Sunday 30 September 2012


Rapture In Death by JD Robb
Book 4 of the In Death series
Narrated by Susan Ericksen
Genre: SciFi murder mystery, police investigation, crime fiction
Format: paperback, audiobook

About Rapture In Death:
They died with smiles on their faces. Three apparent suicides: a brilliant engineer, an infamous lawyer, and a controversial politician. Three strangers with nothing in common - and no obvious reasons for killing themselves. Police lieutenant Eve Dallas found the deaths suspicious. And her instincts paid off when autopsies revealed small burns on the brains of the victims. Was it a genetic abnormality or a high-tech method of murder?

Eve's investigation turned to the provocative world of virtual reality games - where the same techniques used to create joy and desire could also prompt the mind to become the weapon of its own destruction.

©2006 J.D. Robb; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio
Source: Info in the About Rapture In Death was taken from Audible at on 06/03/2012.

I like the way Susan Ericksen changes her voice and/or change her accent to fit the character! My appreciation was probably made keener by having to put up with a narrator who was okay, but I wasn't very fond of, reading the first three books in this series. I don't agree with all of Ms. Ericksen's interpretations but I still like her better than the previous narrator...

The thing I like most about this series is that there is not just one plot all through out the book but multi-layered. And this book is the twistiest of all the books in this series thus far. And the thing I did not like about it is that it is also slightly predictable. I knew from the get go who the culprit(s) is/are. However I did not know how they all tie up together in a neat bow. And that was what made the reading worthwhile!

I know I also said this with Immortal In Death (Book 3), but I think this book is the best yet in this series. It seems that JD Robb is getting better as a writer with every book she writes. Makes me eager to read the next book and see if she keeps this trend up. I find that this series is like wine, it gets better as it matures... :)

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4.5
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 4.5
Ending = 4.5
World building = 4
Cover art = 2
Pace = N/A (9 hrs & 40 mins)
Plot = 4.5
Narrator = 4.5
Plot = 4.5

Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 cherries


  1. I really need to read about Roarke one of these days

  2. Good to hear the book is better than the last and as for the last one as well. :) Thanks.

  3. Blodeuedd & Melissa (My words and pages) - This series gets addictive as you listen further :)

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