Narrator: Susan Ericksen
Series: In Death #1
Published by Berkley, Brilliance Audio on May 20, 2008
Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction
Length: 9 hours 46 minutes
This series has been one I planned to start for a while, but at the same time I’ve been really intimidated by it. I mean, 41 books?!?! How do you even start a series 41 books behind?
Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer. In over 10 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.
Well, with book 1 apparently. That’s what I did and I’m pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed Naked in Death. Especially since it’s straight procedural and as a general rule, that’s not my thing.
The reasons I think it worked for me really well, despite the procedural element are:
- The futuristic setting. I love future worlds – and Naked in Death is a really good blend of our world and a future one.
- Eve, the main character. I love her dedication to her job and that she’s an intelligent, kick ass female detective. I love her big heart and her vulnerability. I love worrying for her and can’t wait to see her grow over the series.
I didn’t expect to enjoy the audio as well as I did, because I’d heard some negative reviews – AFTER I bought it, of course. I’m glad I gave it a try on audio though, because while Susan Ericksen wasn’t the best, she wasn’t bad. Her male voices were a bit more feminine than I’d prefer and her accents weren’t amazing. But I liked her voice for Eve a lot and the rest I could work with just fine. And they had voice affects for the computer, which was neat.
The mystery was compelling, even if I was able to solve it fairly early. It was still satisfying to watch the pieces fall together and see that I was right. I’m really looking forward to continuing this series and getting to know the characters better.