Don't buy it unless you have not read the books. It's mostly a recap of the books. And when it's not, the narrators are not good. The short story by the actual Sookie narrator was ok, but def not worth even a credit, much less the ridiculous price. This is not a companion, it's a recap and a way to rip off Sookie fans. I never thought I would give anything "Sookie" a bad rating but that day has come.
She could have made it a real book, not a ripoff recap.
Yes, Johanna Parker's. That's it. The others, heck no.
One short story. Worth 1/10 of a credit.
Stick with the actual books, they are great. This is not.
I was never bored. The whole book kept me captivated. Just when I thought I knew what to expect, something different happened.
Without going into spoilers I would say there is one scene near the end that had me gripping the edge of my bed. Brilliant use of words to describe a truly macabre scene.
The narrator was perfect. The book had a good pace, not too slow or fast. I am in love with this series.
I (Sookie Stackhouse) turned on my computer and began to read the Amazon reviews of the latest novel about me by Charlaine Harris, Deadlocked. I read many negative and frustrated reviews by longtime fans of my series, but one review that particularly caught my eye noted how often the same information was repeated in the novel, over and over and over again, in needless and infuriating ways sometimes three, four, or five times sometimes even within the span of only a few pages.
I turned off my computer, took a shower, then got ready for bed. My friend Tara, who, as noted in the last chapter, just had two babies with her husband who's a stripper at Hooligan's (like I noted a few paragraphs ago and also in Chapters 1, 3, 4, and 7) called. "Tara," I said, "I just sat down at my computer and read a review of Charlaine Harris' Deadlocked that complained that the same information was repeated in the novel, over and over and over again, in needless and infuriating ways sometimes three, four, or five times sometimes even within the span of only a few pages." But I knew this might stess out Tara, because (as I've just mentioned) she's just had two babies with her husband, who's a stripper at Hooligan's. I could have read Tara's mind because I'm a telepath who reads people's minds, in case you haven't gathered that from the previous 11 novels. But I didn't. So I hung up.
The next morning, after checking my mail three or four times and then sunbathing, I went to my job as a waitress at Merlotte's. Because I'm a waitress who works at Merlotte's, which is a bar where I'm a waitress. Perhaps I've mentioned this? Anyway, on the way in, I met my boss and good friend Sam, who is a shifter, and also my boss and good friend. "Say, Sam," I said, "Last night I sat down at my computer and read a review on Amazon about the novel Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris that complained that the same information was repeated in the novel, over and over and over again, in needless and infuriating ways sometimes three, four, or five times sometimes even within the span of only a few pages."
"That's interesting, Sookie," said Sam, "because I'm a shifter and you're a telepath who is married to a vampire and, by the way, here comes Pam, who is your vampire husband's vampire offspring and also your friend, like me, but I'm a shifter, not a vampire, and I own Merlotte's, which is a bar where you're a waitress. Hi, Pam."
"If you two don't stop this endless, rambling, repetitive exposition that condescends to your readers like they're a bunch of brain-addled idiots, I am going to rip off your heads and eat you both," said Pam.
Did I mention that Pam is a vampire who is also my frie... hey, wait... Pam, get away from me! Help! Stop! Don't Bite M......
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I will listen to the next book only because books 1-9 were great and 13 is the last one. 10-12 were horrible.
Yes, she has always been great.
This book made me extremely dissapointed, frustrated, angry, ect ect ect. because it's not up to Sookie standards at all.
It sucks. Only read it if you have nothing else. And I mean nothing.
I started this book a long time ago but I was so frustrated it was nothing like the show I put it down. I recently started again and have now read 1-5 in a week. Almost nothing but the names is the same, even some of those are changed. And in the book is a character not in the show, Merideth, who I like. The story is really good and I have already downloaded the rest of the series up through Stefan's diaries. I think the TV show was just looking for a book to loosely base it on, and they did. BOTH the show AND the books are fantastic though!!! VD is my favorite show, so you can trust me! :)
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