Better than I was expecting based on all the awful reviews, but certainly not up to the standards of the first books in this series. Sookie makes a somewhat final decision which will surprise no one who is familiar with the series. Eric also seems to go back to his original ruthless self. Pam finally gets recognition. I will miss the characters in these series, they are some of my favorite, but I think it's time for the series to end. It truly seems to have run it's course. Johanna Parker does a wonderful job of narrating - as usual!
I like how she wrapped up the storylines. I liked revisiting characters from previous books. While everything does get resolved it isn't exactly neat and tidy.
I read a lot of bad reviews about this book before I listened to it. Maybe these fans were more die hard then myself but I found this last book to be enjoyable. It was well read as always Johanna Parker is a great reader and the story I felt was maybe not as amazing as some in the series but well rounded and thought out. I enjoyed it and am only sad that Sookie's adventures are at a close.
Believer in what you can't see
Yes, Johanna Parker brings the characters to life and makes the story wonderful.
That Sookie ends up with someone that is more normal than all the other lovers she has had. I also like that we find out what happens to all the men in her life. I like that the town stands by Sookie when she is in trouble again.
She brings dimension and sparkle to the story.
Yes, but I was able to listen to it in two sittings. I also listen to the audiobook twice.
It is sad when a good series comes to an end. I wasn't surprise who Sookie ends up with, but at the same time with all the time she spent with a certain someone you would think she would end up with him.
I will really miss this series. It had so much action and fun in it. It was never dull.
I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!
I started listening to this series of books after watching the first few episodes on HBO. While I have continued to watch the show, I have more anxiously awaited each new book as I liked how the different characters came and went or developed into main characters. I have to say, I love the book version so much better than the tv series which deviated so far from the books.
I have had 2 listening marathons and with this, the last in the series, I see another one in my future. I'm glad everything was wrapped up and tied together; maybe not a "happily ever after" for everyone but then life's like that. I'll miss Sookie but she's alway there if I need another marathon of listening pleasure!
This last book closed up nicely the storyline, and I think the quality of writing was better than earlier books in the series. I really enjoyed listening to them all, over the last 18 months, and will miss having the 'treat' of going back to Sookie's world. Johanna Parker's narration made that world a reality. She did a fabulous job.
Love the horror genre but read all kinds of stuff! I'm 40 something, a wife, mom and Project Manager for a large Construction Company.
Personally I did not like the ending and felt like it was rushed and Charlaine was sick of writng these books. Not that I blame her. Not her best in my opinion but I didnt return it.
While I listened, I decided I would start at the beginning and relisten to all the books in order again. I don't want these characters to stop. Even if Charlaine Harris is tired of writing these books can't she have other writers (super talented) take over, as other authors have done. Make it a franchise. I enjoy the books so much more than the "True Blood" TV show.
I have heard quite a bit about the displeasure that many readers had for this book. However, to me, it was just about perfect!
During a book signing several years ago, Charlaine Harris was asked if Sookie would ever become a vampire and she said that she would not. That was never the intention for her.
Thus, I knew that the relationship with Eric would have to end. And, I like how it ended. Personally, I preferred Sookie dating Bill or Quinn. But alas, finding love with your very best friend is indeed the very best kind of ending.
Also, I liked how she provided a finality to the main characters. Eric living a wonderful after life as a consort; Bill finding romance, maybe, with Karen; Jason married, etc.
My favorite character is Bill Compton because I like the idea of a southern gentleman and vampire. Also, the actor, Stephen Moyer, on the series True Blood is ah... HOT.
I've listened to all of the Sookie books and I enjoy Johanna's voice characters.
The same as the book, "Dead Ever After"
Yes. It brings closure
Diantha and Pam
Amazing as always. I wish I could chose her for most of my books.
Definitely not the ending I expected. Seems like the author got tired of writing Sookie books.