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Taken in Death Audiobook

Taken in Death: In Death, Book 37.5

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Two young children disappear from their East Side home in New York City, their nanny killed in cold blood. As Lieutenant Eve Dallas begins to unravel the crime scene and search for Henry and Gala MacDermit, she's drawn into the twisted mind of a kidnapper who will stop at nothing to take revenge. Horrific threats concerning the brother and sister hit far too close to home for Eve, drawing her back into memories of her own tortured childhood.

But Eve knows that there's no time to waste on the past, and with every passing hour her determination to bring the children safely home strengthens. Eve and her team find themselves following an electronic breadcrumb trail left by a boy desperate to escape the evil witch. Their investigation into the kidnapper's sordid past reveals violent coercion, ritualistic killings, and chilling bloodlust - making her terrifying plans for the children abundantly clear.

©2013 Nora Roberts (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Annette Mitchell 02-01-15 Member Since 2013
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    "The Good Witch"

    Teleoathic twins kidnapped by mother's evil twin sister. Dallas along with Roarke and her team do what they do best and rescue the kids. This novella by Robb is on par with her other fine works. Eve always entertains.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jami E. Nettles 02-23-14
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    "Wow... that was awful"

    If I had paid more than $1.99 or had to listen much longer, I would be upset. It did keep my ears occupied during a 3 hour run, but I should have listened to my self breathe. The characters are just stupid - there were so many obvious plot holes and character inconsistencies that I couldn't engage with the story.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    sonia woodbridge, va, United States 10-30-13
    sonia woodbridge, va, United States 10-30-13 Member Since 2017

    We are now proud parents of a daughter and a wonderful son-in-law! He is also a child of The U. S. Navy, bonded over military time:)!

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    "Love all In Death, this was too contrived, boring."
    What disappointed you about Taken in Death?

    I own and love the entire In Death series, listen to them over and over again. Taken in Death, feels too contrived and almost like Robb, just wanted to give us a novella, any novella. I did not enjoy it at all. Tried to re-listen but couldn't.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Listening to Stied Larsson's Millenium Trilogy. If J. D. Robb published more often, I'd listen to them.


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

    The BEST NARRATOR OF ALL. I can use my imagination even more, for a more complete story experience.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Taken in Death?

    I wouldn't have published it. I love Eve, Roarke, Gallahad and the whole gang but was extremely dissapointed with Taken.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for next In Death!

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    Joan Collierville, TN, United States 12-20-13
    Joan Collierville, TN, United States 12-20-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Recycling Plotlines"

    I have always loved the JD Robb series until a year ago. I feel that Nora is recycling plotlines and rushing out books that just are not her best work. I no longer run to Wal-mart the morning her books come out or put onto my audible wish list. If you have a credit, use it, donn't pay for this. You should buy something else.

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    The Pink Lady 07-29-17

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    "love this series!"

    Always love JD Robb -Susan is great with different voices so I always know who's speaking!

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    Derines 06-17-17
    Derines 06-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Fairy tale meets Dallas"

    Hansel and Gretel meet Eve Dallas. Twist on children wicked witch and 22nd century police. Short but good story

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    bebe South Carolina 05-20-17
    bebe South Carolina 05-20-17 Member Since 2009

    I love books - all kinds of books. My genre is "good book"

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    "Good addition to the series"
    Any additional comments?

    Dallas and her police team, along with her husband Roark, have a huge challenge finding the location of two kidnapped children. The children are in a dire situation and must be found before they are murdered. Good police work helps pinpoint the location but it will be difficult to rescue the children before they can be killed by the evil woman who is holding them.

    The well know and well loved characters from the series act predictably and the plot is excellent. I recommend even though his is a short entry to the series.

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    Yolanda 04-19-17
    Yolanda 04-19-17 Member Since 2017
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    I loved he story but it wasn't long enough. Great narration, some of accents overlapped.

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    Tobias 04-06-17
    Tobias 04-06-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Taken in in Death"

    I prefer the full length books to the novella stories. The characters have a better cha ne of development. If Take was dead alone the factors are not fleshed out.

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    sunne b. 02-06-17
    sunne b. 02-06-17
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    "Error!"
    What disappointed you about Taken in Death?

    I saw it and said, "great, here is a j.d. robb I don't have" So I wasted a credit on a book that lasted 3 hours. When it was over, practically before it began, I realized I'd been conned! Now I look carefully, and don't buy any book that is less than a third of a book.
    Print publishers put 2-3 of these books together in one binding. I read them at the library, because I want to keep up on the latest in death stories. But three hours for $10 is a ripoff.


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

    Length - story didn't develop.


    Did Susan Ericksen do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes. I now recognize voices for various characters, so I just slip into the story.


    What character would you cut from Taken in Death?

    None. It was already too short.


    Any additional comments?

    Yes! Put 2-3 of these together as one Audible book. I love to have and reread (relisten?) to them at the gym. as I cook, and most of all while I quilt.

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    "Great short story"
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    This was one of the better short stories in this series although I am generally a fan of them anyway. The kids were good characters and I liked that they weren't wusses. Always a good day when an psychotic evil twin turns up.

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