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Delusion In Death Audiobook

Delusion In Death: In Death, Book 35

It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks, complained about the boss, maybe hooked up with someone for the night. Until something went terribly wrong. At first it was just a friction in the air. The noise intensified. The crowd seemed oppressive. Some sharp words were exchanged, some pushing and shoving. Then the madness descended. And after 12 minutes of chaos and violence, 80 people lay dead.
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It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks, complained about the boss, maybe hooked up with someone for the night. Until something went terribly wrong. At first it was just a friction in the air. The noise intensified. The crowd seemed oppressive. Some sharp words were exchanged, some pushing and shoving.

Then the madness descended. And after 12 minutes of chaos and violence, 80 people lay dead.

Eve Dallas is trying to sort out the inexplicable events. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing things - monsters and swarms of bees. They describe sudden, overwhelming feelings of fear and rage and paranoia. When forensics makes its report, the mass delusions make more sense: it appears the bar patrons were exposed to a cocktail of chemicals and illegal drugs that could drive people into temporary insanity - if not kill them outright.

But that doesn’t explain who would unleash such horror - or why. Eve’s husband, Roarke, happens to own the bar, yet he’s convinced the attack wasn’t directed at him. It’s bigger than that. And if Eve can’t figure it out fast, it could happen again, anytime, anywhere. Because it’s airborne....

©2012 Nora Roberts (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Susan Bittinger, MD, United States 10-09-12
    Susan Bittinger, MD, United States 10-09-12 Member Since 2009
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    "J.D. Robb at her BEST!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Delusion In Death to be better than the print version?

    Susan Ericksen makes the characters come alive! It is amazing how many voices she can do. No detail goes unnoticed by Susan Ericksen, right down to Roarke's accent.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I felt that in the last two books Eve had become a little weaker than she was before. In this book she is back in full force. A force to be reckoned with!


    Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?

    I have to say I just love the voice of Roarke. If ever they put J. D. Robb's books into a movie or series I would have trouble hearing any voice but the one Ms. Ericksen has created!


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

    Yes! I usually finish all of J. D. Robb's book in one, no more than two days. I constantly walk around all day with my Ipod on. Which causes me to constantly look for new authors!


    Any additional comments?

    The In Death books should really be listened to from the first on up in the series although you can follow along with any book you decide to listen to. You get a better idea of the characters' dynamics if you start with the first and work your way up. Wonderful series. J. D. Robb is a very fast writer compared to most but I wish she would write a little faster so I don't have to look for new authors.
    Thank you Ms. Robb/Roberts of the hours of pure entertainment you have given to the world of readers/listeners.

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    MJ 10-09-12
    MJ 10-09-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Can't get enough of these"

    Delusion in Death is another solid entry in the In Death series by J. D. Robb. The books in the series always contain a mixed focus on crime/police procedural and character/relationship building. I'd say this one skews a bit to the crime/police procedural side, but there are some really wonderful scenes with Eve and Roarke, Eve and Summerset and Eve and Mira.

    As always, Susan Ericksen brings the characters to life. I have listened to these books over and over, in part because I enjoy her performances so much. (And I love the characters and the world as well.)

    Highly recommended if you're already a fan of the series; if you're not familiar with it, I'd suggest going back to the beginning, and starting with Naked in Death. Part of the enjoyment with these books is seeing how the characters change and develop over time; it's been an exciting journey.

    J.D. Robb can't write these fast enough to suit me. I'm eagerly anticipating Calculate in Death, which will be released in February 2013.

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    Amazon Customer Philly 10-09-12
    Amazon Customer Philly 10-09-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Did not disappoint!"
    What made the experience of listening to Delusion In Death the most enjoyable?

    As always Susan Ericksen delivers with distinctive voices that I've come to look forward to. Even if I decide to pick up one of the older books and read it for fun, I still hear the same character voices in my head.Watching Eve and Roarke grow in their marriage and Peabody grow as a detective, but still with her own style and free-ager fiber is delightful and adds to the plot just as much as the murder, mayhem and investigating.


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    Sandra 10-08-12
    Sandra 10-08-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Excellent!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Delusion In Death to be better than the print version?

    I did not read the print version. I love the audio versions so much that I haven't picked up a print version since book 3


    Which character ??? as performed by Susan Ericksen ??? was your favorite?

    I love all the characterizations done by Susan Ericksen. It is so amazing to me that she can perform conversations between two or more women and never miss changing characters.


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

    I did cry during this book. It is very emotional with the revelations and the growth experienced by Eve during the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Keep them coming!

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    Amazon Customer Dunbar, WV, United States 10-08-12
    Amazon Customer Dunbar, WV, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2014
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    "I love this series"
    What did you love best about Delusion In Death?

    I love the characters and I absolutely love the narrator. I love the audible versions so much that I won't even buy the actual book anymore because I miss the cast. I also love JD Robb and her usual quality story lines.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narration


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

    Yes, I have every book in the series. I have to say that I didn't particularly like this book as much as the others. I think its because I really want to see more about Roarke. I want some of the story to be about him and his past. I want to have some of my questions about him answered and I'm a little tired of hearing about Dallas' past and how she's been affected by it. I want to know more about how Roarke came to be and how he has been affected.


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

    No, I couldn't make myself listen to the whole thing, yet. I am still loyal to my author and will eventually listen to all of it, but I just can't do it right now.


    Any additional comments?

    I just want more Roarke. I love the mystery, the solving of the crimes, but I want more of him.

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    Eldon Snippet Las Vegas, NV, USA 10-08-12
    Eldon Snippet Las Vegas, NV, USA 10-08-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Pure J. D. Robb"
    What did you love best about Delusion In Death?

    Nora Roberts a.k.a. J D Robb is a master (mistress?) of creating great characters that one likes and villains that one can hate. You can't help pulling for the heroes in their trials. You know they are going to win out, but there is still the tension that makes it feel as if they could lose. The regular cast of characters is here in all their humor, intensity and charm.


    Any additional comments?

    I am a huge fan of Susan Ericksen. She can find things in a reading that I might not find for myself. More of a vocal actress than a reader she really brings the characters alive with her depth of understanding of the story and characters.

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    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 10-08-12
    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 10-08-12
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    "I love Eve & Roarke"

    I have listened to the series (35 books!!), well I think I am on my third time now!
    The characters are great, each one is interesting and comes to life as an individual as well as part of a whole in the stories. Susan Ericksen, well what can you say, there are a lot of good and even great narrators out there but she, at least with these books, surpasses everyone I have ever heard. Not ever narrator could do ever book justice, Ashford McNabb is the best for Maiden Lane series, but the In Death series would never, never, NEVER be the same without the smooth performance of Ms Eriksen, not to mention the distinct voice changes for each character. Kudos to Nora for the stories and Kudos to whom ever decided on Susan to narrate.

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    Tracy Olive Branch, MS, United States 10-08-12
    Tracy Olive Branch, MS, United States 10-08-12
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    "Eve Dallas in one of her best!"
    What made the experience of listening to Delusion In Death the most enjoyable?

    Love the In Death seies! I almost feel as if the characters are my friends, and the by-play makes me laugh!


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    Gina 10-08-12
    Gina 10-08-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Too Much Isn't Better Than Just Right"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Delusion In Death to be better than the print version?

    As I do not read the print version of the In Death stories, I cannot fairly compare the audio edition to the print edition.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The most engaging aspect of the story is the search for how the crime is committed. Once that is discovered, the entrapment of the perpetrator is a bit boring.


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

    Susan is a brilliant audio actor! She is very good at assigning characters appropriate accents, dialects, and even tempo to their speech. (The one exception is that all her Latino characters sound the same, which is not true to life.) Her performance gives every character a life that only precise and careful readers would or could do while reading on their own.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Hate, from one generation to another


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    Pracsuz Lancaster, CA, United States 10-08-12
    Pracsuz Lancaster, CA, United States 10-08-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Another Hit"
    What made the experience of listening to Delusion In Death the most enjoyable?

    I always love the stories, and the way Susan Ericksen brings all my old friends back to life....


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eve - She continues to grow and trust those around here - her interaction with Peabody and Mera continue to grow - she's learning to trust more than just Roarke in each book


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    I love that I can tell who each person is just by her voice.


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

    no - I travel by car each day and listen while driving


    Any additional comments?

    When is the next one coming out????

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