Featuring two connected stories from Nora Roberts and J. D. Robb: Remember When and Big Jack.
Laine Tavish is an ordinary woman living an ordinary life in the small town of Angel's Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor of Remember When, an antique treasures and gift shop. At least, that's what everyone in Angel's Gap thinks. They have no idea that she used to be Elaine O'Hara, daughter of the notorious con man Big Jack O'Hara. Or that she grew up moving from place to place, one step ahead of the law.
Laine's past has just caught up with her, though - in a very dramatic way. Her long-lost uncle suddenly turned up in her shop, leaving only a cryptic warning before dying in the street, run down by a car. Soon afterward, her home is ransacked. Now it's up to Laine, and a sexy stranger named Max Gannon, to find out who's chasing her and why.
The answer lies in a hidden fortune - a fortune that will change not only Laine's life but also the lives of future generations. And danger and death will surround that fortune for years to come - until New York City detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas gets on the case.
This book is in two parts and I was enjoying book one when it shifts gear and becomes book 2 along with a jump in the timeline
All of a sudden we are now in the mid 22st century and are dealing with the grandchildren of the original characters
I found the story became quite drawn out and eventually there are so many characters involved I subconsciously switched off and lost the plot altogether
Probably still a great story but it failed to keep me entertained so I have failed to listen to the last 3 hours
I've purchased every In Death book audible has available. I love Susan Ericksen as Eve Dallas. As much as I like the books I would not purchase this one unless you have not listened to Big Jack. If you have read or listened to Big Jack that's all part 2 is. Part 1 is a decent story in itself. It's just the prequel to Big Jack and has nothing to do with Eve and the rest of the gang. So, I've now purchased the same story twice.
21 of 21 people found this review helpful
Remember When is actually two separate stories, one in current time about a diamond hiest and a second story in which Eve Dallas is involved. The second story is related to the first story. A former reviewer said to read this book prior to number 17 due to Summerset, the butler's, return. However, I STRONGLY advise you to read this book after number 17 because of the Peabody story arc. If you read this one prior to number 17 it spoils the surprise. I enjoyed the Eve Dallas part better than the first part. Another great story by JD Robb!
11 of 11 people found this review helpful
This should really be numbered as 16.5 as the In-Death part of the two books actually occurs before 17 in terms of the progression of the relationship and overall story of Roark and Dallas. Summerset, the butler, is still on vacation, whereas in 17 he returns. So if you listen to it as 17.5, and after 17 as indicated, you will hear that Summerset hasn't returned from vacation yet, even though he returned in 17.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
Would you consider the audio edition of Remember When (includes 'Big Jack': In Death, Book 17.5) to be better than the print version?
I don't buy print version books anymore. It saves me room.
Have you listened to any of Susan Ericksen’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
I've listened to the first 22 books and to me each one is unique and equally good.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I was laughing out loud-- glad I was alone!
Any additional comments?
I'm absolutely hooked on the series. Love them all!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Listenable and kept me interested. Certainly not up for an Audie, but it kept me around while I was doing other things. Of course, you have to like the whole romantic mystery genre to put up with it. Not a waste of $15.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I always like Nora Roberts but this book is so boring. Very disappointed. I down loaded it for vacation I'll remember the vacation but not this book.
10 of 13 people found this review helpful
the narrator is always great. if you changed I would be lost. I read all of Nora Roberts books but to me this series is the best
we get 2 halves of the one truly great Author. one of my favorite books from the In death series.
I really can’t say enough about the book.
Even though this was written by two different authors, the switching of timelines & the continuity was seamless. And the voice performance was excellent! Susan Ericksen help me to enjoy this so much more! The voice of each character was distinct & left no doubt as to who was speaking. I look forward to hearing Susan perform again and to reading more books by these authors!
This has been my favorite book in the series so far old school meets new school:)
Very much enjoyed the 2 writing styles together. enjoyed the past & present in the stories being linked.