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Would you try another book from J. D. Robb and/or Susan Ericksen?
No question. This is my favorite series of all time and I've listened to or read all of them many times. I love the characters, the narrator, and the plots. I wait for the next one as soon as I finish the last.
What could J. D. Robb have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Probably because I have listened to them so often, for the first time I started to get bored during this narration with the theme of Eve's past echoing through every case she has. So many phrases, descriptions, dream sequences were taken almost word for word from past books and I'm beginning to be able to predict Eve's words or thoughts. I wish every story wasn't a reflection in some way of Eve's childhood trauma, or didn't draw a paralell from her childhood. I'd love to read of a case which didn't conjure up nightmares for her because it has nothing to do with her past.
Which character – as performed by Susan Ericksen – was your favorite?
Peabody and the Peabody/McNabb pair are always my favorites. Sometimes Eve is just too good to be true and in this book I was irritated by her. She fell so far into her past that she became somewhat weak and very much out of character. I enjoy all the secondary players: Dr. Mira, the bullpen cops. I enjoy the character development as time goes on.
Did Echoes in Death inspire you to do anything?
It inspired me to write this review: something I don't usually do. And I will certainly go back and listen to it again.
Any additional comments?
I don't know what it is about this series that grabs my interest. It is my "go to" place to go when I just want to relax into something outside of myself. In spite of the fact that this particular book seems a little repetitive I look forward to the next, and the next and the next.
17 of 18 people found this review helpful
I love the in death series. I enjoyed the book. I wish she would do more than just 2 a year. I read/listen to lot of books but this is the only series I look forward to twice a year.
Most of the crew is present, but not everyone. I guess I am a creature of habit I want everyone present and accounted for. If you are an in death fan you will enjoy this one as well. There are a lot of similar things, but stuff we count on for a in death book like the action between Eve and Roarke. It is evolving and I adore it.
Susan does a good job as usual, but in the beginning, I thought she was off just bit. Not enough to take away from the story because she is just that good, but I felt the voices were a bit off in the first few chapters.
14 of 15 people found this review helpful
The story is OK, but the narrator's accents are terrible. Roarke's Irish accent in particular made me cringe every time I heard it. I persevered and did not feel rewarded for my patience and time. I always judge the quality of an audio book by how much I miss it when I can't listen. I did not miss this book.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
The year 2060, why?
No reason maybe a marketing ploy or just one more thing to add to the story that is exploitative and boring. Everyone is beautiful, everyone is super beautiful except for one cop who likes funny clothing and is a total idiot, the conversations are stilted and repetitive in case you miss something the first ten times, the characters are predictable fatuous and boring. Sex, torture, and food are constantly described in microscopic detail but with politically correct comments to make it acceptable while being totally exploitative.
Bad in so many ways.
34 of 43 people found this review helpful
What made the experience of listening to Echoes in Death the most enjoyable?
Great concept ie futuristic but not over the top. The mix of diverse characters made it interesting
Who was your favorite character and why?
Lead couple detective and spouse
How could the performance have been better?
Not so over dramatised.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Don't really know.
Any additional comments?
Would have read others in the series but they had the name narrator.
Loved the book as well as the Narrator. Can't wait to download my next book...
1 of 2 people found this review helpful