Book four is just as good as all the rest of the books and the only part that makes me sad is I have to wait for months for the next book. A lot of questions are answered in this book but a lot are still up in the air. Charlie is still her snarky self and Reyes is back and so drool worthy. Darynda Jones definately in my top 5 author list. I cannot wait to see where things go from here. A whole new world has opened up to Charlie in this book and things should get even more interesting.
Lorelei King does an awesome job with narration (as always). She really makes you think several people are reading the book not just her. She is one of the best narrators out there today.
If you have not read these books you really must take a chance and start at book one. You won't be disappointed. All four books keep you hooked from start to finish and then leave you wanting more, more, more, more!!
Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Book Review Blogger.
Every time I pick-up a Charlie Davidson book I know that I’ll find snarky humor, quirky characters and a grade-A cut of man meat inside. Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet delivers all that and more with its jaw dropping revelations, countless twists and impossible situations; definitely my favourite installment to date!
One of my main complaints about this series has been its lack of forward momentum; as much as I enjoy Jones’ wit, the stagnant storyline has been taking its toll. I’m pleased to say that that issue gets resolved with this installment; I wanted answers and boy did I get ‘em! Aunt Lil finally realizes she’s dead, Charlie uncovers more about her grim reaper origins and Reyes stops being so wishy washy by finally making a move. This influx of information left my head reeling with the possibilities but also plastered a huge, contented smile on my face. This novel felt like a giant step forward for this series and for once, I found myself enjoying the plot just as much as the wisecracks.
I hated seeing the toll that the events from book three have taken on Charlie; she’s not exactly the most stable person to begin with. Her newly acquired reclusive habits have her whittling away her savings on useless junk from the Shopping Channel and spending way too much quality time with Mr. Coffee. I thought the “intervention” organized by Uncle Bob, Cookie and Gemma was a nice touch. They clearly understand their distraught friend’s needs and I enjoyed watching them come up with creative solutions to help an especially unique individual out of a tight spot. Despite all of these challenges, Davidson still manages to dumbfound the FBI by solving four impossible cases in under a day. Her methods may be questionable but her talent as a P.I. is irrefutable.
Reyes is positively fan-freaking-tastic in this installment; there are some great scenes between him and Charlie that’ll have you teetering between wanting to jump him and/or punch him. He finally puts his corporeal form to good use in this novel and the result is downright explosive; although, admittedly, I was a little surprised that there weren’t any consequences, especially after all of the ominous predictions made by demon with the English accent. I suspect that there will be hell to pay in the next book.
Lorelei King continues to beguile me as this series’ narrator; her smoky voice and seamless transitions between characters are some of the main reasons why I prefer to listen to these novels. Her timing is, as usual, impeccable and she continues to deliver Jones’ punch lines with skill and class. You can’t go wrong with the Charlie Davidson series in audio and Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet is the cream of the crop.
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
Reviewing Romance & Urban Fantasy
I have to start off with saying how much I love the narration of this series. After listening to all the other books in the series I can't bring myself to read the new releases even when I have a chance at an ARC. Lorelei King just brings Charley to life in such a great way that I now have her voice in my head and cannot enjoy reading the books.
Fourth Grave is my favorite in the series so far.
Charley and Reyes relationship gets more involved now that he finally has a physical body when they are together. But it's not all sexy times with the couple. They are still dealing with the Earl Walker fall out from the events in Third Grave.
Charley has been hiding from the world in the two months after the events of Third Grave and trying to deal with what Earl Walker did to her. How is she coping? Buying everything she sees on the home shopping network. Really, 12 turkey basters?
Cookie has cut off Charley credit cards, so she is basically broke between all her shopping and not working for the last two months. So when a PI job comes her way she takes it even though it means she has to leave her apartment.
So in true Charley fashion she is working a PI case and trying to stay alive while fighting off demons that what to use her as a doorway to hell. And Charley is only getting stronger and coming into her powers as the Grimm Reaper.
I can't wait to listen to Fifth Grave to see how she deals with the new power and the new neighbor that moved in to her apartment building. Should be interesting times ahead for Charley.
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!!
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