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Brotherhood in Death Audiobook

Brotherhood in Death: In Death Series, Book 42

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Publisher's Summary

The next novel featuring Lieutenant Eve Dallas from #1 New York Times bestselling author J.D. Robb!

Sometimes "brotherhood" is just another word for conspiracy...

Dennis Mira just had two unpleasant surprises. First he learned that his cousin Edward was secretly meeting with a real estate agent about their late grandfather's magnificent West Village brownstone, despite the promise they both made to keep it in the family. Then, when he went to the house to confront Edward about it, he got a blunt object to the back of the head.

Luckily Dennis is married to Charlotte Mira, the NYPSD's top profiler and a good friend of Lieutenant Eve Dallas. When the two arrive on the scene, he explains that the last thing he saw was Edward in a chair, bruised and bloody. When he came to, his cousin was gone. With the mess cleaned up and the security disks removed, there's nothing left behind but a few traces for forensics to analyze.

As a former lawyer, judge, and senator, Edward Mira mingled with the elite and crossed paths with criminals, making enemies on a regular basis. Like so many politicians, he also made some very close friends behind closed - and locked - doors. But a badge and a billionaire husband can get you into places others can't go, and Eve intends to shine some light on the dirty deals and dark motives behind the disappearance of a powerful man, the family discord over a multimillion-dollar piece of real estate...and a new case that no one saw coming.

©2016 Nora Roberts (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    Jeanette NORMAN 11/04/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Thank goodness - more realistic (if possible)"

    Must say I was so disappointed with Book 41 that I was considering not buying the latest Book 42 - Brotherhood in Death. However pleased I did buy it as there is something reassuring about the fimilar characters and murder motives that always made for an easy read with the In Death Series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Sloan 18/02/2016
    Patricia Sloan 18/02/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Brilliant"

    J.D.Robb is the best, I have. Enjoyed every one of the books I read by her, cannot wait to read more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Alexis Fox
    Glendale, AZ
    6/02/16
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    "Another excellent turnout by JD Robb. Loved it."

    This is a new story that should please all of those folks who feel they are starting to all sound alike. I love Eves' interactions with Mr. Mira (who I think all her fans have a secret crush on... go ahead, admit it lol). Sure the story takes us back to her past but Eves past made her who she is plus we have to remember that everyone who reads this book hasn't read the whole series and it provides important background into her character. I am very happy with this book and can't wait for the next one as usual. Keep up the good work Ms Roberts.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
  • Brenda
    Cleburne, TX, United States
    11/02/16
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    "Best in series"

    I love this book. I think it's by far the best of the entire series. I've listened to it four times already. Eve's interaction to Dennis Mira is so very sweet. Eve has grown so much from the first book.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • 🐈 nospin 🐈
    3/02/16
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    "Excellent but tough subject"

    Excellent character development in this latest In Death with intriguing new characters joining Eve's work family.

    The crimes, however, are exceptionally horrific. Rape figures prominently in the storyline and graphic descriptions of the crimes were difficult to listen to.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • Jean
    Santa Cruz, CA, United States
    11/02/16
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    "Gripping"

    This is book 42 in the Eve Dallas series. I am amazed that Robb can keep coming up with such interesting ideas for her books. Dr. Charlotte Mira is my favorite person in the series, so when I discovered this story is mainly about professor Dennis Mira, Charlotte’s husband, I could hardly wait for the book to be released.

    Professor Mira has been like a surrogate father to Eve Dallas. Dennis finds out his cousin former Judge, Senator Edward Mira, has contacted a real estate agent to sell their grandfather’s magnificent West Village brownstone despite the promise to keep it in the family. Dennis goes to the house to speak to Edward, he finds Edward beaten and Dennis is attacked and beaten. When Dennis awakens Edward is gone, the house is cleaned as are the security system tapes. Eva and her team are on the job to help the Miras.

    I enjoy J. D. Robb’s group of characters in this series. Robb weaves them in and out of the various episodes with great skill like a master painter. I think these characters are what make the series so popular over the years; it’s what helps keep the books from becoming stagnant. I have to laugh at the battle of the ties and socks going on in the homicide department. Robb goes into the relationship between Peabody and Eve in this story as well as a discussion about marriage; the Mira’s as well as Eve and Roarke. The plot is full of twists, turns and conspiracies that keep the readers nose in the book. Susan Ericksen is fabulous narrating the book. She has narrated the series from the beginning and has helped make the story successful.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    LENOIR CITY, TN, United States
    3/02/16
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    "A Good Read"

    As usual I really enjoyed another book in this series. Every time Dennis is in a book I fall more in love with his character wish my dad had been like him or I could meet a man like him. GREAT BOOK

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Megan
    8/02/16
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    "But that's not what it sounds like in my head"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Brotherhood in Death to be better than the print version?

    Probably not. I mean, the narrator does a fabulous job of making different voices for every character. But that's not what they sound like in my head. Problems with being the 42nd book in a series, I already have pre established voices in my head


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Anyone who doesn't say Dennis Mira did not listen to this book correctly.


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

    She really does a fabulous job of having very different dialects and tones for all characters, and there are a LOT of them.


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

    I feel like the psychology worked really well in this book, there's a part where Peabody talks to a witness/interview person and tells them about how victims try and get their lives back but can't with these kind of crimes, and it was very based in psycho analysis.


    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • dnewton
    13/06/16
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    "Awesome and open"

    This was definitely a good book. Finally she was able to deal with some of the deeper issues on her own without any prodding from anyone. She chose to talk about and was rewarded with yet another champion

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Pam Sturgess
    Corona, CA
    26/04/16
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    "I'll always read any book in this series. Love it!"
    What did you love best about Brotherhood in Death?

    I'm a total fan of the "in death" series and I've listened to all of them -- multiple times. I recommend it, although my husband wouldn't like it, so maybe it's a chick thing. And Susan Ericksen is brilliant. She's the perfect narrator for these books and does all the characters perfectly. If you're new to this series, start at the beginning....and Enjoy!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Pamela J
    United States
    17/02/16
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    "Great dectective story - flawed narration"

    This is a good one with a few flaws. The story is really good - - much more dectective and much less romance (my personal preference). It's also much more like a Karen Slaughter book with truly graphic details of brutality. That may be why for the first time I had more issues with the silly things like following real police procedure. The closer you get to true so should the details. I've become accustomed to how each featured character is portrayed by the narrator, BUT I do have an issue with the narrator and her downright offensive straight out of Gone with the Wind this-is-how-black-people-talk characterization of some minor characters featured in this book. But even with that, it's still a good next book in the series that after 42 installments, is starting to grow up.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • joshua
    Oakley, CA, United States
    10/02/16
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    "Love the characters!"

    I've read the entire series and I don't really come back for the murder mystery part of the book. I keep coming back because of the amazing job Roberts has done with character development. After so many books with these characters I feel like they all are close personal friends I know them so well. I will say in the next book I really hope to see Captain Dallas, and please bring back crack!! Haven't heard anything about crack in the last few books!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Peter B.
    Stoke on Trent
    31/03/16
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    "Can't wait for the next murder!"

    Another good listen. Eve is getting much softer with age and this story had me moved to tears at times.

    An engrossing story that makes you want to listen right to the end without stopping.

    A really good inclusion of peripheral characters to make a good story come to life and make you feel like you are in the middle of it.

    I loved it and can't wait till the next murder comes along.

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • M. Graydon
    Norwich, UK
    9/02/16
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    "Another fantastic story"
    What made the experience of listening to Brotherhood in Death the most enjoyable?

    I loved the involvement of Dennis Mira. He's such a lovely character and Eve loves him so much.


    What did you like best about this story?

    There were lots of little funny moments that made me laugh out loud. I enjoyed that Eve was vulnerable and let it show.


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

    All the voices and individual characters she does bring the people to life and make you love them all.


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

    Yes it made me laugh and it was sad and poignant.


    Any additional comments?

    Can't wait for the next one. I think I might just start this one over and listen again.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Kindle Customer
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    26/06/16
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    "loved the book but hated the audiobook"

    I would give this no stars if that were possible, the narrator ruined the story for me. Presumably the author approved the narrator but I cannot understand why this would be, she delivers the story in a flat tone. I have all of the J.D. Robb books and decided to try this audio book, I am not new to audio books and currently have around 2 dozen on my Kindle, most of them have been extremely enjoyable, read by professional actors/narrators who enliven the author's work. Sadly I have given up on this book at 24% and just can't bear going back to listen to the rest of the story.

    19 of 24 people found this review helpful
  • Brenda Hatton
    8/02/16
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    "great story and narrative"

    I have listened to all of J D Robb's books and she still holds my attention to the end

    9 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • S. Murdoch
    uk
    23/03/17
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    "Great story but needed to be shorter"

    I really enjoyed the story-very thought provoking. But way way too long. Ideas and long self analysis constantly repeated...ended up fast forwarding lots.
    Narrator fine for a story with American characters...but why choose a narrator who can't do an Irish accent with a major chapter being Irish. Her English accent as bad.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Melanie Preston Lewis
    London
    29/08/17
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    "Solid"
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    This may be book 42 in the series, but it's the first one I've listened to, (or read), and I was working on the theory that you didn't have to read the other 41 to appreciate the story. That was certainly true, it worked perfectly well as a standalone. It was a solid modern detective murder mystery. I didn't quite get the picture that it's set in 2060. There were a few futuristic references; a tube of pepsi, robot maids, glides, but nothing that made me think, "wow, what an imagination". Don't let that detract from the enjoyment, I have another J D Robb to listen to in my Audible library and I would certainly buy more if they are offered as a daily deal. Not sure I'd use a credit to buy one, but a decent, solid listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ms. S. Bailey
    UK
    5/05/17
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    "Chick Lit warning!"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who is looking for a romantic read, with an uncomplicated and violent detective based sub-plot?


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was OK, the way the story is laid out the reveal is slow burner rather than a surprise twist.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Characterisations were ridiculous parodies and the Irish accent has to be the worse I have ever heard.


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

    Disappointing because the underlying story line was good and could have been developed into a really good novel.
    In the end it was clichéd nonsense with unbelievable and unlikeable characters and an incredibly handsome Irish billionaire husband thrown in to magically get around any tricky situations!


    Any additional comments?

    I was hoping this would be similar to a female Harry Bosch or John Rebus novel, but that would be like comparing a puddle to an ocean.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • "unknown"
    Northolt, United Kingdom
    4/04/17
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    "Boring."

    If I could have given this less that half a star I would have. The narration is awful. Doesn't allow you to have any empathy with the main character. Thank goodness I didn't waste a full credit on this. I was a 'today offer' Probably isn't selling well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tizzy
    4/04/17
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    "Brilliant characters in this series of books"
    What did you like most about Brotherhood in Death?

    I absolutely adore the Peabody character. The timeline is set mid 21st century but realistic in possible developments, which is good for me since I am no fan of science fiction


    What did you like best about this story?

    All the books I have listened to in this series have held my attention and this is, I have to say, as much to do with the narrator as the author.


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

    Yes, and this is an exceptional narrator who knows how to convey emotions in the narrative. The reason I love the Peabody character is because her humour comes across brilliantly. Transferring from one character to another, at the same time accent to accent and with emotion is a great skill.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Maverick Lieutenant with a billionaire reformed thief for a husband.


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to the next one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andrea Edan
    London
    31/03/17
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    "Too long and too much unnecessary detail"
    What disappointed you about Brotherhood in Death?

    This author obviously thought that a lot of sex would sell. It was unnecessary and very boring and had nothing to add to the story.


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

    No. Surprised myself by actually listening to the end of this one.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Narration was rather confusing as the accents got a bit mixed up and it was not always clear whether it was female or male.


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

    80% of the sex scenes should come out. The "futuristic" setting added nothing to the story either.


    Any additional comments?

    Put me off looking for anything else by this author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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