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4.00429184549356 out of 54.00429184549356 out of 54.00429184549356 out of 54.00429184549356 out of 54.00429184549356 out of 5 4.00 (466 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: J. D. Robb Narrator: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The In Death Series Release Date: May 2017 ISBN: 9781543611991
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The first of the In Death series by Nora Roberts, writing as J.D. Robb, Naked in Death introduces us to two fascinating characters—homicide detective Eve Dallas and billionaire Roarke. There's always something seductive and Cinderella-like about a regular girl dating a billionaire but Eve is more than a regular girl. She's a woman with a difficult past that we learn more about as the story goes on. At the very beginning though, we see that Eve is tortured because she was unable to save a little girl who was killed by her father. Eve did manage to kill the father and the department has now made it mandatory for her to undergo testing with a counselor.

All the action takes place in the year 2058 when things are subtly different from the way they are now e.g., prostitution has become legal whereas guns can only be bought with a license. While Eve is waiting to be tested, a new, high-profile case comes up, involving the death of a Senator's granddaughter who has been working as a prostitute. Investigation shows that the girl was connected with none other than Roarke who has a collection of antique firearms. This is what throws the two protagonists into each other's company to begin with: Roarke is a suspect and Eve is confused about her feelings for him. She wants to be totally objective but her gut is telling her that despite the evidence, Roarke is not the killer.

However, Eve does get into trouble when news of her relationship gets out and she's forced to make sure that she doesn't make any special allowances for Roarke, especially when another two victims turn up dead. As the story progresses, we see that the Senator is a nasty character who is trying pass a "Morality Bill" while have incestuous relationships. Despite her tortured personal life, Eve uncovers several different rackets in the course of the story, some purely financial, involving corruption and others where the crime is more personal in nature. And when it seems like the entire story has been resolved, J.D. Robb comes up with a twist at the very end to tell us who the real killer is.

Overall, this is a really engaging book and it's easy to see how the characters of Eve and Roarke could be developed further to fill a series. Eve is honest and independent while Roarke is unafraid to express his love for her and stand by her when she needs it. The chemistry between the two is palpable but doesn't detract from the plot of the story which is complex but elegant at the same time.

Download Naked in Death for a titillating, suspenseful read that will keep you hooked from beginning to end.

J. D. Robb or Nora Roberts was born Eleanor Marie Roberts in 1950. She didn't start writing until she was married and had two children. At first, she wrote category romances but once she became established in this genre, it was easier for her to move away and the result was books like Naked in Death which have an element of romance but also include other interesting tropes like mystery and futurism. Nora Roberts divorced her first husband after being with him for fifteen years and remarried a couple of years later. She is very prolific and passed the hundred novel mark in 1996. Since 1999, all her novels have been bestsellers. Roberts is an extremely dedicated writer who writes for eight hours a day every day.

Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over ten 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. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Terry | 9/26/2016

    " Great introduction to this series; very interesting characters. Love the narration. Susan Erickson does a good job of defining the characters through her interpretation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 11/15/2013

    " I can't recommend these books enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/13/2013

    " Eve Dallas series! I am in love with her husband, Roark, and kind of with her and that is all I can tell you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roxanne Scozzafava | 8/29/2013

    " although sometimes predictable these are fun reads. I am looking forward to reading the entire series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 8/14/2013

    " Remembering how much I like this series. The first ones are a lot of fun. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue | 8/12/2013

    " One can say no more than - Exemplary for Eve and Roarke and co stars!!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Ghylin | 6/22/2013

    " It has been a lot of fun reading thise book in order. I very much look forward to j. d. robb in death series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fiona Castelli | 3/10/2013

    " These are sooo much fun! a have to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily Walker | 1/20/2013

    " Awesome story line, great read, but I could of done without the swearing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 12/24/2012

    " I love this series and think it is important to read it in the order that it was written, "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi Roth-stiarwalt | 9/15/2012

    " Naked in Glory- Book 2 finished, was like book 1, good but no big surprises. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sue | 4/26/2012

    " Great series. Have read all and have come to enjoy all the supporting characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dawn Zirbel | 3/10/2012

    " Have read all the books in the Death series. They are awesome. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Griffin | 1/28/2012

    " Great series, great characters!! great mix suspense and romance "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Cronk | 1/12/2012

    " I started reading these books when they first came out. I recently got my husband hooked and am rereading them. You start to feel like the characters are family after awhile. And I love how they all grow and change. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jo Côté | 4/18/2011

    " Got totally hooked on this series plus its better writing than fifty shades! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 3/31/2011

    " Great start to an incredible series! These books grip you from the start. Very intriguing characters that can't help but root for. The chemistry between Roarke and Eve is hilarious, passionate, and forever bonding. Love these books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 1/8/2011

    " To read an "in Death"... is to love the characters. Its best to start from the begining and grow with them. You actually start to think of them as friends. Roberts is by far the best writer of this century. Keep them coming. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stargazer | 1/7/2011

    " Every book in the '..in Death' collection worth reading, loved the first dozen or so. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peggy | 12/31/2010

    " I am so adicted to the In-Death series from J.D. Robb/aka Nora Roberts - I'm on book 16... Great fantasy, mystery, crime, romance, excitement and adventure all rolled into a series with characters who pop off the page. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 12/28/2010

    " I love all the JD Robb in deth books. They are always an entertaining read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joana | 11/13/2010

    " BEST SAGA I HAVE EVER READ!!!!

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jess | 12/21/2008

    " This has my favorite fight-and-makeup scene for Eve and Roarke in the series so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariel | 6/4/2008

    " I am using this as a review for "Immortal in Death", which I thought was a delightful, albiet suspensful and rather disturbing, book. ^_^ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry | 5/31/2008

    " I've read Naked and Glory so far and they're good. Easy reading-you can finish one in a day or two. Pretty good mystery too. I haven't figured out either one until the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryl | 1/6/2008

    " All of the Death books are great! Really enjoyed reading them all. Love Dallas and the gang. "

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About the Author

J. D. Robb is the pseudonym for #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts. Between the two names she has published more than two hundred novels, including the futuristic suspense In Death series, for which she created the J. D. Robb alias. There are more than 400 million copies of her books in print. She was named to the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame.

About the Narrator

Susan Ericksen is an actor and voice-over artist. She has been awarded twenty AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award. As an actor and director, she has worked in theaters throughout the country.