Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Audio Review:Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones



Series: Charley Davidson #6
Narrator: Lorelei King
9 hrs. 46 min
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Source: tbr pile
Sometimes I wrestle my demons. Sometimes we just snuggle. (Bumper Sticker) 
Most girls might think twice before getting engaged to someone like Reyes Farrow - but Charley Davidson is not most girls. She's a paranormal private eye and grim-reaper-in-training who's known to be a bit of a hell-raiser, especially after a few shots of caffeine. Her beloved Reyes may be the only begotten son of evil, but he's dark and sultry and deeply sexy and everything Charley could hope for. Really. But when the FBI file on Reyes' childhood happens to land into her lap, she can't help herself: She opens it...and then the real fun begins. First, Charley finds a naked corpse riding shotgun in her car. Then, a man loses his soul in a card game. Throw in a deaf boy who sees dead people, a woman running from mobsters, and a very suspicious Reyes, and things can't get any worse for Charley. Unless, of course, the 12 Beasts of Hell are unleashed...
My thoughts:
Okay this is the 6th book and I've listened to all of them on audio. I love this series and hope to continue all of them in the same manner. Oh who am I kidding? I will do them all on audio as long as Lorelei King does the narration. :)

In this book we are presented with several different small mysteries. Some of them are finished by the time the story ends and some of them are just sort of left hanging. Some are part of the secondary story arcs now presenting its way into the series. Sometimes you wonder if the author is biting off more than the story can reasonably hold, but at the same time I enjoy myself in one of these stories I don't really care. Plus I love the humor and all the characters. I'm curious as to where the new bad/good guy fits into all of this.

Since I'm a bit late to the party (couldn't get to the book until now) the one thing I kept hearing about was "OMG! The ending!" I admit I was nearing the ending and wondering what everyone was talking about. Seemed like a normal ending to me. Nothing unusual here. Until...

OMG! The Ending! O.o

Okay, someone get me that next book (on audio... Ms. King... get on that will ya?). I gotta know more!

I give this story 4 stars. It is a bit looser than the other books in the series but loses none of the humor or entertainment value. Plus, as I've said repeatedly in my other reviews of this series you need to try it on audio. You won't regret it. Oh and the only spoiler I'll give you: spork. Seriously I would be a spork why would anyone ask why? The answer is so obvious! ;)

25 comments:

  1. I am waiting for my copy to arrive *checks mailbox*

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    1. I can't wait until you are in the same boat as the rest of us. :)

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  2. Lorelei King is just fantastic, isn't she? I almost can't listen to her narrate Mercy Thompson, that's how strongly I associate her voice with Charley. And I agree, OMG that ending! I'll die if I don't get my hands on Seventh Grave soon.
    I'm glad you're still enjoying these!

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    1. That is why I'm waiting for this series to finish before I try Mercy on audio. We so need the next one NOW! LOL

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  3. Whilst not a fan of the audio book (sorry but not even your glowing review will convince me otherwise) I'm hoping this is available as a paper copy. Can it be read as a standalone or is the series best read from book one?

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    1. If you do try an audio, I would recommend this one. These are best read as a series. There is a story arc that is best when read in order.

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  4. I'm waiting until all the books in this series are out and then I'm going to binge read Melissa! I can't handle all these epic cliffhanger endings! So glad this series is still going strong for you though:)

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    1. No! Read them NOW! You so need to start these like yesterday! LOL :)

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  5. Yay! I'm glad you're having a good time with this one. I really love this series.

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  6. This is the series I should get into on audio! I read the first but just haven't fit in the rest. But if I did it on audio.. that might work for me. I'm glad you are still loving them!

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    1. Yes! You need these on audio. You will LOVE these on audio!

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  7. I seriously feel like the only one who hasn't read these yet! Gah. And they sound so good. I don't know why I haven't started them

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    1. You aren't the only one, but I think you would really enjoy this series.

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  8. I loved this one completely and the ending..gads I am so glad we don't have to wait long for the next book!

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    1. It's still too long. LOL :) So enjoy this series.

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  9. I know the ending! I keep wanting to revisit this series in audio I did the third on audio and I adore Ms. King, but I get too excited and read it. This one wasn't as tight but still good. I am glad the next one releases in October.

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  10. Right? That ending. I am going to have to start stopping the books about 10 min before it is done cause she leaves us hanging every darn time LOL

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  11. Gah! Another crazy ending?!? I do so love this series but these endings are killin' me, man. KILLIN' ME!

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  12. I wasn't a fan of the first book in this series for some reason--never could finish it--but perhaps I aught to give the audio narration a try. I loved Lorelei on the Mercy Thompson audio books so I don't doubt I'll enjoy this series if it's to her voice. Lovely review, Melissa!

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  13. I love, love this series on audio! I listened to the first book on audio and have stayed with in that format.
    This was awesome! and Yes that ending!!
    Great review :)

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  14. I read the first book but need to catch up. Now I need to know what the ending is lol

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  15. Ahhh I need to catch up on this series so I can get to the "OMG THE ENDING" part! :-) I love Lorelei King, she is an amazing narrator. This is on my phone, I guess I need to take more walks as an excuse to listen. Lovely review!

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  16. Better late than never! I was a little late with this series too, but then binged. lol. I haven't listened to the audio though.

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  17. I have every one of her ya series. But I will definitely have to check this one out.

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