Courtesy of Lost Art Audiobook Review
Charley Davidson is one funny, witty, pain-in-the-butt Albuquerque PI. She used to be a consultant to her police detective dad, and is now a consultant to her police detective uncle. But there’s more the Charley than “Danger” and “Will Robinson” – her tits. She’s also a grim reaper. Not the DeadLike Me type either, but the kind chosen from birth, can speak every language known to man, see the dead and let them pass through her, and remember everything from birth kind. That’s a hard burden for a girl who’s just trying to make rent and avoid getting killed while doing it.
Just like in First Grave on the Right and Second Grave on the Left, this third book in the series blends great comedic style, scorching, blistering sex, and serious drama. At the end of the last book, Charley bound Reyes to his corporeal form. He is mad and he is taking his anger out on Charley by intruding into her life day and night. In the meantime, Charley is hired by a man to find his wife, except she’s sure that he killed his wife, or at least believes he killed her. This book has more twists than a Chubby Checker song. It also has a painful development in Charley’s relationship with her father, and a promising new friendship between Charley and a local biker gang.
I’m not going to lie. The only two reasons I purchased the Charley Davidson series were because: (1) it fit the paranormal/urban fantasy mystery genre; and (2) Lorelei King narrated it. As usual, she doesn’t disappoint. If you’re familiar with Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, you know how well Ms. King pulls of snarky, and there’s plenty of snark in these books. She gives great cop voice, and there are a ton of cops in this book. Lorelei King even does a good biker gang…wait, that sounded wrong. You know what I mean. In one of the books, she even clucks like a chicken. The things a narrator does for her art.
Its all been said by others before me so all I can add is close your curtains, lock your doors, turn your phone off, order in and sit back and ENJOY.
Love Charlie - even though she is less grim reaper and more a sassy version of The Ghost Whisperer. Love the narrator - she does a terrific job. All of the books so far are a bit heavy on the (kind of repetitive) earth-shattering sex stuff, which is a bit much but I can deal. However, having Charlie suddenly feel scared of Reyes when he "kidnaps" her is just more than I can buy: suddenly she's all concerned that he's a "convicted murderer" when up until this point she is defending his deed as pretty much a righteous kill? Sorry, it is way too far out of character for me.
Sassy, Dangerous, Addictive!
I could listen to this series repeatedly! The narrator is one of my favorites, the characters are fantastical, flawed, and interesting. I can't wait to see where the story goes next!
I really enjoyed this book, so far the whole series is great.
I like the humor, as well as the fast paced story line. Perfect for listening, while on a long drive.
All the books I have listened to have been great, This series is in the top 3.
Yes, I couldn't stop listening, I can't wait for the 4th book.
Story is great and the narration is fantastic in this one
I wanna see what happens next and the audio book now really got me invested so I cant wait for book 4 ^^
Confrontation between Earl and Charley
I am an artist who paints romantic landscapes in soft pastels.
Book 3 - Third Grave Dead Ahead had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end!! Loved all three books....just wonderful, but, this one left me craving more and I can't wait for book 4 to come out!!
This author has such a great sense of humor. Lorelei King narrates each character perfectly. My advise? If you like humor, mystery, unique characters and excellent writing, you'll reallly like this audio book.
This year, it's the best. Without a doubt.
Oh, when Charley finally meets the gang who owns the mental hospital where she goes to talk to Rocket. I loved this whole scene! Was funny and touching, and why I love Charley so much.
It's hard to choose, there are so many great scenes, but I love when Charley and Reyes come face to face for the first time since she's bound him to his physical body.
Hilarity abounds w/ Charley Davidson is around!
This is the BEST series I've listened to this year ~ the stories are incredible, and filled w/ hilarity, but Lorelei King adds to that w/ her awesome narration...she does these voices SO well, it's as if she were born to be Charley!
If I could recommend one Audio series for everyone to listen to to judge audio books by, it would be this series, I love it that much!