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
I am soo glad that I took a chance with this author and book. I am totally hooked on the "In Death" series. Yes it's in the future but the imagination of JD Robb with the future adds a kick, and the story line, plot and romance are a perfect combination. Susan Erickson does the damn thing with the narration. Totally addictive. I have never been a murder mystery book type person but this entire series is awesome. Happy Listening!
Retired Teacher Love reading and love listening to audio books in my car.
I love Nora Roberts, but resisted reading her as J. D. Robb. I decided to try this summer and got the Audible version of the first in her "In Death" series. I absolutely love the books. I think the character of Eve is real enough. Although I realize that the character of Roarke is only a dream, I pretend that he really could exist. The narration is excellent, and the narrator is one of my favorites. I'm reading them in order.
Listen and learn. Life is an adventure. Have fun, laugh, and love thy neighbor. Life is too short not to have a good time. Bye
A thriller in love and murder. Eve can pack a punch no matter who it is. She's my hero.
Glad to see a sharper Eve, she and Roake both had lost to much of their edge a little to soft. Hope this series goes on for years, every book has a new twist. Great read.
I very much enjoyed listening to 90% of the book as it has everything, suspense, sex and action, but in a later part of the book their are some parts about explicit incest. I feel that this was a required part of the story but maybe it did not have to be told in such an explicit way, as listening to this I did not enjoy. Otherwise it was a great book, well written & narrated too.
This book was my first introduction to audio books at the beheast of my Mother for my long trips back and forth from college. At first I was like "ehh it is ok", I was a bit confused at the beginning because it is set in the future but quickly caught on, but by the end of the book, I couldn't stop listening. By the 3rd book I was completly hooked into the story of Eve Dallas. I am going through the entire series all over again, picking up on the littlest statements made in the early books that become bigger in later books. J.D. Robb has done an excelent job in creating a world that I still find that I want to visit and revisit again and again.
This is my first book by this author. The narrator did a good job. The story line was slow, and midway through, it became. The plot was pretty good, but the book failed to hold my overall interest.
I had not realised at first that this book is set in the future, if I had I probably would not have taken it. The plot itself was not bad, but definately not great either. The futurustic setting make it harder to believe and is distracting. I am not convinced by this book and I hesitate to buy another one of these. The narrater is ok though.
What the synopsis of this book fails to reveal is that this book is "some where in the future." It is half sci-fi and half cop thriller. Not a good mix, and I am really disappointed in Audible for not clarifying that in its description.
"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"
"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!
"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.
"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 !
Fairly routine crime novel, moves at a good pace, requires minimal effort from the listener.
"Shame about the narrator."
This story is okay, not the best but good. However the narrator was rubbish. Her voice is okay to listen to, but she doesn't do much with the different characters. Half the time you can't even tell what gender the character is until you're told. Unfortunately her narration completely ruined any attempt to listen to this book, and I think I will be buying the Kindle version instead. I'm just glad I got it while it was on offer.
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