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Publisher's Summary

The eighth entry in Charlaine Harris' New York Times best selling, Anthony Award-winning series finds Sookie reeling from an explosive attack on the previous month's vampire summit. Many vampires were killed, including several of Sookie's friends. But most pressing for Sookie is the unknown status of her weretiger boyfriend Quinn. Like it or not, everything is changing in the supernatural world - and Sookie is caught in the middle.
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A lot going on in this one.

Things come to an end but new things show up, this makes for a lovely continuation in the story I look forward to hearing.

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Pretty good addition to the series :)

3.5-4 stars

This was a pretty good addition to the series. There was a lot going on in this book. When it begins, Sookie hasn't heard from Quinn since the end of the Vampire summit and she's worried about him. She doesn't know if he's in trouble or this is his messed up way of breaking things off with her. While she's waiting to hear from him a number of things take place. The weres have a war which doesn't end up being what everyone thinks it is at the start. Sookie is put in danger a number of times during the conflict but ends up being pivotal in it's end. There's a hostile takeover of the Vampire power structure for the state of Louisiana and Sookie gets pulled in because of her ties to Eric (and also the notice she got working for the Queen). She also finds out about some new relations and has trouble with an existing one (Jason). All together things are rather messy but get worked out pretty well in the end. Unfortunately, things don't go well on the relationship front and Sookie is single once again at the end of the story.

This was a pretty enjoyable story. Sookie did well in this story. She had some tough things to get through and although she may not have always made the kindest decisions, I think she made the best ones she could considering the circumstances. Eric did end up remembering the time lost while he was cursed and I'm hoping that will help them get together in the future. Overall, the story was interesting and kept me engaged so I'm looking forward to seeing how things go in the next book in the series. :)

FYI, the last 30 minutes of the audio version is actually a preview of the next book.

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Vampires

I love this series. I have enjoyed listening hour after hour after hour. Worth the purchase.

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love this book and the series!

love this book and the series! I have listened to this series at least 4 times.

I have also read very thing Charlaine Harris has written. Never a disappointment.

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  • Bryan
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • 08-12-14

I love it all.

Would you listen to From Dead to Worse again? Why?

I would possibly listen again years down the line. It's all still so fresh to me, but it's a great story.

What other book might you compare From Dead to Worse to and why?

I really can't think of anything to compare it to. This is a new genre of books for me. The closest i'd say would be "Wicked".

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

Sookie Stackhouse, the main character. Johanna is just phenomenal in her narration. She really makes these words and story her own. And she sounds southern! Being from Louisiana, I give her two thumbs up.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

At this point, i'm listening to all of the novels back-to-back, so where one starts and begins is a bit of a blur to me.

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  • Phyllis
  • Joshua, TX, United States
  • 06-20-14

I Love Sookie Stackhouse!!!

I waited to write a review until I listened to all 12 books. I loved them all. Sookie is a breath of fresh air small town girl who has had problems in the past with romance because she has the gift of reading minds. Imagine going on a date and hearing everything the guy was thinking... Not good. With vampires out of the closet, she finds she can't read vampire minds. Finally she can have true romance. There is also Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem and more supernatural creatures to be revealed!
I loved all the characters and how the story unfolded through all the books. It was bitter sweet that it had to come to an end. I was going to watch True Blood on HBO until friends told me it wasn't nearly as good as the books and had way too much porn!! I will leave the same review for all twelve books. Sookie just wouldn't be Sookie without Johanna Parker, I loved her voice!

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Enjoyable Series

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this series to a friend. I really love True Blood and these books are great to listen to when waiting for the show to air again. As they are on the last season now the books will be sure to keep me entertained.

What does Johanna Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She voices the characters really well. Everyone has a distinct voice and it makes the story that much better.

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  • reader
  • Nebraska, USA
  • 10-24-13

Sookie, Sookie, Sookie

What did you like best about From Dead to Worse? What did you like least?

I wish there was more of a relationship connection with at least someone like there was with Sookie and Bill in book 1.

Any additional comments?

Meh, I'm kind of getting bored of the series, but I keep listening hoping something exciting happens again. The first book was a great balance of Sookie's life, learning about the undead, romance with Bill, etc. Let's get back to a book like that please.

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Tied up loose ends from the past and moved forward

Yes, this is a bridge book but I was glad to read it because I was sooooo frustrated by the ending of the previous episode. This book wrapped up loose ends from the previous book and set other characters into position to move forward in future books. One character that was left behind was a plus for me because I could never warm to him.

This book is a series of wars. First it is the Weres and then the Vamps and our Sookie Stackhouse is an integral part of both. Eric Northman, with whom Sookie has a blood bond, must prevent more deaths including that of the new Vampire ruler.

It was fun seeing the interaction of Amelia & Bob. We also learn more about Jason & Crystal and Sookie has a new found relative.

When I finished this I immediately picked up the next in the series. I could not wait.

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  • Regina
  • SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States
  • 08-28-13

Sookie needs a vacation after this story

Where does From Dead to Worse rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

It is among my favorite, but I have so many favorites that I don't rank them.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes, Yes, Yes. Every time I think the craziness is going to calm down another dilemma occurs. But the action is so exciting that I loved every moment.

What does Johanna Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Everything to these stories, she brings life to the character that is very realistic. Her voice creates a real world out of a make believe world.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but it so long you can't.

Any additional comments?

After I listen to the story, I'm amazed how much happens in each story. I love the way there is humor even in tragedy.