I keep drawing comparisons to the Mercy Thompson series by the same narrator. They're both paranormal fiction with a strong, snarky female lead. The plots aren't exactly similar (shapeshifting mechanic vs. private investigator grim reaper), but King portrays the female leads in the same voice, same intonations. The secretary is Mercy's mother Margie, her daughter Amber is Jessie, and I've detected Adam and Samuel in some of the police officers. It's distracting if you've listened to the Mercy books.
That said, this is an engaging story. I like the lead character Charlie Davidson, the plot is not predictable or formulaic - there are some unexpected twists in here. It's unique and well written. The narrator does do a very good job with the story. I'm looking forward to listening to the sequels.
Happiness is a good book!
I did love this book but it was predictable. If you need a a book just to fill the time, don't mind a nice Lil story that goes not much deeper than your ankles in a wading pool. Then listen away!
Charley's sarcasm and sense of humor makes this book and all of the Chaley Davidson books very entertaining. I never thought a storyline about the Grim Reaper would be so entertaining. Darynda Jones did a great job on creating her characters and Lorelie King does an excellent job differentiating the characters with unique voices. Can't wait to see what else is in store for Charley.
if you like the stephanie plum series by j. evanovich - you should love this series. the narrator is wonderful.
It was a little bit of everything and watching the TV show Grimm give a different meaning with this series. I love the dynamic with of the characters and her secret she has a hard time letting anyone in. Its hard to explain, buy the book and you will totally see what I am talking about.
Charley - She is such a smart butt and DUH the sarcasm
Every book she performs in is terrific, she can make a horrible book sound good. She gives life to every charterer in the book. I can envision in my mind what is going on when she speaks.
Bottom line LOVE her.
yes, it keeps you hooked and is different. the performance in good and very clear. All the characters are great.
all with Rayas
Love from beyond...son of Satan or is he?
Say something about yourself!
This series is my first supernatural series. The writing/reading is well done!! This story is funny, intriguing and keeps you glued to your headset. I'm on part two now!
Funny sexy cool
The last two chapters. Held my breath because I really wasn't sure how it was going to end.
Cross between Charley and Reyes. His evolution was handled well.
The reveal of Reyes and his past.
Hard to review without giving too much away. Let's just say the moment the book was over, I downloaded the next in the series. Will be happily working my way through them.
I loved this book and the rest of the series. I think this has been one of the best audio book that I have ever listened to. The voices fit the carachters so well...especially Reyes! I recommend this to all who love the supernatural mysteries with a hot love story.
Love Lorelei King and the way she brings life to the characters. I am buying the second book as soon as I finish this review.