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It was just another after-work happy-hour bar downtown, where business professionals unwound with a few drinks, complained about the boss, maybe hooked up with someone for the night. Until something went terribly wrong. At first it was just a friction in the air. The noise intensified. The crowd seemed oppressive. Some sharp words were exchanged, some pushing and shoving.

Then the madness descended. And after 12 minutes of chaos and violence, 80 people lay dead.

Eve Dallas is trying to sort out the inexplicable events. Surviving witnesses talk about seeing things - monsters and swarms of bees. They describe sudden, overwhelming feelings of fear and rage and paranoia. When forensics makes its report, the mass delusions make more sense: it appears the bar patrons were exposed to a cocktail of chemicals and illegal drugs that could drive people into temporary insanity - if not kill them outright.

But that doesn’t explain who would unleash such horror - or why. Eve’s husband, Roarke, happens to own the bar, yet he’s convinced the attack wasn’t directed at him. It’s bigger than that. And if Eve can’t figure it out fast, it could happen again, anytime, anywhere. Because it’s airborne....

©2012 Nora Roberts (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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Really a great series.

What can I say, there isn't a bad one in the bunch. This was really good. Eve and Roark never disappoint. Robb has made characters that are so well done that at this point they are like old friends. Watching Eve and Roark evolve has been such a treat. All the secondary characters are equally wonderful and the plot always keeps you wondering. Hate that it will be another year for the next one.

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  • Vicki
  • Snohomish, WA, United States
  • 09-13-12

Naration change

Would you try another book from J. D. Robb and/or Susan Ericksen?

Yes!

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

All of the In Death Series - the way the author has built the series around the characters makes you feel like they are in your life

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Susan Ericksen?

I wouldn't change her... In the past I have LOVED her (I have listened to the entire series 3 times)... this book, her voice is the same for each character, but there is something different with the flow or cadence - it sounds like she is emphasizing every word, and to be honest, it is REALLY annoying to me. I haven't listened to the whole book yet, but I have considered stopping with the audio and just reading it. I keep thinking it will either stop, or I will get used to it. I hope that something medical hasn't caused her change - if it is, then I am sorry... I am still having a hard time listening.

Do you think Delusion In Death needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

absolutely! keep them coming!!

Any additional comments?

I have adored this series, J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) is spectacular in her character development!!

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  • barbara
  • Chiswick, Australia
  • 06-20-13

If you like American dramas.....

The reason that I don't like American dramas is that the characters are predictable in many ways: heroines and heroes are always 'beautiful' - tall, slim, muscles etc. they always have an offsider who is not 'tall, slim, muscles etc in fact they are the opposite and are always shorter then the hero/ine with a slave devotion to their master/mistress.
So predictable I don't want to even bother writing anymore...even the story line is predictable....this sums up Delusion in Death - end of review.
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The narration by Susan Ericksen was impressive - she does so many voices and characters - quite amazing.

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cluster, hard to follow........one of her worst!!

What disappointed you about Delusion In Death?

boaring

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

one could fall asleep and not relly loose your place.........didn't miss anything. I have read lots of JD Robbs books this was one of her worst!

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Susan Ericksen?

The narrator was fine

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

no

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Another excellent In Death book

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

Suspenseful yet charming

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

Dallas getting along with Summerset

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

In an early In Death book a different narrator was used - Nobody can do the voicces like Susan; I can't read one of these books without hearing the voices in my head..

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

Anytime Peabody interacts with Rourke is charming and funny

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Only so-so

What did you like best about Delusion In Death? What did you like least?

It started out pretty interesting, but degenerated into a less than average police novel. Anyone can envision an interesting premise, but what makes a good author is the ability to follow through with a good and interesting story...unfortunately, this one did not meet my expectations.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narrator was fine.

Was Delusion In Death worth the listening time?

Not really. I did finish it, but was wishing it was over for quite some time before it was.

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mystery 101

What would have made Delusion In Death better?

I don't know if I would have liked the story more with a different reader or not. The story was kind of dumb, but the reader made it worse.

Would you ever listen to anything by J. D. Robb again?

probably not

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

overly dramatic

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Terrible narrator

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I like J.D. Robb books but this narrator kind of ruined it. She did the worst Irish accent I've ever heard and she made the rest of the characters sound stupid.

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  • Moraleea
  • Warren, MI, United States
  • 02-25-13

aweful

What would have made Delusion In Death better?

no, I couldn't make it past the first few chapters. I thought this was a love story not a gory murder mystery.

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It lost me!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I bought this book based on the rave reviews because I love mystery & thrillers. I haven't read any of the other books in the series as other readers have, so I'm not familiar about the characters, story lines, etc.<br/><br/>There were things mentioned in the story that I just didn't get...J.D. Robb kept using the terms "links" as I suspected the equivalent of a cell phone. Why didn't she just used normal terminologies? Did I miss something? After all, the story took place in NYC in modern days, right? How the heck was I supposed to know that "links" were? <br/><br/>Also, I wasn't impressed with the narration either. Rourke's Irish brogue made my ears twinged. <br/><br/>I'm only a 1/4 way through the story, but I don't know if I can finish it! Very disappointing.

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

No

0 of 1 people found this review helpful