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Rapture in Death: In Death, Book 4 | [J. D. Robb]

Rapture in Death: In Death, Book 4

They died with smiles on their faces. Three apparent suicides: a brilliant engineer, an infamous lawyer, and a controversial politician. Three strangers with nothing in common - and no obvious reasons for killing themselves. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the deaths suspicious.
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Publisher's Summary

They died with smiles on their faces. Three apparent suicides: a brilliant engineer, an infamous lawyer, and a controversial politician. Three strangers with nothing in common - and no obvious reasons for killing themselves. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the deaths suspicious. And her instincts paid off when autopsies revealed small burns on the brains of the victims. Was it a genetic abnormality or a high-tech method of murder?

Eve's investigation turned to the provocative world of virtual reality games - where the same techniques used to create joy and desire could also prompt the mind to become the weapon of its own destruction.

Crack another case with Eve Dallas.

©2006 J.D. Robb; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

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    Jewelie Indianapolis, in, United States 10-16-08
    Jewelie Indianapolis, in, United States 10-16-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Death series"

    I love this series. thank you for the recommendation audible! It is funny, exciting, has plenty of twist and sexy. Well done.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Anna Newark, NJ, United States 04-21-14
    Anna Newark, NJ, United States 04-21-14 Member Since 2013
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Rapture in Death to be better than the print version?

    I have no interest in the print version. Not when Susan Ericksen is the narrator


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

    Most definitely! I was prompted to do this review because in the midst of the entire plot J.D. gave us a glance into the most cheerful debate of Nature vs Nurture while putting invaluable detail into the characters of Riana and Dr Mira.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I must confess I am not finished with this volume but I must say this Nature vs Nature plug had me pleasantly surprised


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

    Absolutely!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    TCReader hesperia, ca, United States 04-09-14
    TCReader hesperia, ca, United States 04-09-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Series"
    Would you listen to Rapture in Death again? Why?

    Yes. Makes for perfect light listening. Good stories.. timeless


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

    The scene on the ledge. I really thought Dallas was going to save her. I was stunned.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    In this scene, Peabody has a cup of "real" coffee for the first time!! I am a coffee lover so the prospect of a future world without coffee is quite dreary.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Pamela Jacksonville, FL, United States 03-30-14
    Pamela Jacksonville, FL, United States 03-30-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Not J.D. Robb's best but good narration"
    What did you like best about Rapture in Death? What did you like least?

    I love the In Death series and own all of the books but have only recently started listening to the audio books. Susan Ericksen does a great job with the narration - much better than I expected.


    Would you be willing to try another book from J. D. Robb? Why or why not?

    I intend to purchase more of the In Death audio books. I've enjoyed this one enough to warrant purchasing another one.


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

    This is the third In Death book I've listened to but the first "early" book of the series. The later books seem to be much more consistent with character voices. I think Ms. Ericksen was still trying to find what worked while narrating the early books. Doesn't make them any less enjoyable though.


    Do you think Rapture in Death needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It has a follow up book.....or somewhere around 30 follow ups.


    Any additional comments?

    I waited a while to try my first In Death audio books. I feel as though I know these characters very well after reading them through 35+ books. I was afraid I'd hear the narrator's version of a particular character and just HATE it. It didn't happen. I think she made Peabody just a little stuffier than I would have liked but I have no issue with any of the characterizations that Ms. Ericksen uses in her narration. Have really enjoyed what I've heard so far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia CHERRY HILL, NJ, United States 03-29-14
    Patricia CHERRY HILL, NJ, United States 03-29-14 Member Since 2012
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    What did you like best about Rapture in Death? What did you like least?

    It was a little contrived at times with the brain tissue issues. Interesting concept with the virtual reality but contrived.


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

    Eve trying to prevent the woman from jumping off the building.


    What would have made this romance irresistible?

    Honestly, the romance stuff with Roarke and Dallas sometimes gets in the way of the mystery.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer PANTEGO, NC, United States 09-21-13
    Amazon Customer PANTEGO, NC, United States 09-21-13 Member Since 2013
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    "5 Stars!"

    Another great book! I simply love the interaction with Mavis in this one, and simply love angry Roarke hahaha.

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    Ann Deranleau Sioux City, IA 07-14-13
    Ann Deranleau Sioux City, IA 07-14-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Love it!"
    Where does Rapture in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Just as good as the ones before it


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

    Yes


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ones between Eve & Rouke


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

    Yes but couldn't. Needed to sleep


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ray Rockhampton, Australia 04-02-13
    Ray Rockhampton, Australia 04-02-13 Member Since 2011

    I am a Company Rep in Central Qld. I travel around 60,000klms a year and rely on my Audiobooks to keep me company on my Country Trips!

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    "The Narrator gave the Characters real personality!"

    I was two thirds through Immortal in Death as a hard copy when I saw this title in Audible.
    In spite of having the difficulty of reading a title in the middle of a series, I was sufficiently hooked to order the Audible version of Book 4.
    This turned out to be a real bonus largely due to Susan Ericksen's interpretation of the book's Characters.
    The Irish brogue of Roarke & the very amusing accent chosen for Peabody, gave the book more appeal & made for easier listening.
    Maybe if I had started at book 1, I may have had a better understanding but book 3 was given to me and I dutifully pitched in and read it!
    I realise now that I had very little understanding of the characters or the era in which the books are set.
    I would advise any potential readers/listeners to probably start at the beginning!!

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    Staci MI, United States 03-15-13
    Staci MI, United States 03-15-13 Member Since 2012

    Life in the Thumb

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    "Excellent Narrator!"

    Reason for reading it: I am totally addicted to this series and quite frankly, I adore Eve. I love her bad-ass attitude and how she never gives up until she has the right answer. Roarke is still as hot as ever and they are certainly getting their marriage off to a smokin' start! The narrator, Susan Ericksen, absolutely makes this so enjoyable!!

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    Jenni Urbana, IL, United States 12-30-12
    Jenni Urbana, IL, United States 12-30-12
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    "Not Eve's most exciting case, but enjoyable still"

    Eve Dallas is now officially married to the handsome Rourke, but despite a pleasant honeymoon, Dallas doesn't know how to tear herself away from work. This latest case actually starts during that honeymoon, and she becomes involved in investigating a series of suspicious suicides.

    I enjoy this series because of the psyche of the characters. There is a bit of that as Eve continues to evaluate who she is and how her past has affected her. For example, during this book, Eve offers up her first unsolicited "I love you" to Rourke, and it's a touching moment. The case itself is a bit odd and seemed pretty transparent to me, although it lead to a hilarious situation with two virtual reality lovers. I mostly enjoyed the story because I'm committed to the series already.

    I have read a few of these books, and this is the second I listened to. I'm disappointed in the narration now that a new character, Peabody, has been introduced. The narrator sounds so cartoonish in her dialogue as this character. It was incredibly distracting and I was disappointed to learn that Susan Erickson does all the narration for the series. It makes me think twice about going audible with any more of the books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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