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In Death Series by J.D. Robb


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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2012 4:49:01 AM PDT
the same thing happened with Tess Gerritsen's new book and you would think the government was out to get her from some of the facebook posts by people about it...but basically something happened with the shipping and one person ended up with multiple copies of the book, so they pulled it until they could figure the issue out

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2012 4:37:16 AM PDT
Dog Lover says:
Duh - I just re-read my own posting. The "problem", apparently, is in Amazon's fulfillment of the item not in the item itself.

Sorry for the unnecessary posting!

Doesn't speak well for how my day will go. Can't seem to even read things correctly today!

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 3, 2012 4:30:08 AM PDT
Love Junkie says:
I just saw this too.....I wonder what the problem is..hopefully it's fixed soon

Posted on Oct 3, 2012 4:21:09 AM PDT
Dog Lover says:
Just saw this - Delusion in Death

**begin copy

Item Under Review

While this item is available from other marketplace sellers on this page, it is not currently offered by Amazon.com because customers have told us there may be something wrong with our inventory of the item, the way we are shipping it, or the way it's described here. (Thanks for the tip!)

We're working to fix the problem as quickly as possible.
*****end copy

I have the hardcover and didn't notice a problem. Anyone willing to 'splain about this? The reviews don't pop-out to me about any issue.

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2012 10:49:09 AM PDT
Dog Lover says:
Susiq2 - check your goodreads notes.

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 20, 2012 7:58:12 AM PDT
Lester, That is an excellent idea. I need a reading buddy who is with me while I'm reading and rereading what I've forgotten because other stories will suddenly "call" to me to reread them. I never know when nor why this happens, but it just does. Thankfully I have alphabetized my books according to the author's last name, but I've read so many books that it sometimes takes hours to locate the book that "called" to me.Then I have to reread it, which usually means checking out that author's new books:( Yesterday Anne Gracie's story "His Captive lady" called. So now Eve and Roark are waiting on me to return to them. I think that I'm a lost cause to ever read an entire series back to back:( It's not because I don't like what I'm reading, it just is really weird how suddenly a certain book's story will be front and center taking over my thoughts and I have to read it then and there. Does this ever happen to any of you, or is this just something that happens to only me?

Posted on Aug 20, 2012 7:28:23 AM PDT
KC says:
Just chiming in; Susiq2, welcome to the club! Yes, Eve & Roarke & crew are extremely addictive, to the point I'm counting days until the new one lands in September. I tell myself that it is not good to wish away parts of my life, but I want my Eve & Roarke!

I'm one of those that don't care for the audiobooks. I feel the same way about the idea of a movie being made: they'll never get anyone to match the way I see or hear the characters in my mind. I did try an audiobook & it was multiple readings of that same book before I quit hearing the audiobook voice for the couple chapters I tried. So I second the suggestion; try a copy from the library and see if it works for you.

Posted on Aug 20, 2012 7:11:18 AM PDT
Lester says:
I have been re-reading the series with a friend who has never read it before. We are slooooooowwwwwllllyyyyy moving through it (reading at her pace, around her SAHM of three under 5 schedule). Anywho, we have been reading Remember When - I had forgotten how different the NR v JDR 'voice' is in the writing. The first part of the book is an okay story, but boy does the pacing pick up when Eve and Roarke come on scene.

FYI for those who are unfamiliar with Remember When - it is a dual publication in that Nora Roberts writes the first half of the book wherein the story revolves around a diamond heist and the love story that erupts between the investigator and a shopkeeper in current day and JD Robb picks up the story with the couples granddaughter plus Eve, Roarke, and the gang in 2059.

Posted on Aug 10, 2012 9:05:05 AM PDT
That might work if I could keep hubby away from the bank statement:(

Posted on Aug 9, 2012 10:37:09 PM PDT
Lester says:
If you are referring to Nora still writing the In Death series, the answer is yes.

So glad you are enjoying the series - just wait, you will finish the last published one and turn right around and begin reading it again, and be totally surprised at the things you missed the first time!

I only needed about a dozen of the books when I first discovered In Death, so I would purchase 3 of them and read those while the next 3 were shipping. It spread the cost out over several billing cycles on my credit card and I always had a new one on hand, so it didn't seem to be as expensive as it really was. The things we do to fool ourselves about our book buying habits!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2012 8:17:30 PM PDT
I did pay for Prime since I'm buying so many books, and recently, DVDs.( My eldest son is a soldier, and I always send DVDs to him and his men to watch. The last movie I sent was RED, and he invited in friends to watch it as usual. There is nothing better than making some poor lonely soldiers far away from home feel happy for a few minutes. Often I send instant microwave popcorn bags along also. Anything I send has to stand up to hard handling. At this moment he is stateside located near Washington at Quantico, Va. doing some 9 month long course, so at least I know where he is and what he is doing. He did call me and he told me that the course is lethal, whatever that means. Yikes!) I'm able to use my prime membership to send my son books and videos so I believe that I will get my monies worth out of that steep Prime fee. I will be adding the Nora Roberts book series as I can over this year buying used, or doing something to keep the costs down for about the 25+ books in this series that I don't have yet. Nora is still writing books in this series, correct?

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2012 5:29:35 PM PDT
Dog Lover says:
So glad that you like those audio versions. You know us fanatics - I wanted you to love these stories as much as I do. If it takes audio to get you there, I'm all for it!

DL

Posted on Aug 9, 2012 5:28:29 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 9, 2012 5:31:36 PM PDT
Dog Lover says:
Re that 4-for-3 deal.

Gotta tell you, that thing can break you!

I've recently ordered every single book in 3 series (that were no more than $7.99 per book) When I did the math, that saved me, overall, about 20 dollars or so (I didn't keep my notes on that part.) I filled in the remainder with the "used" sections from Amazon Marketplace Providers. I was careful, though, because those books may not arrive in less than a week so I, literally, marked the titles on my calendar for reading! (I put at least one of these kind of books away every day.)

Finished:

http://www.shelfari.com/series/The-Richard-Jury-Mysteries

In progress (still waiting on some of the titles to arrive)

http://www.shelfari.com/series/Temperance-Brennan-Novels

Pending (most titles have arrived but some are still pending and there are a LOT of titles in this series)

http://www.shelfari.com/series/Alan-Gregory

While waiting on deliveries of the DTBs, I'm filling in with K books (most of which were recommended by this forum, I believe.)

http://www.shelfari.com/series/Heather-Wells (completed 4 but am waiting for a price drop on the 5th)
http://www.shelfari.com/series/Armand-Gamache (Just started this one based on a recommendation from a poster to this forum. VERY elegant language! I think I'm gonna really like this one.)

These are all more mystery genre because, frankly, I can't seem to get interested in any Romance genre books at the moment. My "serious" reading has come to a full halt. One of the side-effects of my medical condition (hopefully caused by the treatment - not the condition!) is that my concentration span is about 15 minutes max. I have to get up, move around, do something else, etc. Just can NOT even use audio for the History project reads. (Because I need to write reviews and participate in discussions on these books, I need to actually REMEMBER them and LEARN from them. Just not possible at this time.) This is driving me CRAZY! (yes - short trip.) This AFTER I just bought a brand-spanking-new iPod Touch to use for these audio books!

Sigh.

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2012 5:06:30 PM PDT
I rarely listen to books that I have previously read, mostly because of the voicing concern...but like I said above, I tried reading Naked in Death several times and never made it past half-way, but something in the audio just clicked for me

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2012 4:02:36 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Aug 9, 2012 4:04:34 PM PDT
Dog Lover says:
OK - I use audible.com so often that I regularly buy "more" credits. I believe but am not certain that you must be a member (monthly fee???) to qualify for those sales. I saw the in-Death books listed and, frankly, don't want someone else "voicing" those characters. That is just me, though.

If you are not usually an audio book user, I'd be careful about spending money on any of them until you tested your tolerance for the medium. Someone (maybe not on this thread) said that many of the audio books are available in public libraries. That may be the way to, at least, test your enjoyment of that reading method.

I only use it with some degree of certainty that I will enjoy it for non-fiction. I've recently loaded up (because of my extreme vision issues at the moment) on some fiction audio books but haven't even tried them yet! That is how averse I am to the "voicing" concern!

Others, however, simply love fiction via audio and, as some forum members frequently tell us, they think the readers/narrators do a great job of this series in particular.

DL

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2012 3:58:25 PM PDT
Dog Lover says:
Hope PBS works for you but do check the math of any online source. (I haven't checked PBS in about 5 years so I don't really remember how that works.)

With the 4-for-3 deal, even if you are not a Prime Member, if you order enough at one time, you will not only get every 3rd (of each 4 books ordered) for free but shipping will be free as well. I believe (since I am a Prime member I no longer am sure of this) that delivery of those non-Prime orders will be less than a week.

Just to point out that, on occasion, the per-book price may not be the best determining factor for savings.

Best to you,

DL

Posted on Aug 9, 2012 3:41:27 PM PDT
$18 -$ 25 plus tax for audiobooks? I don't get out enough. I had no clue. I truly may be spending more money on books than food this month.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2012 3:35:24 PM PDT
Magelet, Thank You! I'm looking up Awesomebooks.com right now. I'll let you know if I'm able to get the almost 30 books I need:( Yikes, Hubby just mentioned the local library, and if there is a book in this series that I can't live without, well then, I'll buy it someplace inexpensive. I'm also keeping up with all of the new releases that I normally plan to buy, yikes, I spend more money on books than I do on food anymore.

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2012 3:28:56 PM PDT
ahhh, but for an audiobook 7.95 is cheap...they are normally 18-25 dollars - I tried reading them and never succeeded but the audiobooks work great - don't ask me why

Posted on Aug 9, 2012 3:05:06 PM PDT
Yikes, I can't afford that much per book for about 30 books, I'm trying to save money and get them at a lower price than full price and even less than half price if possible. PBS is my new best friend at the moment.

Posted on Aug 9, 2012 2:33:43 PM PDT
susieq - if it makes you feel better, I bought the rest of the series when audible had all of them for sale for 7.95 - totally worth it imho

Posted on Aug 9, 2012 2:32:19 PM PDT
Magelet says:
Awesomebooks.com is also great for used books. They're really reasonably priced and free shipping. It's been extremely dangerous for my credit card and TBR pile this year.!

Posted on Aug 9, 2012 11:03:06 AM PDT
Thanks DL. You have always been someone I knew that I could trust for excellent recommendations, and you are the reason I'm reading and now buying the ENTIRE (!!) series. When I finish one, I want the next one then, not later! Housework is a forgone issue, dishes are stacked up, but by Heavens, I have a book in my hand! YIKES! I read so late at night that I have a headlamp so that I don't keep hubby up since I can turn away from him and focus the headlamp only on the book I'm reading. I also have a battery re-charger and use rechargeable batteries so that I always can read in bed in the dark, and not bother hubby. I admit that I am addicted to reading. I give up, is there a "Book Readers Anonymous" that I can join? I'm reading other books while I wait for the next books in the series to arrive as I order them, and I may have to re-read the first 3 again while I'm waiting. I also keep up with several other authors, and I purchase their new books also, plus I order books from the recommendation that you ladies and gents post about here. Now if I can just live long enough to read this series, and to read the books in my book mountain (I passed just having book piles long ago) of stories that I want to read also. But, by God, I'll die happy!
(If I can finish them all before I die!)

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 9, 2012 10:40:08 AM PDT
Dog Lover says:
Susiq2,

Amazon has many of the titles at $7.99 for K and (my preference) many of those mass market paperbacks at that same price in the 4-for-3 deal. (That is how I purchased the first 30+ books.)

Glad you are joining the "in Death" fan club!

DL

Posted on Aug 9, 2012 10:34:29 AM PDT
I am going to be in so much trouble. I'm breaking down and purchasing the entire series, either through paperbackswap, or from Amazon used, or new. I can't take it, the minute I finish one book I want to start the next. I LOVE the fact that each book is back to back, not years between cases and events. It's like one humongous story. How does the author do this, and write other books with entirely different plots, and keep everything straight? You ladies ROCK!!
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