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Origin in Death Audiobook

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Read By: Susan Ericksen Publisher: Brilliance Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 7.33 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The In Death Series Release Date: July 2005 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781597106320

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

21

Longest Chapter Length:

62:04 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

24:05 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

31:21 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

80

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Publisher Description

New York Police Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her partner Peabody enter the hallowed halls of the Wilfred B. Icove Center for Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery on a case. A hugely popular vid star has been beaten to a bloody pulp - and has killed her attacker in the process. After a post-op interview, Dallas and Peabody confirm for themselves that it’s a clear-cut case of self-defense, but before they can leave the building, another case falls into their hands. Dr. Wilfred B. Icove himself has been found dead in his office - murdered in a chillingly efficient manner: one swift stab to the heart. Struck by the immaculate condition of the crime scene, Dallas suspects a professional killing. Security discs show a stunningly beautiful woman calmly entering and leaving the building: the good doctor’s final appointment. Known as “Dr. Perfect,” the saintly Icove devoted his life to his family and his work. His record is clean. Too clean for Dallas. She knows he was hiding something, and suspects that his son, his successor, knows what it is. Then - like father, like son - the young Dr. Icove is killed . . . with the same deadly precision. But who is the mystery woman, and what was her relationship with the good doctors? With her husband, Roarke, working behind the scenes, Dallas follows her darkest instincts into the Icoves’ pasts. And what she discovers are men driven to create perfection - playing fast and loose with the laws of nature, the limits of science, and the morals of humanity.

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"In some ways this "in Death" book is possibly the best of the series in that it really emphasizes the futuristic element of the books while maintaining the mystery and romance aspects. The premise on which the book is based is fantastic and hopefully will always remain pure fantasy, but it has you reading as fast as you can to find out what will happen next. Once again you know who the killer is early on, but do you? Only in the most superficial way. As the action develops, you learn more and more until you really get to know the killer by the end and find yourself cheering her on. Roberts is amazing in her ability to manipulate the reader to jump from one side to the complete opposite in the course of one plot. Favorite scenes? Roarke dealing with the idea of inviting his Irish family for Thanksgiving and Eve coming face to face with the crawling Cassie. Mira and Eve arguing. Trina and the girls' night at Roarke's place. Crack dropping his street slang to accept Eve's invitation for Thanksgiving. Sinead watching Eve lose it when she realizes the significance of Diana. Reo flirting with McNab and Peabody's reaction. And last but not least - THE COAT."

— Maria (5 out of 5 stars)

Origin in Death Listener Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Narration Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Story Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This story was so interesting and enthralling I couldn't stop listening. Even when you know the who and probably the why, you need to know the what's next! "

    — Terry, 5/24/2017
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " JD Robb is one of my favorite authors and this book was no different. Loved this book! After hearing so much about the Icove case, it was great to finally hear this. "

    — Diana , 4/3/2017
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was the first J.D. Robb book that I've read, and I found it to be tremendously interesting. "

    — Syrdarya, 2/8/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really great book in a series of really great books. This is the 21st in the series, and I have read all the previous ones. I love the series and highly recommend it for anyone who enjoys suspense but wants a healthy dose of romance while you're at it! "

    — Allison, 2/2/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Back for my annual re-listen to this favorite of the In Death series. "

    — CatBookMom, 1/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Up to four stars on audio reread. Much more science-fictionish than most but I liked it a lot. "

    — Barbara, 1/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I love this series, but this story line was awful. There didn't seem to be enough substance where it was concerend, therefore the book seemed to drag on. Definitely not my favorite. "

    — Ashley, 12/29/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A murder that brings a real ethical and moral dilemma for Eve Dallas. Roarke is also having to deal with his feelings as he invites his family over from Ireland. I really enjoyed watching Lt. Dallas deal with all the people in her life and the complications that arise. "

    — Ulonda, 12/28/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Love her series "Death". "

    — Ruth, 12/22/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good but terrifying concept. "

    — JoDee, 11/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I just love Roarke & Eve's reactions when faced with babies and/or children. He never fails to set my heart pitter pattering :) "

    — Michelle, 10/8/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Maybe even a five star? Nora totally brought her A game with these last few installments. This one was CRAY. "

    — Rachel, 9/30/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Premise seemed hopeful, but book seemed plodding, formulaic, and failed to hold my interest. "

    — Lana, 7/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Love this installment. The story begin with a hint about what was going on, and that pushed you to continue reading to find out the whole story. It's amazing! "

    — Wieta, 6/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I liked it , not bad actually it sets a futuristic world were science and technology are more developed AND more dangerous !! Although it was kind of disturbing , but it certainly has an allure "

    — Lubna, 5/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A fun read. The characters are believable. It brings the issue of clones and what to do with them out in an interesting detective novel. "

    — Thomas, 5/9/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Good one to read for genetic engineering debates. This is a graphic series, but fun characters. "

    — Beth, 4/12/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " These are my "go-to" audio books for my long commute or when I'm between books. "

    — Journaler, 2/7/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The mystery.murder storyline in this installment of the "In Death" series was PHENOMINAL! I was literally on the edge of my seat for the last few chapters! Excellent, excellent book!!! "

    — KindleKay, 11/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A murder leads Dallas to an organization that is cloning people. It's good to know that in 2059 it's still illegal to clone except for organ transplants. At least in storybook land! "

    — Kay, 10/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This series is like potato chips. I thought the first one I read was ridiculous with the unfortunate future-speak and whatnot. Once you bond to the main characters it's an enjoyable series to continue, even if the quality is mediocre. "

    — Corinne, 7/29/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I read a few of these years ago and liked them. So picked this one up to read. But either my taste has changed, or this one wasn't as good because I couldn't seem to really get into it. (maybe it's just that now that Eve and Rourke are married, the relationship isn't quite as entertaining! ;)) "

    — Linda, 11/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " It was a slow starter but it got going and the end was good. "

    — Christie, 11/22/2011
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Way too scifi for me. Good writing, but I found myself bored with it. "

    — Renee, 10/24/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I really like this series. It is set in the future, so there are all kinds of cool gadgets. This one I liked particularly because it discussed a little about genetics. "

    — Angelle, 9/1/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was an audio book. I loved the narrator. She does all the voices very well. I laughed about the leather coat. It was an item for the first part of the book. Made me laugh. The whole subject of cloning was interesting and the term quiet birth. "

    — Dalene, 5/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " The best of this series I have read so far. Great plot. "

    — Charles, 5/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " send in the clones and other relations "

    — Helen, 3/31/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The science behind this story were pretty out there, but I enjoyed the storyline anyway... You DO have to suspend reality QUITE a LOT though.... :)On the other hand, there were some GREAT parts...[spoilers removed] "

    — Sara, 3/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Pretty good story, but another extremely disturbing one! The last few books have been so much more along this path that I wonder if Nora has embraced the dark side! All those invitro babies getting blown up! Thats just messed up! "

    — G, 3/6/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " These are my "go-to" audio books for my long commute or when I'm between books. "

    — Journaler, 2/14/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This book was really intense. As usual, I had a hard time putting it down. Most of these books are an easy read. The twists and turns were very fast and I found myself rereading certain passages as I had missed something. That doesn't happen to me very often. "

    — Patty, 1/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Carla, 1/8/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The mystery in this one was a little sci-fi for my taste and I was a little put off by the handling of it by Eve. I get that she identified with the suspect, but it just all seemed a little weird to me. "

    — Tara, 12/29/2010
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " A quick, fun read. It makes one think about the future of the human race. Life in 2059 should be interesting! "

    — Pat, 11/28/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " New York city cop, busting up genetic re-engineering scientists. A page turner to the end. Nice. "

    — Dave, 11/19/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Two-haiku review:Iconic doc killed.What research was he hiding?Eve suspects the worst.Perfection as goal,Creating, training children.Disturbs Eve and Roarke. "

    — Dee, 11/6/2010

About J. D. Robb

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 series In Death, for which she created the J. D. Robb alias. There are more than five hundred million copies of her books in print. She was named to the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame.

About Susan Ericksen

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