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
Although I guessed who was the antagonist early on, I thoroughly enjoyed the climax. The story is smooth and the presentation is great. Each character is discernible. Can't wait to download the next one.
I have no interest in the print version. Not when Susan Ericksen is the narrator
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.
I must confess I am not finished with this volume but I must say this Nature vs Nature plug had me pleasantly surprised
Yes. Makes for perfect light listening. Good stories.. timeless
The scene on the ledge. I really thought Dallas was going to save her. I was stunned.
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.
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.
I intend to purchase more of the In Death audio books. I've enjoyed this one enough to warrant purchasing another one.
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.
It has a follow up book.....or somewhere around 30 follow ups.
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.
It was a little contrived at times with the brain tissue issues. Interesting concept with the virtual reality but contrived.
Eve trying to prevent the woman from jumping off the building.
Honestly, the romance stuff with Roarke and Dallas sometimes gets in the way of the mystery.
Always after books that read well in the tractor!
Another great book! I simply love the interaction with Mavis in this one, and simply love angry Roarke hahaha.
Just as good as the ones before it
The ones between Eve & Rouke
Yes but couldn't. Needed to sleep
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!
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!!
Life in the Thumb
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!!
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.
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