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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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    bracken mocksville, nc, United States 02-23-14
    bracken mocksville, nc, United States 02-23-14 Member Since 2011
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    "leans toward sci-fi"

    I despise sci-fi, so I didn't like it as well as I thought. It is a good story if you overlook the 'telepathic communication'. I think audible.com should give a better feel for what to expect.

    The narrator was a bit too lispy for my taste, but she did an AMAZING job on all the different voices and accents.

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    Jami E. Nettles Columbus, MS USA 02-23-14
    Jami E. Nettles Columbus, MS USA 02-23-14 Member Since 2002
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    "Wow... that was awful"

    If I had paid more than $1.99 or had to listen much longer, I would be upset. It did keep my ears occupied during a 3 hour run, but I should have listened to my self breathe. The characters are just stupid - there were so many obvious plot holes and character inconsistencies that I couldn't engage with the story.

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    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 01-20-14
    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 01-20-14
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    "Book 37.5 and still can't wait for the next"

    I really have said it all when it comes to the In Death series in all of my previous reviews. So simply put great, love Eve and Roarke, can't wait for the next book.

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    Mary Bloomington, IN, United States 12-31-13
    Mary Bloomington, IN, United States 12-31-13 Member Since 2006
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    "You don't hear about evil twins too often... but"

    I really liked this story. It totally gave me the shivers all the way through it. I have a twin sister, and I called her afterwards to tell her about the twins in this story. I think it was just the right length for the story. I am sometimes reluctant to get short stories because I am afraid the plot won't be resolved. However, that isn't the case with this story.

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    Linda Bowie, MD, United States 12-09-13
    Linda Bowie, MD, United States 12-09-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Another Good Outcome by Dallas and Roarke"

    I really like these stories. Even when they are predictable and you know the outcome, they are still entertaining. This one was a bit weak with not much time for Eve and Roarke to 'get together' and resolve things. That's just another phrase for sex. But even without that, it was a good read. The premise is that two kids are kidnapped, their nanny murdered, and at first we are to think it might be the mother but then rather quickly we find out that it is her identical twin. Then things get interesting but that's what the books all about so you'll have to read it. Needless to say, you'll enjoy it if you've read any of the earlier ones. If you are thinking of jumping in to this series, do yourself a favor and at least read the first book so you know how Eve and Roarke got together. It's well worth the price.

    As usual, Susan Ericksen is awesome.

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    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 11-25-13
    Amazon Customer Federal Way, Wa, United States 11-25-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Even Robb's shorts are great"

    as always very good. Really enjoyed it. Eve and Roark are the best and watching her come a long through this series has been wonderful. Best character development ever.

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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!

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    julie montrose, Australia 10-19-13
    julie montrose, Australia 10-19-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Another excellent story"
    If you could sum up Taken in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Thrilling and touching.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Love getting involved with the characters and feeling as if l know them.


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

    Susan Ericksen brings the characters to life for me...gives them all personalities-Pheney scoffing into scrambled eggs while discussing the case, what a hoot.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Dallas was listening to little Henry trying to wake up his little sister...you could feel Dallas' desperation to find them.


    Any additional comments?

    I have been hanging out for the next story written by JD Robb and read by Susan Ericksen...they are the best team for audible books...they've spoilt me for other books read. I will only listen to females reading for some reason now. I have read all their books and am going to have to wait again for the next!!!

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    Beth Jannali, Australia 10-12-13
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    "Shed a few tears"
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    I love the 'in Death' series and found this short story enthralling and very moving. Great narration - excellent accents!

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    ~AudioBookaHolic~ Pennsylvania 10-01-13
    ~AudioBookaHolic~ Pennsylvania 10-01-13 Member Since 2011

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    "LOVE!!! the In Death Series!!"
    Where does Taken in Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Was a Great Short Story!!


    What did you like best about this story?

    When Eve and Nixie met again and when Eve Saved the Children of coarse. I cried in a couple parts of the story.


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

    Susan is Eve Dallas, She brings Eve to Life....I would Much rather listen to Susan than read the book myself! if they were to change the reader in My Opinion it Would RUIN it!!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES!


    Any additional comments?

    I think the Story Ended in a strange way though.....I would have liked to have heard Eve interagate her and found out what she was Sentenced to Nut House or Prison?

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