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  • Calculated in Death

  • In Death Series, Book 36
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,397
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,005
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,994

On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, a woman lies dead at the bottom of a brownstone’s basement steps, stripped of all her valuables. Most cops might call it a mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas knows better. A well-off accountant and a beloved wife and mother, Marta Dickenson doesn’t seem the type to be on anyone’s hit list. But when Eve and her partner, Peabody, find blood inside the brownstone, she knows Marta’s murder is the work of a killer who’s trained, yet not professional or smart enough to remove all the evidence.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Still a fan!

  • By Jessica on 03-03-13

just ok as far as this series goes.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-02-18

just ok as far as this series goes. started off good but the ending was slow!!

  • Indulgence in Death

  • In Death, Book 31
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,513
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,834
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,838

When a murder disrupts the Irish vacation she is taking with her husband, Roarke, Eve realizes that no place is safe - not an Irish wood or the streets of the manic city she calls home. But nothing prepares her for what she discovers upon her return to the cop shop in New York City....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good story, great Eve/Roarke relationship

  • By MJ on 11-11-10

Always enjoy it when she includes Roarkes history

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-18

Good story. great characters. I always enjoy it when they include Roarkes history into the book.

  • New York to Dallas

  • In Death, Book 33
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,413
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,011
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,002

It was one of Eve Dallas’s earliest takedowns, back in her uniform days. A monster named Isaac McQueen had been abducting young victims and leaving them scarred in both mind and body. Thanks to Eve, he wound up where he belonged, removed from civilized society in Rikers. But he’s not behind bars anymore. After his escape, McQueen has two things in mind. One is to take up where he left off, preying on the young and innocent - when necessary, with the help of a female partner all too willing to be manipulated and to aid and abet his crimes.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another WInner!

  • By Susanne on 09-16-11

Not a bad story.terrible ending.very anti climatic

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-13-18

not a bad story but the ending was terrible. could have been so good but instead was very anticlinatic!

  • Born in Death

  • In Death, Book 23
  • By: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 11 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,001
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,640
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,626

Technology has advanced in 2060 New York City, but childbirth has been the same since the beginning of time. And despite the brutal double homicide on Lieutenant Eve Dallas' caseload, she has to be there for her pregnant friend, Mavis, even if it means throwing the dreaded baby shower. But Mavis needs an even bigger favor now. Tandy Willowby, one of the moms-to-be in her class, has gone missing, just days before her due date.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I loved it.

  • By Sandra L. Jacob on 08-23-09

Good story as usual. A little predictable but good

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-03-18

A good story. Even though her stories are a bit formulaic, they are great characters and that makes up for it!!

  • Heat Storm

  • By: Richard Castle
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 284
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

Nikki Heat and Derrick Storm, New York Times best-selling author Richard Castle's most enduring and beloved characters, team up for the first time to save Nikki's mother, Cynthia, who has been in hiding (and presumed dead) for 17 years. Standing in their way is a nefarious group of Chinese businessmen known as the Shanghai Seven, who have the resources - and ruthlessness - to stop them.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent close to a great series.

  • By Jason on 06-25-17

This was my favorite book in the series so far!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-18

Any additional comments?

This book was my favorite so far! Great characters....the story was really entertaining....and I hated for it to be over!

  • High Heat

  • By: Richard Castle
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 341
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 295

An ISIS-style beheading of a journalist, carried out by a New York City group pledging fealty to that rogue state, becomes more than just another case for NYPD Captain Nikki Heat when the killers announce their next target: her husband, magazine writer Jameson Rook. Meanwhile, Heat is haunted by a fleeting glimpse of someone she swears is her mother, a woman who has been dead for nearly 20 years.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Lame story plus excessively politically correct

  • By Wayne on 10-27-16

Best book in the series so far! Great story!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-18

Loved it. Best book in the series for me for sure. Great story and characters as usual.

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  • Heat Rises

  • By: Richard Castle
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 859
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 869

The bizarre murder of a parish priest at a New York bondage club opens Nikki Heat's most thrilling and dangerous case so far, pitting her against New York's most vicious drug lord, an arrogant CIA contractor, and a shadowy death squad out to gun her down. And that is just the tip of an iceberg that leads to a dark conspiracy reaching all the way to the highest level of the NYPD.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Fun, mild suspense and a bit inane!

  • By Wayne on 03-11-18

If you like the show you will like this book!!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-31-17

If you like the show you will love this book. Same characters just different names. Copied from more than inspired by castle....lol

  • Naked Heat

  • By: Richard Castle
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,206
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 911
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 912

In the sequel to the New York Times bestselling Heat Wave, Richard Castle does it again with his thrilling new mystery. Tough, sexy, professional, NYPD Homicide Detective Nikki Heat carries a passion for justice as she leads one of New York City’s top homicide squads. In what’s sure to be another smash sensation, listeners will once again follow Nikki Heat and hotshot reporter Jameson Rook as they trade barbs and innuendos all while on the trail of a murderer!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • enjoyable mystery

  • By Blanche on 10-06-10

inspired by doesnt mean same thing different names

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-17-17

I liked the show Castle, hell, I loved it. but characters inspired by the series doesn't mean that the book is really just a Castle script with different names for the characters. I mean this book could literally be a script for Castle. So this book isn't so much an inspiration derived from the show as it is a direct rip off. Overall it was ok as a story though.

  • Wild Storm

  • A Derrick Storm Thriller
  • By: Richard Castle
  • Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 329
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 299

Derrick Storm, the guy the CIA calls on when it wants something investigated domestically, is 33,000 feet in the air, returning from a rock-climbing vacation in the Swiss Alps, when the plane spirals into a nosedive. Storm uses his climbing gear to tether himself to the wing and heroically save the plane and all the people onboard. Sadly, Storm is not available to come to the aid of the three other planes that have crashed under similar circumstances, killing everyone onboard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Nice addition to the series!

  • By Dawn on 04-16-15

Pretty good for this series of books

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-17

This book is right on par with the rest of the books in this series. Good characters and decent action.

  • Storm Surge

  • Featuring 3 Derrick Storm Shorts: Brewing Storm, Raging Storm, and Bloody Storm
  • By: Richard Castle
  • Narrated by: Johnny Heller
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 313
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 318

When Derrick Storm needed to leave the CIA, he couldn't just retire. He had to fake his own death. So when his former boss calls in an old favor that will bring Storm out of early retirement and back to Washington to investigate a high-profile kidnapping, he knows there must be more at stake than the life of a senator's son. Working alongside, but not exactly with, bombshell FBI investigator April Showers, Storm must make sense of a confusing flurry of ransom notes and a complicated web of personal relationships and international politics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • You really can see this being written by Castle

  • By Techpotato on 11-27-12

Started out strong and finished with a big whimper!

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-31-17

The first story was great. The second two stories got progressively weaker as they went on. They weren't bad, just not as strong. I liked the stories characters and the stories overall. Just be prepared for them to progressively get weaker.