Never underestimate the power of a woman on a double espresso with a mocha latte chaser high. (T-shirt)
Charley Davidson isn’t your everyday, run-of-the-mill grim reaper. She’s more of a paranormal private eye/grim reaper extraordinaire. However, she gets sidetracked when the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, moves in next door. To further complicate matters, Reyes is her main suspect in an arson case. Charley has vowed to stay away from him until she can find out the truth... but then dead women start appearing in her apartment, one after another, each lost, confused, and terrified beyond reason.
When it becomes apparent that her own sister, Gemma, is the serial killer’s next target Charley has no choice but to ask for Reyes’ help. Arsonist or not, he’s the one man alive who could protect Gemma no matter who or what came at her. But he wants something in return. Charley. All of her, body and soul. And to keep her sister safe, it is a price she is willing to pay.
Charley Davidson is at it again in Fifth Grave Past the Light, the sexy, suspenseful, and laugh-out-loud funny fifth installment of the New York Times best-selling series by Darynda Jones.
©2013 Darynda Jones (P)2013 Macmillan Audio
Yes I would. I love the way multiple areas of the story unfold. Great Writer and great Narrator!
Charley is a hoot. I absolutely adore her tenacity.
I was on the edge of my seat during the scene on the bridge. I thought this might truly be the end of our heroine in her corporeal form.
I was hoping there might be more from the underworld. There was a big reveal but its seems as if the underworld left on the back burner for this story.
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.
I believe in true love, happily ever after, magic, and laughter. But mostly I believe in coffee.
I love Darynda Jones and I love Lorelei King, team these two up and I'm in heaven!!
Yes - nice unexpected twists and turns with romance throughout!
Yes, just as good
It made me laugh and cry for happiness at the proposal
Yes, when is the next Sixth Grave... available for Audible?
must read: darynda jones, Karen moning, Ilona Andrews, kim harrison, gena showalter, Karen chance,patricia briggs,jeaniene frost ,L taylor,
absolfreakinlutely! the print version is fantastic but Lorelei King brings something soooo great to the story. she was made to narrate this series. her timing is fantastic and she can totally deliver the snark!
if you haven't started this series you NEED to. start with book 1 and enjoy. they get better and better as you go, which says a lot because they are so good. mystery, suspense, fantastic humor, wonderful paranormal characters that are very unique, great story telling and VERY HOT! thank you Ms. Jones for keeping it hot!!! this is the fifth book and the chemistry is still intense, never boring.
I'm a Wife, Mom and I own my own store. I love books but have precious little time to read. Audible reads them for me!
This book and series is high on my list of likes. Charlie is hilarious but also down to earth. I only wish I was as quick witted as her!
There's nothing I don't like. UB is great, Cookie is fabulous, Rayus is amazing, this series is. Fantastic!
The tone of her voice, the way she expresses the characters. If I read the book on my own, I would still use Lorelei's voice in my head. She's that good!
No way. I wanted to savor it. I forced myself to put it down so I had some more to listen to later!
When does the next one come out?
After the mediocrity of the fourth book, I was hesitant to have too high hopes for this one, but Darynda Jones has matched the spirit of First Grave on the Right. The long range plot thickens and the gorgeous Reyes and Charlie are more firmly linked. If you loved the first 2 books, you'll love this one!
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.
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