The Long Goodnight by Selene Charles

February 24th, 2020 Kimberly Review 9 Comments

24th Feb
The Long Goodnight by Selene Charles
The Long Goodnight
by Selene Charles
Series: The Grimm Chronicles #2
Narrator: Chelsea Stephens, Shaun Grindell
Length: 9 hours and 31 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher
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Narration: 4.5 cups Speed: 1.5x

Welcome to a world of fantasy, fairy tales, and murder most foul...

Hook is back. Or at least that's what my partner the Mad Hatter, aka Maddox, claims. And I should totally believe him. He does have the sight after all. But I can't. I just won't. Because Hook...he was my world. And the day he died in my arms I nearly died too. It's taken me forever to get to a good place again, and that's why I won't go looking for him. I won't go searching for a ghost. Besides, I have a case.

Crow shifters. Bank heists. And lots and lots of stolen goodies. Just what I need to keep my mind off of Hook. But the crime syndicate known as the Slasher Gang they're not just small time crooks now, they're turning deadly. They're changing. No longer content just to rob and pillage, everywhere they go now they leave a sea of blood in their wake. And nothing about what they're doing makes any sense. A fae stronghold's been robbed. Dozens of the queen's royal guards have been killed. Whatever was taken, I know it's bad. Like crazy, stupid bad. Like end of the world kind of bad. I don't know how I know this, I just do. Something feels really wrong. I can feel it, taste it in the wind, hear it in the changing tides. Something super evil, super deadly, and super scary this way comes. I only hope I can stop it, whatever it is, or Grimm as we know it might never be the same again...

CRIME Fairy Tale magical urban

The Long Goodnight by Selene Charles is the second audiobook in the Grimm Chronicles featuring Detective Elle; formally Ariel of Triton, and her partner Maddox (the Mad Hatter). A ball, an ex-risen from the dead and a gang of thieves made for an intense listen.

Elle and Maddox are pulled from a case to attend King Midas’s ball at the King’s request. A string of burglaries and problems in Neverland are just a few of their problems… Elle is not at all prepared for what happens at the ball.

Dang. Charles delivered some intense stuff. We get teasers about Hatter, and see Elle nearly come undone when confronted with the impossible. All of this is building towards something more as the danger mounts and Elle finds herself at the center.

The romance is oh so complicated. Elle will always love Hook, but is this her Hook? Elle has changed and depends on Maddox. He brings her comfort. Even though the Grimm PD has a strict policy about partners, that doesn’t stop the sizzling chemistry between Hatter and Elle.

Chelsea Stephens continues to narrate but Shaun Grindell was introduced for the chapters from Maddox’s POV. I loved the dual narration. Both captured the emotions and suspense of the story. I loved all the voices created for secondary characters from villains to feds.

The ending was a bit of a cliffy and I was grateful to have the next audiobook on hand.

Fans of fairy tale retellings, suspense, urban fantasy and complicated romances will enjoy the Grimm Chronicles.

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About Selene Charles

Selene Charles is the pen name of a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author. She is an avid penguin sweater knitter. She believes that unicorns really do exist and that skittles aren’t really candy at all. She enjoys skydiving in the arctic, chatting with her polar bear friends around a warm campfire while sipping on warm cocoa, and she used to work in a travelling carnival which is where she got all these crazy ideas from. Only two of these statements are actually true. If you’d like to know more about her or her works feel free to write her at

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9 Responses to “The Long Goodnight by Selene Charles”

  1. Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    I can see how the dual narration would contribute to the story. The dangerous mounting suspense and complicated romance sounds like they make this story intense. Cliffhangers can be tough, so I’m glad you have the next audio on hand Kim 🙂