As the headline states, it took me a sex to warm up to the narrator. At first I felt like her inflection was a bit flat and couldn't tell the difference between some of the characters easily. But once you get into the book the characters blossom both in the pages and through her voice. By the end I was driving around the block and taking extra walls just to listen.
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK! I'm already lacking sleep due to refusing to put this book down...I can't sleep now, I have to start the next book in this series.
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.