Audiobook Review: Day Shift by Charlaine Harris

Posted July 13, 2015 by Felicia S in 2015 Read, 4.00 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 8 Comments

Audiobook Review: Day Shift by Charlaine HarrisDay Shift (Midnight, Texas #2) by Charlaine Harris
Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins

Date Read: May 2015


In Midnight Crossroad, Charlaine Harris “capture[d] the same magic as the world of Bon Temps, Louisiana, and [took] it to another level" (Houston Press). Now the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sookie Stackhouse novels returns to the one-traffic-light town you see only when you’re on the way to someplace else....
There is no such thing as bad publicity, except in Midnight, Texas, where the residents like to keep to themselves. Even in a town full of secretive people, Olivia Charity is an enigma. She lives with the vampire Lemuel, but no one knows what she does; they only know that she’s beautiful and dangerous.
Psychic Manfred Bernardo finds out just how dangerous when he goes on a working weekend to Dallas and sees Olivia there with a couple who are both found dead the next day. To make matters worse, one of Manfred’s regular — and very wealthy — clients dies during a reading.
Manfred returns from Dallas embroiled in scandal and hounded by the press. He turns to Olivia for help; somehow he knows that the mysterious Olivia can get things back to normal. As normal as things get in Midnight...

More Information:
Publisher: Ace
Series: Midnight Texas #2

Also by this author: All Together Dead, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World, Definitely Dead
Also in this series: Midnight Crossing

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Listened for Fun/Read for Review (Audible/First Read Program)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.25
Character Rating: 3.75

Audio Rating: 3.50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Day Shift by Charlaine Harris really had 2 good mysteries but left me with some character questions.

Overall Thoughts: People ask me if they liked Sookie would they like this series? The answer I give them is always the same: If you liked the mystery part of Sookie then I think you will like this series more. If you were more invested in the romance then I would skip Midnight Texas. Me, I am a fan of Charlaine’s ability to write a solid, fun, twisty mystery with just a bit of “Oh my did that just happen” thrown in. Day Shift had 2 mysteries and I liked them both. That being said, I do have character questions left but I am guessing those will be answered in the next (final) book of the series. I really enjoy my time in Midnight!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Susan Bennett / Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins

Susan does a solid job with the narration but her male voices (2 of them) are a little too high pitched for me. I do love the emotion and cadence she brings to the table though. Her pacing is stellar and I will continue with this series on audio.

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Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4.5 / 5
Character Rating
3.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
3.5 / 5
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8 responses to “Audiobook Review: Day Shift by Charlaine Harris

  1. I liked the Sookie books, but preferred her Harper Connelly books. That said, this is my favorite series by her! I think it’s because there’s several characters to spread the action over -it got kind of ridiculous that Sookie kept getting kidnapped, threatened, attacked, romanced… etc, and I’m really enjoying that different characters are more heavily featured in certain books. I think Day Shift improved a lot from the first book, and can’t wait to see where the series goes!

  2. I’ve been debating about starting this series soon (or finishing Sookie first). I may go ahead and start, since I do like the mystery part of Sookie most.

  3. I wonder if I would like these better in audio. I found the first one to be extremely boring, though the mystery of who done it took me by surprise and so I found that interesting. I loved what I read of the Sookie series and was hoping for a fast paced fun mystery and it’s not like that to me, but I have this one to review so I need to try it but after reading the first one I am slow at getting to

  4. I really enjoyed this as well, and I jumped into the second book without reading Midnight Crossroad. I love the mystery part of the story but I agree, there is a lot of information I hope to get from the next book.