I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and/or listening to mostly paranormal and fantasy.
OMG!! Darynda Jones and Lorelei King do it again. I will say this is my favorite series on audio. The way the snark is written so well with such a great storyline really makes this series wonderful. Lorelei King then acts it out with such great voices and is able to show the sarcasm to a tee.
This series has made me laugh out loud on many occasions (people at work are still trying to figure it out). This is the first time this series has made my eyes water. I wasn't expecting it. I've had in other series when some of my favorite characters died (The Hollows by Kim Harrison), but never expected it in this series. (Don't worry, that doesn't happen in this book). Charley is really put in the toughest spot she's ever been in. I was concerned at one point that she would break, but I should've know better. Charley might not be out kicking ass the way we see a lot of UF heroines, but she is a pretty tough chick and deserves to be right up them with them.
My favorite line in the entire book. Charley has gone over to Swopes' house. He goes to the kitchen to fix a drink. Charley then thinks in her head, "For some reason, every time I came over he felt the need to drink. It was weird." Comments like this in Charley's head is part of what makes this series wonderful. She is a tough chick, but keeps her spirits up with snark. How can you not love that? :)
Also, a little teaser. In the last chapter, there is a major bomb dropped at the very end of the story (like last sentence).
HOT, HOT, HOT - it didn't say it had to be three different words... LOL
It's hard to compare as I've never really found anyone who writes quite like Darynda Jones. I will say it has some of the comedy and spunk that you can find in many of Molly Harper's books while having some of the long range plot line scope found in Nalini Singh's Psy-Changeling series but this series is so very unique.
Lorelei absolutely rocks this series! I couldn't imagine another reader being able to infuse that perfect sarcastic sense of humor that is Charlie. The timing is spot on and it's almost like a perfectly timed movie that you're listening to instead of a book. The narration truly brings a new dimension to the series that does nothing but make it so much better! I can't speak enough about Lorelei and how well she's narrated this series!!
YES - let's just say my gasp and laugh at the end of the book made my husband come from two rooms away to find out what had happened. : )
This book really moves the story line along with more information on the plot line arc. I was pleased for this as well as the progression of the love story between Reyes and Charlie. Great book - great series - and I can't wait for the next one!
Yes! Darynda Jones does a fabulous job keeping a mixture of humor and romance in a story you don't want to put down!
I absolutely love the dynamics between Cookie and Charlie. Of course the heat between Charlie and Reyes is heartstopping!
The tone of her reading is PERFECT! She has her sarcastic tone down and reads like she's in the story. I can't even imagine anyone else reading this series.
Again I loved this book. I love the storyline and the narrator is one of my favorites. The fact that I have to wait for however long for another book is pure torture, so I have decided to listen to the series again from the beginning while I sit in wait for the next book. I always laugh at Charlie, but man she always ends up in trouble...bad trouble. Oh well, I guess you can do that when Hot...Hot...Hot Reyes has got your back....(did I mention that he was hot)?
Love a story w/ humor,romance,adventure, w/out a lot of bickering,& good deals.
This book and series ranks at the top of my list.
The best narrator for this series, she brings uniqueness to each character.
If you like humor, romance, mystery, and paranormal, weaved together by a very talented author & narrator this series is for you.
It is best to start at the beginning of the series for each book builds upon the others and the characters develop throughout.
Can't say enough about the uniqueness of this storyline.
There is adult language and situations, not for young readers, but this author does have other books for teens.
I have enjoyed Charley Davidson and Reyes and Cookie and the list goes on. Its fall down funny and the next minute I am taken by sadness. There is action and more action and then a really? I cared about the H/h from the beginning. Gotta love Cookie, I have a Cookie as a friend and sidekick. Waiting for UB and Cookie to get together. That's what makes a good book for me is the don't want it to end and when is the next one coming thing. Yes it can be silly at times but I need silly sometimes to make the life more interesting.
I have a wide range of books I like to read and listen to and the voice behind the reading can make or break the audible and Lori is one of my favorites. It is too bad our review didn't have sound because you would hear me doing the happy dance. Take a chance on this series it is one of my favorites and a must down load...I give it **********stars if I could..
I go back and forth. I like Charley, but then there are times when I kind of want to punch her. So far, the good outweighs the bad. This book was like the last in that it was slightly schizophrenic. It went from being light and funny to dark and icky in a heartbeat. I love Lorelei King. She's part of what tips the scale to good for me. As annoying as Charley can be, I really enjoy the other characters and am glad to see their development. I'm looking forward to the next in the series.
This had good reviews and I started listening and enjoyed the funky characters. The author's writing style even had me laughing out loud in my car.
And then all of the sudden, it turned into it soft porn and I was so disappointed.
I was getting into the story and it had so much promise. I was really liking the characters.
Why did it have to be wrecked with the overly descriptive sex scenes?
I guess some people are into that, and that's fine. I just wish it wasn't part of this book. I can't even continue it and I would've liked to.
The author is talented and her characters are enjoyable. The narrator did a good job too.
If anyone knows of a PG13 version, let me know.
I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)
Another awesome addition to the series. In this hilarious installment more information is given on what Charley is besides the grim reaper. More suspense on her cases and of course one-liner zingers about Danger and Will Robertson. If you haven't discovered this awesome paranormal series then add it to your wish list and prepare to laugh out loud ;-)
I didn't love this series with the first book, but everyone loved it so much that I kept at it. I now love it. This book was the best one yet!