Monday, March 17, 2014

Audio Review: Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson #3) by Darynda Jones


Series: Charley Davidson #3
Narrator: Lorelei King
9hrs. 51min
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Available Now
Source: TBR pile
Paranormal private eye. Grim reaper extraordinaire. Whatever. Charley Davidson is back in Darynda Jones' Third Grave Dead Ahead! And she’s drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the parthuman, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on. How is she supposed to solve a missing persons case, deal with an ego-driven doctor, calm her curmudgeonly dad, and take on a motorcycle gang hellbent on murder when the devil’s son just won’t give up?
My thoughts:
I love this series on audio and I was excited to have won this one from the author's page. This is one of the few series I want to totally listen to exclusively on audio. Lorelei King's voice is my go to voice in my head for Charley and I can picture her so clearly in my head.

In this story Reyes has been bound and is haunting Charley every time she closes her eyes. Of course it isn't exactly unpleasant, but it doesn't nothing for serene rest. Still, it made me wonder why she wouldn't look forward to sleeping all the time instead of guzzling coffee to stay awake. I sometimes have to question her sanity. If I had dreams like that all the time, you'd call me sleeping beauty! ;) Anyhoo, in this story Charley gets a case which does need her attention and is hired by the guy she is sure "did it". She decides to do some digging which leads her to other curious insights. This case isn't as open and shut as she thought. Plus, Reyes has decided to come out of his silence with Charley and has her work on a case of his.

As with the other books things get much more complicated and dangerous then humanly possible. Good thing she isn't exactly human. Also, with the other books this one had me laughing more than once out loud. Good thing I wasn't in public when listening to the book. People would think I was off my nut... well, more than usual. ;) The ending has a lot of twists that I didn't expect and kept me guessing. I enjoyed the ending and especially with the addition of a certain new character that will help by being her guardian. Those that have already listened/read this book know who I'm talking about.

I give this book 4 1/2 stars. I do recommend trying this one or any in the series on audio just once. I think you will find that like me, you will be addicted to it on audio.

30 comments:

  1. I really should read book 5 that I have

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  2. This is yet another series I need to catch up on. I'm glad the books are still good though :) Must read them for myself and soon!

    Jessica @ Rabid Reads

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  3. YES YES YES YES! :) :) :)

    I love this series on audio and LK nails CD!

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    1. I'm doing the whole series on audio if I can help it!

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  4. Love this series! I think this is my favorite book in the series thus far. I still didn't warm up to Reyes until a few more books though but that's ok since I have Swopes in the meantime. :)

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    1. Swopes cracks me up. Love Reyes! More Reyes for me! :D

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  5. Going to go check it out right now! :) I need more awesome audiobooks, and it sounds right up my alley.

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  6. Not a fan of the audio book I may well have to take you up on your challenge and see if I become addicted.

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  7. I love the covers of this series. They're even better in person.

    I can't do audio books. I drift off and then oops! I missed a chapter lol

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    1. They are great for road trips... might try it that way first. :)

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  8. Lorelei King is absolutely brilliant! The trouble is that I've come to associate her voice with Charley Davidson, which is a problem when I choose to listen to a Mercy Thompson book. :)
    I think book 3 might be my favorite so far. It's painful, but it's also the funniest.

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    1. I have been reading Mercy, but I think I'll have to try it on audio one day. I have a feeling I would have the same problem though. LOL

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  9. This is one series that I want to read. She has a young adult series as well right? I need to read that one too.

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    1. Yep! I've only read book 1 of the YA series. Need to catch up there.

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  10. I love Lorelei King, I listened to her a few times in the Mercy Thompson books and she is fab. I hope I can switch gears and think of her as Charley. Wonderful review!

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    1. And for me it would be the other way around. LOL

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  11. This was my fav in the series and the only one I did on audio I don't know if that is why or what but I loved this one. The twists and that ending! Love the narrator she rocks!

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  12. Someday I will own the audio version of this, I saw an article where the narrator had difficulty from laughing. Want!

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  13. LOL--I can just imagine you listening to this in public and giggling like a loon. I do love this series, especially since it does make me laugh.

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  14. I've only read the first book but I really enjoyed it! I wish I had more time for audios though cause this sounds like it would be great on audio!

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  15. I absolutely love this series! I haven't tried the audio but I can't get enough of snarky Charley and the crazy cast of characters in this series. I have the latest book in the series but haven't read it yet. Just waiting for some time. It is my favorite adult series!! I just might try the audio for the next one.

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  16. I just finished Fifth Grave and my love for the series is still going strong. I rarely listen to audio, but everyone says this series is fantastic... I feel like I'm missing out.

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  17. I just love love love this series and I can't wait for book 6!

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  18. The complexity and danger makes this sound like a lot of fun to listen to,

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  19. Lovely review Melissa, thank you. I have enjoyed this one as well, and will have to pick up nr 4 soon.

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  20. Hmm, I might have to think about the audio books. I do have 1 free audio on my account...hmm, maybe. :)

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