Why I like Charley:
"Never be Afraid to dark around in public, humming the Mission Impossible theme song" - T shirt
Having finished the second book in the Charley Davidson series, I think I'm in for the long haul. I liked the story much better this time around then in the first one and we now have some foundation to build on. Jones does that with a vengeance, the plot, mystery, and characters all come at the reader almost from the first page.
Charley is her old, completely weird self. One of my favorite parts was when she has to acknowledge she has no self-preservation and might indeed have some issues. Took her long enough. :) I don't know how many times I laughed out loud, luckily while I was listening at home. There were so many little moments and the quotes at the beginning of the chapters were funnier, to me, this time around.
The audiobook was as good as the last and the reader really made this for me. I'm a bit worried, as I'm going to be switching to the books for awhile. My library doesn't have another audiobook in this series until the sixth book.
The interview at the end of the last disc was wonderful, with the reader Lorelei King asking Darynda Jones some really great questions. I'm glad I stuck with it to the end.
“She shook her head then took off again, and I found myself struggling to keep up with her in my bunny slippers. With a sigh, I realized I was getting way too much exercise. I'd just have to counteract it later with cake.”
“Cookie dropped her purse and tried to catch it midair. In the process, she knocked over a vase. When she lunged for the vase, she slipped on the tile and overturned an entire table. A lovely handblown piece of glass flew in my direction, and all I could think as I caught it was, Really? Again? We were going to have to practice muscle control.”