Another excellent story by Sandra Brown. Narration by Stephen Lang made the story even more enjoyable!
The story was good, but i was surprised that the series wasn't over? I also felt that the narration was a bit rushed, especially from one chapter to the next. Otherwise, it was good.
Charley Davidson is a Grim Reaper; but not the dark hooded scary guy with a sickle. She helps people "go towards the light", in a good way. She is funny, has a dysfunctional family and her characters are believable with real emotions that I felt I could connect with. I know, sounds a little ... different... but that is what is great about this series by Darynda Jones. She is patient, empathetic and sensitive, (at times-when it is warranted) to the people who need her help "crossing over" and lets them cross when he/she is ready. The Narration by Lorelei King is also excellent and adds to the story, in my opinion.
Charley meets an enigmatic, tortured young man when she and her sister were barely teenagers. They witness Reyes Alexander Farrow being severely beaten by his father and throw a brick through the window to stop the blows. She never forgot Reyes even though she didn't see or hear from him (in the flesh) for the next 10 years.
When Charley isn't helping people in her Grim Reaper role she works with her friend/neighbor/secretary as a private detective.
At the start of each chapter she has wonderful, funny quotes and T-shirt sayings that have often made me laugh out loud.
The story is unique (to me) but so llllllooonnnnggg and boring. The listener does feel for the characters, but it just couldn't keep my attention. I'd like to see how the story ends, but I don't think I could last through another Fify Shades marathon.
I liked it! I liked the "Oliver Twist" character references with Dodger, Franny, Fagan. I have enjoyed books 1and 2 so far and plan to read Franny's book soon.
Ok. I get that this is a book with lots of drama, emotional highs and lows. Lots of dialogue repetition! I think the book could be 50 shades shorter without the constant repetition. After listening to book one i have to say i smiled a couple of times when the couple enjoyed themselves outside of the playroom; and felt the disappointment the characters felt.
This is my first exposure to this type of book... I kind of felt, well get on with it, because i was loosing interest.
I do need to see how it ends and may buy future books, but i'll probably take a break.
I'm seeing some growth of character towards the end... we'll see how it turns out and whether i can complete the trilogy or not. I' d almost prefer to have someone tell me rather than going through the long, repetitive dialogue to get to the end.
Nalini Singh has written a highly entertaining and unikque book with wonderfully interesting characters! Elena Deveraux, (Guild Hunter), catches the eye and heart of Archangel Raphael; a cold, unfeeling super-strong Angel. Great concept, strong primary and secondary characters. Can't say enough!!! Must Read or Listen!!!! I've lost a lot of my "reading time" due to travel, work and studying but the audio books are narrated splendidly by Justine Eyre and almost look forward to the daily commute. I almost never give all "5"'s but this book is GREAT and deserves it. Secondary characters are just as compelling.
I really liked the addition of children in the mix. Nice to have a loving, strong-willed heroine with other responsibilities than herself and a male character that has room - or the capacity to love so deeply there is room enough for them all. Lots of humor and sparks. Unique story line. Sophie Eastlake is a great narrator and kept me stealing away to listen to what comes next!
Amanda Ronconi has a great voice and works perfectly with Molly Harper's humor. Have fun.
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