Eve's investigation turned to the provocative world of virtual reality games - where the same techniques used to create joy and desire could also prompt the mind to become the weapon of its own destruction.
Crack another case with Eve Dallas.
©2006 J.D. Robb; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio
If you have 'read' the previous book in the series this is on parr. If not it might be worth checking out the earlier ones as the main characters - Lt. Eve Dallas, Roarke and Peabody - story lines continue and refer back. Otherwise the story is a stand alone with twists and turns enough to keep you interested to the end.
"GOING BACK TO #4 AFTER LISTENING TO MOST RECENT"
I WAS CONCERNED THAT I WOULD BE BORED. I HAVE LISTENED TO MOST OF THIS SERIES AND ALWAYS COME BACK TO IT. I HAVE EVEN LISTENED TO #33 THE MOST RECENT. I HAD MISSED THIS EARLIER VERSION. I WASN'T DISSAPPOINTED. YES THE CHARACTERS HAVE EVOLVED AND I AM AMAZED HOW THIS AUTHOR IS ABLE TO KEEP THEM EVOLVING AND THE MURDERS AREN'T THE REASON TO LISTEN BUT THE CHARACTERS. I STILL ENJOYED #4 AS IT JUST BROUGHT ME BACK IN TIME AND SHOWED THE RELATIONSHIPS EARLIER ON.
I WOULD RECOMMEND ANYONE THAT HAS NOT LISTENED TO THIS SERIES START WITH THE FIRST ONE AND GO STRAIGHT THROUGH NOT MISSING ANY. I CAN'T GIVE A NEGATIVE ABOUT ANY OF THE BOOKS.
SHE DOES ALL THE VOICES WITH THE ENTIRE SERIES AND YOU INSTANTLY RECOGNIZE THEM. SHE NEVER CHANGES THE VOICES AND YOU KNOW WHO THE CHARACTERS ARE. THE VOICES AND INFLECTIONS ARE VERY GOOD FOR EACH CHARACTER.
"Awesome as Aways!"
STORY (Detective) - This is the fourth book in this series, and I'm rating it the same as the others. Five stars all around! It is set in the future, something like year 2050ish, so there are futuristic gadgets and situations, but the characters and crimes are very realistic. I love the characters and their development throughout the series. Eve and Roarke meet in Book 1, marry in Book 3, and are newlyweds in this Book 4. Eve is a tough-as-nails cop and her crime-solving is top notch, but she also has tender, sexy moments with Roarke. Roarke is a sexy multibillionaire who usually gets drawn into her investigations in one way or another. The book will keep you guessing and is good from beginning to end , as are the rest. I suppose I'm going to have to listen to all of them (there's like 50 books!!)
PERFORMANCE - Susan Ericksen is amazing. Different voices and accents for characters as appropriate. Love her!
OVERALL - Eve is tough and so is her mouth, so be prepared for a healthy dose of cussing. There are several short sex scenes in the book, but they're more passionate than they are explicit. The story stands alone, though if you start with this book you will be picking up in the middle of the character development. You definitely don't have to start with Book 1, but I'd recommend it. I think males and females both would enjoy this series, but it might be a bit more oriented towards women because of the romantic thread. Go for it, you won't regret it.
"Rapture in Death"
I love this series. thank you for the recommendation audible! It is funny, exciting, has plenty of twist and sexy. Well done.
I love Nora Roberts, but resisted reading her as J. D. Robb. I decided to try this summer and got the Audible version of the first in her "In Death" series. I absolutely love the books. I think the character of Eve is real enough. Although I realize that the character of Roarke is only a dream, I pretend that he really could exist. The narration is excellent, and the narrator is one of my favorites. I'm reading them in order.
I've already said this series is addictive. Each time I finish one of the books, I tell myself to let it rest a while, make the whole experience last longer. But I can't resist -- I HAVE TO buy that next book in the series, and listen to it right away.
Numbrer 4 in the series, Rapture In Death, begins during Dallas and Roarke's honeymoon, on an off-planet resort being built by one of Roarke's companies. Taking up right where Number 3 left off, there is a death, apparent suicide, of one of Roarke's contractors in the almost completed resort. Apparent suicide, except that the guy was smiling when he died.
Back on earth, more suicides happen, each one with a smile.
While investigating the suspicious suicides, Dallas begins to have some insights into what it means to love and be loved. She's still not real sure about how to express herself, to Roarke or herself. Mavis gets tangentially involved in connection with a big break in her singing career. Mavis and Leonardo grow more in love. Dallas tags Peobody to become a detective and her aide. So all around, slowly, Dallas is picking up little clues about how people relate on a non-cop level. It's interesting to watch.
I love the inventiveness with which J.D. Robb describes the world of New York in 2058. Very ingenious. And I'll keep coming back for more to see those relationships grow, deepen, and flourish.
"Keeps you wondering."
Yes, very entertaining.
The plot and the different characters in the book.
It made me laugh some, but it also made me wonder if in years way down the road that we could be living like that or with things that are mentioned in the book.
I will be going on to book 5 when I'm done listening to book 4.
"Another great episode with Dallas!"
the continuation of characters and the story
all of it
she has a great fit for the various characters and you can visualize them
"Really enjoying the series"
I like getting to know the characters more and laughing and crying with them. The book is well written and Susan Ericksen does a great job with all of the characters.
"Another fantastic book from j. d. Robb."
This is one of my favorite In death books. The story is fascinating, and the narration is spectacular. Susan Ericson has a real gift for narrating audio books. I love her irish accent, and I love that she can put real honest emotion in her reading. Its like she's really experiencing what the characters are experiencing. The story and the narration make this a truly terrific book. I especially loved the suspense at the end. If you like the in death series, you will love this book. Its also a good book to read to try out this series. I cannot say it enough, this is a truly fabulous book.
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