I agree with several of the other reviewers - this book didn't measure up. I have enjoyed the series - the last several installments have been lackluster. I am hanging in there to wrap up the series. Hopefully, Ms. Harris will give it her all for the finale.
Oh, one line about the lines at Wal-Mart being long - that was cute. One reason I rarely go to that store.
I sometimes wonder if watching the series has spoiled me for the books. We see the actors go all out in the series and the characters in the books - not always.
I usually read/listen to a book before I see a movie -- I think I need to apply that rule to TV series. That way I can enjoy each of them on their own merits.
Love reading books and listening to books. God bless the written word!
Love the audio version! Johanna Parker is amazing!
I would compare it the early books. Sookie is changing on the inside. It's another big crossroads for Sookie.
The girls at the strip club and the birthday surprise!
It made me almost cry. Harris almost gave me heart attack!
Can't believe it is ending. Only one more book in the series!
EOD wife and loving mother!!!
I love the narrator. She makes such a good Sookie. I can't picture anyone else doing a better job.
I find the cliff hanger ending quite interesting. I was not too interested in Tara in this one. She doesn't seem like a good friend.
She makes it impossible to not get into the book.
This book felt a little rushed. Plus, I'm not very happy with the abrupt ending to the Claud story line. I'm still confused about it and I've listened several times. I wish her brother and Bill had bigger parts.
A better story line...the narrator was good as always. But this book was such a disappointment. After waiting so long for this book I am left feeling bla..
No because I have hope the next will be better. I am 12 books in I won't let 1 turn me off just yet.
Yes. Narration was great.
I really hope Ms. Harris gets back to the roots of what made this series amazing and not get lost in the need to be a suspense novel with hundreds of twists. Romance is what gives this story strength...this book lacked all romance.
Hey Charlaine, are you getting a little tired of penning the Sookie Stackhouse stories? Seems to me like you are. The story was lackluster, and just didn't seem to grab. There was no fun, and even friends became foes. I REALLY like this series, but I hope this doesn't signal the demise. What I love about the books just wasn't there; the underdog making good with her wits, her loyalty to friends and lovers, and that touch of innocence that seems to sweeten the story. It just wasn't there this time.
Kudos to Johanna Parker for once again doing a stellar reading regardless of the story line.
I love Charlaine Harris, but this is the first book that I was a bit disappointed in. Overall the story was decent, but the premise of crazy chick being irrationally jealous & being out for Sookie has been done to death. It just felt a bit recycled.
Also the Eric/Sookie storyline was just underdeveloped. The chronic inaction was a cop out. I can't help but feel that maybe the author was rushed to get this book out. There were some great elements to the story, it just felt partially developed. Bummed, but I am still a huge fan & have high hopes for the next one.
Yes, because she is a fantastic storyteller.
cosmetologist, mother, beauty enthusiast
this was a great book. what can i say .. its sookie.. i am a little disappointed that eric and sookie are a the end, but i guess it was expected. who will sookie fall in love with . im guessing sam.. but we'll find out next may 2013 i cant wait
sookie she's the the star of the story
she puts a voice to sookie
when niall took all the fae back to fairy
I love the Sookie series. #12, and now left waiting at the end of another book for the next installment in May. Can't say very much about it without being a spoiler - but it was worth a credit and I feel pretty invested in the series at this point. I enjoy the "light" listen and caught myself several times smiling, laughing or even adding a comment of my own when a character said something stupid. The only downside of #12 - is that it felt short even though it was similar in length to the others.
I tried watching one episode of True Blood - and found that it was too different than the books. One reviewer commented that CH might be letting the True Blood series shape the books, I didn't see it from what I watched compared to the entire book series - but I do like the direction so far in #12. I love Johanna Parker - again, a wonderful narration.
No, not a good place to start.
No but it's makes it difficult to want to read the next one
1st review I have ever done so that has to tell you something. I love the Sookie books, the last 2 have been lacking but this one was the worst to date. It's just bad, filled with a bunch of filler crap. I'm still hoping the next one can turn this series around. :/
I can tell by the cover if the book is something I will enjoy, but the voice actor is an important factor in the success of a well told story.
Ah Yes! This story takes you a little further into the fairy world, a place where the TV show doesn’t go, the Sookie character is smarter, stronger and a more likeable person.
Sookie, is my favorite person in all the books, she’s smart, funny, has a good sense of self, fashionable and deals really well with the creatures that inhabit her space.
Sookie, Alseed, Eric, and Bill.
Sookie and company staging a recue.