Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Audiobook Review: Eleventh Grave in Moonlight by Darynda Jones


Series: Charley Davidson #11
Unabridged Audiobook
Narrator: Lorelei King
9 hrs. 18 min.
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Published: 1/24/17
Source: Library
Series narrator Lorelei King returns to narrate Eleventh Grave in Moonlight, the latest installment of Darynda Jones' New York Times bestselling paranormal series.
My entire life can be summed up in one sentence: 
"Well, that didn't go as planned."--T-Shirt 
A typical day in the life of Charley Davidson involves cheating husbands, errant wives, missing people, philandering business owners, and, oh yeah...demons, hell hounds, evil gods, and dead people. Lots and lots of dead people. As a part time Private Investigator and full-time Grim Reaper, Charley has to balance the good, the bad, the undead, and those who want her dead. 
Now, Charley is learning to make peace with the fact that she is a goddess with all kinds of power and that her own daughter has been born to save the world from total destruction. But the forces of hell are determined to see Charley banished forever to the darkest corners of another dimension. With the son of Satan himself as her husband and world-rocking lover, will Charley be able to defeat the ultimate evil and find a way to have her happily ever after after all?
My thoughts:

Ah, another good addition to the series. It brought me everything I was looking for... humor, adventure, more Reyes. Charley has been learning more about herself and I think this addition to the series is where she learns more about her gifts as well as exactly why she has them. We still have more information to procure, but this one seems to be on a faster track than the other editions in this area. We also get the usual ghosties that need help and an adventure with Ubie which really brought out the caring in his character. Reyes is still a bit too closed up but I think it may come with good reason. 

...and then just as I was enjoying myself wondering where the next shoe would drop... it dropped. It dropped hard and then just ended. I knew there was going to be a cliff hanger, but honestly this one worries me more than the other cliffies. With the others, I just wanted to know how it would happen but this one may be a bigger problem than the others. I cannot say, but I will say it was a shoe the old woman could move into and live comfortably with all her kids. Wait... why am I talking shoes? Oh yea, it's a Charley thing. 😏

Seriously though... one note to the author about that cliffie... Darynda, I need you to go to your room and think about what you have done. Also, gimme the next book. :D Oh and Lorelei don't think you are getting off easy either. You have brought such life to these characters with your narration I need you to go to your room as well and think about how much this has affected all of us readers/listeners. 

Yea, you can say I'm addicted to this series and love it so much I'm willing to send people to their room for making me worry. If you have not started this series you so need to get on that. I also have a suggestion. Try the audiobook. Even if you don't usually like audiobooks, this one really brings it to life and it may change your mind.

And since it is Wishlist Wednesday... I nominate


The Trouble with Twelfth Grave by Darynda Jones
Published: 10/31/17
Audiobook shortly after...

I don't want to publish the blurb right now since it may contain a spoiler I didn't want to share in the review. 😊  Still... grabby hands! 😁

34 comments:

  1. Yup, this series it totally addicting. And I'm with you about the endings ... they're killer! We need the next book now!

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  2. I think it's hard not to be addicted to this series and I definitely want book twelve after that ending. I'm kind of scared for it too. I love their relationship and don't want anything bad involved in it. :(

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  3. Damn those cliffhangers but it's great to have a series still going so strong after so long.

    For What It's Worth

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    1. So agree. Those cliffies are tying to kill me. :)

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  4. I know that cliffhanger was a brutal bitch. I need the next one. Love the cover for the 12th book. I want cupcakes.

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  5. I think I'm on book 10 now :D I cannot wait to start it!!

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  6. She totally pulled a Buffy Vampire Slayer cliffhanger at the end. It's going to be a long wait until the next book.

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  7. This series seems super exciting. Can't believe this is the 11th one and I still haven't even started the first. Damn. It sounds like I'm missing out big time, especially seeing how much you enjoy it. Great review. Cliff-hangers really do suck, but at least the next one is coming this year :)

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    1. Oh don't feel bad. Just think you have 11 to enjoy... one after the other! Bliss... until the cliffie. LOL

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  8. So glad you're continuing to love this series, even this late into the books! I couldn't get into the first book but I definitely plan to return to this series, perhaps this summer, and give it another try. Wonderful review!

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    1. Oh try it on audio. It has made the difference for some and I don't want to go any other way. :)

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  9. gah I need to catch up on this so badly. Guess I'll need to find the time to dig the books out of my closet >.<

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  10. I still need to start this series!!! I wish my library carried it in audio. Glad you are enjoying it :)

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    1. Interlibrary loan. You can usually get the audiobook in cd form if you can't get it another way.

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  11. I love that t-shirt quote from the blurb! I think it sums up my life as well lol. I like the title of this one too. Hopefully the twelfth one won't take too long... :)

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  12. That cliffhanger was SUCH a bitch, haha. I can't wait for the 12th! I agree that Lorelei King is one of the best narrators ever.

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  13. Gads I love this series so hard. I started reading so I will finish reading the series, but I have started to collect the audio version and plan to listen to them :)

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  14. I always really enjoy thi series so I'm glad you had a nice time with it!

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  15. I am glad that you are enjoying this series. Darn cliffhanger!!

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  16. I really do need to start this series! Everyone seems to love it! Glad it's still going strong for you! And boo to the cliffhangers, haha. Lovely review!

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  17. Oh no on the shoe. Oh no. I'll remember this for when I start the series. lol

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  18. I. CAN. NOT. WAIT. TO. GET. TO. THIS. SERIES. I will get to it! I'm really dying to read it.
    Rebecca @ The Portsmouth Review

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  19. Hmm, I'm almost convinced by your challenge to try this on audio.

    I don't know why I don't like audio when I love being read to. Its funny but I simply don't have the patience. Maybe this particular audio will change all of that though.

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  20. Nice review. Glad you liked it. The ending for me wasn't really what I had issues with. It was very Buffy-Angel reminiscent. This one was better than some I had issues with, and I hope things move forward in book 12. It's just so frustrating when I feel like nothing ever moves forward, you know?

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  21. Oh yeah, I agree. Huginormous shoe drop in this one. I had a feeling things were cruising along too well in this one.

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  22. I didn't know about this series, but it sounds super fun so I should definitely check it out :)

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  23. seen reviews for the series, a lot of recommendations, glad you like it too!

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  24. I haven't read anything in this series - I'll put it on my list - sounds great.
    Ann

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