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Naked in Death Audiobook
Naked in Death
Written by: 
J. D. Robb
Narrated by: 
Susan Ericksen
Naked in Death Audiobook

Naked in Death: In Death, Book 1

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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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    "Bug" from CA 10-13-12
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    "Another delicious Robb book."
    What did you love best about Naked in Death?

    I liked her usual style of writing and suspense and look forward to reading more of her books.


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

    This was my first listening to Susan Ericksen but I enjoyed her narration.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Average reviewer Ashburn, VA 10-10-12
    Average reviewer Ashburn, VA 10-10-12

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    "Really fun!"
    If you could sum up Naked in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Fun to read!


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

    It is not totally unpredictable. But still interesting.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    Ms. Ericksen's performance was the best I have ever heard on an audio book! SUPERB!!!


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

    No. But I found that I didn't want to stop listening. In fact, I just love Nora Robert's writing style. It is so eloquent and so much fun to read!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Don 10-08-12
    Don 10-08-12
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    "Pretty good"
    Would you listen to Naked in Death again? Why?

    I might if i had the time or ran out of other books to listen to.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    just fine the way it was.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Miss B Hong Kong 10-07-12
    Miss B Hong Kong 10-07-12 Listener Since 2008
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    "Enjoyable but some flaws"
    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book but I'm not sure why it's necessary for the series to be set in the future. It would have worked the same being set in the present. The narration is good but I found the Irish accent jarring - it isn't very authentic.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, United States 10-05-12
    Amazon Customer SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, United States 10-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Good Story however..."

    The narrator is excellent! The story is good and moves along quickly. My own personal opinion is that I really do not understand how bitchy, mistrusting women get such good men. The main character in this novel isn't very nice, at all. She is suspicious of everyone, hard and mean spirited. I'm not saying that one has to be syrupy and sweet.... Oh alright, this is fiction but still I didn't like the character. However, I must say the story is really good and worth listening to. Perhaps in time, I'll download the series and see what happens.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie Salt Lake City, UT, United States 10-04-12
    Valerie Salt Lake City, UT, United States 10-04-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Great narrator and author...."

    Susan Erickson is one of the best narrators of all the books I have listen to - on a par with Davina Porter, and I could listen to anything she narrates. In partnership with J. D. Robb, it is an unbeatable team. This is a series that I would recommend to anyone who enjoys mystery, cop stories, or great narration.

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    Hertha Reyholdsburg, OH, United States 09-25-12
    Hertha Reyholdsburg, OH, United States 09-25-12

    Tell us about yourself! I have always ben an avid reader, but my eyesight isn't what it used to be. The iPod and audible been a blessing.

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    "Loved the concept the characters and the story."
    Where does Naked in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It's certainly in the top 3, but that's based on different formats.


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

    When Roark walked out of Eve's apartment and she finally saw the light. Some people just fit, you know, regardless of wealth, race religion or what went on in their past. I am a true believer of love at first sight and have 48 years to back it up.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    she has all the characters down perfectly. I never have to rewind to see who was speaking.


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

    Yes, when Gallahad saved Eve from being attacked.


    Any additional comments?

    I have by now read 35 of the JD Robb In Death books. She can't write them fast enough for me. I have actually read some of them over again.One other thing. I'm not a big fan of short stories. I think there are 10 or 11 in this series. It would be great if they could be combined into to regular length books.Still leave them as short stories but put them all into two vehicles and price them as she does the full length stories. Just a thought :)

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    TriSunder 09-25-12
    TriSunder 09-25-12

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    "Not just a voice in my head . . ."
    Where does Naked in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Naked in Death rates amongst the top 5 audiobooks I have listened to. After hearing my own voice as I read this novel, it was truly a treat to hear it done so well by Susan Ericksen.


    What did you like best about this story?

    JD Robb's "in Death" series has always been a favorite of mine. I have read most of them either in paperback or ebook. I decided to try it via audio and am going to go through them all again!


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    She was gritty when it got dirty, and smooth in all the right places. An excellent choice to read JD Robb.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    What's secrets and lies amongst family?


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    Deborah Memphis, TN, United States 09-24-12
    Deborah Memphis, TN, United States 09-24-12
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    "The book that got me hooked on J.D. Robb!"
    What made the experience of listening to Naked in Death the most enjoyable?

    I have all of the In-Death Books. I own most of the latest books on audio CDs. So when I saw the first book on audio in your collection- I had to have it. I already knew Susan Ericksen had the characters down pat. I just needed to hear if she was a little different with the first story. She was Super just as I had come to expect. So listening to the first In-Death book was a pure joy!


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

    The In-Death books by J.D. Robb are in a class by themselves.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    She does a great job giving voice to Eve Dallas and really makes Roarke sound so fine.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes,it was! And I almost did just that.


    Any additional comments?

    Will try to add all of the earlier books to my library.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lily Euless, TX, United States 09-23-12
    Lily Euless, TX, United States 09-23-12
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    "Forget Shades of Gray"
    What made the experience of listening to Naked in Death the most enjoyable?

    Just finished book 1 and I'm hooked!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Roarke mysteriously sexy, rich, and a true gentleman


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    She does a great job! I can tell all characters voices very distinctly.


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  • Tom
    West Wickham, United Kingdom
    3/14/10
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    "Dreadful, cliche ridden book"

    I accept that thrillers are by definition written to some sort of formula, but this book carries it to extremes - characters, plot, narrative and language, every cliche however hackneyed seems to be used. I gave up after a particularly laughable sex scene between the two main characters, which completely destroyed any credibility the book might have had claim to. I think this is only the fourth or fifth audiobook that I've not finished - out of nearly 500. It was that bad.

    To make matters worse, the narrator was not very good; as the previous reviewer comments, she has a lot of difficulty with the Irish accent of one of the main characters, and generally was a tad melodramatic for my taste.

    I see J D Robb has written nearly 40 books in this series, so some people must like them. Not me I'm afraid.

    18 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Paul D
    Normandy, France
    2/26/15
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    "cardboard cutout fiction"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    An naive 14 year old.


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

    Create believable characters with depth rather than shallow stereotypes.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Ericksen’s performances?

    Possibly, maybe to check how much she contributes to this being a lifeless yawn of a book


    What character would you cut from Naked in Death: In Death, Book 1?

    I would cut all the characters from the book and replace them more realistic ones. No-one worth salvaging.


    Any additional comments?

    A truely awful book - a total cliche of a story peopled by stereotypical characters lacking depth and realism. Formulaic writing offering zero opportunity for empathy with the characters. I really did not care what happened to anyone or anything in the story.
    Why did I listen to it? Well, I was busy working to begin with and then it's awfulness became mesmeric. . . . . . .I did not listen quietly and sighs and ecpletives filled the air.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • pagewizz
    Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    7/9/14
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    "The best in death book - The first is always the b"
    What did you like most about Naked in Death: In Death, Book 1?

    Where Eve and Roarke first meet you can't beat that.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Favorite is difficult but in this one book Eve makes it she always does and with her realising that she just might be able to be part of a couple, and have some friends.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Where feeney and roarke come face to face. after Eve has took the test where she has been trying to clear him, and come to terms with being late for the little girl who did not make it.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Eve and Roarke the start of a complicated life together


    Any additional comments?

    The In death books would not be the same without Susan Erickson narrating. Its nice to here one voice through the series. The other characters that add later on make it as well. Some of the things Eve comes out with are really classic - my all time favorite "BITE ME"

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Donn Edwards
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    12/4/10
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    "The start of a great series"

    Eve Dallas is the 'Jack Reacher' of the 21st Century, and I'm completely hooked on this series. This series is full of life, and Eve has the right kind of attitude for a 'kick-ass New York cop'.

    Normally my wife is badly allergic to cliches, but for some reason the 'In Death' series carries off the occasional cliche with great aplomb and humour, and we both thoroughly enjoy the series.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Kaggy
    United Kingdom
    6/30/15
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    "A mistake I unfortunately repeated"

    For some strange reason I bought books 1 to 3 on a whim and after reading the first few chapters of book 1 I bitterly regret my purchasing decision. This is dull and cliche ridden and I can almost believe it was written by a robot. Given there are something like 40 books in this series I think that might be a real possibility.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ron
    6/13/15
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    "A Poor story"

    Dull story line - sassy attractive female cop falls for richest man in country who team up to solve the murder - you couldn't write it, only someone did, I wish they hadn't. The narrative is poor, the male voices are truly awful, and watch out for the Irish accent - pure comedy

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carrie
    uk
    3/31/15
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    "Zzzzzzzzzzzzz"

    Tedious, predictable and boring! Hugely disappointed. I thought it would be the sort of thing I'd enjoy but it's just so cheesey. Gave up after two hours. Couldn't take the bad accents any longer!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Laura Taylor
    Devon, UK
    4/7/13
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    "Great first book in fab series"

    Have read a few of these books and find them entertaining and page turning. Doesn't matter if you read out of sequence although it was good to learn their history by reading the first book. Well written and a potential glimpse into the future !

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Robyn
    4/5/16
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    "By the numbers crime fiction"
    What disappointed you about Naked in Death: In Death, Book 1?

    First of all, I suppose if you are looking for a bit of very light beach reading and you don't mind annoyingly controlling poorly developed he-man billionaire chauvinist love interests Ă  la Christian Grey, by all means, give this a go. Also he has a stupid name, just going to throw that out there. Roarke is not a name, Rourke is, not Roarke. Also Rourke is a surname.

    In fact characterisation throughout the whole book is pretty underdeveloped and underwhelming but as I said if you are looking for a by the numbers, crime page-turner you can't go too wrong. It was far from the worst book I've ever read but it wasn't exactly surprising or particularly compelling. It shocks me that there are like another 40 books in the series!


    Has Naked in Death: In Death, Book 1 put you off other books in this genre?

    It wasn't the genre that was the problem, it was everything else.


    What didn’t you like about Susan Ericksen’s performance?

    If you are Irish and are planning to listen to this audiobook, let me tell you, the narrator's interpretation of an Irish accent is more of an assault on the ear's that Gerard Butler in P.S. I Love You and Julia Roberts in Michael Collins combined. You've been warned.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Robb's 1995 vision of what a mid 21st century New York would be like is interesting enough and fairly understated which was refreshing although it is funny to see how dated that vision feels in the 20 years since she imagined it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    Epping, United Kingdom
    3/22/15
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    "Action packed"

    Fairly routine crime novel, moves at a good pace, requires minimal effort from the listener.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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