This book was obviously the bridge to the last book. Many things were left unfinished. Characters did not always behave in the expected way. I enjoyed the book only because I've been Sookie starved and I really want my Sookie journey to be over. Harris has lost interest and so have I. And considering the other reviews I have read, she's left a trail of dead listeners in her path.
I will listen to the last book in the series but I will never listen or read a Charlaine Harris book again. Not only has she ended other series badly (Shakespeare, Harper Connelly) but why can't the entire Sookie Stackhouse story be told in the books? Again, there was a storyline that is contained in a short story in some other book. I don't care to read those books so I have to guess what happened. Doesn't she have enough imagination to write a unique story for the short story collection books? One last thing, after I read the previous book, Dead Reckoning, I thought about commenting on the book on the community blog on her website. Has anyone ever read the comments Charlaine Harris writes when someone criticizes her work? That's enough to make sure that after this series, NEVER AGAIN.
I love Johanna Parker as Sookie Stackhouse and can't think of anyone who would do a better job. However, this was my least favorite of her narrations. What happened? Several of the character voices were changed from the previous books, especially Bill and Eric. Some of the characters in this book sounded so similar I couldn't tell who was speaking. And again, Bill's voice was previously so cool and calm, so like the character's personality. I have no idea why she changed his manner and style of speaking. I didn't care for it at all.
The scene with Quinn was just a way to let us know that there is a short story out there somewhere that we needed to understand what is going on. I guess Harris has to sell her contributions to other books in some way.
I really don't know what would make this book better. It seems as if Charlaine Harris has went as far as possible with this series.
At the end where Sookie rescues someone. I hope the next book will expand on this rescue.
This is the next to last in a long, beloved series that will end with only one more book. I have loved every minute of this wild ride and this book is one of the best in the whole series. CH ties up a lot of loose ends, completes quite a bit of the story lines we have wondered about and leaves us breathless with an ending NOBODY EXPECTED! Sookie Stackhouse, the telepathic waitress who is our heroine, has been thru hell and back her whole life and this book is no different with her story. She will come out of this alive....we hope. I have loved her for so many years I feel as if she's part of the family so I am very sad that it's coming to a conclusion but the show on HBO will continue her for a while yet. I highly recommend this complete series to anyone who loves a true to life heroine with a large and frequent dollop of the supernatural thrown in. The believable kind of supernatural! This story could happen to you! or me, if I were so lucky!
Audio books are just my cup of tea!
I love Sookie!
Because the books take place in a very narrow time frame I enjoy re-listening to the series before I start the latest book. This time I started re-listening after Rhodes. Johanna Parker is the only narrator that can do Sookie as far as I am concerned!
I love the way Charlaine Harris gives us the details of Sookie’s life. I enjoy knowing Sookie gets books from the library, buys stamps, stops by the bank, and does laundry. These are the things that make her real for me.
Wish we would have had more detail about Sam’s brother’s wedding and how Quinn has now found someone.
As usual the end has left me wanting more (that’s a good thing)! Waiting a year may kill me!!
May have to re-listen from the beginning this summer!
Here’s a recommendation, if you love Sookie you will want to listen to the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones.
I am such a huge fan of the Sookie Stackhouse books, yet this one, you could easily skip it and still be up to date when the next book comes out! Such a disappointing storyline that did nothing to further the plot or the series. There was way too much of Sookie going to the shops, or doing her hair, or taking a shower, or going to sleep... I'm sure you get the picture! It tied up some very minor characters and that was about it. It was a really frustrating book, full of nothing in particular and difficult even for a fan to listen through.
It left more unanswered questions. Left us in the air at the end.
A little more action.
I love how she plays Sookie and Pam.
Yes. Slower than the other books, but interesting. You can tell that the series us coming to a close.
Top of the list.....
Sookie predicting what the Vampires in her yard would say and Bill saying 'and I do love you more than Eric' before leaving.
When Mustafa rescues Sookie from the Rogues.
The Sookie Stackhouse series is by far one of the best series I have ever read. The stories draw you in and the characters have grown throughout the series which draws a reader in..
Being inside Sookie's head for most of the book is too much for me and not all that interesting.
Johanna Parker is a remarkable narrator. She didn't have the usual high quality of material to work with on this project.
Extreme dissappoinment ...
I would highly recommend this book to a friend only if they have read the other books.
When Sookie saved Sam's life.
The emotional roller coaster between Sookie and all the characters.
While not as good as the first 5 or 6 books in this series I still enjoy the life of Sookie Stackhouse. I have always been team Eric but after the last book (and this book) I was a bit disappointed in Eric's character. I'm not sure where Charlaine Harris is going with this series....and I love the suspense of not knowing. I would recommend this book....it makes me want to start the series all over again!!!