Audiobook Review: Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones

Posted July 23, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 19 Comments

Audiobook Review: Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda JonesSource: Audiobook Purchase

Format: Audiobook

Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones
Narrator: Lorelei King
Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins

Date Read: May 2014

Genre: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy

Few things in life can come between a grim reaper and her coffee, but the sexy, sultry son of Satan is one of them. Now that Reyes Farrow has asked for her hand, Charley Davidson feels it's time to learn more about his past, but Reyes is reluctant to open up. When the official FBI file of his childhood abduction lands in her lap, Charley decides to go behind her mysterious beau’s back and conduct her own investigation. Because what could go wrong?

Unfortunately, another case has fallen into her lap—one with dangerous implications. Some very insistent men want Charley to hunt down a witness who is scheduled to testify against their boss, a major player in the local crime syndicate. If Charley doesn't come up with an address in 48 hours, the people closest to her will start to disappear. 

Add to that a desperate man in search of the soul he lost in a card game, a dogged mother determined to find the ghost of her son, and a beautiful, young Deaf boy haunted by his new ability to see the departed as clearly as he sees the living, and Charley has her hands full. The fact that Reyes has caught on to her latest venture only adds fuel to the inferno that he is. Good thing for Charley she's used to multi-tasking and always up for a challenge…especially when that challenge comes in the form of Reyes Farrow.

More Information:
Publisher: Macmillan Audio, St. Martin's Press
Series: Charley Davidson #6

Also by this author: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, Fifth Grave Past the Light, Seventh Grave and No Body, Eighth Grave After Dark, The Dirt on Ninth Grave
Also in this series: Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, Fifth Grave Past the Light, Seventh Grave and No Body, Eighth Grave After Dark, The Dirt on Ninth Grave


Read from May 20 to 21, 2014

Listened for Fun (Audible)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? The end of Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones has me counting down to the 7th book!

Story Thoughts: Why am I always on the countdown with this series? I mean seriously I am usually annoyed with cliffhangers but each of these just leave me more intrigued (not annoyed). That being said, the main reason I love these is the mystery. Darynda would make a darn good cozy mystery writer should she ever decide to venture into that category. The mystery is often not easy to figure out and Charlie really has to work to get all her ducks in a row. The mystery solving is strong in that one (and Cookie too). While the Reyes/Charlie storyline is the backbone of the series, I do enjoy the Charlie/Cookie sleuthing time just as much (if not more).

Character Thoughts: Cookie, Uncle Bob, Rocket, and all the side characters are the rockstars to me in this series. Yes I love Charlie (still warming up to Reyes–I know everyone else LURVES him) but to me Charlie is better because of her family and friends! You can’t go wrong with this cast of characters just trust me on that!

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Lorelei King / Length: 9 hrs and 46 mins

Perfect combo! Can’t go wrong!

Final Thoughts: Counting down once again!
FTC Disclosure


Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4.5 / 5
Felicia S
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19 responses to “Audiobook Review: Sixth Grave on the Edge by Darynda Jones

  1. I kind of feel like Reyes played a minor role. I mean, he pops up to help, but the story was mainly held together with Charlie, Cookie and the gang and their investigations. The ending left me DYING and I have been watching Audible closely for when this one will come up for preorder.

  2. I haven’t read this one yet…and I think I’ll wait if that ending’s making you scream. I can’t face another cliffie at this point! Or I’ll cave…

  3. *sigh* Another series I’ve been meaning to get to. I seriously need more time or something. I’m encouraged that this series is just on the sixth book though, and that you’re still loving it. I had it pegged for audio, so I’m glad that you like the combination so well 🙂

  4. No you aren’t the only one warming up to Reyes, I am still a fan of Garrett. I agree why are we always waiting for the next one?

  5. I’m also doing the countdown thingy for Seventh Grave. 🙂
    I have heard great things about this audiobooks, I’m planning to listen to them when the series is finished.

  6. Still need to catch up on this series. I have all the books, I just need to read them. Before the next book comes out is my goal 😉 *crosses fingers* Glad you’re stick liking it, Felicia!

  7. Hmmm, I was always on the fence about Reyes until I read his POV – have you done that yet? Juuuuuuust curious if that would make a dif…

    *great big ear to ear grin* I love your review! Yes, I hate waiting between her books, too!

    • I haven’t read his POV (I tend to skip novellas). I will have to see if my library has a copy that I can grab. Maybe that will make me like him more. However I love Garrett so it would have to be pretty major LOL