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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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    Jewelie Indianapolis, in, United States 07-02-13
    Jewelie Indianapolis, in, United States 07-02-13 Member Since 2008
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    "This is the end"
    What did you love best about Dead Ever After?

    The full circle of the characters from the series.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sookie of course was my favorite character and I am glad for one who she ended up with.


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

    I am so glad she read all the books. I could not picture anyone else doing the voices of my favorite characters. Including Bubba! She just has that southern thing down to an art.


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

    The end. It was just a nice ending. I am being vague so I don't spoil it for anyone.


    Any additional comments?

    I am very disappointed with how True Blood is going on HBO. However, I was very pleased that this series stayed true to the characters and the author stayed true to herself. True Blood is someone else's story now. It is not Ms. Harris. She has taken a great deal of crap for that. She wrote a wonderful story with characters that you could really get into. Congrats to her on the completion of her story of Sookie and I wish her all the best on her next series.

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    Read2Bcool 06-19-13
    Read2Bcool 06-19-13
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    "I'm going to miss these characters"

    Better than I was expecting based on all the awful reviews, but certainly not up to the standards of the first books in this series. Sookie makes a somewhat final decision which will surprise no one who is familiar with the series. Eric also seems to go back to his original ruthless self. Pam finally gets recognition. I will miss the characters in these series, they are some of my favorite, but I think it's time for the series to end. It truly seems to have run it's course. Johanna Parker does a wonderful job of narrating - as usual!

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    Lara Charlotte, NC, United States 06-19-13
    Lara Charlotte, NC, United States 06-19-13 Member Since 2011

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    "Nicely done conclusion"

    I like how she wrapped up the storylines. I liked revisiting characters from previous books. While everything does get resolved it isn't exactly neat and tidy.

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    jazmin burnaby, bc, Canada 06-17-13
    jazmin burnaby, bc, Canada 06-17-13
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    "As enjoyable as ever"

    I read a lot of bad reviews about this book before I listened to it. Maybe these fans were more die hard then myself but I found this last book to be enjoyable. It was well read as always Johanna Parker is a great reader and the story I felt was maybe not as amazing as some in the series but well rounded and thought out. I enjoyed it and am only sad that Sookie's adventures are at a close.

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    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 06-10-13
    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 06-10-13 Member Since 2015

    Believer in what you can't see

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    "Endings are always bittersweet"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dead Ever After to be better than the print version?

    Yes, Johanna Parker brings the characters to life and makes the story wonderful.


    What did you like best about this story?

    That Sookie ends up with someone that is more normal than all the other lovers she has had. I also like that we find out what happens to all the men in her life. I like that the town stands by Sookie when she is in trouble again.


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

    She brings dimension and sparkle to the story.


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

    Yes, but I was able to listen to it in two sittings. I also listen to the audiobook twice.


    Any additional comments?

    It is sad when a good series comes to an end. I wasn't surprise who Sookie ends up with, but at the same time with all the time she spent with a certain someone you would think she would end up with him. <br/><br/>I will really miss this series. It had so much action and fun in it. It was never dull.

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    HODGEPODGESPV COPPELL, TX, United States 06-09-13
    HODGEPODGESPV COPPELL, TX, United States 06-09-13 Member Since 2011

    I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!

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    "Happy trails, Sookie"

    I started listening to this series of books after watching the first few episodes on HBO. While I have continued to watch the show, I have more anxiously awaited each new book as I liked how the different characters came and went or developed into main characters. I have to say, I love the book version so much better than the tv series which deviated so far from the books.

    I have had 2 listening marathons and with this, the last in the series, I see another one in my future. I'm glad everything was wrapped up and tied together; maybe not a "happily ever after" for everyone but then life's like that. I'll miss Sookie but she's alway there if I need another marathon of listening pleasure!

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    linda 06-08-13
    linda 06-08-13
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    "A Worthy Ending"
    Any additional comments?

    This last book closed up nicely the storyline, and I think the quality of writing was better than earlier books in the series. I really enjoyed listening to them all, over the last 18 months, and will miss having the 'treat' of going back to Sookie's world. Johanna Parker's narration made that world a reality. She did a fabulous job.

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    valarie hollister, ca, United States 06-07-13
    valarie hollister, ca, United States 06-07-13 Member Since 2014

    Love the horror genre but read all kinds of stuff! I'm 40 something, a wife, mom and Project Manager for a large Construction Company.

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    "Still good"

    Personally I did not like the ending and felt like it was rushed and Charlaine was sick of writng these books. Not that I blame her. Not her best in my opinion but I didnt return it.

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    C Polly McNally 06-07-13 Member Since 2014
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    "It can't end"
    Any additional comments?

    While I listened, I decided I would start at the beginning and relisten to all the books in order again. I don't want these characters to stop. Even if Charlaine Harris is tired of writing these books can't she have other writers (super talented) take over, as other authors have done. Make it a franchise. I enjoy the books so much more than the "True Blood" TV show.

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    ssneed01 Dallas, TX USA 06-06-13
    ssneed01 Dallas, TX USA 06-06-13 Member Since 2009
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have heard quite a bit about the displeasure that many readers had for this book. However, to me, it was just about perfect! <br/><br/>SPOILER ALERT...<br/><br/>During a book signing several years ago, Charlaine Harris was asked if Sookie would ever become a vampire and she said that she would not. That was never the intention for her. <br/><br/>Thus, I knew that the relationship with Eric would have to end. And, I like how it ended. Personally, I preferred Sookie dating Bill or Quinn. But alas, finding love with your very best friend is indeed the very best kind of ending. <br/><br/>Also, I liked how she provided a finality to the main characters. Eric living a wonderful after life as a consort; Bill finding romance, maybe, with Karen; Jason married, etc.<br/>


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is Bill Compton because I like the idea of a southern gentleman and vampire. Also, the actor, Stephen Moyer, on the series True Blood is ah... HOT.


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

    I've listened to all of the Sookie books and I enjoy Johanna's voice characters.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    The same as the book, "Dead Ever After"


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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