by Selene Charles
Series: The Grimm Chronicles #2
Narrator: Chelsea Stephens, Shaun Grindell
Length: 9 hours and 31 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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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...
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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Aila @ One Way Or An Author
The Grimm Chronicles seems so interesting! I’ll have to check out book 1 hehe. Also ooh I love dual narration Yaas. Great review!
oh this sounds great!! I haven’t tried a dual narration before but it can only be a nice change. Great Review, I definitely need to get my hands on book 1 and fast 🙂
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 🙂
i used to watch the grimm tv show and loved it. this sounds good to me
Anne - Books of My Heart
Robin has been listening to this one on audio, too. Fantastic review!
Maureen @ Maureen's Books
This book sounds really good. I haven’t heard about this series before, but I loooove fairytale retellings. I’ll definitely have to check this one out soon. 😉
I do love the sound of the series. Intense and a complicated romance, sign me up.
I quite like a complicated romance, this sounds like a good one!
Anika | chaptersofmay.com
a little odd to name it grimm chronicles when the stories aren’t all Grimm?