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Naked in Death Audiobook

Naked in Death: In Death, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over 10 years on the force, she's seen it all - and knows that her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire - and suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about - except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

Crack another case with Eve Dallas.

©2004 J. D. Robb; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

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    iris 09-17-13
    iris 09-17-13
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    "Great Bedtime story"
    What did you like best about Naked in Death? What did you like least?

    Best: Roake (sp?), Least the overall story was contrived.


    If you’ve listened to books by J. D. Robb before, how does this one compare?

    N/A


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Narrator did not have any excitement during story telling


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Less swearing. The words did not add to the characters. There was no need for them.


    Any additional comments?

    I would not recommend this book. It just did not hang together.

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    Josephine Lomprey 09-15-13 Member Since 2013
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    "A Must Read if you jumped into Series late."
    Would you listen to Naked in Death again? Why?

    I may reread so I get a good feel for how relationships start.


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

    Eve reveals WHO she is.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Eve shooting a 'antique' pistol for the first time.


    Any additional comments?

    A must read for anyone that picked up the series and has an interest in how all
    the characters met and became part of the story line.

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    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 09-14-13
    Linda Tuscaloosa, AL, United States 09-14-13 Member Since 2012

    Nurse, mom, loved to read....but now I love to listen. When I retire I hope to hear waves crashing in 1 ear and audible in the other!

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    "First and not my last!"
    What made the experience of listening to Naked in Death the most enjoyable?

    The story, the narrator what else is there?


    What other book might you compare Naked in Death to and why?

    This story in unique from other mysteries because of the time period.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I love the effort Rourke put in to getting Eve.


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

    Eve's past is haunting.


    Any additional comments?

    Will I find out why they call Eve sir? I see a long and satisfactory future with Eve, Rourke and myself!

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    Grace 09-14-13
    Grace 09-14-13
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    "Wrong genre for me."

    This is more crime novel than romance. J.D. Robb always has good reviews so I stepped outside my usual genre when this book was offered as a Daily Deal. (I LOVE the DD promotion by the way.)

    This is a story of a New York police detective, Eve, set in the 2050's. The book was written in 1995, so it's interesting to see how we're progressing toward the author's descriptions of life 30 plus years from now. She missed the mark with books on discs and I'm surprised that the author thinks we'll still use cash, but other concepts were interesting. I was horrified, however, to contemplate a future where real coffee is so rare, it's a treat for the wealthy, like caviar. Gasp!!

    Politics are at play: conservative and liberal factions are still battling it out. Amidst this political backdrop, Eve fights to stop a serial killer who has sworn to kill again. The first victim is the granddaughter of a conservative party Senator, so Eve must must contend with the forces of political special interest while trying to solve the case. Eve has an abusive past that she has blocked out, but facets of this case are reawakening terrible memories.

    Enter Roarke, a fast lane billionaire with liberal politics and a fancy for collecting outlawed guns. For a variety of reasons, Roarke is an early suspect and on top of everything else, Eve has to deal with her growing attraction for him.

    The story line is well executed, and the guilty party didn't become apparent immediately as is the case in many books. The subject matter was just not for me. If I want crime and dark human underbelly, I'll watch the news. Fiction, for me is about seeing the world through rose colored glasses. Aside from just finding the crime genre unpleasant, some aspects of this book are disturbing. There is an all too graphic description of a child molestation in progress. I believe that being honest and talking about such taboo topics is important in the battle against abuse, but including them in a quick production novel just a few pages from adult sexual encounters just seems "icky". I didn't like it.

    So, for now, I will continue to get my fiction fix with pollyanna romance novels and get my dose of reality from reality. The author has thrived with this name and this genre without me and no doubt will continue to do so.

    Narrator is good. Roarke has an Irish accent and she does that well.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 09-13-13
    adrienne EAGLE RIVER, AK, United States 09-13-13 Member Since 2009

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Not my style..."

    I did listen to the whole thing.
    To me, it never lived up to all of the hype; it's too predictable.

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    oceaninmotion oregon 09-13-13
    oceaninmotion oregon 09-13-13 Member Since 2016

    "If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be". Most of us are every day hero's. Never mind the kind. Search for more. Listen.

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    "In the begginning there was Eve."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Naked in Death to be better than the print version?

    The very first book in the IN DEATH Series and what has been the stat of a wonderfull relationship of many years. for me.... JD Robb, aka Nora Roberts, is what I wish I could have grown up to be. The stories never stop coming, nor does her imagination ever stop flowing. This series has never become stagnet., as the characters are rich and versitile, wonderfully human, and colorful. The villians are dasterdly . There is always a murder mystery involved, The love interests are evolving and keeps the interest high. Emotions run hot and cold, and there is humor laced throughout. As my first read, I did think it just a little slow, but it really needed that to build up to all the rest. Wait for it and like the Master Writer she is JD Robb will take you through a wonderful slice of life. I just ordered her 37th book of the series, and never regreted a purchase. I do not care for short Novella's. That's just me and so when a .5 book turns out I must admit I avoid it. Its like you can take one nibble of temptation, but are denied the whole slice of chocolate. Give this series a try, there really isn't a risk envolved and may you enjoy half as much as I have through the years. Oh yes. I like the audio version better.


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

    I don't have a favorite. I have many wonderful moment memories. Read the book and you will see what I mean.


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

    I think I have become accustomed to her style.S. Ericksen does help keep me in the moment as well as keeping up and staying in sink with the characters.. It really isn't that she does great accents, or switches male to female voices. I can understand when she switches characters easily. No, Susan Ericken is a story teller with her own style that works for this series.


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

    No matter the emotions, I felt empathetic towards the main characters. No crying. I felt angry when someone hurts or abuses another. I want justice done. Lots of fun and laughter. Really this is not a soap opera book. But keep a kleenex at hand if you feel the need. There is a murderer afoot.


    Any additional comments?

    We all have different tastes in books and in series. I would say with emphatic enthusiasm give this one a try as with audible's return policy you have nothinng to lose . These books are not rocket science, but great mind vacation escapes.

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    ABC 09-12-13
    ABC 09-12-13
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    "ROARKE"
    What made the experience of listening to Naked in Death the most enjoyable?

    The meeting and evolution of Eve and Roarke.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Roarke, he is every woman's ideal lover.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Eve fighting off the murderer.


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

    Eve confessing that her father raped her.


    Any additional comments?

    I absolutely loved the ending. It was so Nora.

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    Sandra R. Marcil 09-12-13 Member Since 2010

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Was Just Okay"
    Would you be willing to try another book from J. D. Robb? Why or why not?

    I did and liked it less


    What three words best describe Susan Ericksen’s performance?

    Does a terrible job with the men voices.


    Did Naked in Death inspire you to do anything?

    Move onto a different series. Eve is suppose to be a strong woman, but comes a crossed as a stubborn adolescent. More frustrating than entertaining.


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    Victor 08-25-13
    Victor 08-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Meh"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes, I would change the main character. If you're looking for a typical "I'm hard because that's how I need to be for this job, because I'm hard, and that gives me the edge I need to do the job, and not let the job do me!" female detective, then bingo - you've got it.


    What could J. D. Robb have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The story could have been more creative. I got to the mysterious part of the story and thought "So what?".


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I've gotten picky about my narrators, and I would have preferred George Guidall.


    Was Naked in Death worth the listening time?

    Not really.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't like the futuristic setting. That part seems lame. They don't mention that anywhere when you're checking out the book, or if they did, I missed it.

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    CAM 07-27-13
    CAM 07-27-13
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    "I'm So Glad I Finally Gave This Series a Chance!"

    I've seen these books for years but had never picked one up until recently. I actually started with one of the most recent books, and liked it so much I'm now going back to work my way through the series. It's a difficult series to describe - mystery-pseudo-scifi-quirky-romantic fiction, but I like the characters already, and am getting drawn into this imaginary world. Very pleasant narrator, too.

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