I must confess: I have a love/hate relationship with this series. I really came to like most of the characters, but after the first few novels, this series really went downhill. At the end of every book, I swore I'd never continue on, but then I'd see it on sale for cheap and pick it up, only to swear off it again.
This (on-sale daily deal) was the end of the series and I was kinda hoping Sookie would die maybe. Instead, the author paired her off with the only person left she hadn't hooked up with and yet again, more attempts on her life for reasons so far-fetched, you might think Harris was drunk while writing. What a stretch. If you are looking for a satisfying conclusion, try the HBO series and cross your fingers. Number 13 is an unlucky one for anyone who reads these books.
As with all awful experiences, I'm glad it's over. I really need to work on my completion complex apparently.
Honestly!? Better writing and a solid, unique storyline would have helped. The book was slow, and dragged so badly, in places, that I was praying for an end to it, or me. I won't even talk about predictability...It's probably a good thing this was the last book in the series because I mostly likely would not bother to read another installment.I really liked this series and it is unfortunate that the final book was so unremarkable in its nature.I'm certain a lot of "die hard" Harris fans will have differing opinions, but objectively, it was not a particularly good effort for the final book in a series. Sorry, it is what it is.
An avid audible book listener!
Johanna Parker did a fantastic job with the series. The books are very different from the TV show on HBO. The books are better than the series.
Charlaine Harris is a wonderful writer, with a fantastic imagination. She created a series that has really taken off and will continue to be entertaining even after this final book.
Dead Ever After makes you wonder what happened next in the world of Sookie Stackhouse. Happy to hear that Charlaine Harris thought about that and is giving us book that will tell us what happens.
The wrapping up of loose ends and the beautiful narration.
I've enjoyed the Audible series from the beginning, and though I'm sad to see it go, I'm satisfied with the way Ms. Harris ended the series, and I look forward to her next adventures.
In general as this series progressed (after book 8) I became more and more disappointed with Charlaine Harris. That being said, I just couldn't not read after becoming so invested in this series and the characters.
I have nothing against Johanna Parker as a Narrator. I think she does the "southern thing" well. I always appreciate a narrator who can give a distinct voice/personality to each character.
No, it's done and over with... I think leaving it with the rest of their lives to be lived out from that point on just works. Everyone can decide in their own minds how Sookie, Sam and everyone else in Bon Temps lives out their lives.
Thank you Charlaine for the story line. I may have been disappointed as time went on, I feel like you were forced to continue the books longer than you would have wished. But I must say it was well worth getting involved in, in the long run.
I have enjoyed all the Sookie books and True Blood, but I didn't like the wrap up of Sookie's story. Felt forced. It is a must read if you have read all the other books, but that's about it.
That end. This book storyline was BAD!
Return the book.
I have read the entire series and this was no way to end it.
Proud book worm!
Out of all the Sookie books this was disappointing...especially for it being the last. I was and wasn't disappointed but it was like this book was rushed to be finished and so much of it was flat.
I know that Ms. Harris could have made this a more exciting book, the sparkle is just gone. For a series that I love so much...I know it could have been to where all the characters could have been better written but somehow they got shoved aside after a few pages.
Johanna Parker is a wonderful narrator...she did her best on this last book as she has for all of the Sookie books.
To wrap up such a special series this book fell completely flat. I was so dissappointed with it. It's like Charlaine Harris just gave up and wanted to get it over with. Total let down after being such a huge fan.