This is the ninth and most recent addition to the Sookie Stackhouse series. I think this is perhaps the most powerful book in the series and certainly the darkest. The fairies are determined to eradicate any humans with their blood, and that, it goes without saying, includes are hapless heroin. In such a situation, not everyone will emerge smiling, and Sookie may be damaged in more ways than one. As usual, Charlaine Harris is in fine form, and I'm now left begging for book 10 released next year.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I read the first three and have books 4 to 9 on audio. They are so good, I love the stories and the characters. This has been the best, as usual I was gripped from start to finish, you never know what will happen to Sookie next. I am always sad to reach the end and cannot wait for the next one. Johanna Parker is exceptional, she brings all the characters to life, brilliant choice for audio
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Love the book and the series and I really enjoyed the narration which brings the characters to life.
What made the experience of listening to Dead and Gone the most enjoyable?
fast moving plot and great characters
What other book might you compare Dead and Gone to, and why?
The other books in the series.....for obvious reasons
What does Johanna Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Her narration makes you feel more involved in the story as she sounds as I'd imagine Sookie to sound. She also reads at a good pace and with definite and appropriate changes in cadence, so that you stay connected and don't get bored.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Don't go out in the woods today!
Any additional comments?
Just a good bit of fun
sssssssoooooooooooo awesome defo recommend if you like vampires or witches or fairies or werewolf or shapeshifters
What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?
She has the perfect Sookie voice and I look forward to hearing her beautiful deep south accent.
Any additional comments?
Sookie starts out pretty happy in this book because her relationship with Eric Northman finally gets back to the bedroom. Her happiness doesn’t last long and when she finds her sister-in-law dead and crucified in the parking lot she knows it’s bound to be followed by more heartache, and she’s not wrong.
The fairies take a prominent role in this book and not in a good way. Sookie has to sharpen her tools, literally, and is dragged into the war between her fairy grandfather and his enemies. This instalment of the Stackhouse novels is a highly emotional one and full of action, violence, and loss. Keep the tissues handy.