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Remember When (includes 'Big Jack': In Death, Book 17.5) | [Nora Roberts, J. D. Robb]

Remember When (includes 'Big Jack': In Death, Book 17.5)

Laine Tavish is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life in the small town of Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop. At least, that's what everyone in Angel's Gap thinks. They have no idea that she used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughter of the notorious con man Big Jack O'Hara. Or that she grew up moving from place to place, one step ahead of the law.
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Publisher's Summary

Featuring two connected stories from Nora Roberts and J. D. Robb: Remember When and Big Jack.

Laine Tavish is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life in the small town of Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop. At least, that's what everyone in Angel's Gap thinks. They have no idea that she used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughter of the notorious con man Big Jack O'Hara. Or that she grew up moving from place to place, one step ahead of the law.

Laine's past has just caught up with her, though - in a very dramatic way. Her long-lost uncle suddenly turned up in her shop, leaving only a cryptic warning before dying in the street, run down by a car. Soon afterward, her home is ransacked. Now it's up to Laine, and a sexy stranger named Max Gannon, to find out who's chasing her and why.

The answer lies in a hidden fortune - a fortune that will change not only Laine's life but also the lives of future generations. And danger and death will surround that fortune for years to come - until New York City detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas gets on the case.

Crack another case with Eve Dallas.

©2003 Nora Roberts; (P)2003 Brilliance Audio

What the Critics Say

"A true master of her craft, Roberts has penned an exceptional tale that burns with all the brilliance and fire of a finely cut diamond." (Publishers Weekly)
"Nora Roberts teams up with her pseudonymous writing personality, J. D. Robb, in this sexy, suspenseful novel centered on a fortune in stolen diamonds." (Booklist)

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    trish 10-07-11
    trish 10-07-11 Member Since 2015
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    "If you've read or listened to Big Jack don't buy!"

    I've purchased every In Death book audible has available. I love Susan Ericksen as Eve Dallas. As much as I like the books I would not purchase this one unless you have not listened to Big Jack. If you have read or listened to Big Jack that's all part 2 is. Part 1 is a decent story in itself. It's just the prequel to Big Jack and has nothing to do with Eve and the rest of the gang. So, I've now purchased the same story twice.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Valerie Calgary, AB, Canada 07-02-09
    Valerie Calgary, AB, Canada 07-02-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting Duo"

    Remember When is actually two separate stories, one in current time about a diamond hiest and a second story in which Eve Dallas is involved. The second story is related to the first story. A former reviewer said to read this book prior to number 17 due to Summerset, the butler's, return. However, I STRONGLY advise you to read this book after number 17 because of the Peabody story arc. If you read this one prior to number 17 it spoils the surprise. I enjoyed the Eve Dallas part better than the first part. Another great story by JD Robb!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    elizaduckie 05-02-09
    elizaduckie 05-02-09
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    "Incorrect number"

    This should really be numbered as 16.5 as the In-Death part of the two books actually occurs before 17 in terms of the progression of the relationship and overall story of Roark and Dallas. Summerset, the butler, is still on vacation, whereas in 17 he returns. So if you listen to it as 17.5, and after 17 as indicated, you will hear that Summerset hasn't returned from vacation yet, even though he returned in 17.

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda 07-10-08
    Brenda 07-10-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Remember When"

    I always like Nora Roberts but this book is so boring. Very disappointed. I down loaded it for vacation I'll remember the vacation but not this book.

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Rose San Antonio, TX, United States 11-12-12
    Rose San Antonio, TX, United States 11-12-12
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    "Now and the Future"

    This is a interesting book the way that it is put together. Nora Roberts and J.D. Robb together in one book. The first half of the book is present day Maryland. A robbery took place in New York and one of the players have come to a little town in Maryland to get help from Laine Tavish. Laine Tavish does not know the man when he comes in to her shop, after his death she finds that it was her Uncle. But know the other players in this robbery are looking for her, to find out just what she knows. Things start to go bad for Laine and her whole world that she has built for herself may come to an end. Mix in this first half of the book is a loves story, that twist and turns. The first story ends with only part of the diamonds found. The second half of the book is written by J.D. Robb, in the year 2059, New York City. The granddaughter of Laine Tavish has written a book about her grandparents and the diamonds. Right after this book is published people start to die, the only connection is to Samantha Gannon, Laine Tavish's granddaughter. Dallas and her team must find out who is murdering people around this old robbery, her best idea is to finding this person is trying to find the lost diamonds. Thinking that if she finds them she will find the person that wants them enough to kill.
    The story is wonderful, I love the two different stories being put together in one book. I also like how Nora Roberts writes both halves of the book. Who better to write a book with then your other pin name. Susan Ericksen is does a wonderful job with the narration of this book. Ericksen has become one of my favorite narrators, her narrations are constantly great.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Susan A Bugg 07-31-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Hooked on In Death"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Remember When (includes 'Big Jack': In Death, Book 17.5) to be better than the print version?

    I don't buy print version books anymore. It saves me room.


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

    I've listened to the first 22 books and to me each one is unique and equally good.


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

    I was laughing out loud-- glad I was alone!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm absolutely hooked on the series. Love them all!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Aryn 09-11-08
    Aryn 09-11-08
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    "not bad for a romance"

    Listenable and kept me interested. Certainly not up for an Audie, but it kept me around while I was doing other things. Of course, you have to like the whole romantic mystery genre to put up with it. Not a waste of $15.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. S. 08-16-15
    R. S. 08-16-15
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    "Not a lot of the beloved characters."
    What did you like best about Remember When (includes 'Big Jack': In Death, Book 17.5)? What did you like least?

    I like the idea of the story… I missed the characters…


    What did you like best about this story?

    The concept.


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

    She has made these stories addicting. I don't think once you've listened you Will not want to go back to reading. And if you do to her characterizations give you a real good idea who these people are. She's wonderful


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    If there was more Rourke......however I cannot believe these books haven't been made into a series or something on HBO Netflix… Someone needs to wake up and do this. I can picture actresses and actors for all characters except for Rourke... If they don't get him right it will not be worth watching.


    Any additional comments?

    I don't usually comment I just give five stars all the way around because these books can't be beat. This was it one of my favorites because it did not have enough of the beloved characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    J. Jackson West Virginia 07-24-15
    J. Jackson West Virginia 07-24-15 Member Since 2015
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    "The best of both worlds..."

    I love how Nora Roberts brought a mystery from the past to Eve's time to solve. Of course no one over time but Eve could!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Daedalos Tulsa, OK USA 07-09-15
    Daedalos Tulsa, OK USA 07-09-15 Member Since 2011
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    "First part delightful, second part character problems"

    The first part of this book is delightful, easy to listen to and interesting. The second part is good with overall story but the main character, Eve Dallas is just a mean, rude detective. She's mean to everyone. It took me over double the time to finish it. It was hard to listen to with that kind if protagonist. The narrator was wonderful.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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