If you liked the first novel, which I did, you will like the second one, which I did. I have to say the main plot, the one that she needs to resolve with her private investigation skills, to be contrived and a little predictable. But for some reason it really didn't bother me. I was so fascinated with what was going on with Reyes and Charlie's family and her cast of kind of assistants that there was plenty of other things to entertain me. By far my favorite parts of these novels are the chapter titles and Charlie's internal dialogue both of which have made me laugh out loud, even while running uphill which is really saying something.
Oh, yeah! If for NO other reason, the smart mouth come backs the Charley Davidson comes off with. I swear, I called my friend Mary, told her buy the audio book, and that we were going to listen to it again together and take notes! It was an awesome story ~ LOVED it, but the zingers fly fast and hilarious throughout.
Honestly, the JD Robb books. Charley's smart mouth and kick ass attitude remind me so much of Eve Dallas. She's just an all around take charge kinda' gal. She's more irreverent than Eve (if you can BELIEVE it) but of course, we're talking paranormal here.
In this book? Wow, there were so many ~ but right off hand, and no spoilers because this is early on, is the dead guy in Charley's friend and assistant's car. Only it wasn't REALLY a dead, just his ghost, but of course, Charley can see him, because she IS the Grimm Reaper, and OMG, hilarity ensues.
It made me laugh so hard I couldn't keep it in. I was listening at work w/ headphones, I was kept giggling and laughing out loud, so people were giving me looks like I was crazy, and asking me what in the world I was listening to. LOVED it!
Love this series. Have book 3 loaded on my phone now to listen to ~ I had never listened to Lorelei King before. One of the things I do is when I find a narrator I really like I tend to buy other books they've narrated. She did a fabulous job w/ this series, so I'll be hunting down more books she's narrated. LOVED her! She brought Charley to life!
This is a great story. Charlie Davidson, grim reaper, is witty and funny as she tries to solve mysteries as she talks to the dead. The stuff she says is just hilarious. Plus she is surrounding by her family and friends that only add to the craziness of her life. And we can not forget Reyes Alexander Farrow, the man's sexiness jumps out at you from the story.
One of my favorite scenes in this book involves the homeless man, I think the conclusion of his small story was just perfect.
I did listen to this book. Lorelei King does a fabulous job with the narration. The way she reads teh story kept me engaged and really made Charlie come to life.
I love this urban fantasy series. It has a little bit of everything in it-paranormal, romance, mystery, and adventure. I can't wait for the next book to see who is bothering Charlie now and what Reyes has in store for her.(
I love this author, and man oh man, did she ever select the right narrator! (At least, one would hope that its the author who has some say in who narrates her hard work.) Lorelei King is completely awesome in her role as Charlie Davidson, and brings such life (pardon the pun, as Charlie is the Grim Reaper) to the story that it literally makes you laugh out loud. (Really, you have no choice -- you MUST laugh out loud!) :) Keep 'em coming, Darynda and Lorelei!
Sure, I'd love to hear your story....
This is a great waste of time - - and I mean that in only the kindest sense. No great messages, no moral codes, no subtext, this is just plain fun. The second in the series, it's a much better written book (the editing shows up on this one), and the narrator is just magnificent. Perfect story for when you want to veg out and listen to a comic book of a novel. Well done.
LOVE this writer and her story, made me laugh out loud more than once, the heroine i s not all super natural and has a really sarcastic side.
I've always been a avid reader so now I'm a avid listener. I prefer the paranormal genre but I do like to switch things up. It's boring if you don't have variety. Of course I do love the romance and the hotter the better. Also, you can't beat a good thriller filled with suspense and a ending you can't even guess at until the very end.
This is just one of those series that I saw but I just skipped on by it due to other books catching my attention more. Boy I'm glad I finally stopped and took this series out for a try. I just love it and now I'm hooked and I will continue on the Charley Davidson path. I love the humor and the Grim Reaper combination.
So YES use those credits for this series!!!!!
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
A fun story, Charley's humor keeps the book interesting. Her sarcastic wit, esp. with Uncle Bob makes me chuckle. Unlike a lot of paranormal stories, this one doesn't have loads of sex scenes. There is a clear cut plot, with a couple of sub plots. Definitely worth a credit.
Lorelei King is a fantastic narrator.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Absolutely fantastic Series, that is made even better by a Narrator that just fits the book. I would of been happy if this had cost me 2 or 3 credits (shhh don't tell Audible). Darynda Jones can't write fast enough for me.
Don't hesitate, your waisting good listening time.
I love this series. It's funny! The author has a similar writing style to Janet Evanovich although she has a supernatural spin on her story. I love stories with random funny bits added in it; makes it a little more entertaining. I would recommend it.