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Rapture in Death Audiobook

Rapture in Death: In Death, Book 4

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They died with smiles on their faces. Three apparent suicides: a brilliant engineer, an infamous lawyer, and a controversial politician. Three strangers with nothing in common - and no obvious reasons for killing themselves. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the deaths suspicious. And her instincts paid off when autopsies revealed small burns on the brains of the victims. Was it a genetic abnormality or a high-tech method of murder?

Eve's investigation turned to the provocative world of virtual reality games - where the same techniques used to create joy and desire could also prompt the mind to become the weapon of its own destruction.

Crack another case with Eve Dallas.

©2006 J.D. Robb; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

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    AudioAddict 08-23-16
    AudioAddict 08-23-16
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    "Awesome as Aways!"

    STORY (Detective) - This is the fourth book in this series, and I'm rating it the same as the others. Five stars all around! It is set in the future, something like year 2050ish, so there are futuristic gadgets and situations, but the characters and crimes are very realistic. I love the characters and their development throughout the series. Eve and Roarke meet in Book 1, marry in Book 3, and are newlyweds in this Book 4. Eve is a tough-as-nails cop and her crime-solving is top notch, but she also has tender, sexy moments with Roarke. Roarke is a sexy multibillionaire who usually gets drawn into her investigations in one way or another. The book will keep you guessing and is good from beginning to end , as are the rest. I suppose I'm going to have to listen to all of them (there's like 50 books!!)

    PERFORMANCE - Susan Ericksen is amazing. Different voices and accents for characters as appropriate. Love her!

    OVERALL - Eve is tough and so is her mouth, so be prepared for a healthy dose of cussing. There are several short sex scenes in the book, but they're more passionate than they are explicit. The story stands alone, though if you start with this book you will be picking up in the middle of the character development. You definitely don't have to start with Book 1, but I'd recommend it. I think males and females both would enjoy this series, but it might be a bit more oriented towards women because of the romantic thread. Go for it, you won't regret it.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    MARCIA 08-13-12
    MARCIA 08-13-12
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    "GOING BACK TO #4 AFTER LISTENING TO MOST RECENT"
    Would you listen to Rapture in Death again? Why?

    YES
    I WAS CONCERNED THAT I WOULD BE BORED. I HAVE LISTENED TO MOST OF THIS SERIES AND ALWAYS COME BACK TO IT. I HAVE EVEN LISTENED TO #33 THE MOST RECENT. I HAD MISSED THIS EARLIER VERSION. I WASN'T DISSAPPOINTED. YES THE CHARACTERS HAVE EVOLVED AND I AM AMAZED HOW THIS AUTHOR IS ABLE TO KEEP THEM EVOLVING AND THE MURDERS AREN'T THE REASON TO LISTEN BUT THE CHARACTERS. I STILL ENJOYED #4 AS IT JUST BROUGHT ME BACK IN TIME AND SHOWED THE RELATIONSHIPS EARLIER ON.
    I WOULD RECOMMEND ANYONE THAT HAS NOT LISTENED TO THIS SERIES START WITH THE FIRST ONE AND GO STRAIGHT THROUGH NOT MISSING ANY. I CAN'T GIVE A NEGATIVE ABOUT ANY OF THE BOOKS.


    What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

    SHE DOES ALL THE VOICES WITH THE ENTIRE SERIES AND YOU INSTANTLY RECOGNIZE THEM. SHE NEVER CHANGES THE VOICES AND YOU KNOW WHO THE CHARACTERS ARE. THE VOICES AND INFLECTIONS ARE VERY GOOD FOR EACH CHARACTER.


    16 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon 11-04-16
    Sharon 11-04-16
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    the story was a bit futuristic for me, more so than her earlier books in this series. Perhaps subliminal mind control at the level covered might be possible in the future but I prefer to think we as humans will have the final control of our mind and actions.
    The voice of Peabody was awful and distracted my enjoyment of the book. I can only hope in future audible performances it will be modified, the narrator has demonstrated with other characters she has the ability

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer 07-28-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Bit predictable."
    What made the experience of listening to Rapture in Death the most enjoyable?

    futuristic devices she throws in there and the representative on them


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Hints were too good on the sweet bad girl.


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

    Peabody


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Subconscious decisions


    Any additional comments?

    No

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Martha WICHITA, KS, United States 06-19-12
    Martha WICHITA, KS, United States 06-19-12
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    "Good, but not best"
    Would you listen to Rapture in Death again? Why?

    Yes, I've enjoyed the series so far.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I guessed the method and murderer early on so that was a let down.


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

    Yes, and it's as good as the rest. Excellent reading and characterizations.


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

    A little disappointed. FIrst time I guessed the method/murderer early on and the ending was a tad abrupt.


    Any additional comments?

    I still enjoy this series and look forward to reading more.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda 02-24-10
    Brenda 02-24-10
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    "Rapture in Death"

    Great series

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    Nichole Pryor, OK, USA 05-19-09
    Nichole Pryor, OK, USA 05-19-09 Member Since 2013
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    "In Death"

    After listening to this, I feel like I've already figured out J.D. Robb's writing style. I had the murders solved before Eve did... which, kind of made the book a drag.

    I might listen to one more of the books... hopefully it will hold my attention!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nancy J Tornado Alley OK 06-18-13
    Nancy J Tornado Alley OK 06-18-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Irresistible Series!"


    I've already said this series is addictive. Each time I finish one of the books, I tell myself to let it rest a while, make the whole experience last longer. But I can't resist -- I HAVE TO buy that next book in the series, and listen to it right away.

    Numbrer 4 in the series, Rapture In Death, begins during Dallas and Roarke's honeymoon, on an off-planet resort being built by one of Roarke's companies. Taking up right where Number 3 left off, there is a death, apparent suicide, of one of Roarke's contractors in the almost completed resort. Apparent suicide, except that the guy was smiling when he died.
    Back on earth, more suicides happen, each one with a smile.

    While investigating the suspicious suicides, Dallas begins to have some insights into what it means to love and be loved. She's still not real sure about how to express herself, to Roarke or herself. Mavis gets tangentially involved in connection with a big break in her singing career. Mavis and Leonardo grow more in love. Dallas tags Peobody to become a detective and her aide. So all around, slowly, Dallas is picking up little clues about how people relate on a non-cop level. It's interesting to watch.

    I love the inventiveness with which J.D. Robb describes the world of New York in 2058. Very ingenious. And I'll keep coming back for more to see those relationships grow, deepen, and flourish.

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    Penny KY 10-20-17
    Penny KY 10-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "great series!"

    I love this series. the stories flow well and the narrator does a great job.

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    Jeanette Kelley Rolla, MO 08-02-17
    Jeanette Kelley Rolla, MO 08-02-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Love Eve Dallas!"

    She does it again and she does it with feelings. All though she still has a problem feeling them. Mavis is still awesome and with Leonardo she's more perfect.

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    "Wonderful"

    If you have 'read' the previous book in the series this is on parr. If not it might be worth checking out the earlier ones as the main characters - Lt. Eve Dallas, Roarke and Peabody - story lines continue and refer back. Otherwise the story is a stand alone with twists and turns enough to keep you interested to the end.

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