I had been looking forward to this book for several months and I enjoyed listening to it. However, I think the author tried to cram too much into too few pages. She covers a lot of ground so its hard to get emotionally connected to any of the events and a lot of the characters. It seems like the mysterious fairy war should have been a book all on its own to have any kind of impact. The story felt rushed and seemed to end abruptly. I would recommend this to Sookie fans, but I would have to tell Sookie newbies to start at the beginning of the series to have any idea what's going on. As far as the audio is concerned; I wish they had chosen someone else to read this. The narrator was not as good as others I've heard.
Dark times have come to Bon Temps, LA, and Sookie is in the middle. The werewolves have come out and fear has settled with some, curiosity with others. This chapter of Sookie's life is a more violent yet the story flows with the times. Her relationship with Eric gets more attention and confusion! As always it leaves you wanting more...
This was a GREAT listen - enthralling, exciting, suspenseful, and sexy. Did I mention that this is the best Sookie Stackhouse Story yet?
Artist living & working in the SF Bay Area
Charlene Harris must be burnt out on writing SVM. All she seems to do here is rip up the tapestry of her long developed story arch we all wait upon. In the style of a bad bad movie sequel - Charlene kills off a lot of main characters, and really seems to not be having fun. Gone is the exploration, excitement and humor of her previous books. This book was plodding, depressing and masochistic at best. I think she needs a vacation away from this series for a while before she goes and drives a stake through its heart.
Charlaine Harris has once again out done herself! This addition to the Sookie Stackhouse series was worth waiting for. If it is possible to fall more in love with the heroine you will. Charlaine Harris knows how to pull on the emotional string while filling the story with excitement, suspense and deep character detail. The world of Sookie Stackhouse of is enthralling and addictive. The show “True Blood” based on the Sookie Stackhouse stories only reveals the outer most surface of the addictive story line. Please start from the beginning of the series so that you do not miss any of the fine details offered by the author.
My only regret in this story line is that I can not share it with the younger members of my family. This is an adult story. A great story yes, but it would be a strong R rating if it were a movie.
I can not wait for the next installment. I hope Charlaine Harris does not bask too long in the success of “Dead and Gone” and publishes the next installment very soon.
I am ready for the next book Charlaine. My brain is aching to know what happens next. There was never a slow point in the book. However, a few holes here and there. I got so involved in the book I was staring at my Ipod when the narrator said "The End". I thought NO WAY!!!!! I love the whole series. I really love the relationship between Eric and Sookie.
I had been so excited about this book coming out that I was nervous it wouldn't live up to my expectations. My husband thinks I'm a little obsessed with the Southern Vampire Series. I can't help it, Harris has drawn me in with Sookie, Eric, Bill, and Sam.
Dead and Gone is no let-down. I was thrilled to see the development between Sookie and Eric. I have become a huge Eric fan and enjoyed how Harris made me love him and question him even more in this book. And Bill....oh, how she smoothes him in there as well... I can't wait to see what becomes of the three of them.
My only disappointment was that it ended too soon. I can't wait for the next one!
Not as good as the previous couple of books in the series.
Not sure. Didn't like her voice in the beginning but seems to be getting better.
No, but then I'm not a movie person
Although the series seems to be dying and should probably be left to die in peace. This book covered an expanse of just a few days that were crammed packed. Most "normal" people would just be tuckered out with all that happens in Soookie's life.
I wanted to give this 5 stars because of the development of the relationship between Eric and Sookie. Just that one love scene was enough to get the book for. But this could easily have been two books. First it starts off with the weres coming out of the closet (or whatever). That could have been developed so much more. Then we have the fey war. Again, abbreviated and deserved so much more development. Easily 2 books with the Eric subplot worked though one or the other, or even better, both.
The narrator is very good.