The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones

Posted January 15, 2017 by Jennifer in Book Review | , | 8 Comments

The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda JonesThe Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones
Series: Charley Davidson #10
Narrator: Lorelei King
Published by Macmillan Audio on January 28th 2016
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook
Length: 10 hours and 40 minutes
Source: Library
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As a Part-time PI and fulltime grim reaper, Charley Davidson has asked a lot of questions throughout her life: Why can I see dead people? Who is the hot supernatural entity following me? How do I get gum out of my sister’s hair before she wakes up? But, “How do I trap not one malevolent god, but three?” was never among them. Until now. And since those gods are on earth to kill her daughter, she has little choice but to track them down, trap them, and cast them from this dimension.

There’s just one problem. One of the three stole her heart a very long time ago. Can the Razer, a god of absolute death and destruction, change his omniscient spots, or will his allegiances lie with his brothers?

Those are just a few of the questions Charley must answer, and quick. Add to that a homeless girl running for her life, an innocent man who’s been charged with murder, and a pendant made from god glass that has the entire supernatural world in an uproar, and Charley has her hands full. If she can manage to take care of the whole world-destroying-gods thing, we’re saved. If not, well…


read it, track it is a way for me to track books for my reading challenges and the reviews will be super short.

I really enjoyed 9th Grave and was a little anxious to listen to The Curse of Tenth Grave. I guess I was afraid I wouldn’t like it as much but that was silly. I loved being back in Charley’s world. This series is fun, sassy with a deeper thing happening underneath. Jones tricks you with the snark and then slips in the big plot issues and leaves you thinking WHAT DID I JUST READ?! I’m not sure how many more books are planned but I can’t wait to see how all the dots connects for the big finale. I believe I will have to do a series relisten before the final book.

While Jones writes great characters, it’s  Lorelei King’s delivery of the funny dialogue in her flawless performances is what keeps me coming back to Charley and gang over and over.


About Lorelei King

Lorelei King is one of the most successful and accomplished American actresses working in the UK today, appearing in numerous films and television shows. Lorelei is also a multi- award-winning narrator of audiobooks, recording the works of best-selling authors Janet Evanovich, Sue Grafton and Patricia Cornwell among others.

Born in Pennsylvania and raised in Los Angeles, Lorelei now makes her home in London, where she lives with her husband, actor Vincent Marzello.

About Darynda Jones

NYTimes and USA Today Bestselling Author Darynda Jones has won numerous awards for her work, including a prestigious Golden Heart®, a Rebecca, two Hold Medallions, a RITA ®, and a Daphne du Maurier, and she has received stellar reviews from dozens of publications including starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, and the Library Journal. As a born storyteller, Darynda grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike, and she is ever so grateful for the opportunity to carry on that tradition. She currently has two series with St. Martin’s Press: The Charley Davidson Series and the Darklight Trilogy. She lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as New Mexico, with her husband of almost 30 years and two beautiful sons, the Mighty, Mighty Jones Boys.

Review Breakdown
Narration (Audio)
Overall: four-stars
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8 responses to “The Curse of Tenth Grave by Darynda Jones

  1. I felt like this one was “back” to where I enjoy the series. Still so much confusing mythology, tho. But Lorelei King makes the series for me now, and I will only listen to her performance. She does such an amazing job that I’m able to overlook some of my annoyances.

  2. I couldn’t agree more about Lorelei King – she’s a phenomenal narrator! I read Eleventh Grave in October in a pre-ARC form and loved it, but missed her narration. Looking forward to listening to it as soon as it comes out to (1) get Lorelei’s take and (2) find out what’s so different – Darynda said it’s very different from the ARC I got, but couldn’t wait to read. I don’t think there are many left… I feel like we have to be getting close to the end.

  3. I know the final number of books has been mentioned. I’m thinking a total of 12 books, but I could be wrong. I’m excited to see how this all wraps up. I’m also interested to see what Jones does next. I love Charley, but series that run on too long can get stale. I quit a few series because of that last year.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

  4. This series is so much fun, you never know where Darynda Jones is going to take you in this world! Everything is building and I know I’m missing important information that is going to be needed at the end. I am not looking forward to the end, but there are certain things that I really, really need to happen!