Ritual In Death

In Death, Book 27.5
Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death, Book 27.5
Length: 2 hrs and 54 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (1,434 ratings)

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When a high-society party is crashed by a naked, knife-wielding, blood-covered man who "thinks" he might have killed someone, Eve Dallas must track down the crime, and the criminals. Everything points to Satanic ritual, but Eve doesn't believe in devil worship.
©1997 J. D. Robb (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
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as good as ever

really good one..those in death books are great!

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Susan Ericksen brings these stories to life

I had read the whole series over time and thoroughly enjoyed each and every one. However when I started listening to audio books I found it difficult to lose myself in the story...until I found Susan Ericksen reading the JD Robb series. She has made each character a special personality. It's almost as if I have never read these books before. I'm enjoying Peabody and MacNabb tremendously. I actually laugh out loud at some of the conversations between them as well as some of Eve's comments. This is a terrific mystery series. There is 'edge of your seat' murder plots mixed with family humor and wonderful guest characters. I eagerly look forward to the next in the series.

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Short story

I love all the Eve Dallas books. I wish that this one had been longer.

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1/2 Books Not So Good

I don't appreciate the 1/2 books, the ones 1/2 the usual size - they seem short, abrupt, crammed.

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Could have been a longer story.

Would you listen to Ritual In Death again? Why?

Good, as usual. I enjoy this entire series.

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

Susan Ericksen is truly one of the best narrators out there.

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

I think the

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I love this series!

If you could sum up Ritual In Death in three words, what would they be?

This book is a great listen, they all are!

Any additional comments?

I love this narrator, she is by far my favourite!

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Interesting concept

Would you consider the audio edition of Ritual In Death to be better than the print version?

I'm not sure, I haven't read the print version. I think I would have liked to read the jacket and fly pages so I knew a bit more about what to expect.

What other book might you compare Ritual In Death to and why?

This question escapes me, I hadn't read any of this series before, so I had no idea what to expect. It was like going to a whole new country without a travel guide. I think it's time to find the first in the series to understand the premises better.

What about Susan Ericksen???s performance did you like?

She was fine, a good reader that understood the text.

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

There were some "yuck" moments. That's not an editorial comment, they were supposed to be yucky and they were!

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Great book, one the best in the series

Where does Ritual In Death rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the best in the IN DEATH series.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ritual In Death?

When Eve actually new how to cook.

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

As always, when she reads it brings the characters to life.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Eve resolved the Murder of the girl in the morgue.

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Fast and quick

If you love Eve and Roarke - and who doesn't - you'll love this.

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Interesting, but a bit disappointing at the end

I enjoyed the premise of the story, but the ending was a bit too abrupt. I understand it was a short story that was part of an anthology, but even so, it could have been wrapped up better. Typically after catching the bad guy, we get to see Eve go at him in interview. She went at an underling, but we didn’t get to see her go at the head malefactor. It felt like he had backstory that we never learned.

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  • 09-25-19

different story

different to what she normally writes but still eve gets the bad guys more in series for me to read

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  • Saluki Selfie
  • 03-16-15

Death series

J.D.Robb has done a great job as usual.
The characters come to life and the story is good.

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  • Lori
  • 03-18-17

addictive storytelling

Anorher excellent read full of emotion drama and continuing love story between dallas and roarke

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  • Parrotfan
  • 04-12-17

Ritual In Death

A quick story, but a great storyline. The In Death Series just gets better with each book. I love the audible versions as much as reading the books.