Yes, the audio edition was preferable to the print version. I don't think I would've read the entire book...for those of us who have read and/or listened to the series several times (okay, many times), I probably would have read the novella, Ms. Harris' message to the readers, but skipped the rest of the book. I found the "review" of the series quite enjoyable as I commute to and from work on a daily basis. The only regret is that there is no way to "see" the map of Bon Temps via the audio version.
The novella was worth the price of the book. I am a great fan of Sam and was very happy to "meet" his family. I also enjoyed learning about other novellas that were developed, but do not include Sookie. Somehow I missed one or two of these. I look forward to correcting that omission as quickly as possible!
As always, Johanna Parker does a stellar job with the narration of the novella. I was very sad to hear Amanda Ronconi's reading later in the book. Ms. Ronconi did a wonderful job, but the voices belong to Johanna Parker and it sounded strange to hear someone else portraying the characters. The gentlemen who portrayed Eric and Bill did an admirable job and definitely made me laugh. However, Ms. Parker's narration still works best for me.
I wanted to read the wedding novella in one sitting...but not the entire book. It is way too long and covers too many different subjects to make that possible, or even desirable.
Thank you, Charlaine Harris, for a wonderful set of books. Your plot lines throughout the series have often surprised me. That is a good thing! I do hope that Sookie ends up with Eric or Sam...that is my request. I will admit that even I can see flaws with both/either of these desires. I look forward to reading your final book in this series...sigh...it will be a bittersweet treat, I am sure.
This book is a companion to the series. It is not meant to be a novel in and of itself. The negative reviews I have been seeing are actually pretty laughable, because they are complaining about the fact that they wasted a credit on something like this. Only die-hard Sookieverse people should use a credit on a COMPANION book. That said, it was pretty well-presented for the type of book that it is, and the inclusion of the novella was a nice touch. I had been looking for that slice in the storyline of Sookie and Sam. I will miss the series when it is over, and will have to get my fix of Bon Temps from True Blood.
A long commute audio listener
This book is like a news magazine about Sookie and her adventures in Bon Temp.
It might not be as good unless you're into the series. Ive read them all and this is great.
I have been a fan since book one. Lately it's been getting dark in Sookie's world. I wounder if "True Blood" has something to do with this? A little stalling here? I miss Quinn. What do you think? Good part in this book is the Quinn part. I did wounder about him. He remembered her birthday in latest book. Trouble everywhere. Oh My.
Believer in what you can't see
Leaves nothing out
I like that it fills in most of the gaps about the story plot and characters.
This narrator brings everything to this story, She makes the characters alive. In fact, I wonder if they had Anna Paquin imitate Johanna Parker, because they sound the same. The male voices are so good; you would swear that it was a man doing the voice.
Vampire, fairies and werewolves oh my.
I love books and animals.I enjoy all sorts of genres, anything from history to supernatural.
Yes, I own both and although I started with the print version it is so nice to hear everything through narration.
Well since this is the companion I enjoyed the question and answer section with Charlaine.
Question and answer section when they read the question I submitted :-)
no, its a companion. However I think Charlaine did an excellent job creating this companion.
My only issue with this is the narrators for Pam and Eric. They did not try to emulate the appropriate accents, instead they did southern twang accents... that was a little irritating.