 11-23-09
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    "first audio JD Robb"

    I've really enjoyed reading JD Robb's In Death series. I decided to listen to this one as I had a ridiculous amount of housework to do that I couldn't put off while I curled up with a good book. I enjoyed the listen. The reader does a good job with voices, accents, etc. Many of the characters didn't sound as I expected. Peabody is far more goofy in the audio and McNab is so very dorky. I'd also love Roarke's voice to be more manly. But she does a fantastic job with the accent and these mild concerns didn't stop me from ordering Kindred In Death, the newest JD Robb, from audible. The second listen was even better as I knew what to expect re: Peabody and McNab.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sherri Decatur, IL, United States 08-27-12
    Sherri Decatur, IL, United States 08-27-12
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    "Outstanding"
    What did you love best about Memory in Death?

    I enjoyed the look into Eve's past. More than just the stuff we get in every book regarding her father - but more about what happened after she was put into the system. I'd love to see more of this kind of thing in the books... and less of the stuff before she was 8.


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    Vicky Bowden 02-08-16
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    "Audible forces a review to remove form device"

    I am going to give all of my audibles a poor review until they change back the settings and allow you to remove a book from your device without facing you to review it.

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    M. Kamakeeaina 11-18-15 Member Since 2012

    Can't hear you....I'm reading!!

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    Susan Ericksen is a great Narrator. It amazes me how good she is. Another good story!

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    Charlene S Tate 10-30-15
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    "Memory in Death"

    I chose Memory in Death because it gives quite a bit of background for Eve's younger life. The humor and deep emotional storyline keeps the reader guessing along with Dallas as to the real criminal in this case.

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    Erin 09-22-15
    Erin 09-22-15 Member Since 2014
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    "love it!!"

    love these books! great character building! would love to see these created into movies! exciting

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    Terri Reynolds 09-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Love This Series"

    I fell into this series by accident, but noe cant stop listening . love the narrator, she's amazing.

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    Christina 06-11-15
    Christina 06-11-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Important character development for Eve."

    This book is important for many reasons but mostly because it reveals another formative period from Eve's troubled childhood and how she comes to terms with it when confronted. It also shows how far her character has come, and the underlying decency and courage that have always been there despite the horrors of her past. I think this one of the essential tomes in the series and is always done with an infusion of wonderful romance with Roarke and humor with her cops. Peabody and McNab were adorable in this one.

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    Amazon Customer 04-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "great story"

    great story and I love the way Erica reads it. but i do think that there could b more inflection in her voice when she moves from character to character. but I love the story and I have listened too others read J.D. Robb books and they stink

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    "Excellent"

    The story for the last book didn't really grab me, but this one I read in one day. Excellent book, story and narration there really isn't much else to say but a real winner.

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  • AMG, London
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    "Brilliantly drawn foster mother from hell"

    I find this one hard to come back to because the character of Trudi, the manipulative foster mother, is just so awful. But at the same time she is a masterly creation and quite compelling. And Eve's sucker-punched response is convincing too.

    Not the strongest of her plots, but well written and very well read, with the usual good combo of humour and drama.

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