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Bart Minnock, founder of the computer gaming giant U-Play, enters his private playroom, and eagerly can’t wait to lose himself in an imaginary world, to play the role of a sword-wielding warrior king, in his company’s latest top-secret project, Fantastical.

The next morning, he is found in the same locked room, in a pool of blood, his head separated from his body. It is the most puzzling case Eve Dallas has ever faced, and it is not a game.

Lt. Eve Dallas is having as much trouble figuring out how Bart Minnock was murdered as who did the murdering. The victim’s girlfriend seems sincerely grief-stricken, and his quirky-but-brilliant partners at U-Play appear shocked as well. No one seemed to have a problem with the enthusiastic, high-spirited millionaire of course, success can attract jealousy, and gaming, like any business, has its fierce rivalries and dirty tricks—as Eve’s husband, Roarke, one of U-Play’s competitors, knows well. But Minnock was not naïve, and he knew how to fight back in the real world as well as the virtual one.

Eve and her team are about to enter the next level of police work, in a world where fantasy is the ultimate seduction—and the price of defeat is death.

Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2010 J.D. Robb (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • Tanisha
  • CT, United States
  • 06-30-16

Parts Had ROTFLMAO

Convo between Eve and Peabody about the magic stick had me laughing hard and out loud. The who did it has gotten better because I didn't guess the ending. Fun escapism as usual.

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Must Follow Books !!!

we need MORE, MORE, MORE, I've been listening in order and don't ever want to run dry of the series "In Death "

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Good Narrator, strained premise

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

Interesting but thin.

Would you recommend Fantasy in Death to your friends? Why or why not?

I would recommend for the narrator, and if someone was a tech fan, or a fan of this author. But in general as a book, no.

What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

She was very engaging, had very distinct character voices with what seemed to be accurate accents.

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

Not really. I thought it was basically a decent book, but didn't move me.

Any additional comments?

I thought the premise was good...that virtual gaming could be an instrument killing in a possible murder. Really intriguing. I wanted to see how it ended. But like a lot of fiction set in the future, the technology hasn't been invented yet, and so the author takes a lot of liberties and allows the technology to have functionality that wasn't well explained and hard to understand. It was a little like how "Trekie" fans have to retroactively justify inconsistencies in plot points in the Star Trek series. It asks us to willfully suspend our disbelief a little too thinly. Things stopped making sense, and therefore I lost my interest in trying to figure out "who done it", or cared who did it. And the character that ended up doing it to me seemed very 2-dimensional in the end. He was a very intelligent character, but his alibi/reason for doing what he did was so illogical that it was hard to believe that he believed it would clear him of the crime. Loved the premise and most of the characters (especially the lead female detective), but in the end, nothing really added up. The narration was very good.

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Riveting.

I adore this series. First time I have ever gone from qbeginning to current book. So enthalled. Love the future tech involved. woman who reads these is A-Freaking-Mazing.

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Thank you JD Robb and Susan..Another great book!

Loved it!
Susan is amazing as always!
Going to listen to it again!!
Keep up the great work!

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  • donna
  • Amarillo, TX, United States
  • 08-04-15

Love this series!!

I have been reading on this series it seems like forever and it always delivers. This one was really good!! I love all the characters Eve,Roark, Peabody , McNab all of them. The narrator is superb . I've run out of superlatives.

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Great Narrator!

These books are absolutely fantastic. Regardless of how good the writing is, the story would be much less without THIS narrator. Susan Ericksen is without any doubt THE best narrator ever. I don't think I could endure a book in this series not narrated by Ms. Ericksen. I can recognize each and every character by her character's voice alone. I just love listening to her narrate the Dallas series.

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Great video Cyber crime

If you like playing video games you'll enjoy this book in the Dallas Death series. Even though I figured out the how at the very first murder it was interesting to watch the characters solve the mystery of the death in this book.

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Another good book in the series

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I enjoyed listening to the book. It was not my favorite in the series. I am glad I listened to it and will continue listening to the series.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Peabody and McNabb.

What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

I love listening to her and how she uses her voice for different characters. She is awesome.

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

Maybe a TV movie

Any additional comments?

No

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  • Linda
  • Bowie, MD, United States
  • 12-02-13

Games Are Not Just for Fun!

This is another great book about Eve Dallas and Roarke. I love the series. This one is all about a company that produces computer games and has been doing so for quite a few years. The owner is like a big kid but is very good at game design and sales. Roarke made him an offer years ago but the kid wanted to do his own company. Roarke remained in touch with him and they exchanged ideas but never stole ideas.

These books are so much fun to read and they are better when read in order. This is #30. The games takes a game disk home to try out and he winds up dead. The book proceeds from there trying to find out how he died and if there can be real weapons in a game. Needless to say the electronic boys at the police station and Roarke as civilian consult get involved and things get exciting.

After much exciting gaming stuff, the mystery is solved. But, you must read it to find out how it ends. Obviously, the good guys win and the loser carted off to a cage, probably off planet for the next 50 years. Penalties are very long but humane. He won't have any e-toys to play with.

Susan Ericksen as narrator is terrific. It is always amazing to me how females can make themselves sound like sexy males and vice versa when its a man narrating as a woman. Guess that's why it's called acting!