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Fifth Grave Past the Light Audiobook

Fifth Grave Past the Light: Charley Davidson, Book 5

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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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    Tammy Jackson, TN, United States 11-03-13
    Tammy Jackson, TN, United States 11-03-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Love the Grave series!"
    Would you listen to Fifth Grave Past the Light again? Why?

    I have listened to this book 3 times since i bought it. I love how she can transition from making us laugh, to making us worry about main character, and back to making us laugh again.


    What other book might you compare Fifth Grave Past the Light to and why?

    I can't compare this book to any other book because the author gives a whole new spin on Death.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I don't have just one favorite scene i loved the whole book.


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

    I don't want to give anything away, for those who have not read the book, but the scene between Charlie and the angry husband had me on the edge of my seat. Just an FYI do not listen to that part of the book while at work you will not get anything accomplished.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for book 6

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    LR Virginia Beach, VA, United States 10-20-13
    LR Virginia Beach, VA, United States 10-20-13

    An avid audible book listener!

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    "A favorite writer and a favorite narrator"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Fifth Grave Past the Light to be better than the print version?

    Lorelei King makes the entire series a winner. The whole concept of the Grim Reaper hooking up with the son of Satan is fantastic!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    This particular installment was full of twists and turns as well as intense emotions. Darynda Jones has really come through on this one!


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

    Lorelei KIng gives voice to the character of Reyes Farrow, and what a voice it is. The depth of the character comes through so clearly. This installment in the series leaves you wanting the next one immediately!


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

    Not to spoil the ending but that was pretty intense!


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    Jennifer R. Kee 10-08-13 Member Since 2011
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    "So Spunky!"
    Any additional comments?

    I own all of this series in print, but listened to them again when I discovered them on Audible. I love the stories and main character's sense of humor. She just cracks me up! Very enjoyable, with wit and sarcasm to make you smile!

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    melrailey Georgia, United States 10-06-13
    melrailey Georgia, United States 10-06-13 Member Since 2007

    Mel

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    "More Rip Roaring Fun With the Grim Reaper"

    I absolutely love this series of books. They're fun, exciting and great mysteries to boot. This audiobook made me laugh out loud and then tingle with romance the next. The end of this book was heart wrenching and the end end was awesome. Oh and Lorelei King is an awesome narrator. She brings the characters to life in such an amazing way that I can't imagine reading the physical book could bring me half the pleasure that listening to her read me the books does. If you haven't jumped on the Charley Davidson bandwagon yet, I highly recommend you do. You won't regret it.

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    Alice WATERFORD, MI, United States 10-03-13
    Alice WATERFORD, MI, United States 10-03-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Another Winner"

    I just love these books. Great series, cant wait until the next one. You laugh, You Cry, then your on the edge of your seat then your laugh and cry some more. These books have it all. You must give them a try.

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    Lee 09-26-13
    Lee 09-26-13 Member Since 2009

    The best way to read.

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    "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS SERIES!"
    What made the experience of listening to Fifth Grave Past the Light the most enjoyable?

    Charlie Davidson's humor and flippant attitude and there is lots of Reyes, and the storyline was great...as usual.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Reyes. I think I'm in love. He is so loving and sexy, but a cold and ruthless at the same time. You never really know if he is acting in Charlie's best interest.


    Which character – as performed by Lorelei King – was your favorite?

    Charlie. She is fun, strong and does her own thing. She is not sitting at home waiting for a call from Reyes or following him around. Her feeling she is not worthy of love makes her endearing.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Reyes kisses Cookie in front of all the women in the bar and later makes it clear that he is Charlie's man. Also when Swopes does the big reveal.


    Any additional comments?

    These books are so much fun. I can't wait for the next one.

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    Yvonne 09-18-13
    Yvonne 09-18-13 Member Since 2010

    Reading is my favorite past time.

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    "I really like this series"

    Its fun and light hearted. Looking forward to book 6 for more snark, action, and romance.

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    Aunt Bonnie Mission Viejo, CA 09-09-13
    Aunt Bonnie Mission Viejo, CA 09-09-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Just Like Potato Chips"
    What did you love best about Fifth Grave Past the Light?

    This series is just plain fun. The characters are funny, the story line is great. It's just like potato chips, you can't read just one.


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

    The reader doesn't take herself seriously, which is a perfect fit for this series.


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    Felicia The Geeky Blogger 09-06-13 Member Since 2016

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Cookie was the star! I love that!"

    Read from August 16 to September 01, 2013

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    Overall Rating: 4.50
    Story Rating: 4.25
    Character Rating: 4.75

    Audio Rating: 5.00 (not part of the overall rating)

    First Thought when Finished: I love Charlie but I am thrilled we got more Cookie in Fifth Grave Past the Light!

    Story Thoughts: Poor Charlie! The life of a Grim Reaper is never boring. Her love life is even more complicated that her Grim Reaper job. I am not sure how she maintains her excellent sense of humor but that is what makes me love her. Let's talk about how Cookie played an awesome role in this installment. I loved that she stepped up to the plate in only way that Cookie can (baseball bats, guns, sexy outfits, and snark). She kicked some serious bootie. The story was two-fold in Fifth Grave: the case of the cheating husband and the ongoing arson case. Both were solved but you are going to have to read to find out how. Let's just say that the stakes were higher, the emotions rawer, and the humor over-floweth!

    Favorite Parts: Cookie's daughter showing us the sign language she learned. Uncle Bob getting flustered when called on his crush. The very last scene with Charlie and Reyes!

    Character Thoughts: I adore Charlie, Cookie, Reyes, Uncle Bob, Garret, and Gemma! They are a great cast that just plays well off of each other. They sparkle, shine, and having amazing wit. I am hoping that we get more of the shrink in the books to come. I also was happy to see Gemma more in this installment. I think we are finally getting to really know her and I like her! Overall the characters are what shine in the Charley Davidson series. I don't think you will be disappointed in them.

    Audio Thoughts:

    Narrated By Lorelei King / Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins


    Freaking brilliant! I wouldn't do this series in any other way as I think I would miss Lorelei's voice while reading. I highly recommend these on audio. As always, remember to listen to a sample before purchasing an audio book to make sure the narration works for you.

    Final Thoughts: I refuse to look at the release date for the next one because I fear it is 2014 *sigh*

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    Bonnie 08-22-13
    Bonnie 08-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    "The Grim Reaper is funny in this book"

    In this addition Charley, the Grim Reaper and private investigator, who can see the dead, has her apartment overrun with blonde women who have been dead for decades. They are scared, dirty, bloody and won’t talk to her. Are they the victims of a serial killer? Why are they suddenly showing up now? And yet despite this, the humor is once again over the top.
    Meanwhile, Reyes is making himself at home as Charley's neighbor who thinks they “should date." … "You're going to have to go to obedience school for that to happen. You have authority issues." (read the previous books to see who Reyes is) Reyes and his sticky notes are not only sexy but also a riot.

    When Gemma's life is in danger, Charley will do anything to protect her ... even sell her soul to the son of Satan. Although she and her sister’s relationship has evolved they are not best friends.

    Love Cookie, Charley’s secretary and best friend, who is more than a lot of fun in this book. Will she end up with Mr. Swopes?

    Reyes and Garrett are interesting to watch with their male posturing over Charley. Both are protective and possessive.

    I can picture Reyes in an apron and nothing else and I am sure that is what his ardent admires are visualizing. Reyes Farrow is definitely at the top of his game in this book with the perfect mix of sexy, sarcastic, and funny with many wisecracks.

    Will Rocket's prediction be revealed in the next book, along with Charley's reaction to that last scene of the book?

    I want the next book to be out NOW!

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