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Monday, 28 January 2013

Review: HOLIDAY IN DEATH

Holiday in Death by JD Robb
Book 7 of the In Death series
Narrated by Susan Ericksen
Genre: SciFi murder mystery, police investigation, crime ficiton
Format: paperback & audiobook

About Holiday in Death:
No one likes to be alone during the holidays. For New York's most posh dating service, Personally Yours, it is the season to bring lonely hearts together. But Lt. Eve Dallas, on the trail of a ritualistic serial killer, has made a disturbing discovery: all of the victims have been traced to Personally Yours. Eve soon enters an elite world of people searching for their one true love - and one killer searching for his next victim.

©2006 J. D. Robb; (P)2006 Brilliance Audio
Source: Info in the About Holiday in Death was taken from Audible at http://www.audible.co.uk/pd/ref=sr_1_1?asin=B004FTI3VA&qid=1334497190&sr=1-1 on 15/04/2012.

Narrative Evaluation:
I am eternally grateful to my foresight for borrowing the paperback copy before starting this audiobook because I inadvertently bought the abridged version of the audiobook. And I say, as a listener, it wasn't very well done and consequently I keep getting lost. I have to keep replaying back. This is where I am so so glad that I have the paperback to fall back on to. However it got it's own advantages: I listened to the audiobook about three quarters into the book (with a few peeps in the paperback) thus going through the less exciting parts fast. And then at the last quarter of the book, I start reading the paperback and savour the exciting parts. It's cheating I know, but I'm happy with it. I get to skim through the boring parts and I get to savour the best bits. Works for me! This book has the same wonderful story telling quality that the rest of the books in this series has shown thus far and I will continue to look forward to listening/reading the rest of the books in the In Death series.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4.5
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 4
Ending = 4.5
World building = 4.5
Cover art = 2
Pace = N/A
Plot = 4
Narrator = 4
Audiobook Director = 2

Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5 cherries


Thank you to the RCT Library for letting me borrow the paperback copy of this book!!

FTC Disclosure:
This audiobook was bought by personal funds and the paperback was borrowed from the library. No money received for this review.

3 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

Ok audio no, print yes ;)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Not cheating at all! That's the wave of the future I say

Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

lol. Okay, so I'm with Blodeuedd on this one. ;D Thank you!

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