An interesting and entertaining story, unique premise and characters. And Charly kept me chuckling: she's sassy, checky, and wry even when the story got heavy as it did. And Lorelei King is the PERFECT narrator for this story. Listened to the first and second books, ready for the third!
If you are looking for a change of pace in what you have been listening to or just waiting for the next book in you favorite series to come out (like I am...lol), then this is the book for you. It is action packed, fast paced with a good story line, and just enough twists and turns to make it worth the listening. Darynda Jones is a new author to me, but has done a very good job of developing people and situations in this work. I have just gotten the next two books because I want to see what is going to happen next. Have fun listening and I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.
This book is mystery, meets romance, meets the paranormal. All in one book. It's very entertaining and alive, and was a great listen. Getting the next two books right away!
She gives life to Charley the best.
The mix of a twist to the supernatural that I have not yet stumbled upon, with a strong storyline is a good listen. Toss in the perfect amount of sexual tension without the overload that is popular right now, and add the funniest, sarcastic, light-hearted banter winding its way between well developed characters and within the main character's internal dialogue and you have a super fun book! Ms. Jones takes you to dark places, sexy places, and unexpectedly pitches humor at you that made me laugh right out loud several times throughout the series.
I just loved this series! I started when there were 3, hoping it was a trilogy with closure. No such luck. There is no end in sight and Ms Jones simply cannot write fast enough to make me happy! More, MORE!
This series makes me want to meet the writer very badly. She must be a riot! I hope she has written something else to charm me:)
It had a total new concept for a Heroine. She is the grim reaper. She can speak to ghost. Which is most helpful when her uncle Bob needs help solving a murder involving 4 lawyers. This is the first of the series and the beginning does a great job of giving you back ground info about our main character and her ghostly lover. Which will come full circle by the end of this book. Hang on and get ready for a ride thats funny,sexy, and edgy.
It has just put the icing on the cake that paranormal romance can be fun or serious, sensual sexy or geeky, mysterious and scary and it can compete with all other types of fiction! When Frese moves into her apartment and the time they spend together in her room :)
Yes, she does. She gives us snippets of info that is just enough to keep us on the edge waiting to find out more. For instance we know "mr Bad" can't be exactly how she imagines him there has to be more.....and there is.....but, I won't give spoiler away.
The narrator Lorelei King does a great job of giving each character their own essence. I would read anything she narrates and safely assume she would do a great job.
I think this is the beginning of a great new series. I can't wait to see where the relationship will go between Charlie and Frese. I would put this on my list of new authors to try. And finding an author that you love is better than ice cream!!
I am a 40ish woman with more interests than time but some of my favorite things are books, audio books and e-books. I have over 325 audio titles and have already listened to about 2/3rds of them. I drive over 25000 miles a year and my listening keeps me sane on the road.
Lorelei King is one of my favorite narrators for a reason and she brings a favorite series to life! Definitely in my top ten!
Don't get me wrong, I love Charley, but Cookie is the perfect foil! She is actually my favorite!
I still love Cookie! She cracks me up and is the perfect compliment to Charley!
Being the Grim Reaper is one tough job but managing to be a Private Investigator at the same time is just plain nuts! Add in a very complicated love life and you have a fun and compelling story that you can't put down!
Lorelei King is a brilliant narrator! Enjoy!
While I usually enjoy Darynda's writing, in this case I thought it was over the top with wise cracks and not enough story inbetween
Given her main character more depth and less frustrating.
This is a perfect introduction to Charley and her "gifts"
Janet Evanovich - Stephanie Plum. Similar sense of humor and interaction of characters.
She's the best. I actually chose this book because she was the reader. I've downloaded book 2 and will continue reading as long as they keep coming.
The Grim Reaper we've all been waiting for
Before listening I couldn't envision how a story in which the main character can see dead people would make for a good murder mystery. Well, that just tells you something about my own lack of imagination. In this book, seeing the dead gives the main character a lot of insights, but by no means makes solving the crime straightforward. It also makes for a different kind of human interest and humor. This turned out to be a very enjoyable listen with a bit of everything: scary moments, very funny bits and even a sort-of-dead love interest. I've already picked up the next few in the series.
Funny Ghost Whisperer
her spunky-I-Don't-Give-Sh-t Badass nature makes her a great heroine
More or less yes she was very good; male voices were annoying at first but you get used to it
Ghost Whisperer Meets CSI Meets Romance Comedy