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I hadn't heard of this before prior to seeing it come up for review, but I loved the sound of it and eagerly started. Well, i'm so happy to say that this was fantastic. Such a fun yet addictive read!
The plot was fast paced and gripping. It centers around a family of reapers who collect the souls on their list. Aisling is the only girl in the family of boys and she never intended to be part of the "family business", yet when she loses her job she has no other choice. She is only on the job a few days when souls that aren't on the lists are being taken, not only that, but some of her souls are been taken! She realises that somw wraiths have entered their territory and are stealing souls. She needs to find out who their master is and stop them before it's too late. During this time, she becomes a suspect in "murders" that keep happening around her. Detective Taylor is intent on finding the culprit but keeps coming back to Aisling Grimlock, how is she involved?
The characters were fantastic!!! I loved every single one of them. Aisling was funny, strong, independent and did I mention funny!!! Jerry is Aislings gay roommate who has the hots for her brother, I adored Jerry!! So fun yet a rock for Aisling. The Grimlock brothers were all amazing too, each of them were so protective of Aisling and would do anything for each other. The enigmatic Detective Taylor was a surprise love interest for Aisling, yet it works well. I loved the dynamics between them and look forward to seeing where their relationship goes.
Anyway, this was such a fun and snarky book. I found myself giggling and snickering a lot and ended up listening to it within 2 days. I couldn't get enough of this family and their business!! I can not wait for the next installment of this witty and addicting series.
Karen Krause did a great job with the voices. I never had a problem following who was talking. She gave each character their own personalities and I really enjoyed her narration.
*I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.*
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Would you consider the audio edition of Grim Tidings to be better than the print version?
I think it always is....but I only listened!
What was one of the most memorable moments of Grim Tidings?
When Aisling catches her brother and Jerry together the first time....lol Oh and Aisling talking to the hooker...it was so funny!!
Which character – as performed by Karen Krause – was your favorite?
Jerry!!!! I love Jerry, especially how he calls Aisling Bug!!!
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
OMG..I laughed and laughed...this is a funny book!!!
Any additional comments?
** I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review **
This is a funny book, a light listen, and a pure pleasure....I really enjoyed it! That being said, the narration was a B- for me for a few reasons...one being the character of Griffen's speech pattern sometimes was so slow, that he sounded a little challenged...and the brothers voices were similar at times and I got confused who was who....But still well worth a listen!
Aisling has to go to work for the family business after dropping out of college and losing her job...Her family are Reapers..she being the youngest in a family full of brothers....they all live at home still, but her..she lives with her gay best friend Jerry...who is hilarious! Well someone out there is stealing souls, and when Aisling and her twin Brother come across a dead body and the handsome detective Griffen gets involved...you are in for a hilarious ride!
This Book is a giggling good time!!! LOVED IT!!!!
Thank you Audiobookblast(dot)com
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
I quite liked the story, it had some funny parts that made me chuckle, but the narrator was just so boring. Her voice is so flat and dull that it was a struggle to stay awake at times, and to be honest made a good story hard to follow at times - difficult to pay attention to something that makes you want to nod-off.