• Eleventh Grave in Moonlight

  • A Novel
  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (3,346 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Series narrator Lorelei King returns to narrate Eleventh Grave in Moonlight, the latest installment of Darynda Jones' New York Times best-selling paranormal series.

My entire life can be summed up in one sentence: "Well, that didn't go as planned." (T-shirt)

A typical day in the life of Charley Davidson involves cheating husbands, errant wives, missing people, philandering business owners, and, oh yeah...demons, hell hounds, evil gods, and dead people. Lots and lots of dead people.

As a part-time private investigator and full-time grim reaper, Charley has to balance the good, the bad, the undead, and those who want her dead. Now Charley is learning to make peace with the fact that she is a goddess with all kinds of power and that her own daughter has been born to save the world from total destruction. But the forces of hell are determined to see Charley banished forever to the darkest corners of another dimension. With the son of Satan himself as her husband and world-rocking lover, will Charley be able to defeat the ultimate evil and find a way to have her happily ever after after all?

©2017 Darynda Jones (P)2017 Macmillan Audio

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Love this Series

I love this series I received an early kindle copy from net galley that I devoured in one day. Then as soon as it came out I ordered the audible version because I love listening to Ms. King bring Charley to life. This does end on a cliff hanger which surprisingly I'm okay​ with because it means Ill get Charley an Reyes in the future.

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  • 01-26-17

I May Be Done

What disappointed you about Eleventh Grave in Moonlight?

Warning- brief spoiler at the end of the paragraph. I started this review with two chapters left because I just couldn't not after finishing chapter 19. I've listened to every book in this series and realized by book two how similar this character is to Stephanie Plum and not in a good way. Both characters are made for fun adventure, however for a series and one that occasionally gets serious, if the characters don't grow- don't learn- then you are writing the same book over and over again. While Charlie has an Anita Blake way of growing- gaining powers- it still leaves her lacking because she doesn't seem to grow as a person or have much of a brain. In each book and this one especially, it seems the character doesn't value herself. In each book, people tell her enough that I, as the read, can put the pieces together and realize what she is capable of, but she doesn't. These books are written from her perspective so we are taking in the same information. She has to be stabbed, murdered, or family and friends have to be seriously hurt or die for her to get the basics. And in this one she- SPOILER- walks around with a child searching for fanatics with guns! And while she may be able to protect the child in the abstract, she just came out of a similar situation and only until Reyes tells her the same thing he was telling her a chapter or two ago does it even partially click.

What was most disappointing about Darynda Jones’s story?

The character of Charlie Davidson or maybe the inability to write a good story that isn't completely dependant on a character doing truly stupid stuff to move the plot forward. I think she made a character that acts purposely as if she is not the sharpest tool in the shed and doesn't value herself. She seems to value Reyes and Beep seems to come in a close second. But it seems that for the story to continue and to get the dramatics that occur, Charlie has to think up and then follow through with some of the stupidest ideas and basic common sense doesn't kick in until after it's all over. She can't figure anything out (especially her powers) when she's in trouble, but if it's Reyes- she levels up and comes out it realizing her power is just as great as everyone around her has been saying for the past three books. And all the better if Reyes saves her.

What does Lorelei King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Ms. King did what she does best- bring the characters to life. And unfortunately, it really clarifies the glaring issues with the character of Charlie. Not that she's the only one, but she is the primary character that we see everything through.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Annoyance; Mild humor; Disappointment; that same here we go again feeling; and for the first time, I actually yelled- "Dumb B*t&%!" Because really!!??! So, a little anger.

Any additional comments?

Please Ms. Jones, this is a successful series, no doubt! But, please consider allowing your character to grow. Don't fall into the same pit as LKH and JE and their characters have. NR (writing as JDR) managed to pull Eve Dallas, mostly, out of that pit. Consider doing the same. No one wants you to become one of the writers with a series that has outlasted the character. Fighting!!!

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  • 01-31-17

Wish she had a clean version

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I love the book but the sex parts are just too graphic for me. I fast forward thru them.

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I absolutely freaking loved this book!

I absolutely freaking love this book!

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Well, I have loved every book in the series and am totally addicted to it. The gang is all here: Charley, Reyes, Ubie, Cookie, Osh, and Amber. The only one missing was Charley’s sister Gemma.

As usual the humor was sprinkled throughout the book. I love the quotes at the beginning of each chapter. Three of my favs are:

“She has moments when she seems stable, but then so does nitroglycerin.”
“Thank God I don’t have to hunt for my food. I don’t even know where tacos live.”
“I never said I’d die without coffee. I said other people would”

For some reason this book seemed to move along at a faster pace than the earlier ones. I enjoyed it, but it was different.

The ENDING. I knew when the scene started, it would be the ending...the cliffhanger ending that Darynda so expertly writes. Still... It caught me by surprise.

As always Miss Lorelei King did absolutely perfect job narrating the book!!! I totally love how she does each voice and makes the characters come alive. She is my absolute favorite female narrator. Any book she does is magical!

Did I mention that I absolutely freaking love this book!

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Really Loved But...

I am a huge fan of the Charlie Davidson series but it felt like the details of the sex were more of a filler this time rather than more pertinent story. The series have been gentle on describing the sex up to the 8th book. Then it began to become more erotica than thriller- mystery. Too much description of sex made me uncomfortable like reading Zane books.

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The Vampire Lestat or Angry Johnny?

I read the past three CHARLEY DAVIDSON titles, and looking back that was a mistake because Lorelei King’s voice has become as synonymous with these books as the t-shirt quotes. Things are still trucking along after 11 volumes, some for the better, and others not so much. Like any long running series, it’s had its hiccups. More questions get added while as others are answered, but overall ELEVENTH GRAVE IN THE MOONLIGHT was another set-up installment for what is to come, and personally I’m beginning to feel like Darynda Jones has published one too many of these.

I can’t knock the humour, the characters or the diverse plot lines. The author knows how to write a fun story, I’ll give you that. Davidson has a tell-all session with a shrink that left me in stitches, and her latest quandary on what to call Reyes’ dink—the Vampire Lestat or Angry Johnny? —is up there with “Danger” and “Will Robinson”. Still, as certain death looms in the not so distant future, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to buy into her godhood, and believe that when the time comes, Charley will be able to focus long enough to get the job done.

My issue from the previous novel with regards to Ubie was addressed, and the protagonist is making inroads towards seizing the power that’s within her grasp. All good signs. The Diviners cult thread was definitely an eye-opener in more ways than one. We learn a lot about Davidson’s pre-reaper days which was long overdue, although I am having trouble piecing the then and now together because the two versions of Charley are polar opposites, but I’m positive that Jones has something up her sleeve. BIG things better happen in book 12 after that ending otherwise meltdown city over here!

Lorelei King was spectacular! I really am kicking myself for succumbing to the lure of shiny advanced review copies. Hopefully I have learned my lesson, and will pre-order the remaining audiobooks from here on out. She didn’t add any new tricks to her wheelhouse other than maybe an Scottish accent during Davidson’s impromptu trip across the pond where she happens to stumble across another closet like the one that kept her hidden at the convent. King is as steady as a rock in her delivery of this series; I’d know blindfolded what she was narrating from the moment she opened her mouth.

ELEVENTH GRAVE IN THE MOONLIGHT did nothing to alleviate my craving for more CHARLEY DAVIDSON, if anything it only made matters worse.

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dragged

this story was a struggle. I have enjoyed the stories all before but this spent a riciculous amount of time time on silly sex scenes not moving story.

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DDDAAARRRYYYNNNDDDAAA!

The good news is this book/listen is one of the best yet in the series. The bad news, we have to wait for 12th grave to be published/recorded. Darynda Jones please 🙏🏼, please 🙏🏼 get us Charlie's book 12 ASAP🤞🏼🤞🏼Inquiring minds can't wait to know what happens next...Your Faithful Fan

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Holy hell

This series gets better and better. Darynda and Lorelei give us characters like no other. I always look forward to their release. Flawless performance by Lorelei and fantastic story by Darynda. You will be sucked into Charley's world of hysterical craziness and fall in love with it all begging for more. This series is A MUST HAVE IN YOUR AUDIBLE LIBRARY.

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Too cheeky at times

I love this series and have much respect for Darynda Jones' ability as a visioner of stories. Sometimes Charlie's dialogue is overly fraught with cliches. It stops being funny and drags on the storyline. Jus sayin, but thanks. Again I am a fan.

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