A day without sunshine is like, well, night.
First Grave on the Right is witty, enjoyable with an interesting premise. The main character is sarcastic (which I really like) and I found Ms. King to be a perfect fit as a narrator. A bit too much romance for me but overall, not bad.
I was a 'readaholic' for most of my life. I started crochet and other hobbies. That took away from my reading time. I discovered audio books at the library. That set me off. now, that I am older my eyes make it too difficult to read. So I now am a very diligent audio book listener!
I was browsing looking for a new author. I have several books with Lorelei King as narrator and decided to give Darynda Jones a try. I only purchased First Grave. Before the book was completed, I purchased books 2 and 3 with my monthly credits. This is a fun book. I enjoyed the characters. It was fun discovering this author. As always I enjoy Lorelei King's narrations. I strongly recommend this book.
It was fun and light with just enough dark to avoid being too sweet and flippant. I need to remember some of the characters' one liners for my own life!
Her use of different voices for characters made each one distinct and recognizable. She brought a lot of energy to her reading.
Quirky in death and love
I love that she is a funny girl that doesn't take things to seriously. she a grimm reaper with a sense of humar
Death by laughter!
This was a great read and i'm so glad i found another series to read. After the sookie stackhouse series had ended it was needed to find another story similar and i'm so glad i finally found one. This is a great story that has so much potential to see where it goes. Light harded, romance with a mystery twist! GREAT LISTEN
The main character is fantastic. Her witty and sarcastic sense of humor makes the book. I love mystery fantasy and this book sure delivers. It's got a great story line, interesting characters and underlying secrets to be solved. I will definitely be listening to the whole series now.
I like realistic books that stretch the truth and the laws of physics...and also emotionally resonant narration that doesn't suck.
At first I was pleased enough with this story, but then half way through I gave it up. The plot was laid out in a strangely scattered way that didn't do much for the tension building element of a mystery. There were lots of jokes and similes that really fell flat. There were some pretty sketchy plot devices. And then there was the sex scene which happened all of a sudden between a woman and a ghost, when the woman had been in mid conversation with like four people who were forced to stand there and watch as all the very intimate acts happened right in front of them, which was just repulsive for some reason. I thought the central concepts were cool and could have really worked. This would have been fun if it had been done with more skill. After I put it down, all I was left with was the impression of a main character who told lots of jokes, about 20% of which landed, and who never really had her personality expounded on much more than that, and lots of events in her life which seemed kind of unrelated.
I love the humor in these stories. The characters are so much fun.
I love this narrator. She is always a pleasure to listen to.
I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!
I listened to the snippet on Audible.com hoping it would deter me. But no, because of Lorelei King's narration of Darynda Jones' words. Now I am doomed to another series because they left me wanting to know what happens to her and her vaporous boyfriend.
"Her" was Charley Davidson; PI and a not so "grim reaper". In this book, she had to help 3 dead lawyers solve their case so they could "pass over". The "vaporous boyfriend" was there when she was born and then again whenever her life had been in danger, as well as in her vivid dreams.
Charley's retired father was cop. Uncle Bob was still on the force. She has been helping them since she was 5 with her ability to speak to the dead. I loved her mind, heart...oh, lots of things, especially her wit which carried me through the rough parts.
Would I recommend this book? You bet your sweet bibby I would to anyone who likes good mysteries written with good humor! It was well worth my Audible.com credit!
Not really. The story isn't too bad but why is everyone in the story drop dead sexy? Jeez, has Charlie ever met anyone that didn't make her swoon?
Sure, the character of Charlie had great potential, just stop trying to be Fifty Shades of Grey.
I did not read the print version however I would consider audio books better due to the ability to have a narrator read and you are able to get a different picture in your mind of the story.
The love scenes were very well written and narrated. The suspense was very well delivered as well.
First listen from this author and i will be purchasing the whole series.
Yes i had to control myself and not listen to it at work lol