everything. The humor, the sarcasm, the hottness, and especially Reyes Farrow.
I don't really know, I can't think of anything like it.
The scene where Charley found Reyes.
The end moved me to wanting to start the second book immidiately.
If you're not sure about audio books, this is the book to try. Lorelei King is fantastic as the voice of Charley. I've only listened to the books, haven't read any of them and I couldn't imagine reading them after I've heard this excellent narration. It's just perfect.
The story was engrossing and the protagonist entirely enjoyable. The writing style is both playful and believable, and King's narration perfectly conveys this. (Kudos for the sultry rasp.)
My only qualm came near the end when the book took a sadly typical turn and repurposed overdone Christian mythos. It strikes me as lazy, like Jones is simply riffing off the stories she's heard growing up. It makes the book suddenly seem like a superbly executed "me too" novel. So much creativity went into the novel, it's a shame Jones phoned it in on the metaphysics.
However, this only happened at the end of the book, so I'm dinging only one star. I fear, though, that subsequent books in the series will integrate the derivative concepts more deeply, making them more central to the upcoming plots, given that this will already have been established to be the underlying struggle.
Still, the book is an amusing popcorn book.
The author, Darynda Jones writes the book in the fantasy style. All of her characters are a little off center. The story is about a Grim Reaper. The main
Male in the is as ephemeral as smoke and moves fast. Is he dead or alive? Read a sample to see if you like it. The narrator is Lorelei King. If you have read the Stephanie Plum mysteries you know how brilliant and funny she is. I was excited to know Ms king is the voice and the heart of the story.
I read a hard copy of the first book in this series, then found it on Audible. I'm now nearly finished with the ones that have been published so far and I have to say the narration absolutely MAKES these stories. I listen to tons of books -- have probably a hundred on my device -- and Lorelei King brings these characters and this story right off the page. I started one of them on my kindle and thought something was missing -- it was her voice! Highly recommended for wit, humor, suspense, and of course the sexiest anti-hero ever, Reyes Farrow!
I am an avid fantasy and urban fantasy reader. I also read a lot of millitary romance.
I liked the book even though I passed on it several times based on the summary. I am glad I finally gave it a shot.
Lorelai King is one of my favorite performers. This was another excellent performance.
I haven't listened to or read anything that made me smile as much since Stephanie Plum started he career as a bounty hunter. Enjoyed it!