I read/listen for entertainment. I was very well entertained! The story line is a little out there for my taste but its an escape. Personally, I love the sarcasm. I live in the southwest so with the setting in ABQ, I think that is fun too. Looking forward to the next one...HURRY!
Lorelei King is an outstanding narrator. She is really fun to listen too. I found this series by searching her specifically. She does such a great job in the Stephanie Plum series by Janet Evanovich, I was looking for more of that. Thank you Audible for that feature.
The third book of the series left me craving for more! I cannot wait for the next in the series! Darynda Jones has such an amazing talent for writing witty, natural dialogue, and can tug at the heart all at the same time. I was really upset towards the end, but then she turns things around and ends it perfectly. If you have not read the first two books, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR??!!! :)
I thoroughly enjoyed the book from beginning to end, just as I did the previous two. This is definitely an auto-buy author for me. She never disappoints. The entire series has been equally enjoyable. I can honestly say that this author always delivers and there is not one book that is better than the others or one book that has ever disappointed me. Which in reality is a rare thing in the literary world. But each book has been the perfect blend of wit, sarcasm, tender moments and mystery. I think everyone (including men) would enjoy the Charley Davidson series.
Each book in this series is nearly impossible to put down and walk away from. I suffered sleep deprivation from staying up all night listening to it until the wee hours of the morning.
This is one series that I think is even better to listen to than to read. Simply because the narrator Lorelei King does such an awesome job breathing life into Charley's character and all the other characters in the book, that it is that much more rewarding. Something that can't be said for many other audiobooks.
Audio books are just my cup of tea!
This is a series you need to listen to in order. Once I got started I could not stop. I have listened to all three books one right after the other. Each one is great! Charley is growing, learning more about her powers and the people around her. Just like in book two Lorelei King does an interview with Darynda Jones at the end of book three, it’s a great feature. Looks like it will be at least Oct 2012 before the next book……UGH!
I am a big Lorelei King fan, so I think that part of why I keep listening to this series is because of her. Some of the writing is good. I like the interaction with Swopes and with the Yost/Dean family. The story is one that I am intrigued by, I like the whole Grim Reaper who hasn't fully tapped into her gift storyline. Halfway through this book I was swearing that I wouldn't get the next book but the end saved it for me. Charlie is too schizo for me to be a fan. She goes from being a woman who can't make a good decision when her love life is involved to a woman who interacts with her assistant/friend like a 13 year old girl, (I hate listening to a grown woman act and speak like a teenager), to an actual grown up. I'm on the fence about the series.
Charley is such a likeable character and her interaction with her friends makes this series a fun read. Darynda Jones tells a wonderful story!! This is like a supernatural Stephanie Plum! Can't wait to read more about Charley and her new Guardian - should be fun! As audiobook lovers know, a narrator can make or break an audiobook - Lorelei King is one of the best - and she does a FANTASTIC job with this series, as always. Can't wait for more Charley Davidson!
I love this new author (for me that is)! The only bad thing I can say is I have to wait a year to listen to the next book! Charlie is funny and sarcastic, she just makes you laugh out loud. Reminds me a lot of Janet Evanovich books. If you like those and the Charlaine Harris books with Sookie Stackhouse, you'll love this. Give it a try!!
I like Science Fiction, Post Apocalypse, mysteries, and good romance. If you can mix it all in together, I am one happy camper.
This is a light fun story with a a very likable character. In fact, I really enjoy all of the characters. They tend to be complicated and endearing. I can't wait for the next one.
I live in Albuquerque, so I absolutely love that it takes place in my home town.
I love her characters voices. She makes them come alive.
We get to really feel more in this book. The aurthor allows us to connect with some of her characters on an emotional level.
This whole series I have been thinking the writing style is similar to Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series. She also writes about a strong female with a sense of whit in her character.
The most memorable is the scene in which Charlie is in the hospital and finds out that her PI practice has been suspended and Garrett has died. I think I was just as shocked at all that was happening as Charlie was.
I love the writings of Darynda Jones and I was so happy to see this one come out. I am enjoying the series and this one did not let me down.
Jones and King are the perfect combination for a fun, interesting, and attention grabbing read.