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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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    Heather 04-05-12
    Heather 04-05-12 Member Since 2009

    Smoke me a kipper; I'll be back for breakfast.

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    "Torture to Finish"

    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.

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    Linda Marion, AR, United States 03-30-12
    Linda Marion, AR, United States 03-30-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Great Series"

    You will not regret listening to these. They are the best; love Eve and Roarke. It's great to watch their relationship grow.

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    Ramona Coatesville, PA, United States 03-05-12
    Ramona Coatesville, PA, United States 03-05-12 Member Since 2014

    My name is Mona and I am an infrequent reader. I found books on audio by accident. I am really enjoying it.

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    "Kept me on edge..."
    If you could sum up Naked in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Suspenseful, intriguing, satisfying.


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

    Just started listening to these types of stories.


    What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She really brought a voice and a picture of each character. I enjoyed the varying difference in each one especially the old woman.


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

    Futuristic, sci-fi, thriller.....


    Any additional comments?

    About to start the second book in the series.

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    Bec Angels Camp, CA, United States 03-01-12
    Bec Angels Camp, CA, United States 03-01-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Entertaining"
    Would you try another book from J. D. Robb and/or Susan Ericksen?

    Yes, entertaining story & Eve is an interesting character.... I will read more!


    What aspect of Susan Ericksen’s performance would you have changed?

    Didn't love narrator....


    Was Naked in Death worth the listening time?

    Yes


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    Keith United States 02-19-12
    Keith United States 02-19-12
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    "Dallas is awesome!"
    Where does Naked in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In my top four, I love Roberts And Susan Erickson does a remarkably excellent job.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Dallas and roarkes connection. The futuristic setting.


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

    ROARKE. I loved reading immortal in death ( my first Robb book) and I just fell in love with how roarke deals with eve.


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    warwick sawyers gully, Australia 02-08-12
    warwick sawyers gully, Australia 02-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Highly entertaining"
    What made the experience of listening to Naked in Death the most enjoyable?

    A very good story, good characters, brilliantly read.


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

    This plot , charactors & read ensures you keep on listening. I couldn't put it down. Has set a high standard for the series


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    Just an enormouse read. Charactors. accents , awesome


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

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    I hope the rest are as good, as this was the first for me, I start the next immediately

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    frank 02-06-12
    frank 02-06-12

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    "good start"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    love the serie but had ot read the 1st book so glad I could find


    What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    her voices are wonderful and you can see the person in your mind


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 01-22-12
    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 01-22-12
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    "Even better than the written version"

    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.

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    Kathy Faifield, Australia 01-10-12
    Kathy Faifield, Australia 01-10-12
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    "Uneasy mix of crime, romance and sci-fi"
    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    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.


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    Sharon 01-09-12
    Sharon 01-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Still the best of the series"

    Great flawed characters that you can love and care about. This series is by far the best of all the series I have read or listened to.

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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
    Halland, United Kingdom
    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 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!


    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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