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
One of the things I really like about this book is the side action. There are are least 2 occasions so far where Eve and Peabody have come across crimes while in outside locations. While Roarke is supportive of Eve's chosen career, there is a perilous situation about halfway through the book that brings the fear of losing her to the forefront. Again, as in the 1st 3 books, characters and their relationships between each other become more developed and even minor characters are given depth and purpose.
The scene where Peabody gets a load out of Roarke with just a towel on is hilarious. She already flusters whenever he speaks to her and the bare-chested Roarke only makes the situation more comical.
As for the main murder case, the plot is inventive and as the pieces fall together, you see how the futuristic setting works well in this story. The author makes it believable and a real possibility sometime in our future.
I am new to find J.D. Robb, Nora Roberts. You can find them a reliable source of entertainment, most the time. This series so far has been great. I couldn't wait to start and when I finished, I couldn't wait to start the next book. It is a murder mystery with romance incorporated in. The side characters are likable too.
It reminds me of Catherine Coulter's split second.
When Dallas and Rorke are up to no good.
The title covers it.
I would recommend it, you can't go wrong.
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.
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