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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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    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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    Amazon Customer Nottingham, NH 12-26-14
    Amazon Customer 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, some contemporary 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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    Rhonie 06-07-14
    Rhonie 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 2016

    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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    Todd Longview, Texas, United States 03-29-14
    Todd Longview, Texas, United States 03-29-14 Member Since 2012
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    "What a waste"
    What disappointed you about Taken in Death?

    I cannot believe that this is from the "pen" of Nora Roberts. Poor storyline and even worse narration.


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

    NO.... NEVER!!! Listening to her narration made an already bad book almost painful to listen to


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    G 03-23-14
    G 03-23-14

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    "Did J.D. Robb Write This?"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I read this series for the interaction between Eve and her world. I'm half way through this one and it seems like she's never met Peabody in her life, there is no playful camaraderie between them. It isn't drawing me into the book.


    Would you be willing to try another book from J. D. Robb? Why or why not?

    Of course, the full length books are very readable.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narration is one of the worst I've ever heard. It seems she is doing a farce of each character, way so far over the top that her voice distracts from the story.

    Nora seems to have a problem with narrators, if I recall, Whiskey Beach (?) had to be redone because of the narration and I didn't notice anything wrong with that one.

    This is the first "In Death" book I've listened to, will be the last. I think the Peabody voice is the worst, just made me gag each time she had something to say, a total caricature. Feeney, Whitney, Mora,and the garage owner are also awful.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes, the fact that it only has 3 hours of listening to the narrator instead of a full length book.


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    Jason Hillside, IL, United States 03-20-14
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    "A decent story hampered by poor narration."
    What would have made Taken in Death better?

    Better voice acting. The narration from the point of view of the protagonist is fine, but all of the supporting characters are horribly voiced. The main character's boss sounded like a Muppet and the female character, Peabody, sounded like Barney Fife. The rest had overdone stereotypical bad accents.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I haven't made it to the ending. I am forcing my way through it so far. I don't know if I'll make it all the way.


    Any additional comments?

    The story itself seems a little thin, but not bad. The only complaint I really have about the story itself is that the 7 year old children seem to talk more like they are about 3.

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    Jeanah_99 Crystal Lake, Il, United States 03-17-14
    Jeanah_99 Crystal Lake, Il, United States 03-17-14 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Bored with In Death!!!"

    I am getting bored with the In Death series. Feels that Robb can't figure out what to do with Eve and her circle of friends. This Story is short so I gave it a go. It's nothing special. Same old thing. Eve and her team of cops and of course her husband. Not that its bad, just need something to fix the boredom!. I did finish it and I was entertained. I am on a Zombie kick so this was a short story to fill the gap between listens.

    As always can't go wrong with Susan Ericksen. I am surprised that I haven't noticed a change in her reading. Thought perhaps she would get bored to. But I can't hear it if she is. Well done!!!

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