This audiobook includes a wonderful dedication to the longtime narrator of the series, Lorelei King, read by the author.
In a small village in New York, Charley Davidson is living as Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she's more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half truths. Soon she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in and the fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man whose smile is breathtaking and touch is scalding. He stays close, and she almost feels safe with him around.
But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her - even from her new and trusted friends - the more disoriented she becomes, until she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. A force that absolutely will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully she has a rottweiler. But that doesn't help in her quest to find her identity and recover what she's lost. That will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins. She almost feels sorry for him. The devil in blue jeans. The disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way.
©2015 Darynda Jones (P)2015 Macmillan Audio
I am someone who enjoys audible books very much now that they exist. As a young student (real young) I can remember a teacher telling me how books can transport people to different places & open up a whole new world. This is how listening to audible books make me feel. Now if I can just stop falling asleep while listening to them at night I would be fine. Ha ha
And I haven’t even finished the book yet, so i haven't figured out what the title means yet. The author & the narrator are the best. There is mystery & suspense too. But I couldn’t put this book down it made me laugh so much & left me with happy glow all day. Line after line of super comedy, made me think this author’s real talent is being a stage comedian as well being great at improvisation. I keep thinking the author must be a family member who has experienced all the funny lines I have ever heard in my life. So cool! Ok OK I will stop now because we all know too great of a review will always back fire on some people. But for me this book could not have been improved upon. It gave my spirit a lift & my funny bone some great exercise. Warning: Do not try & read this at night even with earphones, unless you can laugh without being heard by the rest of the family!
When Charley first tied up Reyes.
She's the reason I found Darynda Jones's books. I love her work...all of her work. It's excellent.
Love, love, love this story! Can't wait for June 28, 2016 which is when "The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson Series)" is released
Everything was spot on! This book had the perfect combination: Darynda Jones' sublimely addictive writing style--a nicely paced, active plot, engaging, endearing characters, and plenty of wit and snark--and Lorelei King's always impressive narrative prowess.
I liked that, even with the annoyingly persistent amnesia, Charley was still good ol' Charley, with her personality shining through, even in the absence of her memories. Also, I liked that, despite the change in setting, and the change in Charley's memory, this book still included almost all of the characters we love in this series. I was glad that the story picked up with them already on scene.
I love all the characters, but I think Lorelei King's performance of Charley is absolutely perfect. As far as her performance of the other characters, honorable mentions go to: Angel and Aunt Lil (though, admittedly, Aunt Lil is scarcely in this novel).
As usual, I laughed out loud quite a few times.
My biggest complaint is that it's over. I hate that I will have to wait so long for more Charley Davidson!
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
When I finished the previous book I was wondering what will happen next how things will turn out to be for Charley. And I was shocked how things turned and happy as well. It was a really great story to listen to and I loved it.
This series is getting better and better and better, and you can't stop laughing. Very funny writer and an amazing narrator by Lorelei King.
Can't wait for more in this series.
I love urban fantasy, paranormal romance, YA, and dystopian. My favorite authors are Ilona Andrews and Kim Harrison.
I listened to the entire book in one day. I loved it, it was action packed, funny and just amazing! I can't wait for the next one!
As usual, Lorelei King was flawless, she is so good that Darynda Jones actually dedicated this book to her! When does that happen?!
I counted down the days on this pre-order. These stories just get better and better. This one took a twist that in my opinion made it the best one yet! Oh my God the humor. You would think that this is just light fare reading the description of these books and on some level I suppose they are but if you believe humor and sarcasm done right are the best thing ever - you will love these books. I would not even consider reading these books in print because Lorelei King is sooooo good. The perfect match between writer and reader. It's 'Bloody Jack' for grown-ups. If you haven't read that series by all means start that one - right after you read this series from the beginning.
Darynda Jones is such a creative writer with a wry sense of humor that it's difficult not to like her books and I have loved every book in this series. However in this one, though the story was compelling, I missed the strong romantic relationship and partnership between Charlie and Reyes which is the foundation of the story.
I really don't like how we have had to read NINE books, and still know hardly anything. sometimes I feel as though the author doesn't know where she is going with the book, so she is dragging it out. I also don't like how in every book she repeats the same thing "if I held onto them, they couldn't leave" this is book nine. I don't think I need everything repeated.
I have been a fan of the Charley Davidson series since the beginning, but I did not enjoy this book at all. At the beginning of the book Charley has amnesia, she works in a diner, all her friends are there and pretend not to really know her. By the end of the book Charley has amnesia, she works in a diner, all her friends are there and pretend not to really know her.
Not quite half way through the book, I lost interest, Other elements of the story felt contrived and ridiculous. I resisted many urges to skip to the end, and forced myself to finish the book for the sake of the series.
Lorelei King's performance was as great as always. One of my favorite narrators.
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