I've NEVER laughed so much listening to a book while driving my car. I had to pull over the first several times Shirley spoke after Glo did her magic on the poor ol' gal. The narrator did a fantastic job (she's one of my two favorites) and Janet Evanovich is such a great author. I totally enjoyed this book, and immediately downloaded the second book in the series. There's magic, mystery, crime, romance, a monkey and a cat, a goofy friend (Glo), and crotchety old lady or two. I rarely listen to any audio book twice...but I think I will with this book. It was that good!
Once again, Darynda Jones has left me breathless, waiting for the next installment of the Charley Davidson series.
I can't go any further without saying that the narrator, Lorelei King, is absolutely fabulous, and makes me laugh over and over. Her tone, inflection and sarcasm are not lost on this listener. Had I read these books, rather than listened to them, I fear I would have missed many a laugh-out-loud opportunity!
Charley Davidson, a private investigator and police department consultant, has a tendency to get herself into some seriously messy situations. The fact that she is the "Grim Reaper" may or may not have something to do with said "mess". Her love interest is apparently the most gorgeous man imaginable, at least in the town where the two reside. What's new in Book 5 is that everyone else can now see Charley's love interest. He's out of jail and has a real job. His interest in Charley is just as intense as ever. And she's still sassy. This chick doesn't put up with much!
If you're considering whether to get this book, and you haven't read the first 4, go back and start from the beginning. They're all funny, fantastic, scary, and sexy. You won't regret it. (It isn't necessary, though. Each novel stands alone fairly well, and I don't think you'd be lost.) If you have read the first 4, you already know you'll listen to this one. . . and every other thing Darynda Jones has written, and will from now until the end of time.
A Discovery of Witches was a wonderful story. Shadow of Night picks up right where the first book left off. I listen to audio books when I drive, and I had a really hard time turning my car off. I didn't want to stop listening, and didn't want to book to end. (Although it does have a nicely wrapped up ending.) Can hardly wait for the next one! It'll take a long time, no doubt. These are long, well thought out books. The story captivates, and the narrator does a GREAT job! (She does mispronounce a few words and names, but it's easily overlooked.) Bottom line....I love this author's writing style! Buy this book! Buy the first one, too!
Of course! I'm a huge Anne Rice fan! And Ron McLarty did a great job narrating this book.
Not really. It's not quite in line with other Rice novels. It's just okay. Actually, (and I can't believe I'm saying this. Sorry, Mrs. Rice.) sometimes a bit boring.
It was a touching story. I don't regret having listened to it. But I don't think I'll have a second listen.
I would listen to it again, but not while driving...that way I could write down all of the witty one liners and laugh at them over and over.
I got the warm fuzzies when the tough motorcycle gang dudes decided that Charley was okay with them.
Her voice inflection brings humor to the book that I may have only glanced over.
Okay, Darynda...we're ready for your masterpiece!
The characters are interesting, quirky and likeable. The narrarator's performance was great. This was the first time I listened to a Jill Mansell book, and I liked the book and the narrarator (Julie Maisey) so much that I searched for other books that had this same combination. Lots of laugh out loud moments. If you like a feel-good-listen with substance, don't hesitate to download this one!
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