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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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    Deana Aratula, Australia 08-06-12
    Deana Aratula, Australia 08-06-12 Member Since 2011
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    "WOW"
    Would you listen to Naked in Death again? Why?

    No but only because I know the answer to the mystery


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

    Its different from any other


    Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?

    Eve but she does a wonderful job with all the characters.


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

    The future is murder.


    Any additional comments?

    My Mum recommended this series to me, so glad I she did.

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    Marcia 08-04-12
    Marcia 08-04-12

    Reading has always been my guilty pleasure. I would take stacks of books from the library. Now I listen to Audible.

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    "Going back to the beginning"

    When I finished "Celebrity in Death" I didn't know what to read. I decided to go back and read the books that I hadn't read yet. I started with book 1.

    It is so interesting when you are so invested in the characters of a series, knowing their voices and nuances that it only takes a sound to know who is coming next.

    Here we are in book 1 and everyone's voice is different. The characters are not yet fully developed and you are not sure about how this experiment will work out. I am finding it very interesting to hear the characters develop and meet each new one as the come into the story. I love it!

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    R. Diprose 07-28-12
    R. Diprose 07-28-12

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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I love the books, they're great - interesting, slightly different world from ours, great characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of them - even the murder victims - they are all interesting and different. It's fun to go back and see where it all began (after - what? - 34 books?)..


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Susan Ericksen?

    Anyone but her. I've bought a lot of audio books (both fiction and non fiction) and even when others have said they didn't like the performance I've never had a problem with it. But this one - I didn't like it from the start. I didn't believe the accents - didn't think Roarke should have such a strong accent, but even if he did, just didn't like her voice. It almost ruined one of my favourite series. Such a disappointment.


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    Sherry Oakland, CA USA 07-23-12
    Sherry Oakland, CA USA 07-23-12 Member Since 2006

    “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.” ― Dr. Seuss

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    "Decent start to series - 3.5 stars"

    I usually round up when I think a book is somewhere in between ratings just because someone had enough imagination and gumption to sit down and write a book. It's certainly more than I can do. Anyway, this was a decent enough book. I particularly liked the characters, especially Eve. She is strong, complex, and vulnerable all at the same time - a total combination that is rare in urban fantasy/SF women (men as well, but it's nice to see a fully fleshed out female character). Roark is promising but there just wasn't enough character development with him yet, at least in this book. Yes, he's perfect, but some nuance would make him more believable and sympathetic. Women like a hint of vulnerability in their fantasy men (Jamie Fraser anyone?).

    While I also liked the futuristic elements they are not used in any real relevant way. In that respect the world-building could be better in order to draw the reader/listener into this universe. It reads like standard crime fiction, which is fine, but I'm also really over serial killers that prey on women. Of course men who hate women exist in excess in real life, but enough already with these violent story lines; certainly with enough imagination other types of crimes can be explored. Maybe something like the Fringe crime scenes in order to capitalize more on the genre that J.D. Robb (aka Nora Roberts) has tried to develop? I'm not sure I'm going to move forward with the series because of this as they seem to be more of the same. I really did enjoy this book, but I'd like to see something more than what was offered here. It is a long series though, so maybe there are some interesting developments that take place in subsequent books.

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    Wilma Tasmania, Australia 07-23-12
    Wilma Tasmania, Australia 07-23-12
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    "Simply Amazing"

    I couldn't put it down. Every spare minute, I just had to listen to more of the story. Extremely easy to listen to and excellent narration by Susan Ericksen.

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    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 07-15-12
    karen Christchurch, New Zealand 07-15-12

    Hot romance/Sci Fi we're so lucky to have Audible to feed our book addictions. I love walking my precious dog Sydney & listening to my books

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    "I knew i should never of stated this series"

    I have avoided this series many times when it comes up as it is such a looong series and couldn't make my mind up if it was my cup of tea with the writing style. Well it came up on sale so i thought what the heck and purchased this first book. Mmmm, knew it, now im hooked :) Book started out a we bit slow for me but soon picked up the pace and i found myself enjoying the story. A few more chapters and i found myself wanting more. By the end i just had to purchase the next book in this addictive series. Now it seams like i may have to just keep buying the rest lol. Well done JD Robb you have gained another happy fan. xx

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    Janie 07-09-12
    Janie 07-09-12

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    "So begins the love affair with DEATH"

    What can I say? It's terrific. It's fun. It's interesting. It's exciting. This is the first IN DEATH book in the series and it really starts you off on the path to great, entertaining books and narration.

    Love J.D.Robb and Love Susan Ericksen. Robb writes 'em and Ericksen brings 'em to life.

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    RH 07-08-12
    RH 07-08-12
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    "This is my favorite series,"
    Where does Naked in Death rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    The In Death series is one of my favorite reads and listens. I have listened to the entire series more than once.


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

    I really enjoy the character interactions.


    What about Susan Ericksen???s performance did you like?

    Susan has developed voices for the characters so I know who is speaking even if I missed the information.


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

    No moment was more memorable than any other.


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    Kristine Mesa, az, United States 06-24-12
    Kristine Mesa, az, United States 06-24-12 Member Since 2013
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    What did you love best about Naked in Death?

    I liked the world the author created in the future where gun shot wounds are foreign to them.


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

    The plot kept me interested in seeing if I was right about who the villian was.


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

    I haven't heard other books she has done.


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

    No extreme reactions, but it is possible since the subject matter is kind of upsetting.


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    Angel 06-20-12
    Angel 06-20-12

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Great read!!"
    Where does Naked in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book ranks number 1 for me!


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

    The whole thing! It was exciting all the way! I can't wait to read the next one!


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    Excellent performance. I couldn't imagine anyone else being thre voice on Lt. Eve Dallas!


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

    Yes! and I did. I just couldnt stop!


    Any additional comments?

    I really hope the rest of the books are as great as this one was.

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