With everyone around her talking about the supernatural, pragmatic Eve won't let rumors of ghosts distract her from hard evidence. The case becomes even more bizarre when it appears to be linked to the suspicious disappearance of a rock star eighty-five years ago. As Eve searches for the connection, logic clashes with the unexplainable. She may be forced to face the threat of something more dangerous than a flesh-and-blood killer.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2006 J. D. Robb; ©2006 Brilliance Audio
J D Robb may be a pseudonym for Nora Roberts, however in my view this series of books is written in a different style to her usual style - they stand alone as a body of work. The series is set in the mid 21st century and Robb paints a believable picture of the time. The heroine is believable and it is easy to identify with her. The author manages to introduce the supernatural - a first for her as this series is imminently 'practical' within the genre of police procedural, without asking the reader to believe. Even if you don't, the story works well and is definitely up to J D Robb's excellent standard of storytelling.
"You'll hate yourself in the morning"
Okay, you're hooked on In Death and you're going to buy this no matter what my review says. I get it - I ignored the bad review to buy it, too.
Here's the thing - it's bad. Really, really bad. Maybe Roberts had the flu when she wrote it. Maybe Ericksen caught it from her. But it stinks. The plot is laughable. Peabody, Meara, Roark and, it pains me to write this, even Dallas act so stupid you'd swear they couldn't solve a glide cart stickup.
So, all my fellow fans, go ahead and buy it. It's only three hours long, which means it's cheap, so do yourself a favor and spend the $10 in cash to buy it. That way, once you've finished it and need to get the bad taste out of your mouth, you'll still have a credit left to get a GOOD book.
I'm off to Born in Death with high hopes...
Oh - and if you hate this one, please come back and write a review...
"AWESOME AS USUAL"
Susan Ericksen's performances are always top-notch! Love her vision of the story and how she embodies the great characters!
"Nothing scares Eve Dallas"
I think any audio edition is better then print ;)
So many books right now are of paranormal, futuristic things. I'm not sure if I could compare.
WOW that is a tough one. She is so good with all of them. I do love Peabody. Great contrast from Dallas
"Playful, but good"
I've had the impression throughout this series that Robb (aka Nora Roberts) interjects these "half" novels to sort of let her creativity loose a little and maybe get a little silly or write about something that the characters, otherwise, would never admit to, let alone do. For example, in this one, the murder looks like, and all the evidence points to the fact that, a ghost actually committed the crime. Roarke and Peabody and every one else are all into it, and get their kicks off the thrill of it. And Eve just stands firm with her, "Oh PLEASE!" attitude. It's a good break from the seriousness of the series, although it may get a little *too* silly at certain points. Still fun, though! And Lorelei King is brilliant as ever, even with the silly parts :)
"Great Halloween week listen."
Loving the whole Eve Dallas series, sometimes the short novellas leave me wanting more. But this one was complete and fun to listen to. Susan Ericksen does a great job on the voices even the "ghost". So fun to listen to Peabody getting the willies.
"Ok, just not the best. Very short (novella)"
Entertaining as they all are and an interesting story, just not great. Susan Erickson fabulous as always.
Fun to see quirky sides of characters.
Ghost theme fun for one of the books in series but glad it's not regular theme.
"Kind of Silly"
It was silly but fun...
She is great - all the characters - one of the best readers.
I read reviews and agree with others that this novella is not quite up to the usual standards, but I will give the author a break and creative license to enjoy a silly story and maybe she had fun. I didn't think it was the worst - anyway in following the series I don't want to miss anything...not sorry I read it.
"I absolutely love this series!!"
Another great book from J D Robb!! This was alot of scary fun too!
"The In Between Short Story"
The most enjoyable thing about listening to the short stories involving Eve Dallas is that Susan Ericksen is narrating.
There was nothing memorable, just a good short listen.
Susan just puts you into the story.
I don't know.
These short stories are a good way to keep my mind occupied on short trips/days.
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