Mom of 3 wild and crazy boys, I've become obsessed with books again after being sucked into a little vampire/lovestory series you may have heard of, and now I listen to most books (but read at night) so that I can be somewhat productive during the day and not leave my family and home to collapse around me while my nose is stuck in a book ; )
For me it was slow to get started. Funny, but sometimes corny. Didn't know someone could be so persuaded to do things bc of coffee. It felt like she was trying a little too hard to throw in a joke and too many one-liners. I found myself putting it down quite a bit and not in a hurry to come back to it, unlike some books that I find myself driving slower to get places just so I can keep listening. Even though it Took me awhile to get into it and to follow it at times, as it started nearing the end that is when the meat of the story came in and I was beginning to be drawn to these characters. I am definitely interested in continuing this series now. Hopefully the one-liners will peter off a bit and we will get to join her as she discovers her true abilities. It's got great potential, and considering there are numerous books in this series, I can only believe that they just get better.
All I need is tea and a good story.
I a lover of books think this funny slightly ditzy girl riper rocked. while she stumbles on to crimes she has cool powrs to help her out. get it now!!!
To keep it short and simple, this book was amazing.
Lorelei King captured the essence Darynda tried in portray in this book. She nailed each character. Her pace, tempo and overall narration was amazing. I could close my eyes and see everything and everyone she spoke about. She is hands down the best narrator.
Darynda Jones is marvelous. She is so descriptive with her writing that it leaves the whole scene painted for us. I loved the entire storyline, it was definitely something different. I felt a huge pool of emotions throughout various points in the book. Good stories should invoke an array of feelings, making it all the more realistic (because let's be honest, who likes everybody they've ever met, not even the Catholic priests). At one point my teenage cousin said she felt like she needed a dictionary to keep up, lol, but it's okay for the target audience. Darynda made me fall in love with fictional characters, which is always the aim for a good book. I would love to see this on the big screen.
Young girls, in middle school except for the semi-graphic sex scenes, so I guess nobody.
Story line, dialog, everything
If it wasn't for the fact that this was the only book I had on a long drive, I would never have listened to it beyond the first five minutes.
Definitely recommend. Kept me in my car listening and almost late for work!!
When Charley learned of her "Rayis"
muted- Not very exciting but still good
What a great start to what I hope will be an interesting series. Maybe a new joke--what do you get when you cross a grim reaper with the son of satan??? I can't wait to find out the answer!! The narrator was very good and the story is full of interesting characters. I will definitely be listening to more of the adventures of Charley Davidson!!
Sadly I didn't love this one. Not sure if it was the story itself, the narrator, or a combination of the two. Nothing about it was bad, per se, and I certainly listened all the way through... but I won't be following the rest of the series. Charlie's "sass" always seemed a bit too forced for me, and I just never really got engaged in the story.
Not a bad plot but it's hard to believe a woman wrote this. It sounds more like a male fantasy and a bit too graphic in both the violence and sex categories for my tastes.
I enjoyed this light hearted book about those who have not quite gone all the way to the other side and the lady who can help them. This book might not be a must listen to book, none the less it is worth your time. Laughs and some piquant moments. Very detailed sex!!