Grim Reaper

2 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 11,767 ratings

A Dirty Job Publisher's Summary

Charlie Asher is a pretty normal guy. A little hapless, somewhat neurotic, sort of a hypochondriac. He's what's known as a Beta Male: the kind of fellow who makes his way through life by being careful and constant, you know, the one who's always there to pick up the pieces when the girl gets dumped by the bigger/taller/stronger Alpha Male.

But Charlie's been lucky. He owns a building in the heart of San Francisco, and runs a secondhand store with the help of a couple of loyal, if marginally insane, employees. He's married to a bright and pretty woman who actually loves him for his normalcy. And she, Rachel, is about to have their first child.

Yes, Charlie's doing okay for a Beta. That is, until the day his daughter, Sophie, is born. Just as Charlie, exhausted from the birth, turns to go home, he sees a strange man in mint-green golf wear at Rachel's hospital bedside, a man who claims that no one should be able to see him. But see him Charlie does, and from here on out, things get really weird.

People start dropping dead around him, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death. It's a dirty job. But hey, somebody's gotta do it.

©2006 Christopher Moore (P)2006 HarperCollinsPublishers
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  • Book 1

    • A Dirty Job

    • By: Christopher Moore
    • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 8,388
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,375
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,378

    People start dropping dead around Charlie, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yup, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Listen!

    • By Janie on 03-24-06

    Regular price: $30.79

  • Book 2

    • Secondhand Souls

    • A Novel
    • By: Christopher Moore
    • Narrated by: Fisher Stevens
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,379
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,112

    Something really strange is happening in the City by the Bay. People are dying, but their souls are not being collected. Someone - or something - is stealing them. No one knows where they are going or why, but it has something to do with that big orange bridge. Death merchant Charlie Asher is just as flummoxed as everyone else.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • NEED A CHEESE! NEED A CHEESE!

    • By Jim "The Impatient" on 10-22-16

    Regular price: $30.79