Audiobook Review: Naked in Death by J.D. Robb (Outstanding)

Posted March 6, 2012 by Felicia S in 2012 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Audiobook / 23 Comments



From Goodreads: In hardcover for the first time, here is the novel that started it all-the first book in J. D. Robb’s number-one New York Times-bestselling In Death series, featuring New York City homicide detective Lieutenant Eve Dallas and Roarke. It is the year 2058, and technology now completely rules the world. But New York City Detective Eve Dallas knows that the irresistible impulses of the human heart are still ruled by just one thing-passion.

When a senator’s daughter is killed, the secret life of prostitution she’d been leading is revealed. The high-profile case takes Lieutenant Eve Dallas into the rarefied circles of Washing-ton politics and society. Further complicating matters is Eve’s growing attraction to Roarke, who is one of the wealthiest and most influential men on the planet, devilishly handsome… and the leading suspect in the investigation.

Read from March 02 to 06, 2012
Read for Fun
Challenges: Audiobook, Read for Fun, Mystery/Suspense
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 3.75
Audio Rating: 4.50 (Not part of the overall Rating)

First Thought When Finished: I really enjoyed the mystery part of this book!

What I Loved: I really loved Eve’s detective skills and problem solving ability. She is such a fantastic detective and her partner Fenney (don’t know about the spelling) brings a lot to the table also. I really enjoyed watching them figuring out this case step by step. There were tons of moments where the action played out in my head. I know exactly who I would have playing Eve if it was a movie or TV Series!

What I Liked: I liked that Eve had a back story that made her a better detective and made her a bit fragile. It was refreshing to see that she had faults, a quick to pull trigger with her anger, but was very solid!

What made me go huh?: I am not buying Eve’s and Roarke’s relationship right now. It just seemed forced and all the sudden. Plus, it just didn’t fit with how careful Eve seems to be. Though I am sure over the series it will work out.

Audio Review: I thought Susan Ericksen did a FANTASTIC job. She was very good at bringing edginess to Eve and sexiness to Roarke! I really had fun listening to her read the book.

Final Thought: I am glad that I was “pushed” into reading this series. Thank you my friends for telling me to read it!

Felicia S
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23 responses to “Audiobook Review: Naked in Death by J.D. Robb (Outstanding)

  1. samantha.1020

    I LOVE this series! It is one of my MUST reads…just wait until you get further on. One of my favorite things about it is that we see the characters grow throughout the books. LOVE THESE!!!!!

  2. Felicia the Geeky Bl

    I think they are definitely authors worth a shot! Though they don't have to be right now authors πŸ™‚

  3. Felicia the Geeky Bl

    I think continuing the series will definitely make them grow on me πŸ™‚

  4. Felicia the Geeky Bl

    I think I will since by book 33 (or 34) it is no longer insta-love LOL πŸ™‚ Actually I will pretty much be over by the end of book 2 LOL πŸ™‚

  5. Bookish Brunette

    Ooooh! I read something by JD Robb… *thinks* … I can't remember what though!!!! I tried another audiobook last week… I just CAN'T pay attention! My mind wanders! Lol

  6. Melissa (Books and T

    I need to add JD Robb to my list that has Stephen King on it. I know I'll read a book or two by them eventually. You are making the case that I really do need to read a book by her. Hm… I think I need to put this one on my wishlist. Roarke…hm… yes… need to wishlist….

  7. Missie, The Unread R

    I definitely have another slap to self coming my way. My friend has been trying to get me to read this series for years… YEARS! She swears by it, and says that Roarke is the most delicious character ever. I think you might find that their relationship gets better, at least that is what she's told me. Someday! LOL

  8. Aurian

    Yay, so glad you liked this! But perhaps reading it will make you believe in the romance, the attraction between them.

  9. Allison

    I'm so glad you read this! I am freakishly OBSESSED with this series – I hope you get more comfortable with Eve & Roarke as the series continues πŸ™‚

  10. Felicia the Geeky Bl

    They should! It is older so it should be there πŸ™‚ It is set in the future which was really unique too!

  11. Felicia the Geeky Bl

    I can't wait till Book 2 (will be later in the month) but I have heard it is terrific.

  12. Felicia the Geeky Bl

    LOL I didn't know either till someone was telling me about this series πŸ™‚

  13. Felicia the Geeky Bl

    I haven't read Nora Roberts books but I think if you like Mystery/Thrillers you will like this series πŸ™‚

  14. Jenny

    I LOVE this series!!!! I'm completely in love with Roarke, the suddenness of their relationship didn't really bother me because Roarke just seems like a man who goes after what he wants and doesn't stop until he gets it, so Eve I think was doomed (or blessed really) from the moment he looked at her at the funeral. I'll be interested to see if he grows on you if you continue on, Eve is just so fragile despite being a strong, independent woman and cop, and Roarke just loves her:) *dreamy sigh*

  15. Rummanah Aasi

    I recently found out that Nora Roberts was J.D. Robb. I had no clue! I had that revelation while working in the library. *Facepalm* Though this series is not for me, I do recommend it a lot in my library and its extremely popular with the patrons. Glad you enjoyed it!

  16. Mary

    As I'm not a huge Nora Roberts fan, I haven't picked up this series yet. Sounds like I might have to check it out, though. Maybe even listen to the audiobook!