I read this because I have read all of the other Sookie Stackhouse books and I was happy to see there would be another.
It was very enjoyable, as usual -- good action, good "magic", good romance, good intrigue. And the narrator is just perfect. I can't imagine anyone else narrating this series.
This is Harris final closure to the series and one would thought it would have at least a dramatic finally. However, the story line is so so and slow; plot is not well developed---too many loose ends.Felt like Harris just wanted to end without putting effort into it.
JP performance of Sookie has always been awesome. I strongly believe JP performances is a big reason why many listeners are hooked on this series. It's the story line that makes this book so so, not JP's performance.
A follow book would be nice as the plot contains many loose ends.
A spin off on another series from the characters would also be welcome.
I have nothing good to say about this book. I should have listened to the other reviewers. I should have saved myself the credit and the time and read the spoilers. I urge you to do the same.be smarter than I was.
Charlaine Harris really is bored with her series. There is very little effort put into the story and the way she wrote, it seems as if she is mad at all of her readers and just wanted to take away any bit of fun left in the series so we wouldn't ask for any more.
I can not express how heart broken I am about the last book in the series. The story line was rushed, pushed and squished together in a most unflattering way. How could she just discount Eric; the strongest personality in the whole series next to Sookie herself? How can she think that letting Eric walk off into the sunset ( figuratively speaking) with not even twenty words in the whole book be a good idea? This story did not even make sense in relation to the previous books. It was as though Harris just wanted to get it all over with. I would not recommend anyone even start this series with an ending like this. Another review suggested Harris did not even write this book; that would be the only explanation. That and if there was a ghost writer, they never read the other books.I haven't been this upset since they switched narrators in the Dresden series.I am left feeling angry,disappointed and utterly crushed. What in the world was she thinking?
No way; I will never get over her thoughtlessness and what she did to Sookie.
The characters were all there, but somehow I think they were just as frustrated with what Harris was making them do as we the readers were.
No- there is not one redeeming quality. The book should be recalled and Harris should re-write it. I can't help but wonder where were her friends and editor to tell her she was making the biggest mistake of her career?
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I really enjoyed this series, but the last few books were a let down. I had hoped that this one would be an improvement, but it wasn't. It felt forced and rushed--like Ms. Harris was struggling to meet a deadline and didn't give Sookie the conclusion she deserved. The storyline fell flat and underdeveloped.
The last several Sookie books have been pretty terrible, so I didn't expect much for this one. And I was not disappointed. Throwing the characters together in the way that she did was weird and disjointed. I have come to expect disappointment from this series. The first several books were good enough to keep me reading the entire series. Or maybe it was OCD...Anyhow, if you read all the books up until now, I would go ahead and listen to it. It does tie up some loose ends. However, if you are coming in late and have not read all the other books in the series, I wouldn't waste my time on this one.
I am a mom of 4 that loves loves loves my Megan, Colin, Joshua & Aiden baby.
given her a better final partner. SERIOUSLY???
only if she corrects the way she screwed up the love story
no, this was a let down that I waited a year for. What more is there to say?
Just looking for an enjoyable story! Books are my passion.
Someone who is bored and hasn't read the previous 12. Even then, perhaps if it were the last book on earth.
No. However it has turned me off Charlaine Harris. I've read all of her books, and she cheated her fans. I can't believe after 13 books, she didn't even consider her fans. I loved her books, and bought every one of them. I will never waste my time with any of her books again. Why read a series and have the author ruin it in the end??? Yes, she may have wrote it, and it was her book to write, but we are the fans who read them, and she didn't even consider us.
Anger, sadness, disappointment, shock..........
Dead Ever After cheated the fans. It was like Ms. Harris didn't even write it. The words didn't flow, the characters seemed to have been thrown in here and there with no purpose. There was no passion, no real mystery, no pleasure in reading it. I usually read the Sookie Stackhouse books in one sitting. It took me a few days to finish Dead Ever After. Maybe her editor forgot to edit. Long story short.....A WASTE OF TIME!!!!!
I read too much, like most genre, & am picky about narrators. I like strong characters, great dialogue, & quirky bits!
I was fine with how it turned out, I was not in Eric, Bill, or Sam's camp. AND I am delighted to be out of Sookie's brain.
Yes, Charlaine is an excellent writer, I just think she wrote herself out of a story in the last 2 or 3 books. Could have wrapped it up then, and probably should have.
Say something about yourself!
I love how much Sookie has evolved in the book series. I also love how there are so many people we have seen in past books in this one.
Johanna Parker has a great voice for Sookie. Her performance was wonderful, really brings Sookie and the story to life!
Yes. I hated to get out of the car!