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I waited patiently for the release of this one, and it did not disappoint. The performances are excellent, the characters complex, and the story simply swept me away. Chock full of heart and human frailty.
I really did. The First free short story was inviting. The next two, good. The actual novel though written quite well, fizzled for me. The story bottomed out and left me flat. There were so many places to go, but the author chose to freeze time and not take the story to any daring places. I feel like I already know what was revealed. I feel as though most of us already know it very well, so no new light was shed. No revelations.
The third in the series, "White Trash Zombie Apocalypse" did not disappoint. Angel is a rich character with lots of room for growth in the storyline. The "silly" premise of zombies-hood falls away instantly because all of the characters are firmly grounded in real life. The writing is good, the plot moves forward and I very much look forward to #4.
Redundant! This book could have been a marvelous read. The premise is quite interesting. However, the author gives us little to ponder because she drives home every possible point with an iron fist! Each motive for every character is dissected and delivered not only once by multiple times. Had I been editor, I would have cut half of the content. Had I been the author, I would have paced the story so the first half did not drag and the last third did not hurry to tie up all of the loose ends. In my opinion, a missed opportunity.
Heavy sigh, the end of the series. But, this last chapter in Sookie Stackhouse's fantastic life, answers our questions and presents Sookie as an older and wiser young woman, comfortable with herself and her disability/talent while maintaining all of her humor and spirit. If you've enjoyed the series, this one is a must listen. Thank you Charlaine Harris for this creative, well written, funny, charming and open-hearted series. Also, kudos to Johanna Parker whose delightful narration completed a most enjoyable experience.
The writing is good, the performance good, the presentation of the story....confusing. The author takes chances here. The characters are fresh and interesting and she takes them almost to a place of satisfaction, then drops off. This is the sort of book that I wish brought home the build up, but it just doesn't. I think it's character heavy while the three main characters= the family, are short changed.
I'm a big fan of every book in the series. Listening to Cold Days is like coming home. Harry, dead or alive, is the model modern man/wizard. He's strong, smart, vulnerable, funny, compassionate and ready to save the underdog and/or the world even without a moment's notice. James Marsters's narration is perfection. The only down side to listening is finishing and waiting for Book 15.
Yes. The writing and performance captures small details in such an understated way that a second listen would remain a rich experience.
I enjoyed the ordinariness of the characters;feet of clay, with varied perceptions, but with understandable intentions.
The narrator brings a kindness to the tone of the book.
Certainly well worth my credit. I will listen again and recommend this audiobook wholeheartedly.
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