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Dead Ever After Audiobook
Dead Ever After
Written by: 
Charlaine Harris
Narrated by: 
Johanna Parker
Dead Ever After Audiobook

Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13

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Audible Editor Reviews

Editors Select, May 2013 - Dead Ever After. The end of an era. Lucky number 13. As great as my anticipation is, and as high as my expectations are, I can’t help but be sad that there will be no more Sookie adventures to read. It’s hard to put so many otherworldly creatures into ours, try to make it a little sexy, a little mysterious, and succeed the way Harris has without resorting to cheap titillations. In the final book (though I heard a rumor about character epilogues), Sookie is arrested for murder and must solve what could be her most difficult mystery yet. Johanna Parker returns as narrator and expertly falls into the role, keeping our heroine’s characteristic smoky, smoldering voice on perfect no-nonsense levels. Come on back down to Bon Temps – this is not a murder to be missed. —Erin, Audible Editor

Publisher's Summary

Number-one New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won numerous awards for her Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire series, which has been adapted into the hit HBO show True Blood. In this 13th and final book, a murder rocks the town of Bon Temps and Sookie is arrested for the crime. After making bail, she sets out to clear her name - but her investigation only leads to more deaths.

©2013 Charlaine Harris, Inc. (P)2013 Recorded Books

What the Critics Say

"The Sookie Stackhouse series seamlessly mixes sensuality, violence, and humor." (Boulder Weekly)

"Harris’s creation offers a magical and mysterious twist on traditional vampire stories." (Houston Chronicle)

"What sucked me in? Definitely the books’ oddly charming, often funny mix of the mundane and the absurd. And the chills and thrills in boudoirs and various locales around the South aren’t too bad either." (The Seattle Times)

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    RayRay1974 Texas, United States 05-22-13
    RayRay1974 Texas, United States 05-22-13 Member Since 2011

    I don't have time to sit and read, but I have plenty of time to sit and listen! :)

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    "Charlaine put the final nail in the coffin."

    I really felt like the author just wanted this series to be over. I guess she exited the best way she could. I don't mind the character she ends up being in love with, but this book could have been way more exciting than what it was.

    That being said, I have loved the series, loved the narrator of the whole series. If your like me, your going to have to read it just because it's the last one. But don't expect fire works because those move to Oklahoma.

    Au revoir to Sookie Stackhouse and the gang. I really wish she became a vampire and started an whole new series. But... that does not happen. :/

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    Sabrina Mountain View, MO, United States 05-21-13
    Sabrina Mountain View, MO, United States 05-21-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Not horrible but I expected more....."

    I am a minority and enjoyed some of the old characters that returned. I didn't mind who she ended up with but felt that it wasn't planned well. I thought Eric and Sookie's relationship should have ended with more drama (they loved each other, and I have been team Eric for years!!!!). The plot was too elaborate and I found myself wishing I had kept notes from the previous books. I still enjoyed this book and if it wasn't the last would keep reading/listening. If you are a true sookie fan you will still love this book :)

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    John 05-21-13
    John 05-21-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Wrapped up or cleaned up?"

    First off I can't say enough about how much I've enjoyed Johanna Parker's narration of this whole series! The writing continues to have a great sense of humor and great characters. After the growing complications of the series it was nice to see many of these wrapped up. In many ways I think the Sookieverse is in a better place for new books than it has been since the first few books, if Charlaine decides to ever write any. I know I'd buy them if she does.

    Yes there were some issues with characters and with abilities. With this kind of story I don't think one can really expect too much realism.

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    Richard Kentwood, MI, United States 05-21-13
    Richard Kentwood, MI, United States 05-21-13 Member Since 2015

    Listen mostly to urban fantasy and suspense/thrillers but also enjoy mysteries, sci-fi, fantasy, romance, adventure, classic, modern, spiritual or general literature. And I always like a bit of romance in any of my stories.

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    "As we come to the end"

    The book seems like more of a "one last story to tell" than a spectacular ending to the series. There is no great mystery, though there is some. There is no great suspense, though there is some. There is no great romance, though there is some. In general the story is nothing special compared to many of the others in the series but it's still a satisfying Sookie story with most of the characters you've come to love or hate. Much has been made about the ending. All I will say on that account is if you have a preconceived notion on how the series should end you should just skip the book and imagine your own ending. Johanna Parker gives one last amazing performance for the series and will always be for me the voice of Sookie Stackhouse.

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    Julie Marysville, WA, United States 05-20-13
    Julie Marysville, WA, United States 05-20-13 Member Since 2009

    I have a very fast paced life. Audio books are an awesome alternative for me. Long road trips, working out and housework arn't a bore.

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    "Glad to have read the series"

    I totally enjoyed this series. This book series has entertained me for a few years. A lot of fun, sometimes sad, sometimes laugh out loud, always good entertainment. Thanks Charlaine Harris.

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    Denise San Jose, CA, United States 05-20-13
    Denise San Jose, CA, United States 05-20-13 Member Since 2015

    Audio books are just my cup of tea!

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    "Need MORE!!!!"

    I don't care what anyone else says I LOVED this series, all of it!

    Two years of Sookie's life is not enough. This is a series that you need to LIO (listen in order). Charlaine Harris maybe tired of Sookie but not me. I would be happy to read about Sookie's life, her children, and grandchildren. Maybe it could be the Downton Abby of the south! I am sad it is over.

    Is this book worth a credit? Without a doubt!!!

    If you enjoyed this series try Charlaine's Harper Connelly series. Also, you will enjoy Darynda Jones's Charley Davidson series.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kindle Customer Chillicothe, Ohio, United States 05-19-13
    Kindle Customer Chillicothe, Ohio, United States 05-19-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Only disappointed with the end!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Time well spent to know the ending of this amazing series! If only Sookie could have had some lasting happiness. I know she has been self-reliant throughout the series but I wasn't expecting her to be on her own hoping Sam turns to be her "ever after". Disappointed Eric only had very few lines at the end of the series.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Charlaine Harris? Why or why not?

    I have and will again


    Which character – as performed by Johanna Parker – was your favorite?

    Sookie


    Could you see Dead Ever After being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    If the ending is different. Stars the same as in the series "True Blood"


    Any additional comments?

    Thank you for a fabulous series and I absolutely love Johanna Parker's narration!!

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    Kimberly Cotter, AR, United States 05-19-13
    Kimberly Cotter, AR, United States 05-19-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Fitting Ending to a Beloved Series"
    Would you listen to Dead Ever After again? Why?

    I've been a Sookie fan since the series debuted on HBO- and the books are even better than the series, I can't wait to listen to Dead Ever After again- because the ending was so wonderful- it's not just your typical wrapping up loose ends, although it does that- it also has a compelling story and a fun humor to it.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sam has been my favorite for the last 4 books- because he's real, but not a total jerk like the rest of the men in this series.


    Have you listened to any of Johanna Parker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've listened to all the sookie books, this isn't her best- but its good.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I cheered out loud at a couple of points. Thank goodness I was alone in my car!


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    kurt South Windsor, CT, United States 05-19-13
    kurt South Windsor, CT, United States 05-19-13 Member Since 2011

    These reviews are done by his wife :)

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    "This can not be the end!"
    If you could sum up Dead Ever After in three words, what would they be?

    The author took three evil characters and had them all go after her in one book. She could have easily written three books with each evil dude taking a shot at Sookie. The story was funny as usual. It is worth your time if you have followed the series.


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    Kim D. Brazoria, TX, United States 05-19-13
    Kim D. Brazoria, TX, United States 05-19-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Disappointing"
    What did you love best about Dead Ever After?

    It's a Sookie book...


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    This book didn't have the usual 'Harris' flow to it, it was packed full of random info to end all the characters stories, but when you have 13 books in a series, there are way too many characters to end story lines for in 1 book!


    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    She did a good job, she just doesn't sound like the Sookie in my head. lol


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was mostly just blah for me, though the ending is quite disappointing and I almost wish I wouldn't have read it so I could keep my fantasy ending.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm sad that the series has come to an end, and while it isn't how I would have ended the story I still thoroughly enjoyed the series from beginning to end. This book did have the feel of someone trying to end a series, it is packed full of info, and sometimes its just a totally random character popping in and telling their end game story. It just didn't have the easy flow that some of the earlier books seemed to have. It was definitely time to come to a close.

    Thank You Charlaine Harris for creating one of my favorite series that spawned my favorite TV show, and entertaining me for several years!

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  • Cheryl Williams
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    6/30/13
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    "Great listen"
    What did you like most about Dead Ever After?

    All of it


    What other book might you compare Dead Ever After to, and why?

    To all the True Blood books, they are all good. You can't compare it to many other vampire books as True blood is completely different in so many ways, maybe to Vampire Diaries with humans and vamps cohabiting.


    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    She did a really good job, adding all the different accent was a great addition.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me smile all the way through


    Any additional comments?

    Would definitely recommend as a great listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andromeda's Twin
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    5/15/13
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    "Fantastic Finale"

    I felt obliged to mention my views on this because of all the negativity surrounding this release. I was rather dreading this finale to be honest, until it was finally released and my ears were overjoyed to listen to it at last.

    The story nicely wraps things up in my opinion, I was always rooting for the particular romantic outcome that transpires so maybe I'm biased but there is no absolutely no decrease in writing skill nor lack of care in any aspect of this story as has been implied in many reviews on other websites. I love this finale and my only complaint is that there will be no more Sookie:(

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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