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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

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Please grow up!!!

Would you try another book from Darynda Jones and/or Lorelei King?

The story concept for this series is great... and I have stuck with it hoping the writer would grow up and drop the juvenile sarcasm... it gets very old and takes from the flow and quality of the book. The need to sound hip and in the moment is annoying too. Just write a good book... it's in there.. I'm just getting tired of weeding it out.

4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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OMG!!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SERIES!

If you could sum up Fifth Grave Past the Light in three words, what would they be?

ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! I can't wait for the next installment!

What did you like best about this story?

The progression in the romance between Charlie and Reyes. And finally some answers

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

Everything. I can't imagine this series being narrated by someone else. She does such a fantastic job of drawing you into the story and bringing the characters to life.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It made me laugh and brought tears to my eyes at points.

Any additional comments?

I would recommend this series to anyone looking for a great read (or listen)

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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And she does it again, folks


"These are fists of fury. They will get close. You'll feel the air as they swoosh by you. You'll stand in awe of their speed and accuracy, but if you move, you lose. You still up for this? Speak now or forever hold your peace."

-Charlie Davidson, Fifth Grave Past the Light

The fifth installment in this sensational series, Darynda works her magic to create the caffeine-filled and ADD-riddled life of Charlie Davidson. The series takes place where the fourth book leaves off and readers can expect the signature Charlie Davidson's world-wind of what-the-heck-have-you-gotten-yourself-into situations, humorous dialogues, and- be still my heart- Reyes Alexander Farrow.

Fans of this series will absolutely adore this book with Charlie being Charlie, the drool-worthy Reyes being even more alluring and irresistible (is that even possible?), and the rock solid supporting cast all gather to make this book a huge hit. Not to mention the fact that we get more insight as to Charlie and Reyes' role in the grand scheme of things and a sweet (and freaking HOT) progression in their relationship. My only regret in reading this book is that I devoured it too quickly. Like Paula Dean with a pound of butter, I was over zealous and lacked self-control. I think I see a run of the entire series back-to-back in the near future.


Note: the beginning quote was taken from a scene that had me laughing so hard I cried and nearly pissed my pants. Don't you just love stories that have that kind of power?

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Narrator: Lorelei King
Performance: 5/5
As always, King nails it! Depicting Charlie's voice spot on, delivering her witty humor with perfect inflection and timing. King also does a fantastic job with the other characters, changing her voice enough to add distinction to the various characters while keeping it consistent for the recurring cast members throughout the series. I love that King has narrated all of the series thus far. Please don't ever change it!


5 of 8 people found this review helpful

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The Grim Reaper made me write a review

The first book was purely accidental but it was so amazingly entertaining and completely worth the credit that I spent three more and I just completed book four. The authors’ spin on the personification of Death is not only original but addictively hilarious! The series narrator is one of my faves and her performance is as always incredible! The storyline gets better and better with each new book released. I can’t wait to see how Charlie’s character evolve. The main characters in this story are all amazing and I am loving it!

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You get connected with the characters of this book

I just want to know what happens next. Some of the stories is connected only with the individual book and some are throughout all of the series.

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love it

I am thourghly enjoying this series, and the reader is superb! I find myself laughing out loud constantly. I adore Reyes, as any warm-blooded woman would. Hot!! I find it a little irritating that the author has to repeat the same thing in each book, such as her car's name or how she first met Reyes, etc. these books need to be read in sequence, so the readers should know this info. But that will not prevent me from listening to the entire series...and then maybe starting at the beginning and listening to again!

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Awesome.

Awesome story. Awesome characters.
Can't wait to read the rest. Recommend to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!! Loved it

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FANTASTIC!!!

Love this series. The narrator does a fantastic job at all the voices. The story lines are great and my heart skips every time Reyes is mentioned.

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fifth grave past the light

great book and loving the whole series xxx xxx xxx ccc xxc xxx xxx fff

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Love it

I love these books! Cannot wait to listen to the rest of them. 10/10
They are a definite must for anyone who enjoys a bit of humour with their mystery.