• Third Grave Dead Ahead

  • By: Darynda Jones
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 9 hrs and 51 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (4,557 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Third in the award-winning paranormal series that’s “hilarious and heartfelt, sexy and surprising.” (J.R. Ward)

Paranormal private eye. Grim reaper extraordinaire. Whatever. Charley Davidson is back in Darynda Jones' Third Grave Dead Ahead! And she’s drinking copious amounts of caffeine to stay awake because, every time she closes her eyes, she sees him: Reyes Farrow, the parthuman, part-supermodel son of Satan. Yes, she did imprison him for all eternity, but come on. How is she supposed to solve a missing persons case, deal with an ego-driven doctor, calm her curmudgeonly dad, and take on a motorcycle gang hellbent on murder when the devil’s son just won’t give up?

©2012 Darynda Jones (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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Best book yet.

In this book Charley starts to grow up. she realizes she cant trust the people she cares about most. I would definitly listen to this book again and cant wait for " Fouth grave beneathe my feet".

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I love Charley Davidson!!!

What did you love best about Third Grave Dead Ahead?

Pretty much everything.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Third Grave Dead Ahead?

The beginning chapters where Charley is sleep deprived.

What does Lorelei King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

So much! Lorelei King is one of my top two favorite narrators. She does an excellent job!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, it definitely had me laughing! I don't know that I've ever laughed harder while reading (listening to) a book.

Any additional comments?

I've said it before, but I'll say it again: I LOVE this series!! I just can't get enough of Charley & company. In the beginning of this book, Charley is almost delirious from not sleeping for almost two weeks straight, and I have to say that it was maybe my favorite piece of fiction ever. It was brilliant!! I laughed and laughed. I just love Darynda Jones' style of writing. I love the way Charley thinks. I'm a huge fan of the Stephanie Plum series, but I have to say that I love this one even more.

The cast of characters is just amazing! I love every one of them. I can't wait to see where this series goes from here. I'm so sad for Garrett. I feel so bad for Charley, and I'm frustrated with Reyes. (he better step it up) I definitely hope things start looking up for Charley and I can't wait to learn more about "what she's capable of."

Oh, and the mystery was slightly predictable, but that's never the main draw for me when it comes to these types of books.

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Loved the first two, but not this one!

Love Charlie - even though she is less grim reaper and more a sassy version of The Ghost Whisperer. Love the narrator - she does a terrific job. All of the books so far are a bit heavy on the (kind of repetitive) earth-shattering sex stuff, which is a bit much but I can deal. However, having Charlie suddenly feel scared of Reyes when he "kidnaps" her is just more than I can buy: suddenly she's all concerned that he's a "convicted murderer" when up until this point she is defending his deed as pretty much a righteous kill? Sorry, it is way too far out of character for me.

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flippin' fantastic!

if you haven't discovered this series you need to start it ASAP! the books just keep getting better and better! "Third Grave Dead Ahead" is the best one so far. all of the characters draw you in. it is a unique paranormal story with mystery, terrific dialog, humor, and super sexy too! i finished this one in two days, i would have finished it sooner if it weren't for the pesky need for food and i had to go to work to buy the food..vicious cycle...this is sooo worth getting, you won't be disappointed! The narration is really good too. Lorelei King is very good at bringing all of the characters to life.

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This book made me sad.

Where does Third Grave Dead Ahead rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

In my top 20 (I have over 90).

What was one of the most memorable moments of Third Grave Dead Ahead?

If I told you that I would spoil it. I was very sad though - I cried.

What does Lorelei King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I love Lorelei King. If I'm not certain I should get a book - and I see she's the one reading it - it'll convince me to buy it. Even if I was learning towards no. She brings life to the characters.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A little less sure, and a little more power.

Any additional comments?

As stated in the title, this book made me sad. Not because it was disappointing, but I truly felt for Charlie and the loss she had to endure through out the book. I feel this one was a bit darker than the other two. It'll be interesting to see how Charlie handles everything in the next book. I just want to hug her.

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Third time is the charm

This is one of my favorite series. It is excellently written and narrated. You don't have to read the entire series but I would strongly recommend it. The characters are wonderful and very likeable. The story is interesting with enough twist and turns to keep you turning pages. The story itself is original and thoughtful. The narrator is perfect and brings everyone to life. If I could I would give it 10 stars. I can't say enough good things about this series and this book.

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A Grim Reaper who names her breasts

I have listened to the previous books in the series and had liked the main Character in the past but am finding her to be less and less likeable. I can't put my finger on what it is. Naming her boobs "Danger" and "Will Robinson" is just moronic. Not funny at all. There were other things she was naming along the way which had the same effect. Made her sound like a dumb girl. I thought the point of these books was that she was supposed to be a sort of Kick butt female sleuth character. She seems to end up being injured or involved in things due to her stupidity more than anything. And the abrupt end was extremely unsatisfying. It felt like the writer just gave up and didn't bother to conclude anything. Obviously holding out for the next book in the series. I'm getting very tired of being strung along by Authors so they can sell more and more books. Tell me a good story. One that I can read and is concluded within the novel. If you wrote a series of novels that were better stand alone books, I wouldn't feel so annoyed, I think.

On the up side, the narrator was very good. As she has been in anything I've heard her read. Very talented lady.

Not sure I'll read the next book in the series. I feel like I'm reading schlock written to pay the bills instead of to entertain the reader. It's very disheartening.

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Not time well spendt

Would you try another book from Darynda Jones and/or Lorelei King?

No

Has Third Grave Dead Ahead turned you off from other books in this genre?

Yes

How could the performance have been better?

Hard to give a good performance with weak writing

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

Any additional comments?

I picked this book because it was promoted as humorous. The storyline is slow and does not even rate a chuckle. The writing is childish and unimaginative.

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Found a new author and narrator

Awesome....witty....funny..... sensual.
The cover captured my attention and the story background interested me. Wow..this is book three. and now Books one and two are on my wish list. Interesting side note on the audios end, of the Interview with Darynada Jones by Lorelei King.

If your a Molly Haper fan.....and waiting for another interesting audio...check out Darynada Jones.

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Cheeky good fun!

What does Lorelei King bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Pacing...When reading a book I sometimes go to fast to really appreciate all of the details.
Lorelei Kings voice is a great match for the charactor of Charlie Davidson.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

Any additional comments?

Love Darynda Jones humor.

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