Dead and Gone

Dead and Gone CDs HoursNow an HBO original series True Blood the New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series continues Except for Sookie Stackhouse folks in Bon Temps Louisiana know little about vam

  • Title: Dead and Gone
  • Author: Charlaine Harris Johanna Parker
  • ISBN: 9781440717185
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Audio CD
  • 8 CDs 9 HoursNow an HBO original series, True Blood the New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series continues.Except for Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, know little about vamps and nothing about weres Until now The weres and shifters have finally decided to reveal their existence to the ordinary world At first all goes well Then the mutilate8 CDs 9 HoursNow an HBO original series, True Blood the New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse series continues.Except for Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, know little about vamps and nothing about weres Until now The weres and shifters have finally decided to reveal their existence to the ordinary world At first all goes well Then the mutilated body of a were panther is found near the bar where Sookie works and she feels compelled to discover who, human or otherwise, did it.But there s a far greater danger threatening Bon Temps A race of unhuman beings older, powerful, and secretive than vampires or werewolves is preparing for war And Sookie finds herself an all too human pawn in their battle.

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    About Author

    1. Charlaine Harris has been a published novelist for over twenty five years A native of the Mississippi Delta, she grew up in the middle of a cotton field Now she lives in southern Arkansas with her husband, her three children, three dogs, and a duck The duck stays outside.Though her early output consisted largely of ghost stories, by the time she hit college Rhodes, in Memphis Charlaine was writing poetry and plays After holding down some low level jobs, she had the opportunity to stay home and write, and the resulting two stand alones were published by Houghton Mifflin After a child producing sabbatical, Charlaine latched on to the trend of writing mystery series, and soon had her own traditional books about a Georgia librarian, Aurora Teagarden Her first Teagarden, Real Murders, garnered an Agatha nomination.Soon Charlaine was looking for another challenge, and the result was the much darker Lily Bard series The books, set in Shakespeare, Arkansas, feature a heroine who has survived a terrible attack and is learning to live with its consequences When Charlaine began to realize that neither of those series was ever going to set the literary world on fire, she regrouped and decided to write the book she d always wanted to write Not a traditional mystery, nor yet pure science fiction or romance, Dead Until Dark broke genre boundaries to appeal to a wide audience of people who just enjoy a good adventure Each subsequent book about Sookie Stackhouse, telepathic Louisiana barmaid and friend to vampires, werewolves, and various other odd creatures, has drawn readers The Southern Vampire books are published in Japan, Great Britain, Greece, Germany, Thailand, Spain, France, and Russia.In addition to Sookie, Charlaine has another heroine with a strange ability Harper Connelly, lightning struck and strange, can find corpses and that s how she makes her living.In addition to her work as a writer, Charlaine is the past senior warden of St James Episcopal Church, a board member of Mystery Writers of America, a past board member of Sisters in Crime, a member of the American Crime Writers League, and past president of the Arkansas Mystery Writers Alliance She spends her spare time reading, watching her daughter play sports, traveling, and going to the movies.

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    1. It s not the worst book ever written as some reviewers say, but it s not that good either Charlaine Harris failed to deliver what we all wanted to read about and over delivered on what we didn t really care for What I mean is most of us keep reading this series primarily to find out who Sookie finally settles with No matter what team you were on Eric, Bill, Quinn, Sam you expected some kind of resolution, at least temporary, to her love life We got none of it There was so little development in E [...]

    2. This was an okay Sookie story, although it was a bit dull in places.Sookie was once again in trouble in this story, although I have to say that putting lemon juice in water pistols to kill fairies was quite clever The storyline in this was about Crystal being killed, and someone trying to kill Sookie, as well as some romance with an old favourite The first half of the book dragged a bit, but the second half was better, and I really liked the romance The ending to this left Sookie still in danger [...]

    3. In the 9th Sookie book we are basically facing the fall out from 2 revelations That Sookie s Great Grandfather is Fairy Royalty, and that the Were s have finally revealed themselves Each has results ending in not very good things for Sookie, mainly kidnapping from psycho fairies who are responsible for her parents deaths I always knew there had to be to the flash flood and Arlene plotting with the Fellowship to kill Sookie and string her up on a cross There is also requisite murder that shines [...]

    4. Spoiler Alert I was okay with the book until about 20 pages to go and then all hell broke loose What is the point of telling us Claudine is pregnant if you are going to kill her two pages later Just let Sookie, and us, think she is knitting a sweater for an elf, or gnome or whatever We don t need two pregnant women killed in one book I am not okay with how eh the deaths were taken in this book either I hate the way Dawson s death was treated, and then the drug dealer rumor Tray was a good man an [...]

    5. 5 Dead and Gone Stars This book is action PACKED, Sookie needs protection from the fairies.Strange deaths, horrible deaths And confusion of Love.It s weird read this series because somethings happened in the TV True Blood and somethings didn t And once in a while they sync up The whole fairies part still kind of baffles me And why is Sookie still hung up on Bill only when he doesn t something nice for her Saving her life and all of a sudden he is a hero, Erik did that same thing and yet she stil [...]

    6. will start off by saying I love this series I started it long before the TRUE BLOOD HBO series came out so I have been faithful from the beginning, and have always waited anxiously for the newest book in the series I also reread the series each time a new book comes out to keep refreshing Most were great book A few of her recent ones left me a little hungry for as they didn t really hit the spot but they were OK I was excited for this book hoping Miss Harris would really expand upon the work s [...]

    7. The best thing I can say about this book is that it has a lot of Eric in it Otherwise I think it s possibly the worst of the series.Charlaine Harris has a slow, rambling style of writing, which I happen to enjoy in a nice, fat 800 page novel When you re publishing 300 pages of widely spaced type in a large font, you need to be focused in your storytelling.This book seems like half a novel There are several plot lines left hanging, and the ending is rushed, as if Harris saw her deadline approach [...]

    8. OMG OMG OMG This book is the reason I came up with six stars I love Sookie, she is one of my favorite female protagonists She has just the right amount of supernatural abilities combined with just the right amount of struggles with that power Her life is hugely out of her control, yet she manages to fight for what little she can have.I love Eric He is one of my three favorite vampires the others being Thomas Raith from Jim Butcher s Dresden Files and Quinn from Keri Arthur s Riley Jensen series [...]

    9. I just finished Dead and Gone and I must say that I loved it I agree with previous reviews that it was much darker than previous Sookie s but I see that as a good thing Life is changing Sookie and she is shedding some of her idealism, which is something all of us must face to some degree or another to find our own truths.This books has many painful losses, but it also has a significant amount of growth on the parts of many of our main characters I too am anxious for the next book if for no other [...]

    10. Spoilers Well, I am thrilled that Eric and Sookie s relationship is back, sorta But nothing is really ever how it appears in this series, and none of their time together seemed 100% normal to me, like there was something important we still need to know The blood they exchanged the I worried that Eric will end up dying at some point I hope not Although he is controlling to a degree that would piss me off royally in the real world fits his personality and job description as sheriff so well that [...]

    11. It wasn t a bad story, I ll say that much, but the series does seem to be weakening The problem for me is the change in focus from vampires onto every other kind of supernatural being you can think of In the first couple of books of the series, I loved the stories and characters, couldn t get enough of them and then came werewolves and shifters, I didn t like them as much but I was just about willing to accept them Then it just got worse and worse I found that I didn t care about werepanthers or [...]

    12. This is probably my least favorite of the Sookie novels, but that is not to say that I didn t enjoy it Harris is back with her witty dialogue and elaborate cast of characters, but as the story arcs away from the vampires, it loses something The last 50 or so pages move so quickly and there are too many references left open for the future I like that the previous Sookie books could stand alone This one gave me the sensation that Harris is just priming us for the next book, which was a bit disappo [...]

    13. ay yi yi I ve been with Sookie since 2004 when I read the first 5 books back to back Loved it Quirky southern characters, good suspense plots and occasional steam thrown in for good measure The last book book 8 seemed to be a bridge book leading to an exciting turn of events in this one No go This book started funny What Not To Wear for Vamps, lol , but soon got booooorrrring Sookie is tired and blood bonded to Eric my choice for a mate, fo sho , so she never gets angry any Perhaps a good thing, [...]

    14. The scattered book 8 set up for this one nicely much was resolved This book was on track, as usual about the same caliber It should be read in order It s a soap opera, so you need the background to appreciate how our heroine works through her various difficulties All in all, fun reading candy 28May11 re read the HB which I now own Teresa loaned me the new book 11 I ve re read the series up to this point in audiobook format, downloaded from the local library Parker did an excellent job reading, [...]

    15. I would say that as a general life rule it would be a good idea to keep out of immortal wars when you are a human You re gonna get your ass kicked while all the supernatural creatures can just heal, and can t easily die Of course, Sookie is still kind of a dumbass, and finds herself in the middle of a fairy war This is after being in a vampire war and werewolf war.All we need to make this party better is a stupid redneck girlThe best part of this book is that Sookie finally starts to come around [...]

    16. Book Nine Sookie s still going, even though nothing new has happened for at least five volumes now being generous This particular edition of her repetitive adventures recycles two oft used Harris plot a spate of random attacks and a war involving Supes Both of these proceed as usual, although the latter does involve the hasty introduction of a horde of new characters, and a rushed explanation of their lineage Given Harris has had eight previous books in which to launch some of these characters [...]

    17. Oh wow.Harris certainly didn t hold back with this one And I m happy to say that the taint of the awful Aurora Teagarden series I read to tide me over until this book was released is finally gone I can confidently say this is probably in the Top Three books of the series Here are a few random thoughts Eric continues to be a delight I love him and Sookie together And other than Sookie, I think Eric is the character that has developed the most over the course of the series Claudine sniffs Not enou [...]

    18. This is going to kill me waitinglolI HATE BILL with a passion that b urns brighter than the sun and I wish that she would have killed him instead of killing off Claudine whom was such a sweet and loving character The end of the book Niall says, The vampire is a good man and he loves you Sookie has the BALLS THE BALLS to wonder which one he meant Eric or Bill OF CORSE HE MEANT ERIC ASSHOLE What a slutlolI wonder if anyone can tell that I am totally for ERIC He is so sweet and you can tell that he [...]

    19. It was kind of weird reading this book Perhaps my memory is a little skewed but in most Sookie books there s always a lot going on and Sookie is hardly home However in this book it was interesting in that Sookie was in Bon Temps the whole book She went to work and tended the garden all while the supernatural stuff came to her It felt a bit slow to me but Eric was in it a lot and that s than enough to keep me happy I m certainly curious as to hearing his explanation for him being MIA in a certai [...]

    20. This seems to be the point in this rather long series where the author was losing interest in these characters but was still being encouraged to produce books by her publisher While still entertaining, they are becoming cookie cutter books, with predictable characters in predictable predicaments solving their problems in predictable ways.This should have been the book to deal with the coming out stories of the Were community, and instead it gets hijacked by fairy drama So, while I would have lik [...]

    21. Bob knows I love a good popcorn read and they don t get much corny Charlaine Harris Sookie books Reading about Sookie s misadventures with the vampires that live out in the open is always a good way to spend an afternoon in the sun So finding out that the newest addition to the Sookie series came out on Tuesday had me excited than I am comfortable admitting.Four hours later the book is finished and I m relaxing in the heady afterglow of a fun tale well spun Yet, was this a Southern Vampire Mys [...]

    22. I had conflicted feeling about this one I hated how there came to be so much angst from Sookie about Eric This is the one where he tricks her into a vampire marriage to try and protect her from Felipe de Castro.There s some boring stuff about Jason and his wife, Arlene does something stupid and boring, and then there is the whole fairy war thing, and that just never appealed to me much I think it was dumb to kill off view spoiler Claudine hide spoiler There is a reveal about Sookie s parents and [...]

    23. 4.5 sDead and Gone is the ninth full length novel in the Sookie Stackhouse series by popular American author, Charlaine Harris The weres have decided to come out to the world, and the supe community holds its breath, waiting for the reaction, which is mixed, but a lot less negative than might have been anticipated There are incidents, of course Sam s mother is shot and Jason s wife is brutally murdered, although whether this is a reaction to weres, or something personal, is not clear.The FBI tu [...]

    24. Oh Sookie I just can t get enough of this girl s life Charlaine Harris latest Sookie Stackhouse book is Dead and Gone Fans of this series won t want to miss the madcap happenings in a Louisiana where vamps, weres, fae, and other creatures roam Harris infuses this series with humor, drama, sex, mystery, and enough memorable characters to keep it going ad infinitum least I hope so.Sookie s life used to be so, wellrmal Now she s blood tied to a master vamp who wants to sleep with her among other th [...]

    25. Hmmm I felt disappointed with this one The end was just wrapped up to quickly, and the treatment and tragic end to some characters SPOILER Claudine why dismiss her death in this way I was also sad that Tray died which vampire did Niall mean when he told Sookie that at the very end my initial thought was that it had to be Eric, because Niall didn t really know Bill It seems like CH is starting to formulate an ending here things are slowly wrapping up I have a feeling that something major is going [...]

    26. Holy heck on wheels, Vampire Bill managed to redeem himself Who knew I felt like this was very much an in between book that could send the series in any number of directions in the future, but it was still very entertaining and well worth the read for anyone who loves the series.Since the book is so newly published, I m reluctant to say anything that might be too spoilerish so I ll leave it at this and strongly urge anyone who hasn t read it yet to do so as soon as possible

    27. Sorry to say this one was really disappointing I think Charlaine Harris writing has come a long way since the start of this series, but I think Dead and Gone is a considerable step backwards, and really has me thinking this series should be given an honourable endaning sooner than later Obviously there s at least one book coming in the series Sadly, I ll be hoping for one last reasonable attempt, rather than waiting with great anticipation as I have for some of the previous books.

    28. More brain candy from Harris The TV series is a lot sorry meatier, but this will help to pass the time until the new season in June.

    29. Rating 3.75 of fiveThe Publisher Says Except for Sookie Stackhouse, folks in Bon Temps, Louisiana, know little about vamps and nothing about weres.Until now The weres and shifters have finally decided to reveal their existence to the ordinary world At first all goes well Then the mutilated body of a were panther is found near the bar where Sookie works and she feels compelled to discover who, human or otherwise, did it.But there s a far greater danger threatening Bon Temps A race of unhuman bein [...]

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