The Grave Robber by Darynda Jones

October 3rd, 2023 Kimberly Review 8 Comments

3rd Oct

I am a huge Charley Davidson fan and love getting these novellas set within the world. If you’ve never tried Darynda Jones, the 1001 Dark Nights novellas are a great standalone way to get a taste. In Grave Robber, Eric Vause reluctantly dabbles with the supernatural to help Halle who’s being haunted. I devoured this in a single sitting. Come find out why….

The Grave Robber by Darynda Jones
The Grave Robber
by Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #13.8
Narrator: Lorelei King
Length: 3 hours and 5 minutes
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: Publisher, Purchase
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Narration: 4.5 cups Speed: 1.5x

Eric Vause is done.

Done with ghosts. Done with hellhounds. And definitely done with asshole demons, mostly because he’d been possessed by one. Even now, five years later, the rage he absorbed from the creature has yet to wane, so he decides a road trip is in order. Surely some cool air, great scenery, and a case of Dos Equis will shake things loose. Unfortunately, supernatural events happen everywhere. When he meets up with a friend whose partner’s daughter needs help with a pest problem—aka, a ghost—Eric takes that as his cue to leave.

Until he sees her.

He can tell Halle’s house isn’t the only thing that is haunted. The hopelessness behind her eyes tugs at something deep inside him. Something all too familiar. The fact that she’s the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen has nothing to do with his change of heart. And he vows to leave her in his rearview the minute he takes care of the poltergeist. Then again, vows were never his strong suit.

Humor mystery ROMANCE urban

Charley Davidson fans may recall Eric Vause. He gained the power to see death after an encountering with demon and hellhounds. If you haven’t read the series, this is a standalone story and a taste of the world.

Eric wants nothing to do with ghosts, hellhounds and demons. He had enough five years ago, but it left him with an ability to see someone’s death. He occasionally intervenes and when a friend request help for his business partner’s daughter, he reluctantly agrees to meet her. Turns out the two had a previous encounter. But what he sees has him stepping in and the tale that unfolds held me captive.

I had such fun listening to this one. It was so cool that Eric got a story from his abilities to romance. This novella really gave off the old school vibe of early books in the series from snark to situations. I felt for Halle and her story was creeptastic.

Jones gave me a full story from beginning to end and while I always welcome a full-length story, she weaved her magic once again.

Whether you are a fan or new to the world, I recommend listening. Lorelei King narrates as she does the series and captures both the characters and vibe of the story.

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About Darynda Jones

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious RITA, a Golden Heart, and a Daphne du Maurier. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. She currently has two series with St. Martin's Press, the Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. Darynda lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of more than 25 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

About Lorelei King

Lorelei King

Lorelei is a multi- award-winning narrator of audiobooks, recording the works of best-selling authors Janet Evanovich, Darynda Jones and Patricia Briggs among others. In addition to numerous Audiofile Earphone and Audie Awards, she was voted Performer of the Year in 1999 and 2001 by the United Kingdom APA and Best Narrator of the Year by in 2011. In 2017, she was honoured to be one of the first inductees into Audible's Narrator Hall of Fame.

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Kimberly is a coffee loving book addict who reads and listens to fictional stories in all genres. Whovian, Ravenclaw, Howler and proud Nonna. She owns and manages Caffeinated PR. The coffee is always on and she is ready to chat. Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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8 Responses to “The Grave Robber by Darynda Jones”

  1. TBJR

    Always love to here about another spellbound lover of Charley Davidson and Darynda Jones. She does it again. I loved it. Thank you for what you thought.