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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
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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

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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.

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    MaxineSap 11-06-09
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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.

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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 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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    Kimberly NEVADA 10-06-17
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    "Story & Read did not disappoint"

    The story was very captivating and found myself teary-eyed several times; but wow, what a mind and imagination! I really enjoyed this series and so far, I have not been disappointed.

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    "Loved It"

    The narrator, Susan Erickson, has proven to be an incredibly talented voice actor! I loved this book, just as I love EVERY book in this series by J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts)!!! I've read about 25 of the books in this series so far, & have NEVER been the slightest bit disappointed by ANY of them!!!! Whoever came up with the concept of AUDIBLE is a genius! Sure, I've always loved to read, but sometimes, especially at bedtime, it's much more relaxing & comforting to utilize AUDIBLE in lieu of more conventional forms of reading. Using AUDIBLE is even more enjoyable because it reminds me of when I was a little girl & my Dad or Mom would read to me at bedtime (happy childhood memories are always a good thing). I can't wait to read more of the books in this series, especially some of the newer ones!!!!! Keep up the good work!!!! πŸ€—β˜ΊπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ˜„πŸŒ·πŸŒ»πŸŒΊβš˜πŸŒΌπŸŒΈπŸ΅πŸŒΉπŸ’πŸ‡πŸ₯πŸ₯πŸ₯

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    "emotional rollercoaster from rage to tears of joy"

    this is by far the most emotional book in the series and one of the best. JD Robb drags you to hell along with Eve and Roark to deal with what no person should ever have to deal with but yet she knows how to bring you back up to heaven in the end.

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