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Fed up with her wild behavior, 16-year-old Lex’s parents ship her off to upstate New York to live with her Uncle Mort for the summer, hoping that a few months of dirty farm work will whip her back into shape. But Uncle Mort’s true occupation is much dirtier than shoveling manure. He’s a Grim Reaper. And he’s going to teach Lex the family business.

She quickly assimilates into the peculiar world of Croak, a town populated by reapers who deliver souls from this life to the next. But Lex can’t stop her desire for justice - or is it vengeance? - whenever she encounters a murder victim, craving to stop the attackers before they can strike again. Will she ditch Croak and go rogue with her reaper skills?

©2012 Gina Damico (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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LOVE IT!!!!!

I love this book so much!!! It is so interesting and I always listen to it when I have free time!💖💖💖💖💖

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Teen girl becomes a Grim Reaper

Saves the world. Gets the boy. Some unexpected and original twists keeps this from being a common "teen angst meets the supernatural" story. Well worth a listen.

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  • Joy
  • Annapolis MD United States
  • 04-11-16

Entertaining

I was engaged, I liked the characters and liked how the story flowed. The narrator did a good job. There was a fair amount of teenager wailing and whining and I thought the narrator handled that well. Many YA books I just have to stop listening to because of a narrator's high pitched whining was more than I could handle. I liked this story and just purchase the next two in the series since they were on sale.

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A great story

It is so nice to find a storyline so different from most out there anymore. Buying the next book as soon as I finish this review.

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great

Love the sarcasm! Love the historical character references, funny! Love the lighthearted spin on what is usually a "grim" tale.

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Great book!

This book really has everything I would look for in an audiobook-a great story that's easy to follow along, a strong narration, and fast enough to keep you constantly engaged. This was one that was hard to "put down" for me. It was an easy read with a good story line, and I bought the second in the series the second I finished the first one.

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Fascinating Book!

This was the first book I've read by this author. Looking forward to reading more in this series.

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  • kathy
  • United States
  • 09-16-15

Mildly entertaining, voice performance saves it.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Odd dark tale, seemingly targeted for disconnected teens.

What about Jessica Almasy’s performance did you like?

Voice performance was engaging and the ONLY thing that got me to the end of the book.

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Didn't care for it.

I found myself wishing it were over, so I just moved on to another book.

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How I spent my Summer

Where does Croak rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Loved this. I love Jessica Almasy's narration. Great plot, and fun book until boom it gets very dark at the end.

What other book might you compare Croak to and why?

I don't know that I have read another Grim Reaper YA book. The strong female protagonist who needs to save the day is very similar to Hunger Games, and the divergent series.

Have you listened to any of Jessica Almasy’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes I listened to the Infinte series by Lori M. Lee. I loved this one just as much.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes. I hated when I had to stop and wished I had had 8 plus hours to just devote to it.