Audiobook Review: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson #4) by Darynda Jones, read by Lorelei King

November 10, 2012 Review 2 ★★★★

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet

(Charley Davidson, #4)
by Darynda Jones

Genre: Urban Fantasy |
Excerpt: YesAudio Excerpt:  Yes
Reviewer: Abigail | Source: Publisher

  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio; Unabridged edition (October 30, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 142722594X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1427225948

Rating

Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.

Sexual Content

Moderately graphic sex scene. References to sexual misconduct

Description

The fourth in this fun and sexy New York Times bestselling paranormal series:  “If you enjoy Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum, you will certainly enjoy Charley Davidson!” —Suspense Magazine

Sometimes being the grim reaper really is that. Grim. And since Charley’s last case went so awry, she has taken a couple months off to wallow in the wonders of self-pity. But when a woman shows up on her doorstep convinced someone is trying to kill her, Charley has to force herself to rise above. Or at least get dressed. She quickly realizes something is amiss when everyone the woman knows swears she’s insane. The more they refute the woman’s story, the more Charley believes it.
In the meantime, the sexy, sultry son of Satan, Reyes Farrow, has been cleared of all charges. He is out of prison and out of Charley’s life, as per her wishes and several perfectly timed death threats. But his absence has put a serious crimp in her sex life. While there are other things to consider, like the fact that the city of Albuquerque has been taken hostage by an arsonist, Charley is having a difficult time staying away. Especially when it looks like Reyes may be involved. Just when life was returning to normal, Charley is thrust back into the world of crime, punishment, and the devil in blue jeans.

Review

Lorelei King, the actress who also narrates Janet Evanovich and Patricia Briggs books, brings Charley to life in the most vibrant and hilarious way possible in FORTH GRAVE BENEATH MY FEET.  It’s doubly fitting that this is the same actress who voices both Stephanie Plum and Mercy Thompson since Charley Davidson since she’s pretty much a blend of those two characters.  Like Stephanie, she’s got a wacky group of friends and family, an indelible optimism, and a quick fire sense of humor.  And like Mercy, she’s got a supernatural heritage, a tortured past, a protector streak a mile wide.

FORTH GRAVE BENEATH MY FEET may be the fourth outing for Charley, but it was my first book in the series.  I obviously missed a lot, but Darynda’s characters are so easily embraced, so clearly written, that I was able to fully invest in Charley and her story.  I do intend to go back and start from the beginning, but not because I’m lost.  I just want to spend more time with Charley…and Reyes.

Reyes.  Talk about the ultimate bad boy.  He’s scary hot…probably because he’s the son of the Devil.  He and Charley have a steamy and volatile past that I could not get enough of.  When these two are together, the pages literally singe.  Urban fantasy fans who like anti alpha heroes will fall head over heels for Reyes.  He’s just the right amount evil to keep things interesting while holding the possibility of redemption just out of reach.

Funny, sexy, and smart.  That’s Charley.  Urban fantasy needs more heroines like her.  The next book in the Charley Davidson series is called FIFTH GRAVE PAST THE LIGHT and will be published on July 9, 2013.  Look for the audio book version once again narrated by the fantastic Lorelei King hits shelves on the same day.

Titles in Series

  1. First Grave on the Right
  2. Second Grave on the Left
  3. Third Grave Dead Ahead
  4. Forth Grave Beneath My Feet
  5. Fifth Grave Past the Light

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