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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 - not even showing up at the shower at Eve and Roarke's place that she'd been looking forward to so much. A recent emigrant from London, Tandy has few friends in New York, and no family. When Eve enters Tandy's apartment and finds Mavis' shower gift wrapped and ready on the table - and Tandy's packed hospital bag still on the floor - her spine starts tingling.

Normally, this would be turned over to Missing Persons. Eve has more than enough on her plate trying to find out who murdered Natalie Copperfield and her fiancé, both employed at a highly prestigious accounting firm. But Mavis wants no one but Eve on the case - and Eve can't say no. She'll have to track Tandy down while tracing the deals and double-crosses hidden in the files of some of the city's richest and most secretive citizens, in a race against a particularly vicious killer.

Luckily, she has her multimillionaire husband Roarke's expertise to help with the numbers-crunching. But as he mines for the crucial data that will break the case wide open, Eve faces an all-too-real danger in the flesh-and-blood world.

Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2006 J. D. Robb; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

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"The audio skips smoothly along, connecting subplots blithely, and Susan Ericksen never misses a beat." (AudioFile)

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I loved it.

Classic Nora -- fantasy, mystery, love, and suspense, all wrapped up with a ridiculously happy ending. The narrator does a great job and it's just great, fun, escape.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Another Great Dallas Story

If you could sum up Born in Death in three words, what would they be?

Dallas and Rorke continue to evolve, and Mavis gives birth, while another killer is brought down. What more is there to say? :)

What does Susan Ericksen bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

I have listened to the entire series up to this point, and Susan is outstanding in almost all of them. There was one or two titles where she seemed to lose her rhythm, but she is back on track here. Her use of separate voices for each character makes it easy to picture the conversation going on, and help keep the story flowing without the constant

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If you love the Dallas series, this one will make you happy. If you are not familiar with the series, you should probably start back at volume 1. Though each title mostly stands on its own, there is a definite progression of the characters and their relationships, and the story makes more sense with that background.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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I love Mavis!

I like this book a lot because Mavis plays a bigger role in this one. It's an interesting story. Worth the time and the credit.

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Relationships

Another great story. Eve and Mavis's relationship is awesome. I laughed and cried. Bella-Eve!!

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Born In Death

I love this series.

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Funny, capturing, sad .... did I mention VERY funny?

I listen to the story in bed, at the end of the day, instead of watching the boring car shows (fixing the old & making the new, recreating for auctions...etc) and/or Pawn shop shows...you know, the guy's choice when they have the TV remote control. I set for the book to turn off at the end of the chapter just in case I fall asleep. But I end up laughing, cracking up, and now I am being watched by my spouse. Most times I share with my husband: How Roark and Eve act when Mavis has the baby....what Eve says as the head come out and the thought was just so hilarious! Just as funny as what Roark says when Even suggests that she (at the end of bed, where Mavis's the legs are spread) and Roark (at the head of the bed) switch places: His retort to that and to most everything to do with the Prego-Mavis were hilarious!

The story was creative (as most of them are in the Death Series), chilling, and well, a story w/o humor is not that impressive. But hey, listen to the Death series and make an opinion all your own.

What I don't like about the series is that in many/most or if not every one of the stories: Bad man 1 kills bad man 2 or when two other characters in the book hurt each other ... they have a mind to this own, nothing to do with Eve and Eve sits their and has a fit "I should've done this or that...." and takes the actions of someone else and complains, whines, kicks the desk because she is the one to blame: The only thing going on is Eve having her asinine fit. And she is like a spoiled brat: I don't wanna go to sleep now..... I don't wanna eat now..... then Roark has to literally treat her like a child, scold her, make/trick her take her medicine. I like Eve, but I wish she hadn't turned into such a spoiled brat (at times).

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Beat one yet!!!

these books have never disappointed me and this one was no different. The seriousness of the subject matter is so eloquently balanced with humor I don't know how the author does it exclamation point I can't wait to read the next one. or I guess I should say listen.

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does enyone edit these recording?

pronunciations need correction in this and several other books, example lived is not pronounced (lyeved)
cache is pronounced (cashay) and forte is not fort but (fortay).

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Mavis' baby arrives

While the larger "bad guys" story arc is a little weaker, this book is well worth the smaller story arcs of Mavis & Tandy playing out. As always, Ericksen is the voice of "in Death".

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  • Marian
  • Knoxville, TN, United States
  • 12-29-16

Babies arrive

This is a wonderful addition to the series. I love Eve and Roarke's reactions during all the birthing scenes. From the first time while they go through the coaching class to the actual delivery, this book is just a riot of emotions and humorous situations. Oh, and has some murder and a kidnapping just to round out the plot,

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  • Misty
  • 01-27-15

Loved it.

Loved this story a friend of Mavis goes missing and Eve promises her she'll try and find her. A couple of accountants are murdered and Eve has to try and solve this case as well as the missing person, and on top of all that Eve has to hold a baby shower for Mavis and the baby is born. Truly a full book

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