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Kindred in Death Audiobook

Kindred in Death: In Death, Book 29

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Audible Editor Reviews

Like the In Death series' lead characters, Dallas and Roarke, narrator Susan Ericksen and author J. D. Robb are a match made in heaven. More than 30 books into this series, these two halves of the perfect audiobook whole have become the gold standard for how to keep listeners coming back book after book.

Erickson's narration has the strikingly confident acting chops of a charismatic lead actor in a great long-running television series. She knows and inhabits her cast of characters decisively, while carefully mining the little diamonds of growth and change that Robb seeds into these stories.

From Dallas' driven, prickly authority, to Roarke's potent charm, to Peabody's nerdy earnestness, and the handful of unique, well-drawn secondary characters, the cast here is entertainingly diverse but hasn't grown too large for listeners to catch on quickly to who's who. And kudos to Ericksen for making it easy by capturing each voice clearly, and using finely tuned pace and timing to bring out all the wit, blood-chilling suspense, and sizzling romance in Robb's storytelling.

Great villains are also a trademark of this series. The bad guy here is a master manipulator, a chameleon who slips and slides through the city, killing with a cruelty that shakes Dallas to her core. Ericksen gives him a guileless menace that rings terrifyingly true. Watch for a terrific 90 degree twist near the end that provides that perfect combination of thrill and 'a-ha!' to round out this plot.

Robb's In Death series is, like all the great police procedurals, built on rich character development. Dallas is sexy, acerbic, absolutely tenacious, and destined to rub people the wrong way. Roarke is drop-dead gorgeous, filthy rich, and utterly in love with his wife. This is partnership as the ultimate romantic relationship, and a crime-fighting team that's unstoppable.

In July 2009 The New Yorker magazine featured a long overdue profile of the immensely successful Nora Roberts (a.k.a. J. D. Robb). So if you're a first-time listener coming to see what all the fuss is about, the In Death series is about to become your favorite new way to kick back and enjoy a great story well told. —Nancy Carter

Publisher's Summary

In this novel from number-one New York Times-best-selling author J. D. Robb, the newly promoted captain of the NYPSD and his wife return a day early from their vacation, looking forward to spending time with their bright and vivacious 16-year-old daughter, who stayed behind.

Not even their worst nightmares could have prepared them for the crime scene that awaits them inside. Deena has been brutally murdered in her bedroom, and her body shows signs of trauma that horrify even the toughest of cops, including our own Lieutenant Eve Dallas, who is specifically requested by the captain to investigate.

The evidence piles up, and Dallas and her team think they are about to arrest the perpetrator. But little do they know that someone has gone to great lengths to tease and taunt them, using a variety of identities.

Overconfidence can lead to careless mistakes, but for Dallas, one mistake might be all she needs to bring the killer to justice.

©2009 J.D. Robb; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Dolores Pennsylvania 11-30-09
    Dolores Pennsylvania 11-30-09
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    "Kindred In Death"

    Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors. I have read all of the J.D. Robb series and they are wonderful reading. The characters are dynamic and the stories move with clarity. Dolores

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tracey M. Bare Colorado 11-11-09
    Tracey M. Bare Colorado 11-11-09 Member Since 2014

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    "Another good one"

    I have all of these books and love them every one. The main family of characters are great and I feel that I am a part of their lives. I would love to have the ability to be able to create a world all on its own. JD Robb/Nora Roberts always make me feel the emotions of the characters. The twist of the plot is always there and surprising. Ready for more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    MaxineSap 11-06-09
    MaxineSap 11-06-09 Member Since 2016

    Love books, preferably romance and suspense. Typically read/listen to 3-5 a week.

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    "Another great book"

    I love the Eve Dallas Series. The person that wrote the other review must not be a fan of the series. I could listen to a book on the Death Series once a week. I couldn't wait for this book to come out. I was upset it took so long. Once I caught up and listened or read them all I was lost waiting for another book. I must admit either you like the Death series or you don't. I think some people think it should be more futuristic or sci-fi; it is very balance and very entertaining. I have thoroughly enjoyed each book. This book did not disappoint me. I enjoyed every minute. I am impatiently waiting for Missing in Death later this month and hope she has two more to come out in December.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kirsten Phoenixville, PA, United States 02-08-10
    Kirsten Phoenixville, PA, United States 02-08-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Good Story"

    Good listen - consistent JD Robb - no surprises there. Well Narrated and enjoyable.

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    Lynda elk grove, CA, USA 02-03-10
    Lynda elk grove, CA, USA 02-03-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Great book"

    Another winner by J D Robb aka Nora Roberts.
    Narrator did an awesome job

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    Amy New Hope, MN, United States 11-10-09
    Amy New Hope, MN, United States 11-10-09 Member Since 2017
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    "Love this series!"

    Can't get enough of this series! Love the characters, the stories and listening to Susan Ericksen. Can't wait for the next one to be released.

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    Rebecca A. Saunders 11-07-09 Member Since 2011

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    "worst of the series"

    I like this series. I am not a Nora Roberts fan, or a fan of romance novels in general, but the repartee between the characters in this J.D. Robb series has hooked me somehow. That kind of interplay is, well, not absent, but too rare in this novel; there is some redundancy in the discovery of clues (where was the editor?); and the whole is just lackluster. OK for $10, but I'm glad I didn't pay fulll price.

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    debbi burnette 05-02-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Goes really far from the original story."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No I would not recommend this book it just gets you confused to what murder your solving.
    First book I have got lost in. Jumbled.


    Has Kindred in Death turned you off from other books in this genre?

    no


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    She is good.


    Did Kindred in Death inspire you to do anything?

    Take a nap.


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    Dia 04-09-17
    Dia 04-09-17 Member Since 2015
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    "awesome!"

    great listen! this whole series is awesome! I love how many hours of listening these books provide!

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    Drew Urbana, Illinois, United States 04-04-17
    Drew Urbana, Illinois, United States 04-04-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Eve always gets it done."
    Have you listened to any of Susan Ericksen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    It's hard for me to believe that someone can have so many voices for all the characters in these books. There are a few that are hard to listen to but they make the character and you know who is who.these books have been going on from 1995 and she always keeps them the same, amazing.


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

    Yes , the death scene was so vivid and got me so evolved that I wanted the perp to get the same treatment.


    Any additional comments?

    It's great that the setup sometimes doesn't work. I am amazed at how anyone can come up with so many characters and plots.

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