I rate all of the Sookie novels high and the short story read by Johanna Parker was good. However this book has so much filler. I would have preferred to read it on a Kindle and skip most of it. The summary of all the novels was OK but a fan doesnt need that. The secret communications between Eric & Bill was definitely interesting. Though the two guys reading as Bill and Eric are experienced narrators, they weren't convincing in these roles. For example Bill had no Southern accent. I am not a fan of the TV show. That's another topic, but Steven Moyer nails Bill, IMO, and the show does have great actors. This Companion Novel lost my suppport when i reached the chapter dedicated to the President of the Charlaine Harris fan club. Seriously, who cares! That was filler.
Felders contribution to the band throughout 70s was equal that of Henley and Frye. They screwed him on royalties. Listening to this book is pretty convincing that Frey & Henley were greedy bastards who wouldn't share evenly with the band member (not a side show)
responsible for much of American Rock history. Felder gave as many compliments to Don & Glenn as he did criticism of their dictatorship. And they were also basing the split
Frey and Henley got 2/7ths on Hell Freezes Over proceeds.
Felder, Schmidt, and Walsh only got 1/7th. Felder should have gotten more. If not for him, Hotel California would have never had the world reach it had.
based on Henley & Frey 's solo work. Henley put out some excellent music. Frey's solo work really sucked compared to Henley.
We were told the last Sookie book came out last May. Mrs. Harris herself has said that's it.
Did I miss a major announcement?
Why market the books in your "Series That are Here to Stay" category?
The biggest mistake CH Harris made was to set the expectations beginning with Dead to the World. That book created a perception that Eric/Sookie was meant to be and all of the rest was headed in that direction. What didn't help was the some of the same audience was reading and dreaming about the epic, irreversible love between Edward/Bellla (or Rob/Kristen) and these people wanted a similar ending with this series.
But it's not like Eric was ever the selfless vampire who wanted only Sookie. She was right to not use the Cluviel Dor (last book) to make Eric choose. If he couldn't live without Sookie then he should have put up a bigger fight.
Also, throughout the entire series, Sookie never stopped imagining sex with all of the respective suitors. Hardly a woman devoted to one man only.
I'm still going to enjoy two or three listens.
I'm no homophob by any stretch, but yes those sections forced me to x 3 the narration. I love the series for the non sexual stuff, and i could live without all the heterosexual stuff on the previous books. I'm interested in Wrath vs Score, and this whole universe JR Ward has created, writer mine. Mayhap the next book won't have any gay sex. I know many people love this series specifically for the sex, and I admit the first few books stirred my libido, but I'm more interested in the rest of it. You can't skip this book if you are already into the series. just fast forward through the Quinn/Blake alone time. (Unless thats what you want....this will be a popular book amongst our gay friends & family) This homosexual story was necessary for the series, IMO, but that doesn't mean I wanted to hear about them spooning and all that.
I am listening and enjoying it. Not sure if I would like this at all if I were reading instead of listening. I don't see a single redeeming quality about the main character, Nick. This kinda reminds me of that pretty boy in Cali who killed his wife. Perhaps that real story inspired this book. Nick is a real jerk and I am hating him the more I listen.
I burn so many credits on books I can't finish. I have over 300 titles in my library and have probably finished a third at the most. This is the first book in a while that fully has my attention. I keep rewinding in case I missed an important detail.
It's about a guy with a rough background, due to no fault of his own, who manages to finally achieve success. And then his past comes back to haunt him. He doesn't know what is happening to him...but knows its not good.
The reader is a seasoned pro.
I enjoy watching programs on the History Channel about Lincoln. I also like some (not all) vampire fiction, with Charlaine Harris being the best in that Genre. I waste allot of credits on audio books I never finish. I thought this book was going to be a bust and made the mistake of not giving it a chance. When I saw recently it was being made into a movie, I pulled it out of my library and gave it another chance. It really was good. It doesn't glorify Vampires at all. Lincoln thinks they are nasty creatures and is committed to eliminating them from America. Grahame-Smith has done a masterful job of mixing real history with fiction that you can almost believe its real if you allow your imagination to take over. He also hired the perfect narrator to read this book. The voice is a very believable Lincoln as well as the other characters. Music is mixed in at the right moments. Superb work!!!
I think people have expectations and then are excessively harsh when judging a successful writer. If I didn't know it was written by Anne Rice, I would not have been able to tell it was her by the style. She presents an alternate view on Werewolves which is semi believable. It wasn't the greatest book I've heard this year but I enjoyed it.
I enjoyed this book as much as any of the previous ten. I liked it better than Dead in the Family. I long for the time when I first discovered the series and had 80+ hours of listening ahead. Johanna Parker has made this series one of the best. Her voice is Sookie. So many fans of the series are missing the experience of having Johanna perform.
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