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Publisher's Summary

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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  • Lynda
  • Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada
  • 10-29-12

always a great listen

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

absolutely, the reader brings the story and the characters to life so convincingly in each book that you really want to follow their adventures. The stories themselves tend to become rather familiar, but always exciting, and always to the advancement of the series in general.

What did you like best about this story?

as always the reader makes the characters individuals, even the male characters take on a distinctive persona which makes you relate well to all of them.

What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

She has the ability to make each character, male or female become their own distinctive person and character, she is one of the best readers ever, male or female, she brings every character, male or female to life.

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

No, just enjoyed the way the story line moves along and develops the characters in this series

Any additional comments?

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Good story but not a good performance.

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Listening to this book was an OK for time well spent. Most distracting was the not so great performance of the reader.

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

Voice was not up to par vs almost every other book I have listened to and I have listened to over 100 books. Her male voices were most distracting.

Was Delusion In Death worth the listening time?

The story was good, but not great.

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Classic JD Robb

Good story, as always. Suspenseful until the end. I didn't care for the narrator and how she portrayed each character. Overall, great story.

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Delivers!

What made the experience of listening to Delusion In Death the most enjoyable?

Unique story line. History of the Urban Wars which would have started about now. Progression of heroine in resolving the disaster of her own beginning.

What did you like best about this story?

Very real feeling of the future world where the same old same old issues reside.

Any additional comments?

Probably one of the better "In Death" series. Good story. Plot interesting and unique. The main characters continue to interest one. I have read every book in this series and I liked this better than most. Kept my attention from beginning to end. Kept me up a few nights listening, too! She has not yet worn out this series and the rotating sub-characters remain interesting. I think you'll like it. If you are new to the series, this might be a good start as it is easy to pick it up.

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  • Mara
  • EUREKA, CA, United States
  • 10-28-12

WONDERFUL AS ALWAYS

What can I say--WONDERFUL AS ALWAYS! With each book Eve grows bit more into who she is to become. Susan Ericksen is the best when it comes to narrating this series.

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Love the series!

What made the experience of listening to Delusion In Death the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed the diaglogue and the narrator - who has (almost) always done a superb job of interpreting the characters.

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

I liked this one a lot and felt it was as good or better than most in the series (although I did find the opening scene far too vividly imagined - I'm much better when the murder has already taken place). Can't wait for the next ...

Any additional comments?

The series is best enjoyed starting from the first book (which is excellent!) as the main enjoyment comes from the characters' development.

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Susan Ericksen

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

Not at this time

What do you think your next listen will be?

Not listening to Susan

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

Not good, could not even finish the first part

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

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Running its course?

What would have made Delusion In Death better?

Delusions in Death needed a better story. This one felt "pieced" together. We never experienced the thrill of the hunt or any real concern that people we cared about were in danger.

The scenes involving the public subjected to hallucinogens seemed unbelievable, which is nothing new to this series, but we were given no help to suspend believe.

I've enjoyed the characters in this series a lot and they need better plots to work with.

What do you think your next listen will be?

I'm going to listen to nonfiction. I'm curious about Walter Isaacsons biography.

What three words best describe Susan Ericksen’s performance?

Susan's narration make these stories come to life. Distinctive, convincinng, riveting!

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Major disappointment.

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  • Meredith
  • Charlotte, NC, United States
  • 10-16-12

How does she KEEP cranking these out?

Eve Dallas. If you haven't met her yet, go back to the very beginning. If you have met her, chances are you are here after 34 other stories of Eve, Roarke, Peabody, and the gang--and this one is one of the best of the lot!

The interaction between Eve and Myra in this particular volume was a treat for Dallas fans. There is a nice twist in the mystery as well.

Now.... when is the next one out?

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  • E. Turner
  • Garland, Texas United States
  • 10-15-12

The In Death Series Kills! (lol pun intended)

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

Spectacular Eve Dallas!

What did you like best about this story?

It's not just this story, it is about reconnecting with all your favorite characters in the whole series. Just like the character Eve, I have adopted them all like a second family. Whenever I see a new In Death book come out I purchase it immediately, no questions asked because I know I will love it.

What about Susan Ericksen’s performance did you like?

Susan is Eve, ..and Roarke,.. and Peabody,.. and McNab.. and Mavis,.. and Bella. If she did no other series of books, I would say she was one of the best if not the best narrator's I have ever listened to.

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

Bad Asses Beware in 2565, Eve Dallas and company is watching!...and waiting.

Any additional comments?

When is the next novel scheduled to come out?