It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks, complained about the boss, maybe hooked up with someone for the night. Until something went terribly wrong. At first it was just a friction in the air. The noise intensified. The crowd seemed oppressive. Some sharp words were exchanged; some pushing and shoving.
Then the madness descended. And after 12 minutes of chaos and violence, 80 people lay dead.
Eve Dallas is trying to sort out the inexplicable events. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing things - monsters and swarms of bees. They describe sudden, overwhelming feelings of fear and rage and paranoia. When forensics makes its report, the mass delusions make more sense: It appears the bar patrons were exposed to a cocktail of chemicals and illegal drugs that could drive people into temporary insanity - if not kill them outright.
But that doesn’t explain who would unleash such horror - or why. Eve’s husband, Roarke, happens to own the bar, yet he’s convinced the attack wasn’t directed at him. It’s bigger than that. And if Eve can’t figure it out fast, it could happen again, anytime, anywhere. Because it’s airborne....
Loved this audiobook as narrated by the fabulous Susan Erickson! The In Death series is one of my favorites to listen to because she does a great job bringing the characters to life and drawing you in to the intrigue. A+
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love these books. hate the narrator. she makes Eve's character lame and not at all how she is written.
I have listened to almost all these books. I have not found even one that was not a great read!
written so well and story line keeps you on the edge of your seat. Loved every minute of it
I have been following Dallas and Roarke for years!!! So fun. they feel like family
Loved the book, not thrilled with voice choices used by narrator. Maybe I'll get used to them?
Another great story. Summerset and Dallas getting along and sharing information on one of her cases. Great.
Would you ever listen to anything by J. D. Robb again?
Yes, but I hope she steps back up to her usual exceptional standards.
Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?
Eve of course.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?
I was disappointed, At the end of this book, I felt like a starving woman that was invited in for a full course meal and it was over after the appetizers. This is the first time one of J.D.'s books have left me feeling unsatisfied.
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Would you listen to Delusion in Death again? Why?
Normally I like the Unabridged versions of the books -but when I got this one only the Abridged version was available. Was annoyed to find the Unabridged available the following day - thought to return and repurchase but decided to listen to the Abridged version first. Good Listen!The excitement of Dallas & Roarke's lives came through the narration - as well as the character evolvement of the regular cast.I am going to keep this version and not worry about what I may have missed in the Unabridged.
What did you like best about this story?
The pace of the story line - not drawn out over days but contained and appropriate for the dynamics of the situation.
What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?
Good narration with the inflection in voice needed for different characters. I felt as if every character was talking to me with a specific different voice. Especially Peabody with her interaction with the victims/witnesses.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
I work an 8 hour shift - and this 6 hour Abridged version was perfect.
Any additional comments?
Delusion in Death was worth the Credit.
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I loved the book and I enjoyed it somewhat but I found the voice of the person reading it very annoying. Her voice seemed very whiney and just plain got on my nerves. So unfortunately I will not be downloading any more books that she reads! But I love this series of books even though they are pretty much becoming pretty much the same book after book.