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Naked in Death Audiobook

Naked in Death: In Death, Book 1

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Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over 10 years on the force, she's seen it all - and knows that her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire - and suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about - except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

Crack another case with Eve Dallas.

©2004 J. D. Robb; (P)2004 Brilliance Audio

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    penny 01-30-14
    penny 01-30-14
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    "AWESOM times 25"
    Would you listen to Naked in Death again? Why?

    NO...not when there are 38 to go!!


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

    I have read all of the Elemental Assasin and was looking for something similar...I found something better. I only hope it will continue.


    Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?

    Lt Dallas


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

    It made me think.


    Any additional comments?

    On to book 2!!

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    tamara Bend, OR, United States 01-26-14
    tamara Bend, OR, United States 01-26-14 Member Since 2016
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    "It all starts here!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Naked in Death to be better than the print version?

    I think audio is so much better than the written book because Susan Ericksen gives Eve's character life that you would never get from just reading.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I have read some of her other books out of order so reading the first book was great. It's so worth starting from the beginning of the series but the books are so good you don't have to sart at the beginning to get the characters.


    Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?

    Who would not fall in love with Rourke!!


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

    These books make me feel like I don't want o stop listening until the end and want to start listening to the next one right away!


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    Cindy United States 12-12-13
    Cindy United States 12-12-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Awesome Author, awesome narrator, awesome series"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Naked in Death to be better than the print version?

    Because Susan brings all of the characters to life, there is no comparison, You HAVE to get the audio version!!


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    Sue Cape Town, South Africa 12-11-13
    Sue Cape Town, South Africa 12-11-13
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    "Start here - it is an incredible series!!!"
    If you could sum up Naked in Death in three words, what would they be?

    I was introduced to this series by a gift offer for Number 13 in the series. I was so intrigued that I went back to the beginning. It is far better to start here and watch the characters grow.


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

    I am not a fan of science fiction or fantasy at all, and was certain I had made a mistake with this book. It is set in 2058 and this is a description of what life could have evolved to without having to suspend disbelief too much. It could be described as a basic detective thiller, but the circumstances and the characters are wonderful. They are complex and interesting, and the romance is quite steamy at times.


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

    Susan is amazing with the American, English, Irish and a host of other accents. I would love to see a video of her performing one of these books because when you are only listening, you are completely involved with the story, and the performance boosts that feeling, not distracts from it, as some performers do.


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

    Yes, I wanted more. I did not want the story to end. I am now an "In Death" junkie.


    Any additional comments?

    Take the leap and you will love the rollercoaster!

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    Warren WESTMONT, IL, United States 12-06-13
    Warren WESTMONT, IL, United States 12-06-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Cop & Billionaire vs Murder"

    Audible introduced me to this series (37 novels, 10 novellas & 1 prequel) which is a combination of Detective Story, Romance Novel and SciFi. I found the idea of a female lieutenant in a NYC murder squad who becomes involved with a billionaire while solving a murder very interesting. Let's start by stating if you want to read this for the Sci-Fi you'll be disappointed. Though the series commences in 2058 and there is some good technology utilized, it is not a huge part of the book. In fact the space travel is a little ahead of what I at least believe will be possible in that time frame. J.D. Robb is a pen name of Nora Roberts, a Romance novelist and author of over 300 books. Though there are definite Romance Novel elements to the story, they are sub-plots. This is basically a good detective mystery. The main character Eve Dallas is a homicide Lieutenant. In this novel she investigates the murder of a Senator's daughter, who earned her living as a licensed companion (i.e. prostitute). During the course of her investigation, she is hindered by the involvement of the victim's father & his aide. One of her suspects is Roarke, a mysterious handsome billionaire with a shady past, who of course becomes the love interest in the romance sub-plot. As Lt. Dallas pursues her clues in NYC & Washington, DC and environs, we get to learn a little about her early life that haunts her. We meet some of the charachters that will populate later books in the series and best of all we learn that she is a smart, relentless investigator and dedicated to solving the crime. There are twists and turns during the investigation, but eventually Eve brings justice for the victim & the victim's family. If you find you enjoy the audible book, as I did, and choose to listen onward, you will find the the narrator Susan Ericksen is utilized for the entire series, which makes the entire series than much more enjoyable.

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    Richard Heritage Park, Australia 11-16-13
    Richard Heritage Park, Australia 11-16-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Dont wast your credit or your money"
    What did you like best about Naked in Death? What did you like least?

    The setting of the time / story


    What was most disappointing about J. D. Robb’s story?

    Slow pace and the narrator made it worse


    Did Naked in Death inspire you to do anything?

    Drove me crazy


    Any additional comments?

    I hope book two is better - oh but wait I will never know! Once bitten twice shy.

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    Sandy Orlando, FL 11-13-13
    Sandy Orlando, FL 11-13-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Not as good as I expected"

    I read a lot of the reviews and figured this one would be a good story.
    The narration was ok but a little too harsh of a voice to really sit back and enjoy.
    She didn't do a great job on the different characters.
    The romance between Eve and Rourke was so cold. No heat at all. J.D. Robb needs to take lessons from Maya Banks and Nora Roberts.
    The murder mystery was just ok. It could have been more gripping through out the book.
    The last third of the book was very good with a great ending. I almost quit listening but just figured I had to finish and glad I did.

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    susan ADDISON, IL, United States 11-12-13
    susan ADDISON, IL, United States 11-12-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Book!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Naked in Death to be better than the print version?

    did not read the print version? I dont understand why this question comes up all the time?


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Of course I love Eves HoodRat friend :) She is so colorful and Fun.. Would not have pictured Eve and her friends!


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

    She is awesome as always! I can tell the difference of who is speaking when she reads.


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

    Yes, I could have listened to this book in one sitting... but I like to spread out my audiobooks while I am at work to make the day go by.


    Any additional comments?

    I am not a fan of any futuristic books. This one was a surprise I did not know it was set in the future In fact I was confused a few times especially in the very beginning when they called Eve "sir" Im still not clear on that, unless it is a "officer of the Law" thing and not a futuristic thing... either way I had to rewind it to understand who the guy outside the crime scene was talking too.. after I got over a few weird things like that I was fine and let myself get into the book. I wanted to listen to more of the series but couldnt again because of the futuristic-sci-fiction. But Im happy I listened to this it was a good one.

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    Dan Iowa City, IA, United States 11-10-13
    Dan Iowa City, IA, United States 11-10-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Can't suspend disbelief"

    I couldn't even get thought this. I wanted to return it but felt since I'd read half of it I really shouldn't. I know Robb is beloved, but this isn't really one thing or the other. Not science fiction and not really set in the present enough to make Dallas a character like Warshawski.

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    Emma 11-07-13
    Emma 11-07-13

    I am in my late twenties, a commuter, a romantic, & am loving life.

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    "I'll definitely be buying Book 2."
    Would you listen to Naked in Death again? Why?

    Naked in Death was a really enjoyable book. The author does a nice job introducing you to characters that will be present in the remainder of the series. The 'who-done-it' mystery was pretty shocking... not predictable at all - which I like. And I really liked the leading male character... a very sexy hero for the story.


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

    She does a really great Irish accent.


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

    My husband is in law enforcement - and so I really found the futuristic world of law enforcement to be interesting and believable!


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  • Tom
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    3/14/10
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    "Dreadful, cliche ridden book"

    I accept that thrillers are by definition written to some sort of formula, but this book carries it to extremes - characters, plot, narrative and language, every cliche however hackneyed seems to be used. I gave up after a particularly laughable sex scene between the two main characters, which completely destroyed any credibility the book might have had claim to. I think this is only the fourth or fifth audiobook that I've not finished - out of nearly 500. It was that bad.

    To make matters worse, the narrator was not very good; as the previous reviewer comments, she has a lot of difficulty with the Irish accent of one of the main characters, and generally was a tad melodramatic for my taste.

    I see J D Robb has written nearly 40 books in this series, so some people must like them. Not me I'm afraid.

    18 of 21 people found this review helpful
  • Paul D
    Normandy, France
    2/26/15
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    "cardboard cutout fiction"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    An naive 14 year old.


    What could J. D. Robb have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Create believable characters with depth rather than shallow stereotypes.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Ericksen’s performances?

    Possibly, maybe to check how much she contributes to this being a lifeless yawn of a book


    What character would you cut from Naked in Death: In Death, Book 1?

    I would cut all the characters from the book and replace them more realistic ones. No-one worth salvaging.


    Any additional comments?

    A truely awful book - a total cliche of a story peopled by stereotypical characters lacking depth and realism. Formulaic writing offering zero opportunity for empathy with the characters. I really did not care what happened to anyone or anything in the story.
    Why did I listen to it? Well, I was busy working to begin with and then it's awfulness became mesmeric. . . . . . .I did not listen quietly and sighs and ecpletives filled the air.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • pagewizz
    Staffordshire, United Kingdom
    7/9/14
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    "The best in death book - The first is always the b"
    What did you like most about Naked in Death: In Death, Book 1?

    Where Eve and Roarke first meet you can't beat that.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Favorite is difficult but in this one book Eve makes it she always does and with her realising that she just might be able to be part of a couple, and have some friends.


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    Where feeney and roarke come face to face. after Eve has took the test where she has been trying to clear him, and come to terms with being late for the little girl who did not make it.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Eve and Roarke the start of a complicated life together


    Any additional comments?

    The In death books would not be the same without Susan Erickson narrating. Its nice to here one voice through the series. The other characters that add later on make it as well. Some of the things Eve comes out with are really classic - my all time favorite "BITE ME"

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Robyn
    4/5/16
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    "By the numbers crime fiction"
    What disappointed you about Naked in Death: In Death, Book 1?

    First of all, I suppose if you are looking for a bit of very light beach reading and you don't mind annoyingly controlling poorly developed he-man billionaire chauvinist love interests à la Christian Grey, by all means, give this a go. Also he has a stupid name, just going to throw that out there. Roarke is not a name, Rourke is, not Roarke. Also Rourke is a surname.

    In fact characterisation throughout the whole book is pretty underdeveloped and underwhelming but as I said if you are looking for a by the numbers, crime page-turner you can't go too wrong. It was far from the worst book I've ever read but it wasn't exactly surprising or particularly compelling. It shocks me that there are like another 40 books in the series!


    Has Naked in Death: In Death, Book 1 put you off other books in this genre?

    It wasn't the genre that was the problem, it was everything else.


    What didn’t you like about Susan Ericksen’s performance?

    If you are Irish and are planning to listen to this audiobook, let me tell you, the narrator's interpretation of an Irish accent is more of an assault on the ear's that Gerard Butler in P.S. I Love You and Julia Roberts in Michael Collins combined. You've been warned.


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Robb's 1995 vision of what a mid 21st century New York would be like is interesting enough and fairly understated which was refreshing although it is funny to see how dated that vision feels in the 20 years since she imagined it.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carrie
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    3/31/15
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    "Zzzzzzzzzzzzz"

    Tedious, predictable and boring! Hugely disappointed. I thought it would be the sort of thing I'd enjoy but it's just so cheesey. Gave up after two hours. Couldn't take the bad accents any longer!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Donn Edwards
    Johannesburg, South Africa
    12/4/10
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    "The start of a great series"

    Eve Dallas is the 'Jack Reacher' of the 21st Century, and I'm completely hooked on this series. This series is full of life, and Eve has the right kind of attitude for a 'kick-ass New York cop'.

    Normally my wife is badly allergic to cliches, but for some reason the 'In Death' series carries off the occasional cliche with great aplomb and humour, and we both thoroughly enjoy the series.

    6 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Laura Taylor
    Devon, UK
    4/7/13
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    "Great first book in fab series"

    Have read a few of these books and find them entertaining and page turning. Doesn't matter if you read out of sequence although it was good to learn their history by reading the first book. Well written and a potential glimpse into the future !

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Kaggy
    United Kingdom
    6/30/15
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    "A mistake I unfortunately repeated"

    For some strange reason I bought books 1 to 3 on a whim and after reading the first few chapters of book 1 I bitterly regret my purchasing decision. This is dull and cliche ridden and I can almost believe it was written by a robot. Given there are something like 40 books in this series I think that might be a real possibility.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Ron
    6/13/15
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    "A Poor story"

    Dull story line - sassy attractive female cop falls for richest man in country who team up to solve the murder - you couldn't write it, only someone did, I wish they hadn't. The narrative is poor, the male voices are truly awful, and watch out for the Irish accent - pure comedy

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Derek
    HULL, United Kingdom
    5/30/15
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    "Dreadful"

    Horrible in every way, not many books I give one star (would be zero if I could) peppered with pointless sex the way a 14 year old might write. If you haven't got the gist yet, I hated it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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