O Day of days when we can read! The reader and the book, either without the other is naught. Ralph Waldo Emerson. I Love to read, a great time for me is curling up with a great book!!!
Okay, there is such a thing as dragging a good thing on for too long!
In the begining i loved the sexual tension and the star crossed situation that Charlie and "beau" find themselves in but now....
Get it on Already!!!
Still enjoyed the book though, very sixth sensish
Have listened to the whole series keep the,m coming. Fun,romance,action a very nice imagination about how people can go to heaven. it has it all.
She's great as always
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
Good fun and lots of laughs. Darynda Jones writing gets better with each book. Characters are developing more. Even though it hasn't been that long since I read the others, I wish I had reread them because I must have forgotten stuff that had happen in the other books that is mention in this book. Defiantly a series that needs to be read in order. I enjoy Lorelei King voice, she has such a way of making the main character wicked and fun at the same time.
I'm an audio junkie and people tend to look at me strangely when I tell them I hear voices in my head - through my headphones . . .
N/A - I haven't read the print version. That's why I have Audible. Now I can listen to my favorite authors while cleaning the house, driving down the road, grocery shopping . . .
Charley! She's one of my all-time favorite characters. You just never know what she's going to do next.
Reyes Farrow - his voice is so sexy. Lorelei King is a truly talented performer. It's a real treat to listen to a female narrator who can pull off a believable male voice without sounding like she has a cold.
I did listen to it in one sitting. I started when I got up in the morning and was still listening at dinnertime.
Darynda Jones is a truly talented writer. I know this series gets compared to Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series (which I also read), but the Charley Davidson series is better written and much more original.
Love these books. It's a love story, a comedy, a suspense/mystery, it's all in one. It has enough of the supernatural to make it intersting but still enough regular life to still keep it grounded. Just love the narrater and all 4 of Darynda Jones books have been terrific!
I love Charlie, she's a trip!
Highly recommended! I really enjoy the snarky banter between Charley and her friends. I think this is my favorite so far, although they've all been good. Lorelei King also does a wonderful job portraying characters in this audiobook!
Addicted to books, especially audiobooks. Read lots and prosper!
I've blasted through the first 4 books and am eagerly waiting for the next. It's my best compliment to any book series! The author has done an amazing blend: a unique spin on paranormal with Charley's abilities, well fleshed out characters with a solid story line (some points I might guess in advance, but often the way it ends up there is a surprise), and smart mouthed fast paced action, that could be dark, but manages to find the bright and positive and keeps the story light without swarminess. Some stories can be so pithy that it can grate like sandpaper with all that negativity in the story. Jones seems to be able to keep a balance with humor and zingers and not let the sarcasm overwhelm and bury the story in dark depression. If I was going to point a finger at any one little thing, it might be a slight annoyance of Charley's denseness at times - but finally she is starting to get some of it and find a smidgeon of her powers. Maybe because she didn't get as much coffee as usual? Now there's a thought! It's great to see her growing and learning. The narrator has totally nailed it all the way. Download and enjoy without fear - these are great!!
So, to begin with, lemme just give you a little back ground on this here series ~ it's slathered with awesome sauce, ya'll! It is one of, if not THE best series I've started in the last 2 years ~ and not only is Darynda Jone's writing STELLAR, in the case of Charley Davidson, the narrator in this series,
Lorelei King, IS Charley Davidson! She actually makes her breath & come ALIVE!
So, okay, enough raving ~ We start off Book 4 in the Charley Davidson series w/ Charley on the outs with her father, who tried to have her arrested to keep her 'SAFE', and recovering from an attack from a seriously psycho dude that just happened to also be Reyes Farrow's, aka The Big Bad, aka The Son of Satan's, real life step dad. Who Reyes had been jail for murdering. (But that's all book 3, which you NEED to READ!) So Charley has a little bit Fear going on ~ she might be the Grim Reaper, but that baddie had a HUGE knife he was trying to kill her with. So she's taken up Hoarding & The Home Shopping Channel, and moved out of her offices over her Father's bar. And she hasn't taken a new case in two months ~ She's not only The Grim Reaper, she's also a PI...AND she helps her Uncle UB solve cases for the APD. She's got ALOT going on.
So when a new client seeks her out and seems in desperate need of help, Charley ventures out of her apartment building...to find that a lot has happened in the two months she's been holed up. Reyes has taken up cage fighting, Demons are possessing people all around her, familiar looking bank robbers keep showing up, and her damn land lord rented out that apartment at the end of the hall she's been trying to rent since she moved in!
I LOVED this book! Charley is at her best ~ she makes you LOL more times than I can begin to share, and OH, there are quite a few scenes where my heart strings got tugged in this one...and she GOT me on case! I can usually guess some parts, but nope, not this one. I enjoyed every second of this book ~ and Darynda has this awesome habit of starting each chapter w/ a saying or slogo off a T Shirt...they're AWESOME!! Like..."If I wanted your opinion, I'd remove the duct tape" ... or " Insanity doesn't RUN through my family, it strolls through, takes it's time, gets to know everyone".
And Lorelei King ~ She is such a pleasure to listen to! There is this awesome character, Rocket, a departed who can track whether every person in the universe is alive or dead ~ Rocket is special. You can just see his face lighting up when he sees Charley, hear it in his voice...and the little sister of one of Charley's Uncle UB's cops, who she laughingly calls the "SS", who has this singsong kinda slurry voice...even when she's calling Charley a Bish...
I cannot recommend this series, and this book, enough!
If there is only ONE audio book you buy this year, this should be it!
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
Let me just say, i have never laughed while reading a book as with this series.
Other than the story is amazing and the characters are unique, the jokes and the naming of every single body part of her is amazing... loved that she named her scull and her brain as well.
I had this series in my wish list for couple of months, and i saw the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th book being released and then i bought the first one.... damn i shouldn't have done that... i thought it was going to be a repeat to other books and so on.... but no this is an awesome book and a 10X Awesome series.
This whole series just gets better with each book. Yes, I would listen to this, and the whole series again.
The character interactions, I love Charlie and how she's learning about her powers as the "Reaper".
I've listened to Lorelei King do other narrations, she's wonderful with doing characters and emotions. Her narration helps make this series great.
I did, listen in one sitting. Thank You Hurricane Sandy. Not much else to do once I lost power, glad I had on my mp3 player. ;)
Ms. Jones really found a new genre for fantasy. The first four books are wonderful.....looking forward to number 5