Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2007 J. D. Robb; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio
While I disagree with the previous reviewer, one must remember that this is a Novella of the "In Death Series" and is not a true representation of the whole In Death Series. I suggest that a listener start at the beginning with "Naked in Death" and work one's way through the 27.5 book available, before passing judgement on a novella.
This whole series has gone from strength to strength. I love the characters, the voices from the reader snd the whole story line. Its everything in one. Keep them coming
Eclectic, veracious reader hardcover,paperback, ebooks, and audible books. Also have an appreciation for many types of prose.
Maintains the high level of writing and narrating og thi series
All of the In Death series manage to keep me enthralled.
This Novella is not J. D. Robb's best but it is worth the time to listen too. Dallas is trying to find the killer of club-hopping Tiara Kent who is found in her bed with no blood. With her team having problems thinking that Dracula has come to New York. Dallas must find a killer that will take blood from his victims and convince them that they will live again as a vampire.
This is a short story, that means that you get half of want you get in a normal J.D. Robb novel. The story line goes quickly, but it is a good listen. If you like the 'In Death' series you will love this Novella.
No, I didn't especially care for the story. I also felt that, like most of the novellas, the story was rushed
Made it a full length book on it's own. Didn't really belong in this series to do the story justice. To be in this series they should have played this story differently.
i like the way she performs the different characters.
Not really. No surprises I couldn't see coming. No laughs, no great sadness.
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The "half" books tend to delve into the more "impractical" story lines, and this one is no different. In this one, Dallas is forced to investigate a "vampire." She, of course, doesn't believe for one second that the guy really IS a vampire, but those around her, Roarke, Peabody, Trueheart, etc., all get caught up in the hype of it all.
I am a seasoned audio-book listener with a library of over 75 audiobooks in this genre. I can tell you that this book, if the curse words were removed, would be better placed in the children's section. It's written on a fifth-grade level (if that); the plot is flat and the reader turns the lead character's side-kick into an audible version of Gomer Pile.
The female lead character lacks just that- character. She's curt, bossy, and one-dimensional. Her love interest is even less developed; leaving one to believe the author used Johnny Bravo as inspiration. His character is transparent, self-centered and exudes machismo.
I keep expecting the side-kick to say, "Aw, golly gee; I thought the amusement park was haunted by a real ghost, not the former owner in a Halloween Mask."
Bottom Line: Wasted Money, Angry Listener. I'd laugh if I hadn't just spent $30 for two of these audiobooks.
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