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Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13 | [Charlaine Harris]

Dead Ever After: A Sookie Stackhouse Novel, Book 13

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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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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    lufftocraft 05-12-13
    lufftocraft 05-12-13
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    "Enjoyable but anti climatic for a last book"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    alice chicago ridge, IL, United States 05-12-13
    alice chicago ridge, IL, United States 05-12-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Excellent Series Ender"

    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 ♥

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amy Delaware, OH, United States 05-11-13
    Amy Delaware, OH, United States 05-11-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Not a pot-boiler but a character stew!!"
    Would you try another book from Charlaine Harris and/or Johanna Parker?

    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!


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    I'm listening to the Will Trent series by Karin Slaughter. How ironic that is the name of the newest vampire Bon Temps!


    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    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!!


    Was Dead Ever After worth the listening time?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Gail 05-10-13
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    "Really?"
    Would you try another book from Charlaine Harris and/or Johanna Parker?

    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!!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    anger, sadness and dissapiontment!!


    Any additional comments?

    a bunch of crap!!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Roxana Wilson COOS BAY, OR, United States 05-10-13
    Roxana Wilson COOS BAY, OR, United States 05-10-13

    Roxana

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    "not very happy"
    What disappointed you about Dead Ever After?

    It just was not good. It was slow and did not feel like Charlene at all.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Charlaine Harris again?

    Maybe


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I dont like her voice but i deal with it because she is the narrator for all the sookie books


    What character would you cut from Dead Ever After?

    To many to count


    Any additional comments?

    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

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia Tallahassee, FL, United States 05-10-13
    Patricia Tallahassee, FL, United States 05-10-13 Member Since 2015

    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.

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    "Ms. Harris always knew where she was takings Sooks"
    Would you listen to Dead Ever After again? Why?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Always Sookie and her friends and relatives.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Juan Viera Springfield, VA United States 05-09-13
    Juan Viera Springfield, VA United States 05-09-13 Member Since 2012
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    "This sucked!! So sorry I read the whole series!!"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Writer should have stuck to the character traits with which she began the series


    Has Dead Ever After turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No, but I will never read another book from this writer.


    What three words best describe Johanna Parker’s voice?

    Versatile, interesting, pleasant.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    None.


    Any additional comments?

    So disappointed!

    2 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Karmella MOUNT VERNON, WA, United States 05-08-13
    Karmella MOUNT VERNON, WA, United States 05-08-13 Member Since 2012
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    "What a let down"
    Would you try another book from Charlaine Harris and/or Johanna Parker?

    Johanna Parker did a wonderful job. CH DID NOT


    Has Dead Ever After turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I will read other books in this genre, but I will not buy another charlaine Harris book again. I feel she let all her fans down in this book.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Did not even have a favorite scene in this one.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was very disappointed after following the books for so many years to be let down with the last book of a series. This is a first for me.


    Any additional comments?

    I usually don't do book reviews. But this one just hit me wrong!

    2 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    decembergrit 05-08-13

    decembergrit

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    "Harris really doesn't care about her fans"

    Ms Harris has always said she writes for herself and I believe it after this one. Very selfish Ms Harris you obviously don't care about your fans. Totally different than the other books, but not better. Its not worth the paper its written on. Don't waste your money. I'm glad this was the last one in this series. I will never buy another one of her books.

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    Brenda 06-24-13
    Brenda 06-24-13

    I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.

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    "So sorry it's over"

    I really hated to have the story to end but I guess everything ends. I really wished it could have ended differently than it did.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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