The Janeite geek
On par with the other books, although not as action-packed as book 9, I could sense that it was getting more and more difficult for the author to provide background information on the characters and events. This is good for those who have not read the previous volumes (and for the sake of selling more copies!) but it gets a bit tedious for those of us who have read (and re-read) the earlier books. Perhaps she should come out with a version for Sookie veterans, and an "expanded" version for novices.
Johanna Parker, of course, was a joy to listen to, as always. I just wish to suggest, let's bone up on the Russian accent, shall we?
To the author's credit, the story ended with no unresolved issues, unlike some works of the same genre that end with cliffhangers, obviously to hook the reader into buying the next book.
Overall, the storytelling and character development were excellent. In spite of the (necessary) tedium, I look forward to book 11, or an interim short story, if one is forthcoming.
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It was good, but on the light side. I have been spoiled with some of the darker Sookie books. Still this is a great story. I will listen to it at least 3 times.
Well worth the wait and sadly I finished it in a day.......what to do now!?! This book tied up so many loose ends and the romance between Sookie and Eric is delicious! Poor tragic Bill! But somehow I think there's more to tell as far as he and Sookie are concerned... Lots of action, lots of plotting and scheming and magic!~
A very entertaining and satisfying story. It picks up right where the ninth book left off and it ends with love and resolution. I enjoyed it very much.
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I have really enjoyed (rated 4 and 5) all the Sookie books until this one...this book could have been an epilogue to the last one....there is a very thin plot line, no attention to settings, not much happening and no new concepts or surprises...I was very disappointed...a firend said to me after reading the hardback - It was as if the author had hired some one else to write the book....
These are such fun books to listen to. So relaxing and the narrator does a brillliant job! Only 2 more books in the series for me to read before the companion book, sigh.... I will be a bit bummed out when its over. I highly reccomend the entire series of these books.
I really enjoyed this book. There may have been a little less action in it than some of the other books but it was nice to see good things happen to a few a of the characters. If you like the rest of the series then this is a must read.
I liked this book just as well as the others in the series. Those who complain that the book is short should look at the other books. They tend to be between 8-10 hours.
I enjoyed the new Charlaine Harris very much. A number of reviewers had said it did not further the story line of the series and they were disappointed with this installment. So thus being forewarned I was glad that time spent in Sookie's world did not require an all out war to keep me interested. The only negative was most of the voices the narrator chose. I actually cringed when Sookie's cousin Hunter spoke and don't get me started on Erik.
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I had read others say that they were disappointed with this book. I loved it except it was to short. There is more character story and less action. A tying up of many lose ends. A great listen.