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Thankless in Death Audiobook

Thankless in Death: In Death, Book 37

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Publisher's Summary

The year 2060 is drawing to a close, and Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It's a time for loved ones to come together. But sometimes the deepest hatreds seethe within the closest relationships, and blood flows faster than water....

For Lieutenant Eve Dallas of the NYPSD, the job is a useful reminder of what she has to be grateful for this season. Hosting Roarke's big Irish family for the holiday may be challenging, but it's a joyful improvement on her own dark childhood.

Other couples aren't as lucky as Eve and Roarke. The Reinholds, for example, are lying on the floor of their Downing Street apartment, stabbed and bludgeoned almost beyond recognition. Those who knew them are stunned - and even more heartbroken by the overwhelming evidence that they were murdered by their own son. Twenty-six-year-old Jerry hadn't exactly made a good impression on all the bosses who fired him or the girlfriend who dumped him - but they didn't think he was capable of this.

Turns out Jerry is not only capable of brutality but taking a liking to it. With the money he's stolen from his parents, and a long list of grievances, he intends to finally make his mark on the world. Eve and her team already know the who, how, and why of this murder. What they need to pinpoint is where Jerry's going to strike next.

©2013 J. D. Robb (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Kindle Customer 10-26-13

    Retired high school English teacher. I liked and worked with the at-risk student. Interested in about everything, but I love a good story.

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    "Horrifying!"

    J.D. Robb's books are usually suspenseful but not horrifying. This one tips over the edge with the perpetrator, truly thankless son, student, boyfriend, a total psychopath! In the wake of all the school shootings, random deaths, and other tragedies appearing on the news, this book really hits home.

    Even the continuing story of Eve Dallas is not enough to soften the impact of this novel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 10-24-13
    Amazon Customer Lumpkin, GA, United States 10-24-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Eve and Roarke got to love them again"

    What more can be said after 37 books with each one a superb story with the very best narrater for these stories. I feel like I KNOW every "person" in these books. I can actually see them as I listen. I can not say enough about Nora Roberts and these books but also Susan Ericksen who has brought not only Eve and Roarke to life, but Mavis, Somerset, Charles, Feeney, Tibble, Dr.Meara, not to mention Peabody and McNabb, oh and Crack and Nadine. These people are so real I just can't wait to hear what happens next, They all have such individual personalities and the voices OMG great. great. great, I laugh, I cry, I smirk, I feel joy and sadness with them all. I have listened to this series multiple times and will continue to do so. These characters touch my soul,

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sarah Mullin Idaho 10-09-13
    Sarah Mullin Idaho 10-09-13 Member Since 2013

    Mom who reads

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    "Thankless in Death"

    Maybe I was just being a wuss, but man o man, was I overwhelmed by the gore. I've listened and read lots of JD Robb, but this book was just over the top for me.

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    Melissa 09-25-13
    Melissa 09-25-13
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    "Thankful"

    I love this series. Writing reviews is not something I am great but I felt I had to with this book. So many people had said they didn't like it, or they just knew it was ghost written. Yes it was a different format then the other books, yes we didn't hear from everyone during the course of the book. All the main characters were there, and support characters are just that support characters they don't have to be in every story every time. Because Robb did a different format in this book than others she did not need to have every supporting character in the book which I know upset some people. Everyone showed up and gave their support when needed in this book.

    I didn't think that Eve and Roakes relationship seemed any different. I know some people that reviewed the book felt as though the relationship has changed. They have been married for a little bit now you can't be in the honeymoon phase forever. Characters have to change and develop. I think it shows they have grown together. That Eve is comfortable in her life and where she is in that one.

    Again I enjoyed this book. I would recommend this book in the series to anyone. This book and the series has everything I could want. Susan Ericksen is another great performance. She brings every character to life.

    My only issue is now I have to wait for the next one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Alicia 09-23-13
    Alicia 09-23-13
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    "Classic Nora"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Thankless in Death to be better than the print version?

    Wouldn't know. I go straight to the audio versions these days. Susan Ericksen reads for these characters much better than I do.


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

    I've listened to the entire series and Susan is fantastically consistent. Except for an early title ,when she went for a different sound for Peabody, she's kept great continuity in the sound of all the characters. I love recognizing their voices.I'm sure if I listened to another author's work read by Susan that I would enjoy it as well, but I kind of like saving her voice for this cast of characters.


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

    Yes. Nearly did.


    Any additional comments?

    Such a great addition to the series. All the elements that make an Eve/Roarke story great like tough and unconditional love, a good fight, family, life/career decisions, long time friends, threads of past stories returning, and more. So good. Thank you, Nora!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy 09-22-13
    Nancy 09-22-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Not nearly her best"

    I've been disappointed in the last 2 books from J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts). It seems like the whole rhythm/tempo of her writing has changed. Her terminology in the last two books is different and it seems like the entire character of Eve Dallas has changed. Usually you can count on a subplot which brings in the other characters that we have grown to love. Again, not in the last two. Half way through the book and no mention of Captain Feeney. Very little on McNabb, Maevis, Charles, Louis even Nadine. The dialog back and forth between Dallas and Peabody - just not the same. It's almost like its being written by someone else. I can't explain it. Very disappointing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Author Tee Pittsburgh, PA 09-22-13
    Author Tee Pittsburgh, PA 09-22-13 Member Since 2012

    AuthorTee

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    "Little too dark for me"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Probably, though I would warn them about the level of depravity in it.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Not sure. The main character was so depraved to make him almost seem unbelievable.


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

    Yes. She does an excellent job as usual.


    Could you see Thankless in Death being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I usually enjoy the JD Robb books, but this one had me cringing at the depravity of the main character. I only finished the book because I wanted to seem him captured and even then, I was not satisfied with the ending.

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    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 09-22-13
    Jean Santa Cruz, CA, United States 09-22-13 Member Since 2017

    I am an avid eclectic reader.

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    "Family is coming from Ireland"

    This is a bit different than prior books in that we are following the killer in the beginning of the book. Dallas is a more mature in this story. She did not rant at anyone "this is MY case I am the primary on this case." She also wins the Medal of Honor for the police department. Roarke's family is coming to visit from Ireland for Thanksgiving and this adds some humor and family moments to the story. Love the Irish accents! Nixie the little girl Dallas rescued in a prior book gives Dallas a picture and essay she did about Eve. This scene was great. Over all this is a book is more balanced between work and family than in prior books but the violence is a bit more graphic but still it fit the story. Susan Ericksen really makes this series work she is super in her narration. The book (and series) makes a good easy read and a break from more serious books. If you are a fan of the series you will enjoy this newest addition to the story line.

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    omnireader New Jersey USA 09-20-13
    omnireader New Jersey USA 09-20-13 Member Since 2006

    Linda

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    "Another home run in a "fave" series"
    What made the experience of listening to Thankless in Death the most enjoyable?

    Performance


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    I could hardly wait for Eve to catch the perp- this is one villain that I truly wanted to see finished. I think I hated him more than any of her previous villains and that's saying something!


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

    I think Susan Ericksen is the voice for all the characters. I no longer read the books and just enjoy her performance.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Eve's interaction with Nixie at end of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    I thought the book focused a little too much on the villain. I would have enjoyed more interaction with Eve's friends and family. I do appreciate the way Robb has a horrific scene and follows it with something lighter. It gives you a chance to breathe.

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    Martha Healy 09-18-13

    Marty

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    "Can't believe how boring this is."

    I kept waiting for it to pick up. I kept waiting for the twist. I kept waiting for MORE. I thought the idea of "captaincy" was going somewhere. But all you get is more violence. I want the old style, the mixture of crime story, personal lives, etc. Hope springs eternal so though I'd like not to buy another one in this series I probably will get at least one more before I give up entirely. Please, please, please go back to the ensemble type books.

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    7/26/15
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    "jd robb is great"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    good plot a great detective story


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    eve and peabody


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

    dose good voices


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the puzzle eve had to solve is interesting


    Any additional comments?

    i am so going to get the others

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  • CathyR
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    9/24/13
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    "Good listen"

    A good addition to the series. The murderer is known from the beginning and the passages from his weird point of view are quite creepy. Lots of humour to balance out the horrors. I love the way the characters are growing and evolving and Eve's softer side is coming out more, there were some quite emotional moments too. Susan Ericksen's narration of this series is excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • miss
    borehamwood, United Kingdom
    9/24/13
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    "Great new story"
    If you could sum up Thankless in Death in three words, what would they be?

    Brilliant engaging warm


    What did you like best about this story?

    The way all the characters interact and the way the story evolves


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    Wonderful reading, makes you feel part of the story


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    something to be thankful for in more ways that one


    Any additional comments?

    J D Robb does it again. Really enjoyed this latest Dallas

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • V J Greenwood
    Dorset UK
    12/3/13
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    "Great story, shame about the Narrator"
    What didn’t you like about Susan Ericksen’s performance?

    Her characterisation of 'Peabody' was dreadful - really whiney and nasal. Her Irish accent was dreadful and it really distracted me from the book


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    i love all of the J D Robb 'In Death' books but won't be listening to them again narrated by Susan Ericksen

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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