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.
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"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)
This final installment of the Sookie Stackhouse series did not disappoint! Although I am so sad that the series is ending, it was great to see the significant characters in Sookie's life, from the other 12 books in the series, come back to her when she really needed them.
The only one missing was Bubba! But I will have to be content with his farewell in book 12.
I definitely recommend the entire series. I love to listen to them over and over again!
I won't give away any spoilers here; I am so glad Sookie might finally have a chance to be happy but I wish there had been some kind of Epilogue!
I loved this series. This is suppose to be the last in the series and it was really bland compared to the other books. Finishing up a fireworks type series with this book was an injustice. I feel like there should be more to it than this.
With that said, I still enjoyed visiting the characters in the book and it was a great listen.
I loved how Charlaine Harris decided to end her Sookie Stackhouse series! Ive been reading this series for many, many years so I'd decided to read several reviews before purchasing the book (I'm leery of authors who completely destroy a series at the end in order to accommodate what people think should be their HEA). Those reviewers that I read were upset about who Sookie ended up with and not happy at all with the end of the series. I have to say that I disagree completely. Ms. Harris managed to find a very satisfying end while staying true to who Sookie was as a person. I would have loved to hear a little bit at the end about how Sookie's life turned out from that point (stemming from my desire to not let go of this series I think :-), I'll miss it!) but I can use my imagination :-). Overall, great book! A fantastic end to the series!
We all have ways we envision a book series ending or directions that they go in. This felt like the easy way out for all the different stories to come together in one last session of get sookie.
I Don't love or hate it. It just makes me feel like the author just wanted to finish the story neatly and concentrate on the TV shows which have wandered so far from the series that they barely resemble each other any more.
I can hardly believe there are so many negative comments about this book on some of my other sites. For me it is a solid 5 on several levels. I totaly enjoyed this book. It is one of the better series enders I've read.
It was time for this series to end. Yes CH could have drug it out a few more books, but what for?
CH left no strings hanging. Each story line is tied up neatly. But not so tight that she can't go back to it, or a character for other works.
I can't say more, I don't want to spoil it for y'all ♥
Of course! I enjoy the other series Ms. Harris has written! Johanna Parker is an excellent narrator and will always be the "voice of Sookie" to me. But she is much more than just that!
I'm listening to the Will Trent series by Karin Slaughter. How ironic that is the name of the newest vampire Bon Temps!
Johanna is excellent at giving life and individuality to each character she portrays. The listener can distinguish who is talking and acting without needing a lot of "so-and-so said". My favorite is the way Ms. Parker portrays Diantha!!
Not really. I never thought I'd say that about a book in the Southern Vampire series. It seemed to me like this book was written in haste or as a chore that had to be finished. Perhaps Ms. Harris has lost interest in this fictional world since the characters have been co-opted by the TV show, True Blood.
This story started slow by laying the ground work of many plot threads and by re-visiting old characters and storylines. It never really built up any tension or intensity. And then it just seem to limp on to a conclusion.
This novel seemed more like an episode of "This Is Your Life, Sookie Stackhouse" than any sort of continuation of or conclusion to the Southern Vampire series.
Neil Young said that it is better to burn out than fade away. I feel like in 'Dead Ever After', Ms. Harris chose to fade away.
If I could get my credit back I would. Most dissapointing ending to a book I have ever read!! I wish I never got started with the series!!
anger, sadness and dissapiontment!!
a bunch of crap!!
It just was not good. It was slow and did not feel like Charlene at all.
I dont like her voice but i deal with it because she is the narrator for all the sookie books
To many to count
It kinda sucked and that is all i can think about. I love all the sookie book but i feel ripped off with the last one
I love Audible for their variety and number of options of books available. I can enjoy books, take care of my grandchildren and drive too.
I always listen to my books that I enjoy over and over again. I always read the In Death Series by Jd Robb over and over. This series by Ms.Harris has always been one of my favorites too. To see Sookie grow into an aware young and have several relationships with different sups,some are like able some not so like able is what makes the WHOLE series come together. The books are not meant to stand alone they are bricks in the wall of a 16 book castle that we have been give to enjoy how ever we choose. They do make a little more sense if you read them in order.
Always Sookie and her friends and relatives.
Writer should have stuck to the character traits with which she began the series
No, but I will never read another book from this writer.
Versatile, interesting, pleasant.
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