Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2004 J. D. Robb; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
11th/12th Grade Reading 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.
Listen and learn. Life is an adventure. Have fun, laugh, and love thy neighbor. Life is too short not to have a good time. Bye
A thriller in love and murder. Eve can pack a punch no matter who it is. She's my hero.
Glad to see a sharper Eve, she and Roake both had lost to much of their edge a little to soft. Hope this series goes on for years, every book has a new twist. Great read.
I very much enjoyed listening to 90% of the book as it has everything, suspense, sex and action, but in a later part of the book their are some parts about explicit incest. I feel that this was a required part of the story but maybe it did not have to be told in such an explicit way, as listening to this I did not enjoy. Otherwise it was a great book, well written & narrated too.
This book was my first introduction to audio books at the beheast of my Mother for my long trips back and forth from college. At first I was like "ehh it is ok", I was a bit confused at the beginning because it is set in the future but quickly caught on, but by the end of the book, I couldn't stop listening. By the 3rd book I was completly hooked into the story of Eve Dallas. I am going through the entire series all over again, picking up on the littlest statements made in the early books that become bigger in later books. J.D. Robb has done an excelent job in creating a world that I still find that I want to visit and revisit again and again.
This is my first book by this author. The narrator did a good job. The story line was slow, and midway through, it became. The plot was pretty good, but the book failed to hold my overall interest.
I had not realised at first that this book is set in the future, if I had I probably would not have taken it. The plot itself was not bad, but definately not great either. The futurustic setting make it harder to believe and is distracting. I am not convinced by this book and I hesitate to buy another one of these. The narrater is ok though.
What the synopsis of this book fails to reveal is that this book is "some where in the future." It is half sci-fi and half cop thriller. Not a good mix, and I am really disappointed in Audible for not clarifying that in its description.
I really tried to like this book. I'm always on the lookout for new mystery writers and I'm not adverse to a little heat and romance being added to the mix, but this was far too disappointing to even get through the first half. I, unfortunately, read a lot of the readers comments only after I'd bought and started the book. All of those that have rated it one or two stars are right on point as far as I'm concerned. The futuristic setting is laughable. More than once I've found myself shaking my head at the lady detective's instincts and actions, which can only be described as ludicrous. And she's supposed to be the best?! I'm sorry, but if J.D. Robb can get published, who can't! If you like intelligent, cleverly plotted mysteries or detective thrillers, stay away from this one whatever you do. Stay far-far away.
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