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Calculated in Death Audiobook

Calculated in Death: In Death Series, Book 36

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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.

Eve learns that on the day of her murder Marta was assigned to work on three audits, and begins to suspect that she was killed to cover up fraudulent activity. Eve is good at catching criminals, not crunching numbers, but luckily, she has her billionaire husband, Roarke, to figure out which companies in Marta’s files aren’t on the up-and-up.

When someone steals the files from Marta’s office, Eve must immerse herself in Roarke’s world of big business to figure out who’s cruel and callous enough to hire a hit on an innocent woman. And as the killer’s violent streak starts to escalate, Eve knows she has to draw him out, even if it means using herself as bait....

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

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    Sierra Mychelle Goldsboro, NC, United States 03-03-13
    Sierra Mychelle Goldsboro, NC, United States 03-03-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Couldn't stop reading"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Calculated in Death to be better than the print version?

    yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Eav as always the reading of her is portrayed so well


    Which scene was your favorite?

    when eav's cat was offended about her being around a panther cub, one of those moments that lightens the story


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

    alot of parts were amusing because of the way Eav is so offten twisting common sayings and the parts about m murder and greed just made me sad. because it's so true of so many


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    M. Eglestone 03-02-13
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    "Not of of her best..."

    I agree with most of the reviewer's assessment of this audio attempt. The story is not one of Nora Roberts finest. The biggest gripe that I have though is not with the story, but the quality of the recording by Brilliance Audio. They have always added a bit of reverb to the voice of Susan Ericksen, but in this recording they went too far. The audio quality is so thin that it hurts my ears at times. Frankly, I gave up on the Audio Book and finished the story in written format. The story wasn't half as bad as I thought it would be when I started the Audio Version. My recommendation is to read the book in written format. You may like it a lot better.

    9 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Diane Ocala, FL, United States 02-27-13
    Diane Ocala, FL, United States 02-27-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Series going downhill fast"

    Like the last book, where are all the players? This is Eve and Peabody, a little Rourke and very little of anyone else. The story was okay, not one of the best by far, it misses being fun. I usually have a good laugh here and there in the books, but it's missing that again, like the last book. So sorry to see the series take a giant step down. I enjoyed the series cause it had a good mystery plot, and humor rolled into one book. She can end the series anytime she wants, I have just about lost interest.

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    Martha Healy 02-27-13

    Marty

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    "Very disappointed."

    I love(d) this series and look(ed) forward to each new one. Not this. What set this series aside was the personal relationships, I can read tons of other "police" case books. This has none of the ups and downs, fun, personal interactions of the older books in the series. I can't say I won't buy the next one because I will hope that the "life" rather than just "crime" returns to the series.

    10 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    julie montrose, Australia 03-14-13
    julie montrose, Australia 03-14-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Death series is wonderful."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Calculated in Death to be better than the print version?

    I prefer audible and haven't read any of the Death series books.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Loved the main characters and their interaction with each other....Peabody with her pink boots!


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

    I only enjoy listening to books read by females for some reason and l think Susan Ericksen is the best! She always gives the characters their personalities with her inflections and accents. Thank you Susan for making my audible experience a pleasure.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Erin Cornelius, NC, United States 03-03-13
    Erin Cornelius, NC, United States 03-03-13 Member Since 2012

    Audible obsessed!

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    "I"m not sure what happened to the series"
    What would have made Calculated in Death better?

    Better storyline. This one book was particularly stale and I"m a bit surprised. Death and taxes are indeed a part of life, but it does not make an interesting read. It's time for this series to shake things up. They need a kid, introduce a new character or something. Let Eve have a sibling a grandparent. Just add SOMETHING!


    What was most disappointing about J. D. Robb’s story?

    I found it boring and I had a hard time wanting to finish.


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

    Susan Ericksen is the only reason why I finished the book.


    What character would you cut from Calculated in Death?

    The socialite. She had no purpose at all. She wasn't even fun to hate.


    Any additional comments?

    It's time to shake things up if this series is going to continue. Same couples, same characters, same bantering. Same same same. I think the only thing JD Robb can do to catch my interest is if they adopt some kids or something. A girl like Eve and a boy like Roark. Not young kids but tweens or teens to shake up the story lines. I think if the next book is like all the rest I may retire myself from the series. I felt like this was a waste of my credit.

    5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    r. 03-02-13
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    "Not my favorite"

    This seemed to drag. The narrator changes her voice so the characters are a bit off for me.

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    Gin&Tonic 06-11-17
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    There is nothing about this series I don't like. Susan Erickson does a superb job with the narration. This series is an automatic purchase in ebook, audio file and in hard copy.

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    cinagc 06-03-17
    cinagc 06-03-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    Another great adventure with Dallas and her ever handsome husband. And all the characters you love.

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    gisele 05-09-17
    gisele 05-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    This is the repeat of the premier from another book I already read. I am a little disappointed.

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