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  • Indulgence in Death

  • In Death, Book 31
  • Written by: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Indulgence in Death

Written by: J. D. Robb
Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
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Publisher's Summary

When a murder disrupts the Irish vacation she is taking with her husband, Roarke, Eve realizes that no place is safe - not an Irish wood or the streets of the manic city she calls home. But nothing prepares her for what she discovers upon her return to the cop shop in New York City....

A driver for a top-of-the-line limousine service is found dead - shot through the neck with a crossbow. The car was booked by an executive at a venerable security company whose identity had been stolen. Days later, a stunning, high-priced escort is found killed at Coney Island, a bayonet stuck in her heart. And again, the trail leads to a CEO whose information has been hijacked.

With a method established, but no motive to be found, Eve begins to fear that she has come across that most dangerous of criminals, a thrill killer, but one with a taste for the finer things in life - and death. Eve does not know where or when the next kill will be, or that her investigation will take her to the rarefied circle that Roarke travels in - and into the perverted heart of madness....

©2010 J.D. Robb (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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  • MJ
  • 2010-11-11

Good story, great Eve/Roarke relationship

Although there is some similarity to an earlier story, Indulgence stands well on its own because it takes a different approach. It's a procedural--you watch Eve and her team build the case a little at a time.

There's more of the laugh-out-loud dialog and snide comments (which I love) than there have been in the previous two books. If you're a fan of the Eve/Roarke relationship parts, you'll particularly enjoy the first three chapters (and probably the last few as well).

Susan Ericksen does an amazing job as always, really bringing the characters to life.

Another great "In Death" entry. Keep them coming, J.D.!

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Gayle
  • 2010-11-10

Eve Dallas Never Disappoints

I love this series and this one doesn't disappoint! I really enjoy the interaction between the characters. It combines mystery, humor and romance in just the right amounts to equal a satisfying tale. Susan Ericksen really makes the audiobook with her excellent voicing of each character. An excellent narrator! I recommend this whole series!

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    5 out of 5 stars
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  • MaxineSap
  • 2010-11-13

Homerun

Although the book has a theme and it is similar to her prior books, for me that's the draw. That is what I crave. Basically, that???s how true life is "there is nothing new under the sun." I enjoyed the book. I do like some books more than others, and I enjoyed this one. Although there were some similarities, they fit and made the book interesting.

I loved the interactions between the characters, again; it seems Eve is softer than other books. I felt this book was a bit different even with the similarities. The book held its own.

Let???s face it- it???s a death series, someone has to die and there has to be an investigation. For me it???s not a death series book if it does not have what makes it what it is. I would be highly disappointment if I did not find the similarities I look for in each book. I think Nora does an excellent job in maintaining the series at the level she has thus far. If it changed too much it would change the series. I???ve seen other authors do that and it changed the book so much the book lost the shine and my interest. I lost what drew me to the series and stop reading the series.

I am excited and can???t wait for the next one. The review is not complete without giving Susan her praise. Susan is undoubtedly one of the best and truly an integral part of this series. I don???t think I could listen to the book without her narration. It would not be the same. Even when she???s off, she does a good job.

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  • Judy
  • 2010-11-17

How does she do it?

JD Robb delivers again! While most authors have trouble cranking out one interesting sequel, JD Robb is still giving us great stories over 30 books after the first! The only reason I did not give this 5 stars is because I felt we were cheated out of the final scene of the BBQ. But the character development in this series is so wonderful that I feel like I KNOW these people. And Susan Ericksen brings these characters to life flawlessly with her narration! If this is your first time meeting Eve Dallas and her clan, I suggest going back and starting with book one (Naked in Death) so you can get the full flavor of the series. You will not be disappointed!

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  • PinkTink
  • 2010-11-07

same plot as a earlier book in the series

While i enjoy all of the In Death books and hope to have them all as audio books i would not have purchased this one if i had read it first. Not that by itself it is not a good book, it is just to much like an earlier book in the series. Been there, read it & listened to it already.

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  • Gladys J
  • 2010-11-29

Loved it!

Nora indulged us with more Roarke and his Irish family. I was pleasantly surprised to find them in Ireland on vacation. Like all her In Death books, this one is a winner.

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    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Vickie
  • 2010-11-20

surprised

I don't remember the other book having the curse words this one has. Overlooking that, it's still a good listen.

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  • Barbie Stipe
  • 2010-11-14

excellent- just as expected

Ericksen does such a good job with the J B Robb books I sometime choose new authors just because she is the narrator. I'm a huge fan of J B Robb and Nora Roberts the Characters are so fun and real you can see them. The stories are always filled with adventure and never lost on opinions. these last books do spend a little time catching up anyone who hasn't been in one the series form the start so some repetition but still new people are added each time so it does't get to stale. I would recommend starting at the beginning but it's not necessary- if you don't read them all you just missed a lot of really good books.

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  • Stefanie
  • 2010-11-15

not worth the wait

I love the In-death series and I have been counting the days until I could dig into Indulgence in Death. I re-read the entire series waiting for this release! I read Indulgence in Death as soon as it hit the shelf and almost instantly I was struck by the fact that it didn't seem to have the same voice as other In Death books. My first criticism is that unlike her other books--all which have unique stories, this one is the same story as Seduction in Death. A sick competition between two long time friends involving the planned murders of mainly women, with a couple of male victims to make the story just a slight bit different. THe book started in Ireland with Roarke and Eve visiting his family, and I kept waiting for something to tie back to Ireland. A lovely anniversary present for Roarke was left tangling with no seeming relation to the rest of the story. A BBQ for Morris was planned, but the event didn't appear in the book despite the fact that the event had some interesting promise--The priest from Salvation in Death was going to be Morris' guest. The interview of the second suspect never happened. Charles appears once in the story but never again. The suspects apparently displeased their parents, yet we don't see any attempt to interview family members other than ex-spouses. Roarke doesn't use his unregistered computer at all--also very unusual. And almost no run-ins between Eve and Somerset! There were so many dangling events which felt like compositional errors that I agree with an earlier reviewer--this didn't seem like it was written by JD Robb/Nora. It was formulaic, a slightly new twist on a prior book. I am not giving up on this series yet, but this wasn't worth the wait.

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  • Jennifer
  • 2010-11-26

An indulgence

I love the Eve Dallas stories. I believe they continue to get better as the characters start to gain depth. It is nice to see Eve getting a softer side to complement the bad-ass cop. Yes, the plot is a bit predictable...I mean this is like book 38. How many variations on a theme can you have, but it stays interesting. I have really enjoyed Susan Erickson's narration, I can pick up the story at any point and know who's talking. I would have liked to have "seen" a bit more of Mavis and Mira, but they have parts.

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