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Rapture in Death Audiobook

Rapture in Death: In Death, Book 4

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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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    AudioAddict 08-23-16
    AudioAddict 08-23-16

    I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!

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    "Awesome as Aways!"

    STORY (Detective) - This is the fourth book in this series, and I'm rating it the same as the others. Five stars all around! It is set in the future, something like year 2050ish, so there are futuristic gadgets and situations, but the characters and crimes are very realistic. I love the characters and their development throughout the series. Eve and Roarke meet in Book 1, marry in Book 3, and are newlyweds in this Book 4. Eve is a tough-as-nails cop and her crime-solving is top notch, but she also has tender, sexy moments with Roarke. Roarke is a sexy multibillionaire who usually gets drawn into her investigations in one way or another. The book will keep you guessing and is good from beginning to end , as are the rest. I suppose I'm going to have to listen to all of them (there's like 50 books!!)

    PERFORMANCE - Susan Ericksen is amazing. Different voices and accents for characters as appropriate. Love her!

    OVERALL - Eve is tough and so is her mouth, so be prepared for a healthy dose of cussing. There are several short sex scenes in the book, but they're more passionate than they are explicit. The story stands alone, though if you start with this book you will be picking up in the middle of the character development. You definitely don't have to start with Book 1, but I'd recommend it. I think males and females both would enjoy this series, but it might be a bit more oriented towards women because of the romantic thread. Go for it, you won't regret it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    MARCIA 08-13-12
    MARCIA 08-13-12
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    "GOING BACK TO #4 AFTER LISTENING TO MOST RECENT"
    Would you listen to Rapture in Death again? Why?

    YES
    I WAS CONCERNED THAT I WOULD BE BORED. I HAVE LISTENED TO MOST OF THIS SERIES AND ALWAYS COME BACK TO IT. I HAVE EVEN LISTENED TO #33 THE MOST RECENT. I HAD MISSED THIS EARLIER VERSION. I WASN'T DISSAPPOINTED. YES THE CHARACTERS HAVE EVOLVED AND I AM AMAZED HOW THIS AUTHOR IS ABLE TO KEEP THEM EVOLVING AND THE MURDERS AREN'T THE REASON TO LISTEN BUT THE CHARACTERS. I STILL ENJOYED #4 AS IT JUST BROUGHT ME BACK IN TIME AND SHOWED THE RELATIONSHIPS EARLIER ON.
    I WOULD RECOMMEND ANYONE THAT HAS NOT LISTENED TO THIS SERIES START WITH THE FIRST ONE AND GO STRAIGHT THROUGH NOT MISSING ANY. I CAN'T GIVE A NEGATIVE ABOUT ANY OF THE BOOKS.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    SHE DOES ALL THE VOICES WITH THE ENTIRE SERIES AND YOU INSTANTLY RECOGNIZE THEM. SHE NEVER CHANGES THE VOICES AND YOU KNOW WHO THE CHARACTERS ARE. THE VOICES AND INFLECTIONS ARE VERY GOOD FOR EACH CHARACTER.


    15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda 02-24-10
    Brenda 02-24-10

    I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.

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    "Rapture in Death"

    Great series

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy J Tornado Alley OK 06-18-13
    Nancy J Tornado Alley OK 06-18-13 Member Since 2011

    Mystery reader (especially series) and Austen lover

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    "Irresistible Series!"


    I've already said this series is addictive. Each time I finish one of the books, I tell myself to let it rest a while, make the whole experience last longer. But I can't resist -- I HAVE TO buy that next book in the series, and listen to it right away.

    Numbrer 4 in the series, Rapture In Death, begins during Dallas and Roarke's honeymoon, on an off-planet resort being built by one of Roarke's companies. Taking up right where Number 3 left off, there is a death, apparent suicide, of one of Roarke's contractors in the almost completed resort. Apparent suicide, except that the guy was smiling when he died.
    Back on earth, more suicides happen, each one with a smile.

    While investigating the suspicious suicides, Dallas begins to have some insights into what it means to love and be loved. She's still not real sure about how to express herself, to Roarke or herself. Mavis gets tangentially involved in connection with a big break in her singing career. Mavis and Leonardo grow more in love. Dallas tags Peobody to become a detective and her aide. So all around, slowly, Dallas is picking up little clues about how people relate on a non-cop level. It's interesting to watch.

    I love the inventiveness with which J.D. Robb describes the world of New York in 2058. Very ingenious. And I'll keep coming back for more to see those relationships grow, deepen, and flourish.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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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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    NanaMeryl Ocala, FL 01-26-11
    NanaMeryl Ocala, FL 01-26-11 Member Since 2008

    Retired Teacher Love reading and love listening to audio books in my car.

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    "Painless reading"

    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.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    patricia United States 03-21-13
    patricia United States 03-21-13
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    "Keeps you wondering."
    Would you listen to Rapture in Death again? Why?

    Yes, very entertaining.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The plot and the different characters in the book.


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

    No


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh some, but it also made me wonder if in years way down the road that we could be living like that or with things that are mentioned in the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I will be going on to book 5 when I'm done listening to book 4.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    ANDREA Centreville, VA, United States 12-12-11
    ANDREA Centreville, VA, United States 12-12-11 Member Since 2011

    Andrea

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    "Another great episode with Dallas!"
    What made the experience of listening to Rapture in Death the most enjoyable?

    the continuation of characters and the story


    What did you like best about this story?

    all of it


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

    she has a great fit for the various characters and you can visualize them


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Tara Imperial Beach, CA, United States 07-01-10
    Tara Imperial Beach, CA, United States 07-01-10
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    "Really enjoying the series"

    I like getting to know the characters more and laughing and crying with them. The book is well written and Susan Ericksen does a great job with all of the characters.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Boundless Book Reviews 12-05-16

    S. A. Williams

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    "I simply loved it."
    Any additional comments?

    I am still in awe of this futuristic word that Robb created.  It’s inventive and still so much fun to be able to soak up every crazy element.  I am a HUGE lover of sci-fi and romance and this brings both of those genres together. It’s the perfect series for me.

    Eve’s relationship with Roarke is one that I have LOVED since the first book and it keeps getting more and more intense.  The love scenes in this book! Boy howdy!  I bet Ericksen was blushing to her toes delivering those lines.  And speaking of Ericksen, she has quickly become one of my favorite female narrator's.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her Irish accent for Roarke, especially when he is angry! OMG!

    Rapture in Death gets nothing less than 5 Boundless Stars, I simply loved it....Sara 

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    12/23/12
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    "Wonderful"

    If you have 'read' the previous book in the series this is on parr. If not it might be worth checking out the earlier ones as the main characters - Lt. Eve Dallas, Roarke and Peabody - story lines continue and refer back. Otherwise the story is a stand alone with twists and turns enough to keep you interested to the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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