I have been going through Jeanine Frost withdrawl. I have spent too much money and listened to other books in this genre but have yet to find something that is even half a good as J.F"s books...Until now the content of this book is smart, funny and most of all entertaining. Lorelei King does a wonderful job with her narration. Her voice was nice to hear compared to the many "smoker" type voices in this genre. At last another aurthor I can count on.
Funny, Entertaining, Pleased
None comes to mind
Yes, I have. I have a number of books she has narrated. I like her style a great deal.
No, I like it all but no particular part stood out for me.
I really enjoyed the book. The author is a good sense of humor.
This was a pretty good book. Though I found the narrator to be distracting. There are times when I wish that a book would have been narrated by one of the others out there, like Amanda Ronconi--who I think can do deadpan and funny better than most everyone, or like Johanna Parker, who can do no wrong in my ears. The girl who narrates the Queen Betsy books would have been perfect for this one. But, alas, they chose someone ho-hum. I really liked the storyline and the characters in this series, so I will more than likely download the others in the series. I would recommend this without hesitation though, the book is written so well.
I'm perplexed by this book. The writing is peppy and fun, yes. I found the character's ADD a little tough to keep up with, but funny. I like that. But what I can't quite wrap my head around is the protagonist's relationship to the male love interest. She occasionally reviews the (considerable) reservations she might have about dating someone who is seemingly evil and very violent. But for some reason she never mentions the fact that during their "meet cute" moment, in an early chapter of the book, he **openly threatens to rape her.** It is a serious and unambiguous threat, and the female lead, a teenager at the time, seems terrified and begs him to stop. This apparently is part of his charm? It's hot? Later in the book, he briefly chokes her during sex. Yet later (spoiler), he lets it be known he may have to kill her. This is also hot? ... Really? (end spoiler) Don't get me wrong, I love a naughty bad boy as much as the next guy, but this seems to leave the realm of "kinky play" and inch into "brutal." Particularly as his character rarely talks, and displays few signs of kindness or love (just violence and obsession). So, rather than spending the book swept away in her erotic adventure, I spent the book saying "AND ALSO he threatened to rape you when you were fifteen" in bafflement at my ipod. If he tries to rape teenage girls, I just can't get invested in whether he's a good listener. It never even seems to cross her mind. This doesn't seem to bother other reviewers, so maybe there is something I'm missing here. To me, the unspoken "this is ok" element of the book was deeply creepy.
...what a trio!!! I will definitely be following this series. I just finished First Grave on the Right and am now listening to Second Grave. Darynda Jones has a new fan. I love Charley's feisty attitude and Lorelei King is great as narrator.
Whats to tell I am your avarage 30something, with kids, a husband, job and life. Besides that I drive a lot and love to listen to books instead of the radio. I will stay up until 3am in bed listening if the book is worth it, and I have also been known to return a couple of books that I could not get threw the first chapter. I am a bad speller so I apoligize for it now, but will be honest about my reviews.
This was a great book, I love the narrator she is a blast and so funny. I will go on the read the next one. I would reccomend this book to all my friends for a great read. I really liked the way the author lead us into the next book and explained some of the story at the end instead of leaving us hanging on what Charley was or what the very sexy male charater was. loved loved loved it.
The character development, they seem like real people with just the right amount of 'snark'
I can only pick one???? Impossible!!
It made me laugh, or at least smile.
After reading this book I went on to devour the series, a sure sign I was hooked.
I want to find books that flirt with and then seduce me. I want reads with lasting power, leaving me breathless and aching for more!
Charley is my new favorite female lead! This sassy Grim Reaper is on a mission to help the departed tie up loose ends and make their crossing. In the process she dishes out one liners and zingers that will keep you laughing out loud, rolling your eyes, and possibly even snorting coffee out your nose! Our heroine is instantly likable and her whit is unmatched in the genre (in my humble opinion). Throw in a mysterious entity, toe curling other-worldly seduction, and a mind-altering orgasm and you have it all. Looking forward to book two.
I just couldn't get into the flippant style
did a good job with what she had to work with
wasting my time
sorry that I wasted my credits on this trilogy
Yes- I listened to this book on a road trip and enjoyed it. It was entertaining and kept interested for most of the book.
Maybe - not a bad book, just not what I wanted.
I have not heard any of Lorelei's other performances.
It's an okay book that melded my like for the supernatural with interesting and strong female lead character. I wish I got more of the supernatural slant. Solving the mystery is an interesting journey, but I was really turned on by the grim reaper aspect of the story and I was left hanging in the end. I have a feeling that there will be more explanation of that in the next book - which I have not purchased yet - and I am not sure yet that I will.