One of my very favorites!!
"Dutch" is a combo between Buffy the Vampire slayer, Laurali Gilmor and Stephanie Plum and you get great erotic love scenes!! So much fun!!
Lorelei King is a great narrator, and I intend to find something more enjoyable read by her.
As for Darynda Jones, I'm not so sure. Her beginning was good, but she spent waaay too much time on what can only be described as soft porn scenes. Not particularly well-written soft porn. Oh, and a flashback to the character's youth that was confusing and annoying. Mid-way in, my partner turns to me and says, "Is this happening now?" "No, in the past." We didn't get through Chapter Four, which makes me sad because it's such an interesting concept. I've taken it off my iPhone so I can use the space for something we'll want to listen to.
Plus, we were on a car trip, and had to quickly turn it off so that my 13-year-old son didn't have to hear about... well, adult subject matter. Don't get me wrong, I don't think I qualify as a prude in any sense of the word, and I cheerfully steer around subjects that I don't want to read/listen to. Really Audible, where is the heads up? Boo, hiss.
The really sad thing is that I bought THREE OF THE TITLES IN THIS SERIES based on the sample I listened to. Previously, I've only bought books that I had read and knew that I would enjoy listening to.
Lesson learned. I will do a lot more reading of reviews before I buy a book.
The story was boring. The author seemed to select themes from other great mystery books and mash them all together. It didn't work. The story was boring and uneventful.
No, just to the author.
No character was my favorite but it wasn't her fault.
The story was like when you put too many ingredients in a soup.....
All of the elements separately are fine but when the author mixed them together it was chaotic and lacked any bite.
The author included crazy friends/relatives, ghosts that should have been funny, love interests (the erotica added in was just silly), and the 'powers' that the main character had were woven in throughout.
Nothing about this story made the reader care about the characters.
Initially disconcerted by reader, then got caught up in the story. Great concept
The growing romantic relationship
I like her voice, just associated her voice with other books
returned to this one quickly
Really enjoyed this book. The characters were well defined and the dialogue was fast paced and made me laugh out loud. Heard interview with author and she commented her main character was based loosely on Lorelei Gilmore from the Gilmore Girls and I could totally understand. Also love the narration!
I really loved the dialogue between the character's. It was never boring!
The main character is too funny! Charlie's dealing with her stepmother is quite unforgetable.
You can tell that Lorelei likes the characters in this book, it comes across in her telling.
yes, had to listen during the commute to work, at lunch, while making dinner and made me lose sleep, it is laugh out loud in the car funny!
I'd listen to it again. want to get the others.
I like the way Lorelei King reads. fun characters that she brings to life.
I am an artist who paints romantic landscapes in soft pastels.
I loved every second of this audio book!! It was funny, suspenseful, and hot!! The main character was smart and witty, sassy, intelligent, sexy, and strong. All the characters (including Mr. Wong) were great. So well done!! Loved the story and look forward to hearing Book #2 and 3.
Married, middle-age, owner of 3 dogs, 2 cats, and a messy house.
I bought all 3 books thinking it was a trilogy, but no, there are more. Well, there had better be more! It's a complicated love story that is not hard to follow, with a really nice twist at the end of book 3. It has literally "laugh out loud" sections, and a few sad places. There is a constant flow of sarcasm, which is how Charley deals with her life. There are family members that start out flat, but end up being very interesting. There are friends that I'd like to meet in person. The best and worst part, though, is even though I've started listening to another book, I can't quit thinking about this series.
This is a book about a woman learning about herself, understanding her talents, and figuring out what is important. The man who loves her is difficult for her to love back. She is stubborn and prone to sudden decisions, making it hard for her family and friends to protect her. I love this story!
Lorelei King is a truly talented narrator, and I hope she continues to read the series. As much as she has enjoyed the first 3, I expect she will find a way. Her timing is excellent, and she seems to understand the characters, so that it feels like a performance rather than just a reading.
I'm looking forward to listening to this book many more times.
This is one of the best books I have read.
Dark Angels series by Keri Arthur because both cover the world of the reapers although in completely different ways. First Grave on the Right and Darkness Unbound (Dark Angels) are books that you can't put down.
Lorelei is a great narrator. I have read several books narrated by her and enjoy the inflection she adds.
I laughed and cried through this book, which is one of the reasons I couldn't put it down....it just kept pulling me in.
I also loved the next two books in the series and cannot wait for another.