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Taken in Death Audiobook

Taken in Death: In Death, Book 37.5

Two young children disappear from their East Side home in New York City, their nanny killed in cold blood. As Lieutenant Eve Dallas begins to unravel the crime scene and search for Henry and Gala MacDermit, she's drawn into the twisted mind of a kidnapper who will stop at nothing to take revenge. Horrific threats concerning the brother and sister hit far too close to home for Eve, drawing her back into memories of her own tortured childhood.
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Two young children disappear from their East Side home in New York City, their nanny killed in cold blood. As Lieutenant Eve Dallas begins to unravel the crime scene and search for Henry and Gala MacDermit, she's drawn into the twisted mind of a kidnapper who will stop at nothing to take revenge. Horrific threats concerning the brother and sister hit far too close to home for Eve, drawing her back into memories of her own tortured childhood.

But Eve knows that there's no time to waste on the past, and with every passing hour her determination to bring the children safely home strengthens. Eve and her team find themselves following an electronic breadcrumb trail left by a boy desperate to escape the evil witch. Their investigation into the kidnapper's sordid past reveals violent coercion, ritualistic killings, and chilling bloodlust - making her terrifying plans for the children abundantly clear.

©2013 Nora Roberts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Deborah LaVergne, TN, United States 09-24-13
    Deborah LaVergne, TN, United States 09-24-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great short listen."
    What did you love best about Taken in Death?

    It fits nicely into the series with a futuristic twist on a classic fairy tale.


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

    After 30+ books, Susan Erickson has all the characters refined to the point of recognition by voice alone.


    Any additional comments?

    Thoroughly enjoyable.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Annette Mitchell 02-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "The Good Witch"

    Teleoathic twins kidnapped by mother's evil twin sister. Dallas along with Roarke and her team do what they do best and rescue the kids. This novella by Robb is on par with her other fine works. Eve always entertains.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    sonia woodbridge, va, United States 10-30-13
    sonia woodbridge, va, United States 10-30-13 Member Since 2011

    Have a Boomerang Millenial Daughter. We like her, she likes us so, nice to have her back. Both my Husband and I are Proud USN Veterans.

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    "Love all In Death, this was too contrived, boring."
    What disappointed you about Taken in Death?

    I own and love the entire In Death series, listen to them over and over again. Taken in Death, feels too contrived and almost like Robb, just wanted to give us a novella, any novella. I did not enjoy it at all. Tried to re-listen but couldn't.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Listening to Stied Larsson's Millenium Trilogy. If J. D. Robb published more often, I'd listen to them.


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

    The BEST NARRATOR OF ALL. I can use my imagination even more, for a more complete story experience.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Taken in Death?

    I wouldn't have published it. I love Eve, Roarke, Gallahad and the whole gang but was extremely dissapointed with Taken.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for next In Death!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joan Collierville, TN, United States 12-20-13
    Joan Collierville, TN, United States 12-20-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Recycling Plotlines"

    I have always loved the JD Robb series until a year ago. I feel that Nora is recycling plotlines and rushing out books that just are not her best work. I no longer run to Wal-mart the morning her books come out or put onto my audible wish list. If you have a credit, use it, donn't pay for this. You should buy something else.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Robin Sweet Corning, NY, US 02-02-16
    Robin Sweet Corning, NY, US 02-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful story horrible performance"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Somewhat


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eve was my favorite character Susan Erickson's performance of Eve was least objectionable.


    What didn’t you like about Susan Ericksen’s performance?

    Terrible! Reading was ok, but the voices she used for the characters were awful. Rourke is supposed to have a hint of Ireland in his voice, Peabody is from the Midwest and softspoken not native New Yorker, and the Fed's sounded like they were from Ireland also. Mira sounded harsh and McNabb just sounded stupid. Would have been better if she had done a straight reading. It was hard to enjoy the story with those voices.


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

    Yes. I would like to hear more about the kids and we didn't get Eve's signature interrogation. No Nadine, no humor, not one of J D Robb's best efforts but still an excellent story.


    Any additional comments?

    If Susan Erickson is going to narrate more of these books please have J D Robb give her more insight on the characters or have someone else do the voices, especially Roark and Peabody.

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    Michael Copeland ev ansville, in, US 01-10-16
    Michael Copeland ev ansville, in, US 01-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    the story was interesting I like the that there were no long drawn out love scene but that there was a good deal of action

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    PShop 12-06-15
    PShop 12-06-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Great short story"

    Enjoyed listening to this short story. Love the JD Robb - Lt Eve Dallas stories!

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    Tamara Smith SAINT JOHNS, MI, US 07-29-15
    Tamara Smith SAINT JOHNS, MI, US 07-29-15
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    "Too short"

    Not up to the usual standard like the other In Death series. Characters seemed shallower than normal. I am a big fan of this series but this book just fell short.

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    Karen Swansea, MA 07-29-15
    Karen Swansea, MA 07-29-15 Member Since 2013

    Knit-a-Holic

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    "It Is A Short Story!!!"
    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Oh don't make me pick, I love them all.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    She is one of the best readers ever. She is so good with all the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I am surprised that readers complained about the story, it is a "short" story and it goes quick, but I like them and having stepped through this series one by one I never miss the short stories. I like that the author gives us something between the full novels. I really love this series.

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    Amazon Customer Louisville, KY 05-22-15
    Amazon Customer Louisville, KY 05-22-15 Member Since 2014

    RoseyLynn

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    "Short but Exceptional as always"

    Susan Erikson gives another spectacular performance as Eve Dallas and the gang. J.D. Robb manages to pack all of the excitement, intrigue and mystery of a full length novel into this "short" story. A must read for fans.

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  • M. Graydon
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    7/23/15
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    "Great short story"
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    This was one of the better short stories in this series although I am generally a fan of them anyway. The kids were good characters and I liked that they weren't wusses. Always a good day when an psychotic evil twin turns up.

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    Heathfield Park, United Kingdom
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    "Great continuation of Eve and Roarke stories"

    This is a great continuation of the Eve and Roarke murder stories. I enjoyed the twist that found Eve trying to find the children rather than concentrating on the murder. A little bit low tech compared with other stories which made a nice change, whilst also keeping the character story lines moving forward without detracting from the story line.

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