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Taken in Death: In Death, Book 37.5 | [J. D. Robb]

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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    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.

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    Annette Mitchell 02-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Lt. Good Witch"

    Even though this was a relatively short novella, it had a pretty good story line. Not Ms. Robb's best work, more like a little breather for her. The little boy with his smarts and bravery was the real star of this novella. I rather enjoyed it though others may not. I think that would basically be because of the shortness of the story. Ms. Robb is still on top of her game but I think she just needed a little break.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Denise 01-29-15
    Denise 01-29-15 Member Since 2012

    Married w/two college-grad kids, 3 cats & a 2-story house that's too quiet most days! I love audiobks! I listen while I Xstitch! Xstasy!

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    "The best of the shorts!"

    Loved it! The best of the In Death novellas: tight, suspenseful, emotional. Narrator owns series.

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    scott Destin, FL, United States 01-21-15
    scott Destin, FL, United States 01-21-15 Member Since 2010
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    "Narrator missed the mark for me"

    The narrator and I just did not sync with this one. It was okay to irritating. Yes, this is subjective. My ear just could not buy into the way it was read and the different voices.

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    Alicia 01-13-15
    Alicia 01-13-15 Member Since 2014
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    "This entire series is great fun!"

    Pick it up anywhere in the series, the back plot is not that intricate. But just a warning, you will want to listen to them all!

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    Patricia Desrosiers Nottingham, NH 12-26-14
    Patricia Desrosiers Nottingham, NH 12-26-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Follows Roberts Pattern"
    What did you love best about Taken in Death?

    I am comfortable with In Death series and its pattern. It followed true to course but was much quicker and refrained from the usual love scene.


    If you’ve listened to books by J. D. Robb before, how does this one compare?

    It was better than some of the In Death series, was a little darker. It was a little different with the fairy tale entwined in the story.


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

    She did well and her accents were dead on. She brings out the characters.


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

    Cry some because it involved children and I felt for the parents.


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    Sherrilyn Dolman 08-28-14 Member Since 2013
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    "An Afternoon Snack"
    What did you love best about Taken in Death?

    The story grabbed your attention and kept it. Given the relatively short length of the story, it was a quick listen.


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

    The plot was good, giving you glimpses of where it was going, but still taking turns you didn't expect.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Ericksen’s performances?

    No. I didn't enjoy either the accents or the character voices the reader used. I thought the accents were poor and some of the voices given to characters made them sound dumb.


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

    I didn't laugh or cry, but enjoyed an afternoon of listening to a good book.


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    Susan Bartonville, TX 07-18-14
    Susan Bartonville, TX 07-18-14 Member Since 2012

    Myst/thrillers and ✨fun fantasies✨are my favorites but always open for a good story.  

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    "Dallas to the rescue."

    The fascinating connection between twins is prevalent in this story. A fast moving short thriller that had a good premiss. I'm glad this was a short, reading about kidnapping children is not my bag but this was not too bad. Crazy, Silence of the Lamb, occult, genius takes them and it is up to Dallas's team to get them back before the witching hour. A twist makes it even creepier.

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    Rhonda 06-07-14
    Rhonda 06-07-14
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    "Best short"

    I haven't been a fan of the short In Death books. This one is great.

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    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 04-18-14
    Gudrun Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories, Canada 04-18-14 Member Since 2011

    I'm open to any book as long as it is true to itself.

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    "I would read more Robb books"

    This was the first J. D. Robb I have ever listened to or read and it would make me choose more by this author. The character of Dallas is well written and the story was good. Nothing amazing, but a good, solid thriller.

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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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