Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones
Narrator: Lorelei King
Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
Date Read: October 2014
Twelve. Twelve of the deadliest beasts ever forged in the fires of hell have escaped onto our plane, and they want nothing more than to rip out the jugular of Charley Davidson and serve her lifeless, mangled body to Satan for dinner. So there’s that. But Charley has more on her plate than a mob of testy hellhounds. For one thing, her father has disappeared, and the more she retraces his last steps, the more she learns he was conducting an investigation of his own, one that has Charley questioning everything she’s ever known about him. Add to that an ex-BFF who is haunting her night and day, a rash of suicides that has authorities baffled, and a drop-dead sexy fiancé who has attracted the attentions of a local celebrity, and Charley is not having the best week of her life.
A tad north of hell, a hop, skip, and a jump past the realm of eternity, is a little place called Earth, and Charley Davidson, grim reaper extraordinaire, is determined to do everything in her power to protect it.
Publisher: Macmillan Audio, St. Martin's Press
Series: Charley Davidson #7
Also by this author: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, Fifth Grave Past the Light, Sixth Grave on the Edge, Eighth Grave After Dark, The Dirt on Ninth Grave br> br>
Also in this series: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, Fifth Grave Past the Light, Sixth Grave on the Edge, Eighth Grave After Dark, The Dirt on Ninth Grave
Listened for Review (Blog Tour)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50
Audio Rating: 5.00 (not part of the overall rating)
First Thought when Finished (and spoiler free): The Cookie was strong in Seventh Grave and No Body by Darynda Jones (oh everyone else rocked too)!
Story Thoughts: Here is the thing: I love me some good mystery with some amateur sleuthing. Part of the reason I adore this series is the cozy mystery part of it. Yes, it is straight-up Urban Fantasy but if you stripped Charley of her Grim Reaper powers, I would still read her and Cookie cracking a case. They are smart, a bit lucky, and very likely to get themselves into and out of a whole heap of trouble. Which is exactly why these stories rock. This one has 3 major things that Charley needs to figure out. I don’t want to go into details but one will require hankies, one will require giggles, and one will require a whole bunch of Reyes (which should make his swoon gals happy). Overall it was just downright fun!
Character Thoughts: I almost sound like a broken record here but I love these characters. Charley and Cookie (the real soulmates of this series) need a TV Show. They could give Lucy and Ethel a run for their money! They make me want to join them on their adventures. I am still not in love with Reyes but I like him for Charley. I know, I know! Everyone loves Reyes but he just doesn’t blow up my skirt. I do think that he makes Charley swoon and that is all that is important. Uncle Bob makes me laugh. I think he is plenty good for Cookie! Delightful characters indeed!
(YES Cookie is my favorite character)
Narrated By Lorelei King / Length: 10 hrs and 30 mins
If you like audiobooks then you MUST listen to this series at least once. Lorelei King brings these characters to life and I dare you not to have her voice in your head if you read it afterwards. She knocks it out of the park and into another galaxy!
Final Thoughts: Ready for the next one! 🙂
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