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
Smoke me a kipper; I'll be back for breakfast.
For several years someone told me I should check out this author's books. She said that every woman she recommended them to fell in love with the series. This depresses me. This book was absolutely crap and is just an alternate version of a bodice-ripper. The difference is that the main character is a stock hard practical female cop. Unless you're looking for girly smut (ie woman taken against her will but ends up loving it), don't bother to read this. The writing isn't very good and the story line is totally predictable.
You will not regret listening to these. They are the best; love Eve and Roarke. It's great to watch their relationship grow.
My name is Mona and I am an infrequent reader. I found books on audio by accident. I am really enjoying it.
Suspenseful, intriguing, satisfying.
Just started listening to these types of stories.
She really brought a voice and a picture of each character. I enjoyed the varying difference in each one especially the old woman.
Futuristic, sci-fi, thriller.....
About to start the second book in the series.
Yes, entertaining story & Eve is an interesting character.... I will read more!
Didn't love narrator....
In my top four, I love Roberts And Susan Erickson does a remarkably excellent job.
Dallas and roarkes connection. The futuristic setting.
ROARKE. I loved reading immortal in death ( my first Robb book) and I just fell in love with how roarke deals with eve.
A very good story, good characters, brilliantly read.
This plot , charactors & read ensures you keep on listening. I couldn't put it down. Has set a high standard for the series
Just an enormouse read. Charactors. accents , awesome
I hope the rest are as good, as this was the first for me, I start the next immediately
love the serie but had ot read the 1st book so glad I could find
her voices are wonderful and you can see the person in your mind
I admit I love this series and I've gone back and read this book at least twice. The audible version lends a whole new dimension to the story and I plan to have them all in this format. It was very good and the narrator had me from the beginning. Eve and Roarke are always good but this made their story even better.
I was really disapointed by this book. It had to much swearing for my taste. Also I found the use of a futuristic setting to be forced. The story would have worked just as well in the present day and the futuristic world the author created lacked imagination.
"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.
"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
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 !
"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.
Fairly routine crime novel, moves at a good pace, requires minimal effort from the listener.
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