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Publisher's Summary

It’s vampire politics as usual around the town of Bon Temps, but never before have they hit so close to Sookie’s heart….

Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on there were things she'd rather not know. And now that she's an adult, she also realizes that some things that she knows about, she'd rather not see—like Eric Northman feeding off another woman. A younger one.

There's a thing or two she'd like to say about that, but she has to keep quiet—Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town. It’s the worst possible time for a human body to show up in Eric's front yard—especially the body of the woman whose blood he just drank.

Now, it's up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl's fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who's set out to make Sookie's world come crashing down.

©2012 Charlaine Harris, Inc. (P)2012 Recorded Books, LLC

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When's the next book???!!!!

Just love the Sookie Stackhouse series! Great entertainment, great characters, great stories!!!!! Have been waiting for this one, & now ready for the next! Have read them all & have NEVER been disappointed!

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  • Georgi
  • Ocean Springs, MS
  • 05-09-12

Better Than Dead Reckoning

This is so much better than Dead Reckoning was, I really enjoyed it. I know a lot of reviewers are complaining about the end, but I thought it was great. bill's voice has changed, not for the better, but otherwise this was a great performance and a good story. I am glad they got rid of one of the female characters.

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  • val
  • Indiana, USA
  • 05-08-12

One thumb up... one thumb down...

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If you have read the other sookie books you have to read it . Nothing great happens but if you want to finish the series i guess it is important.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Boringgg

What three words best describe Johanna Parker???s voice?

young, southern, high

Was Deadlocked worth the listening time?

yes

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  • Meredith
  • Charlotte, NC, United States
  • 05-07-12

Good Ol' Sookie!

Not sure exactly how much "action" the negative reviewers expect in a Sookie novel, but I found the balance between Sookie's inner monologue and the actual plot to be spot on in this volume.

I listen to Sookie books to visit a friend in a fun place and to smile a lot, not only at her actions but her reactions to the situations she's in. This installment in the series is "just right". Well worth a credit or $20 for 10 hour glass of sweet tea.

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  • LR
  • 05-07-12

Moves the Series along but somehow not satisfying

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

If you are into the series, then you have to listen to this one.

Would you recommend Deadlocked to your friends? Why or why not?

If you haven't listened to the series before, don't start here.

What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

Johanna Parker is simply perfect as Sookie. She brings the series to life.

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

True Blood deviates a bit from the books, but provides sensational television. Anna Paquin as Sookie is also a delight.

Any additional comments?

While this book moves the series along, I found the way it ended a bit frustrating. If you are a big fan of Pam, Bill and Eric, you will be disappointed with the storyline. The upside of the book is that it does offer some interesting twists and turns that the reader cannot ignore. Overall, it is worth listening to, just not as enjoyable as some of the earlier works.

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This is the best, easy listening, series.

I have listened to them all and in no particular order and enjoyed every one. I know some listeners believe the series should end but not me. Deadlocked is more like a tv series season finale; a cliffhanger leaving you wanting more. I can not wait until next season. Johanna Parker has the perfect accent for Sookie, who grew up in Louisiana. Without her narration, the stories might not be so easy listening.

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  • Emory
  • Nashville, TN, United States
  • 05-05-12

Charlaine Harris again doesn't disappoint

What did you love best about Deadlocked?

I love the voice of Johanna Parker. The audio had a multiple story line all going on at the same time. Then as always the stories are concluded by the end of the book.

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  • Kathy
  • FORT COLLINS, COLORADO, United States
  • 05-05-12

Kind of disappointed in Deadlocked

First off I am a huge fan of the other Sookie Stachouse books.I have been waiting for this book to come out for a long time so that may be the source of part of my disappointment. I feel like Charlaine Harris should have spent another year working on "Deadlocked" because it seems like at least 85% of the book is a recap of everything that went on in all the other books. This book is almost like a very short story with all the other books wrapped around it. ..doesn't feel like the author put much thought in it at all. Not much plot, Sookie is not as spunky as she is in the other books and there is not very much action in it all. Most of the favorite characters are out of town for a good deal of the book as well.

I think the saving feature in Deadlocked is the narrator Johanna Parker. She has such a charming voice and she really does a wonderful job at making all the characters different. I think I would like to see how she does at other non-Sookie books.

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  • Sheryl
  • AURORA, CO, United States
  • 05-05-12

This better not be the last

Last year, CH said this might be the last Sookie book. If it is, I'll have to find a witch to cast a horrible spell on her. The story was good, but the ending was far too ambiguous. In fact, I first thought I hadn't gotten the complete download and had to recheck that I had the end of the book.....getting a little sadistic leaving us hanging like that Ms. Harris.

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ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW!

Where does Deadlocked rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

It is AWESOME! All the books I have listened to are awesome!

What other book might you compare Deadlocked to and why?

Okay so this one is very refreshing and was written more as to give insight into Sookie and her own mind. I will be sad to see her go, and I really hope that she does not die in the end nor go to fairy. That would just be too easy... Charlaine Harris has created such evolution with this character, when you start with her first book Sookie is naive and everything freaks her out. One of the first things I noticed was she is not nearly as upset by blood and death as before, she has an edge to her now and I appreciate her so much more for it. I enjoyed being able to see a glimpse of the old Sookie but also the more mature one as well. So far this is one of my favorite in the series... I REALLY cannot wait for the final book.

What about Johanna Parker???s performance did you like?

AMAZING!!! Johanna Parker has such an awesome ability to perform the characters, she NEVER just reads the story. She makes you feel like she is living the story with you as it unfolds. You can tell she enjoys what she does and the joy it brings to others.

If you could rename Deadlocked, what would you call it?

I actually really like this title and it completely fits the situation!

Any additional comments?

Charlaine Harris is by far one of my favorite authors and I cannot wait to see what new series she has in store for us! She is who I think of when I hear the word creative! Bring on the final book... the loyal readers cannot wait!!!!!