Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2006 J. D. Robb; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio
"Excellent every time"
I love the fact that this story includes all my favorite characters. It has Nadine; Feeney; Peabody; Mavis; Trena and of course Roarke and Eve. The story also introduces Jamie who is in several other books - and he's a kid with a great mind and an iron will.
This story shows Dallas in many aspects - the woman; the wife; the human; the friend - and of course - the cop. She's a simply fabulous character that I never tire of hearing!
Well always Eve... but she does a simply fabulous job at all the characters - I always get a big charge out of hearing her do the exchanges between Treena and Eve... always a winner!
My favorite moment in this one was the exchange between Feeney; Dallas - and later Roarke. Where Feeney is 'done with her' because she obeyed orders rather than coming to him as a friend. Then later when Roarke explained what Feeney really means to Dallas. That whole part is one of my absolute favorite in this book.
I can not get enough of this story! This one had me on the edge of my seat at the end, could not take my headphones off! I do wish the book went a few chapters more though, wrapped up some loose ends. Like, what happened to the white witches? What about Jamie? Etc..
"One of the Best of "In Death""
In a series I enjoy so much, it's difficult for one book to stand out above others. But Ceremony In Death, Book 5 of the In Death series, certainly stands out. Maybe it's the involvement of the opposing forces of Wiccans and their ceremonies, and Satanists and their black magic, which certainly give a twist, and a hint of danger, to the plot. Or maybe it's the other aspect of this series that I love so much -- the character development. In any case, it's one of my favorite entries in one of my favorite series.
This series has me hooked and coming back for more a bit more often than my pocketbook would like. That says a lot, since I have already read the entire series to date in print. These books are great to revisit -- if you've already read the whole series, a reread or listen enables you to fit pieces into the overall picture of Dallas's life and career that you might have forgotten or missed. Perhaps best of all is the opportunity to review the additions to the growing cast of regular characters in her world.
And just let me say that Susan Ericksen does an exceptional job of narration in this series, with great voices and characters. I must admit that I was at first put off by the voice chosen for Peabody, but it has grown on me, and it adds dimension to Peabody's frequent ironic statements.
OMG what a great series. I love the "in Death" books. If you like romance, murder, mystery and suspense this is for you.
"JD at her best"
It always amazes me the research that goes into a book - even though this is way in the future, the crimes and relationships and procedures are "real" you don't feel like you are being fed nonsense.
Peebody is a character all by herself and her voice (thank you Susan!) just suits her so well - I find myself wishing her all the best and pushing her to achieve.
Summerset - the best. Mavis, totally a character on her own.
Eve and Roarke - have to continue reading - need to find out what happens - the suspence is killing me!
"Bloody Satanist Cult Murders"
Okay, this book was just a little too over the top. Eve gets caught up in occult murders, disappearances, and is directed to not tell Feeny about any of it but to investigate on her own. Then, as the story goes along she gets meaner and meaner and it sounds like she actually enjoys being so over the top with her anger and attitude. Of course, by the end of the story she is nearly killed and determines that her suspect isn't guilty. Before she even washes off the blood, she and Roark go home in a blanket to face another murder. I like these books and have read everyone one of the 43 books BUT this one just hit me wrong with the way Eve lost it. That means that the author wrote a perfectly awful murder and that is what these in death books are all about. Hooray for more Eve and Roark stories. Susan Ericksen is a marvelous narrator and captured the intensity of Eve especially well in this book.
Excellent story and well performed, but I thought Dallas was too hard-nosed/snarky in this book. Her treatment of Peabody and other characters was just too rude and over the line.
"My favorite one yet!"
I do constantly! I recommend this series to most of my friends. We all like the cop shows on TV and this series reminds me of Law and Order or something.
YES. I love the incorporation of Wicca. Very good plot in this one.
II love them all! I cant pick just one favorite, but her narration of the men, Rourke particularly, is very impressive. I plan on getting all of the books!
Yes! I listen to them at work so it makes me excited to go back to work the next morning to see what happens!
"The One with the Witches"
One of the earlier "In Death" books, Eve Dallas meets up with a nasty bunch of devil worshipers who are responsible for the death of an older police officer and his granddaughter. Of course Eve takes this personally, and the satanists don't stand a chance in you-know-where.
There are good witches (Eve gets a Celtic protection talisman) and bad witches (Eve is attacked with poison fingernails) in this tale, which is a good fast read and sets the mood for Samhain celebrations (aka Halloween).
This series just keeps getting better and better. Robb started telling the story from different character's POV including the bad guys. It makes things so juicy good! But, the best thing is getting the insight into Roarke’s head. He is so incredibly in love with Eve and it makes the heart melt to read their scenes together. Eve is the kind of woman who is a Cop first but when she is with Roarke he can make her put away the cop and be a woman.
This case stretches Eve to the breaking point. She is forced to lie to close friends and allies, all for the sake of duty. Friendships and loyalties are tested. She is brought into a world of the occult to tackle her hardest case to date with many possible foes. And of course Eve wouldn’t be Eve is she didn’t put her own life on the line.
What can I say, I love this series and listening to the audiobooks are one of the best parts of my day.
"Brilliant brilliant series of books"
It was so suspenseful and I actually figured out who the bad guys were but the way it was played was exciting.
No other books come close to these. Never have I enjoyed a series of books and charactes as much as I am enjoying these. I cannot recommend highly enough.
Eve and Roarke are always my favourites. They are both exceptionally strong characters.
Yes when Eve tricked Roarke into thinking he had to sing with Mavis and then she said she loved him. It was so sweet.
These books are costing me a fortune but I have to have them. Such amazing writing of characters and the narrator is just brilliant. I have just downloaded book 5 and I am looking forward to my commute to work in the morning now.
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