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
Yes! This was a fantastic story and a great way to kick off the series! I'm hooked and have since finished the second book. Nore Roberts as JD Robbs is amazing. I don't know how she does it!! BUY THIS, you will not be dissapointed!
I would read another book by this author, but only if a friend recommended it. I was lukewarm about this one, but I've been assured that some of the other books in the series are better.
I figured out the "whodunit" fairly quickly and was mostly interested to find out if I was right. I was disappointed in the character development for the main character. Tough young woman in a man's world, crunchy exterior just begging for some tender-hearted rich guy to help her discover her softer side. I feel like I've read this all before...about a hundred times.
Overall I enjoyed Susan Ericksen's performance, but I found Eve Dallas' almost manly voice off-putting. Also, being from the south, the southern accents were ridiculously bad. But then again, they usually are.
The main character and how she solves crimes. I also like the futuristic technology.
Roarke seducing Eve.
when Roarke kept Dallas' button, it was liking seeing into the future.
Her many voices are so accurate to each character. she is amaizing. Roarke's voice is like melt in your mouth chocolate.
I liked her usual style of writing and suspense and look forward to reading more of her books.
This was my first listening to Susan Ericksen but I enjoyed her narration.
Fun to read!
It is not totally unpredictable. But still interesting.
Ms. Ericksen's performance was the best I have ever heard on an audio book! SUPERB!!!
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!
I might if i had the time or ran out of other books to listen to.
just fine the way it was.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
"cardboard cutout fiction"
An naive 14 year old.
Create believable characters with depth rather than shallow stereotypes.
Possibly, maybe to check how much she contributes to this being a lifeless yawn of a book
I would cut all the characters from the book and replace them more realistic ones. No-one worth salvaging.
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.
"The best in death book - The first is always the b"
Where Eve and Roarke first meet you can't beat that.
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.
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.
Eve and Roarke the start of a complicated life together
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"
"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.
"By the numbers crime fiction"
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 à 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!
It wasn't the genre that was the problem, it was everything else.
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.
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.
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!
"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 !
"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.
"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
Horrible in every way, not many books I give one star (would be zero if I could) peppered with pointless sex the way a 14 year old might write. If you haven't got the gist yet, I hated it.
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