BY Darynda Jones NARRATOR Lorelei King LENGTH 9.5 hours PUBLISHER Macmillan Audio RELEASE 10/30/12
Part of the reason for the blog’s new look was to be able to start a new line of posts dedicated to audiobooks. Friday’s First Listen is like Wednesday’s Watch with sound! It’s a new feature I’m really excited about and am working hard to get more clips to share with everyone.
The lovely people at Macmillan Audio were nice enough to provide me with this clip for Darynda Jones’ Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, out just in time for Halloween! This is one of my absolute favorite audiobook series simply for the amazing combination of Jones’ writing and King’s narration. It’s perfection.
In Darynda Jones’s Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet, 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.