I love the Otherworld series - and it's had several different readers throughout its 13-book duration. Unfortunately for me, my favorite reader only did one. I love Johanna Parker's reading in the Southern Vampire series, but I can't get that series out of my head when I listen to this one. She does a good job, but she'll always be Sookie to my ears.
As far as the story goes, Kelley Armstrong did it again! The story was great and stressful! Fans of the series get to see a little of everyone - so no matter who's your favorite, you get to see them!
Kelley Armstrong is such a tallented writer that it makes it hard not to enjoy any of her books, however I'm so glad Johanna Parker has narated the last three books in this series, most of the other narators in this series were terrible and I had to read the print version. That being said, Thirteen is an exciting read and wrap up to the series, since it involves all the characters of the series in one way or another. The story is told primarily by Savanna, but all the women that made this series have there hand in it. I'm sad to know the series is over, but enjoyed the end of it all the way.
Just a guy that likes a good story.
Ms. Armstrong was really able to create a cohesive ending to the story. Keeping all of the characters intact and letting us hear from multiple 'narrators'.
There are so many good characters it is hard to choose. As a male reader I think that my favorite character is Karl Marsten or Clay. To me Karl has always been something of an enigma and somewhat an antihero. As for Clay, well, he is Clay and Clay is just freaking awesome.
My favorite scene is where Savannah and Adam meet the prisoner and figure out who he is. I will not say more so I do not spoil it.
I laughed out loud on several occasions, but I think the overall feeling of finality really gave a mixture of happy and sad feelings. I mean having read every story I could find for otherworld, you get close to the characters and while you are happy that they have a happy ending, you are sad to know that this is the last book.
Read the whole series folks. It is brilliantly done. If Kelley Armstrong reads this review, I just say to her "Well done, a beautiful ending to a magnificent story."
I was completely impressed at the way so many characters from this series made an appearance in a way that made sense to the completion of this story. They didn't just appear for appearance sake. This story was non-stop action and constantly kept you thinking.
Without specifics it actually did both - it had many highs and lows which makes for a great book!
I can honestly say, when I started this book I couldn't imagine that this was a series finale, as there are so many characters and it is such a diverse series, but Ms. Armstrong really went all out to make this book worthy of a fantastic series!
I love the BBC and British mysteries, but my tastes are very eclectic. I live with my husband and menagerie of rescued cats and dogs.
A plot that relied on something other than guts and gore. Now to put this in some context, I have read every single other book, story, and novella written by Kelley Armstrong, so this very negative review is from a big fan. I know she does not shy away from violence, but in this book that was all there was. It's like there were just a few scenes between blood and guts to get from one needlessly PROLONGED scene of graphic violence to the next, like porn that tries to have a story line. I could not even finish this one.
It's hard to say because the characters were very unimportant in this book: It was all about the violence. The one bright light was Eve. If Armstrong had been able to get away from her fascination with describing eviscerations in detail to develop characters more, the re-corporalized Eve would have been great.
Just because I have read every other book in the series, I will probably get this one in used paperback so that I can skip through the probable 3/4 of the book that does not involve plot. I seems a shame to end such a fantastic series on such a low note. It's hard to believe Armstrong even wrote this one.
Great addition to he series.
The kiss between Adam and savana
This was the first one. Great job.
When hope realized her husband was killed.
Among the top 30! This is such a great ending, I was nervous for a while but it was fantastic!
I don't want to give anything away but it has to do with the Nast Cabal leader!
Of all the narrators in this series I feel she did the best job. It was hard getting through all the switching. Glad she did the last couple of books!
Kelley Armstrong is a wonderful writer. I really enjoyed every book for so many reasons. I now get to enjoy the Men of the Underworld as well as the compilations of short stories. Glad I have some more of this world to listen to!
I love to read, but I am time-limited. Audible allows me to keep up with all my favorite authors while on the hiking trail. Thanks, Audible!
Thirteen is the next book in Kelley Armstrong's Otherworld series. It is billed as the last book in this series. After a listen, it is clear why. Armstrong does a great job wrapping up the series and giving all the characters an end-some happy, some not. This is a strong addition to a wonderful series. NOTE: This series was turned into a TV show in 2013.
It's a great book and the narrator is good except someone needs to let her know Clayton has the Louisiana drawl...not Elena. Disappointing when you've been reading the entire series and you know the characters. Otherwise she does a good job.
The only issues were some of the narrators. Johanna Parker did the last few and I really enjoyed her the most.. In my option I wish they stuck with the same narrator throughout the whole series. Would have made it much better. But on the flip side I did absolutely LOVE the series and am quite sad that it's over. I loved the werewolves stories and of course the last few were Savannah was the main character... I really enjoyed your writing Kelly Armstrong, thank you!!!
I loveeee Johanna Parker! I've listen to her read the WHOLE sookie stackhouse stories. By far my favorite.
No but most definitely would if I could have!!!