Audio Review: Grave Witch (Alex Craft #1) by Kalayna Price (Narrator: Emily Durante)

Grave Witch Book Cover Grave Witch
Alex Craft #1
Kalayna Price (Narrator: Emily Durante)
Urban Fantasy
Tantor Audio
April 18, 2011
Audiobook
10 hours and 3 minutes
Library

 

Grave witch Alex Craft can speak to the dead, but that doesn’t mean she likes what they have to say.

As a private investigator and consultant for the police, Alex Craft has seen a lot of dark magic. But even though she’s on good terms with Death himself—who happens to look fantastic in a pair of jeans—nothing has prepared her for her latest case. Alex is investigating a high profile murder when she’s attacked by the ‘shade’ she’s raising, which should be impossible. To top off her day, someone makes a serious attempt on her life, but Death saves her. Guess he likes having her around...

To solve this case Alex will have to team up with tough homicide detective Falin Andrews. Falin seems to be hiding something—though it’s certainly not his dislike of Alex—but Alex knows she needs his help to navigate the tangled webs of mortal and paranormal politics, and to track down a killer wielding a magic so malevolent, it may cost Alex her life...and her soul.

 

** This review was originally featured on Books of My Heart. It was my pleasure to be part of her Friends on Friday series.

Mystery, surprises, tension, & edge of our seat moments.

Holly Cow, Grave Witch was more then I expected it to be. I was pulled in from the start and couldn’t stop until the very end. We get ghosts, a murder mystery, weird magic, and so much more. It was one thing after another that you never know what will happen next. 

Alex is a fun, unique, and powerful character. Everything we learn about her just leads us to wanting more. Her numerous and complex problems change the book into an entertaining and unpredictable read. Her grave sight is a pretty nifty ability, but it comes with a price. I liked how in this world their is a price to having magic. The more Alex is in contact with the dead the colder her body temperature gets and after being in contact with her power she has issues with her eyes. Alex does find ways to deal with the price. 

The secondary characters where wonderful. I had fun with all of Alex’s friends. She’s picked a great group of people to be with. 

The relationships Alex has with Death and Falin makes me wonder if their might be a love triangle looming in the future. I like the relationship between Alex and Death. As for Falin and Alex they where together to help with the backlash of her power this time around. I’m curious to see where things go on the man front. I will say the relationship comes second to the murder mysterious happen in this story. 

Narration: This is my first experience with narrator Emily Durante. I didn’t have any issues with the audio. I was sucked in that I couldn’t stop and when I had to I was a little sad and I wanted to jump back into the audio book. The story comes alive. Their are a lot of characters and Ms. Durante does a good job making them each unique. 

Grave Witch is a humorous suspenseful murder mystery Urban Fantasy that’s hard to put down. I can’t wait to dive into the next installment.

Rated: 4.5 Stars

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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14 comments on “Audio Review: Grave Witch (Alex Craft #1) by Kalayna Price (Narrator: Emily Durante)

  1. Oh I love this series! Good to hear the audio is just as good. Might be time for a revisit.

    • Re-Visits are always great! ^_^

  2. Oh yay, I enjoyed this series as well in audio 😀

    • Did you finish the series? I need to get book 2. Just so many books, but I do plan to continue. This was a fun book and I’m intrigued.

  3. Great review angela!! Shared on all my socials!!

    • Thank you!

  4. I love witch stories and those covers definitely won me over.
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • This was interesting. The audio cover is not so good, but the book covers are nice.

  5. hmmm new to me and sounds good!

    • I’ve had my eye on this series for years now. It was really enjoyable and I can’t wait to pick up book two. I plan to continue.

  6. Thanks Angela! I do want to read / listen this one. Anne

    • Glad you enjoyed my review. I hope you enjoy whenever you get around to reading or listing too it. I have to say I really liked the audio. ^_^

  7. This sounds like an interesting story! I have added it to my GR shelf. Good to know that I should go for the audio of this one!

    • I had a fabulous time with the audio on this one. I need to pick up book two, just so many books. I will be continuing this series, because it was really good. Hope you enjoy whenever you try it out.