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Conducting a top secret investigation into the death of a fellow police officer has Lieutenant Eve Dallas treading on dangerous ground. She must put professional ethics before personal loyalties. But when a dead body is placed outside her home, Eve takes the warning personally. With her husband, Roarke, watching her every move, Eve is drawn into the most dangerous case of her career. Every step she takes makes her question her own sense of right and wrong - and brings her closer to a confrontation with humanity's most seductive form of evil.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2006 J. D. Robb (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

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love it !! my favorite series

well written and read so well u feel like u are watching it almost.

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Sex attempting to cover up implausible situations

I've listened to a few novels byJD Robb recently. I think I'm done listening to her because there's nothing remotely interesting about the protagonist and her husband having sex every day in every way with each encounter detailed to the point that I finally figured out I could fast forward and save myself the exasperation of wondering why the reading had to know every touch, every kiss, every groan, every orgasm, in every way possible. Really? All Roark has to do it touch Eve and she has an orgasm that leaves her shakking but not finished. I mean shouldn't he have to do something besides lay his hand on her?
Eve being abused as a child doesn't give her carte blanch to be caustic and rude to everyone around her, even her friends and husband. The story lines are shallow and the plot needs more development. There are some interesting moments but Robb needs to use the sex spaces to develop more intrigue and deeper writing.

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  • Kat
  • Aynor, SC
  • 01-05-15

Riveting

I can't believe how addictive these books are. I can sit for hours listening to them. It is very well done.

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Another good book in the series

I may have a bit of bias here as I really like J. D. Robb's writing in this series which is just a little sic-fi but a lot of good old fashioned action mystery. I also like the main characters. Dogged detective Eve Dallas is a bit OCD as she has to get to real conclusions. Off 'the streets' she is the Walmart woman rather than the fashonesta...I would bet she has mostly jeans and sweats.While she has many make friends (well, she is a cop!), she is very distrustful of anything beyond...well, until Irishman Roake invaded her world.

Roake is a rich, handsome rogue with more than a shady past. With his insitfulness and intelligence, a well as his pals from the past, he is her equal who helps out with some of her sleuthing. He sees inside her ostrich thick shell and 'handles' her gently and persistently. Think Nick and Nora Charles of The Thin Man movies only make it more Nora and Nick as persue the bad guys as well as a lusty romance.

Dallas has new partner who always calls her 'Sir'. Roake has his disdaining butler.

Along with a good mystery there is much dry humor.

Am I reading these in order?

Of course not! For which I must thank author Robb who makes each story come to a conclusion with no cliff hangers! (Yes, the romance aspect not conclude, who cares? I think it's like when a friend tells you about what happened yesterday and then as you talk, remembrances are interjected.

Listen to it as you drive to the beach or while you are watching the kids play. The reader is great with voices clearly detected!

Damn Audible.com and the great summer sale!

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  • JUANITA
  • BALTIMORE, MD, United States
  • 09-30-13

Ceremony in Death

What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

The narration was excellent!
She is able to effortlessly move between the personalities (including accents) of the characters in such a believable way!

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  • Sally
  • Dunedin, New Zealand
  • 01-31-13

Enjoyable but predictable

Would you listen to Ceremony in Death again? Why?

Well actually I have listened to it again when I didn't anything new and enjoyed it the second time as well.

What other book might you compare Ceremony in Death to and why?

Don't usually read this type of ficton so can't really comment

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

You get to know the characters, it really is like there are different people telling thes stories

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

No

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  • Deana
  • Aratula, Australia
  • 09-03-12

J D Robb Keeps E'm Coming

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

Edgy, Gripping and Sexy

Who was your favorite character and why?

Eve as usual wont give up never backs down.

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

Only other In Death titles she is brilliant in all.

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

When Eve found the body outside her home.Her personal outrage is put aside as she deals with a professional situation.

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In Death, Ingenius!

I absolutely love this series. Starting from the beginning, now to book 5, it is a continuous story of a hardnosed cop and her efforts to solve crimes and have a life. Her friends are dynamic and I laughed often. It has a little of that "this has a formula" feel, but the story is so intriguing, that it matters little.

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The One with the Ritual Occult Murders

Would you listen to Ceremony in Death again? Why?

No, probably not. It was interesting the first time but not enjoyably so.

What other book might you compare Ceremony in Death to and why?

This is not my favorite genre of books; I'm uncomfortable with the subject matter. I read it as a part of the this mystery series, to continue on with the characters and their story.

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

It is comparable to her others in this series.

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

No.

Any additional comments?

No.

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Love J.D. Robb

Would you listen to Ceremony in Death again? Why?

Oh yes. It is suspenseful and keeps you wanting to fast forward to see what's next.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Eve of course!

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

I think her readings are great! She claims each character.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Hold on to your your seat - this is a great moive!