Naked in Death: In Death, Book 1 : In Death

  • by J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by Susan Ericksen
  • Series: In Death
  • 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over 10 years on the force, she's seen it all - and knows that her survival depends on her instincts. And she's going against every warning telling her not to get involved with Roarke, an Irish billionaire - and suspect in Eve's murder investigation. But passion and seduction have rules of their own, and it's up to Eve to take a chance in the arms of a man she knows nothing about - except the addictive hunger of needing his touch.

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Dreadful, cliche ridden book

I accept that thrillers are by definition written to some sort of formula, but this book carries it to extremes - characters, plot, narrative and language, every cliche however hackneyed seems to be used. I gave up after a particularly laughable sex scene between the two main characters, which completely destroyed any credibility the book might have had claim to. I think this is only the fourth or fifth audiobook that I've not finished - out of nearly 500. It was that bad.

To make matters worse, the narrator was not very good; as the previous reviewer comments, she has a lot of difficulty with the Irish accent of one of the main characters, and generally was a tad melodramatic for my taste.

I see J D Robb has written nearly 40 books in this series, so some people must like them. Not me I'm afraid.
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- Tom

cardboard cutout fiction

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

An naive 14 year old.


What could J. D. Robb have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Create believable characters with depth rather than shallow stereotypes.


Would you be willing to try another one of Susan Ericksen’s performances?

Possibly, maybe to check how much she contributes to this being a lifeless yawn of a book


What character would you cut from Naked in Death: In Death, Book 1?

I would cut all the characters from the book and replace them more realistic ones. No-one worth salvaging.


Any additional comments?

A truely awful book - a total cliche of a story peopled by stereotypical characters lacking depth and realism. Formulaic writing offering zero opportunity for empathy with the characters. I really did not care what happened to anyone or anything in the story.
Why did I listen to it? Well, I was busy working to begin with and then it's awfulness became mesmeric. . . . . . .I did not listen quietly and sighs and ecpletives filled the air.

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- Paul D

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-05-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio