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  • Leverage in Death

  • In Death, Book 47
  • Written by: J. D. Robb
  • Narrated by: Susan Ericksen
  • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (156 ratings)

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Leverage in Death

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

Lieutenant Eve Dallas puzzles over a bizarre suicide bombing in a Wall St. office building in Leverage in Death, the next in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from J.D. Robb...

For the airline executives finalizing a merger that would make news in the business world, the nine a.m. meeting would be a major milestone. But after marketing VP Paul Rogan walked into the plush conference room, strapped with explosives, the headlines told of death and destruction instead. The NYPSD’s Eve Dallas confirms that Rogan was cruelly coerced by two masked men holding his family hostage. His motive was saving his wife and daughter - but what was the motive of the masked men?

Despite the chaos and bad publicity, blowing up one meeting isn’t going to put the brakes on the merger. All it’s accomplished is shattering a lot of innocent lives. Now, with the help of her billionaire husband Roarke, Eve must untangle the reason for an inexplicable act of terror, look at suspects inside and outside both corporations, and determine whether the root of this crime lies in simple sabotage, or something far more complex and twisted.

©2018 Nora Roberts (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved

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You will not be disappointed!

Another winner from JD Robb. This was a thrill ride until the very end. I am a Librarian and recommend this series every chance I get. #Audible1

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Love these novels!!!!

With this being book No. 47, you would expect that there would be some rework of a previous theme, but Nora Roberts aka J.D. Robb never fails to deliver a fresh take on a murder mystery, or her main characters.

The humour, the typical Dallas mix-ups with phrases, never fail to draw a laugh, sometimes in the oddest moments.

Susan Ericksen IS the only narrator for these novels, making both Roarke and Dallas come alive. Kudos for her skill and talent.

Don't miss out on this great read.

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Another great In Death Series book

love this book. The story was up to Eve and Rourke standards.Susan Erickson has all the characters nailed in her narration.

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Another successful story

I love these stories I can't wait to listen to them and this one has made me laugh out loud, cry a few tears and sigh that it is over way to soon.
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Good book

It has a somewhat original motive behind the murder, which I liked

The performer was excellent as usual

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  • E!
  • 2022-10-11

A Favourite Book & Series

This book was a very tantalizing listen! Love the performance as well! Thank you

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typical Nora Roberts story

I found it well-written and like the narrator. I'd love to the step by step to finding the criminal and how discovering the profit angle intriguing

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  • cj
  • 2021-12-21

Overwritten. Overacted

My first book by this writer and likely my last. The writing feels like a bad TV series with an annoying laugh track. Simplistic and predictable, the tough female cop role is overdone and follows type. I prefer my stories more nuanced.

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My First 'In Death' Novel..Aaaaand My Last

I can totally get the popularity of this series of police procedurals set in a future New York City (2061 in this one). Nora Roberts's prose (writing as 'J.D. Robb') is competent (fed by a workable vocabulary, believable dialogue, and vivid descriptions), she incorporates some explicit sex (as obligatory & irrelevant as it may be), her characters are interesting (including love interests and comic relief), and her plot is intriguing (starting with someone forcing a corporate bigwig to commit a suicide-bombing by threatening his family and growing from there) - but the implausibility is hard to overcome. Some of the events/criminal acts/action scenes are genuinely eyeroll-worthy.
It is also sadly obvious why there are 79 (SEVENTY-NINE!!) episodes (and counting) in this series: 'Leverage In Death' is glaringly superficial. The book is well-written, populated with honest-to-God "characters" (Detective Peabody is genuinely goofy, for example), and well-paced.. but is cardboard-cutout formulaic. 'Robb' is clearly giving readers what they expect.
Finally, the book feels somewhat "rushed" (as in "Let's finish this up and get onto the next one").

Unfortunately, Susan Erickson's narration worsens my impression: She reads with creditable diction, timbre, cadence, and emotiveness - but much too slowly (listen at 1.20X); melodramatically (relax, Ms. Erickson); with occasionally silly voice-acting (literally no-one regularly talks like the kid from 'Dexter's Laboratory' IRL); and with a striking lisping sibilance that the Brilliance Audio sound engineers are unable to soften (I recommend listening to the Sample before you buy this audiobook.. the 'Sylvester the Cat' performance is occasionally cringeworthy but you might be able to get past it.. I largely did).

I bought this recording on sale, and the $6.56 CDN I paid for it wasn't a total waste - the book is a decent distraction for a couple of snowy afternoons - but based on this 5/10 star effort, I won't be listening to any more of the series (nor reading them).

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it's a good story I enjoyed it kept me engaged I don't know I might listen to it again.

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  • Jean
  • 2018-09-23

Captivating

I have read this series from the beginning. It is always a great escape read. I enjoy the series, but I am finding it difficult to write a review and not keep saying the same thing. I was originally drawn to the series because the story is set in the future. The story takes place in New York City and is primarily a classic “who-done-it” mystery.

I am always amazed how Robb has managed to not repeat a storyline; each book is fresh and has a unique catch to the story. While reading this book, I began thinking how appropriate Galahad, the cat, was. With Eve and Rourke’s lifestyle, a dog would not be ideal. Robb has revealed that Galahad was a perfect pet for Eve’s personality. This is more of a “follow- the- money” type of mystery. As usual, there is lots of action. It was great to visit all my favorite characters. Cannot wait for the next installment.

The book is almost fourteen hours. Susan Ericksen does a great job narrating the series. Ericksen is an actress, director, author and audiobook narrator. Ericksen has won multiple Earphone Awards and is a three-time Audie Award winner. She has narrated many books I have read and I have thoroughly enjoyed listening to her.

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  • Jill
  • 2018-09-05

Interesting story and uniquely J.D Robb!

I don't normally read Nora Roberts but I own every book and book on CD written by JDRobb. In the past, I've found plots recycled (still loved them) but this is definitely not a previous plot recycled. It's an interesting, fast paced plot with the favorite characters are front and center. Highly recommended!

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  • IreneMBBT
  • 2018-09-05

Another well done entry

Well done, as are all Robb books; in world building, plot, characters. There is enough basic info in the book description to decide if you’re interested in this book.
I enjoyed it and think it was worth the Audible credit.
Ericksen does a great job of narration and is the voice of the series.
Recommend

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  • Indydog
  • 2018-09-06

One of the b st In Death novels

JD Robb has outdone herself! This fast paced book has some very suspenseful moments, with the comic relief. I can’t say enough about this wonderful book.

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  • TMAC
  • 2018-10-14

J.D. Robb (Nora Roberts) never fails! Awesome book

Loved it. If you haven't read the whole series, DO!! I actually did something different this time. I went back to book 1 and read/listened to every book up to this one. If you've never done that, i highly suggest it. I cried, laughed and cheered all over again but saw way more than I ever have. I saw Peabody coming into her own with Eve. I saw Eve grow as a person and how every relationship she accumulates along the way changes her ever so slightly. You can also see how each case changes her also. I've never seen this kind of character development before and am completely blown away. I highly recommend everything by J.D. Robb aka Nora Roberts.

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  • R. S.
  • 2018-09-06

JD Robb at her best

It’s been a while since we’ve had one this good! Oh they’re all good and I’m totally entertained. But this one brought in all the characters one way or another. The interaction between our favorites. I couldn’t stop listening. Laughed and cried! Can’t wait for the next!

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  • KING
  • 2018-09-05

Good story kept me engaged.

Not too predictable. It had just the right amount of back story and the had a couple of twist.

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  • WitzEnd8
  • 2018-09-06

Best of Recent In Death Stories

I always enjoy stories in this series, but I feel this one was a cut above recent entries. The interplay of the characters seemed more true to the established traits, quirks, and backstories. Of course, Susan Erickson did a bang up job embodying all the characters.

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  • Anita
  • 2018-09-06

Abso-Mag

Loved all the interaction and a who done it plot that I did not guess early. Awesome and wow, 47 books.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-09-05

OMG!!! 5 Oscar's poor Eve

I love it. From start to finish especially the ending. Bella Eve is just adorable. This one had a different feel to it plus it had so much more than Dark. Summerset is back from vacation yayyy!!! Eve and Roarke have such great camaraderie now I love to see the sparks fly when they have to decide which side of the line they are on when it comes to the law then get pissed off with each other and have hot sex. Overall I really enjoyed this book.

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