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Dead as a Doornail - Sookie Stackhouse, Bk 5 - Unabridged Audio Cassette
Author: Charlaine Harris
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ISBN-13: 9781419345371
ISBN-10: 1419345370
Publication Date: 12/2005
Edition: Unabridged library
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  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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4.5 stars, based on 11 ratings
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Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 8
The story idea as a whole is good, however, the pieces that put it all together are definitely flawed.

On the whole, the book is a mediocre read. I'd say easy, but once again the author is horrible at keeping a story together. There tends to be a lot of gaps, like the story is being told by someone with ADD, and it leaves a reader flipping back pages to see if they might have missed a detail here or there. (don't worry, you probably didn't) In truth, I think the author figures out that we're supposed to be telepaths as well and know what Sookie is referring to at times.

And, until these books, I've never realized just how distracting a lot of misplaced and unnecessary commas can be... Does anyone proof read this stuff? Maybe someone should get the editor a calendar that shows them grammatical correctness every day.

I'm also really hoping that I'm not the only one to find the werewolf challenge an eye-roller. I'll never be able to watch another dog agility show on TV again without being reminded of that. It was just too ridiculous for words.

A person should be able to figure out quite early who the sniper is because the writer's technique throughout her books has a definite pattern. By the time the unveiling was done I found the confession to be pretty lame.

I've one more to go of the books that I have bought in this series, but I'm pretty sure I won't be wasting any money on buying them new again.
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Helpful Score: 7
A sniper has been targeting the shape-shifting population of Bon Temps and the surrounding communities. As a new were-panther, Sookie's primary concern is for her brother Jason. But as it turns out, she's also a target, despite the fact that she's only a psychic, not a shifter.

This is the 5th book in Charlaine Harris's Southern Vampire Mysteries, aka the Sookie Stackhouse books. I enjoyed coming back to this series after not having a chance to read them for the last year or so; it felt like revisiting an old friend. :D Fortunately, Ms. Harris is good at refreshing your memory about past characters and activities so the fact that I didn't have the earlier books here to review before picking this up was not a problem at all. She doesn't go overboard in describing past events, but it's enough to give you a feel for things if you haven't read them, or to bring everything back more clearly if you have.

Unlike Grave Sight, the first book in her newer Harper Connelly series, I was left uncertain all the way until the end of the book as to who the sniper was. And even then, she still managed to throw in an extra twist. I knew there's a good reason these books are part of my personal collection. :)
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Helpful Score: 6
Great fun to see Soakie isn't taking crap off of the men in her life as she's dodging bullets & fire. & the introduction of Quinn makes me wanting more!
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Helpful Score: 6
This book barely kept my attention. At this point in the series I would like to see more depth in character development and in the creation of Sookie's world. In my opinion, Harris is giving the series too light and fickle a touch-- a bit like Sookie herself, who lacks the ability to really know which man she likes best and why, but all she can say is that she's sexually attracted to all. I see that as a metaphor for the author's own inability to make up her mind which character she wants to keep or discard, so she writes them out - or nearly - because she lacks the skill or interest to develop them, and their relationship to Sookie, further.

I like Harris' humor. I want to keep on liking the series. I want to continue to care about Sookie and friends, but I'm bored. I'm losing interest in cardboard characters that Harris doesn't adequately build up and is very quick to tear down.
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Helpful Score: 5
A very fast read & difficult to put down. More sexy vamps, Weres, shifters, and fairies to contend with, Sookie's life is definitely interesting. One of the best of the series.
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Helpful Score: 3
Another delightful Southern vampire detective book with Sookie as the main (human) character. Sookie's brother is starting to turn into a werepanther and a sniper is killing the local changeling population. Sookie Stackhouse is the main character throughout this series. She's totally human and has the ability to read minds. She's a charming, well-developed character as are the minor and not so minor characters around her. This book is filled with plot twists and fascinating characters. There's even an erotic, sensual element when Sookie gets involved with one of the supernatural characters. It's a book with more than horror: black humor, charm, funny dialogue, and a well paced plot. I wanted to pick up another book with this series but have read them all. I finished the book wanting more.
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Helpful Score: 3
This one is def. a lot slower than the ones before it, if you can get through it, the series picks back up as strong as the others after this one.
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Helpful Score: 2
Wonderful. I can't wait for the next book. Sookie is a true heroine.
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Helpful Score: 2
I've come to enjoy Harris' Sookie Stackhouse books. In the beginning, the writing style and the obvious playing to the stereotypes of Southerners kind of put me off, but I've found that the more of this series that I read, the more I like it.

This particular novel deals with the after-effects of Eric's amnesia...and with a new menace to the shifter population of Bon Temps. Sookie, as always, seems to find herself neck-deep in politics she doesn't understand and situations that she should have avoided..but comes out relatively unharmed (which is part of her charm).

I also like the fact that Harris doesn't really treat Sookie as a nymphomaniac paranormal person (aka Anita), but as a person that has developed feelings for the situations she is placed in.

All in all, a good installation of the series.
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Helpful Score: 2
Another great book... with another great adventure with Sookie. Someone is shooting Shifters big worry for Sookie since her brother Jason has recently become a shifter. Sookie is also dealing with the attention of 4 men and then enters another Quinn.... Can't wait to read the next book to see where it goes with Quinn...
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Helpful Score: 2
Wow, Miss Sookie had her hands full in this one. I just love Eric and as the books continue he just gets better and better. Alcide has diminshed in his hunk status in my opinion now. As usual Miss Harris is a master at weaving this tale. Can't wait to start the next one.
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Helpful Score: 2
Charlaine Harris does it again! The characters that she has created are wonderful and you have no trouble becoming addicted to her stories. This is one series that I can read again and again. She has a very unique way of writing because its like talking and listening to an old friend rather than reading a book. This book continues her ingenius story of Sookie Stackhouse and all the paranormal creatures that we have already seen and all the ones yet to come. I LOVE THIS SERIES, ITS CHARACTERS, AND THE PLOTS.
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Helpful Score: 2
The ending of the book is not what you will expect. sookie gets talked into more misadventure, but it is great to follow her way of thinking to see how she will get out of it. Definately worth the time to read.
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Helpful Score: 2
love this series...new shifter coming!!!
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Helpful Score: 2
Great book, most sets that have more then two books to it kind of get redundent well this set dose not. It just gets better and better.
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Helpful Score: 1
In this fifth entry in the famed Sookie Stackhouse novel, the plot becomes a bit hairy and lacks some of the cohesiveness that we've become used to from Ms. Harris. Still, this series' strength lies in its characters and by now, they are old friends. It's always wonderful to visit with the inhabitants of Bon Temps.
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Helpful Score: 1
These books are so addictive! Can hardly put them down and then I want the next one!
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Helpful Score: 1
Oh, this one was just great! I stayed up way too late finishing it. It was more action-packed than usual. And now I am just really wondering who she will end up with - even I don't know who I want her to end up with... I missed her being with Eric... and it is too bad about the continued developments with Alcide... and there's always Sam... I just don't know what will happen! Especially with this mysterious Quinn coming to rise...
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Helpful Score: 1
I love this book. Actually I love the whole series. I can't wait for more
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Helpful Score: 1
I really like the Sookie Stackhouse books. This one did not disappoint.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another great installment in the series. I did somewhat predict the ending before it came, but I also didn't really care, with how much I enjoyed getting to that point. There are a whole host of new messes and complications introduced in this one, along with a few moments that come across as awkward or disappointing. Overall, however, it was just good and fast entertainment, and great fun to read. I know others already gave great and detailed reviews, so I'm not going to bother, and will just say that if you like the series you will enjoy this one as well.
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Helpful Score: 1
Maybe I need to spread these books out a little bit more, because all of a sudden they are blurring one right into the other. After putting this one down for a couple of days, I truly couldnt remember what it was about, I had to grab it out of the donation pile just to remind myself what the focus was.

If you have not read this series from the beginning, do not continue with this review, because there might be some spoilers. We know that Sookie is a waitress with a disability; she can read the minds of those around here, those that just happen to not be vampires. Therefore, when Alcide Herveaux asks Sookie to help read the minds of his were pack in hopes of helping his father become the next leader, she really has no choice. Well, of course she can do that, even if it is a strange ritual and parts of it just are not something that Sookie would ever like to know exists.

Then add in someone who is out trying to kill shape shifters and Sookies house is partially burned and Jason is still dealing with his own monthly difficulties and Tara is keeping vampires in her house and you have yet another week in the life of Sookie.

As I said before, maybe I need to spread these books out a bit more. They are starting to be the same story over and over with slight character changes in each installment. Skookie is a very likeable simpleminded character that always seems to get herself into one hot mess after another and needs to depend on her otherworldly friends to get her out.

I do not know what direction Charlene Harris will take these books, but the one thing that I do know, that kindly looking grandma sure has some hot blood running through her veins.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another good Sookie Stackhouse mystery!
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The book continued a wonderful story line with many twists and turns that just kept me guessing. One of my favorites in the series.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful! Lively characters and a great story. Vampires and other creatures of the night with a southern flare. Highly recommended.
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This one has a new twist with Sookie's brother, Jason getting involed. I love these books. I just can't wait to read the next one.
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Helpful Score: 1
Great addition to the Sookie books.
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Another great Sookie book. This time she's worried about herself and her brother when shifters start getting shot and killed.
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Helpful Score: 1
I love this series although this one wasn't quite up to par as the others for me. But still a good read. If you haven't met Sookie yet, find the first book and dig in!
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Yet another problem for Sookie to try and get out of, at the heart of all the paranormal and supernatural is the love triangle between Sookie, Bill and Eric. How to choose? Dark and sexy Bill, who despite everything seems to really love Sookie- or the blonde god, Eric who goes out of his way to give Sookie what she needs, or do both of them have ulterior motives? hmmm. Love these books. They are what my friend and I call, snack books- not deep literature, but sure are good reads.
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I've never watched the HBO series, and I don't plan on it anytime soon. I've loved the book series so much, the TV show is guaranteed to disappoint me.

The 1st book made me fall for Sookie and her men, and after I finished it, I immediately ordered every other book in the series. I just finished Dead in the Family (Book 9, I believe?) and I can't wait until Charlaine publishes her next one. I hope they go on for at least several more. I'm so involved in these books that when I finish one, I don't read anything else for days so I can just think about the one I've finished.

And I'm very much Team Eric.
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As usual, Sookies world completely drags you in. Charlaine Harris tells an amazing story, covering all angles you want to know. Sookie is a great character.
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it makes you want more
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Another fun read from Charlaine Harris - not great literature but a good "summer read".
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Great book, easy read and very addictive
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This is just a fun series and a nice change from the typical dark vampire genre. Sookie is funny and warm, Bill is far from the standard, and Jason is irresistible, despite his redneck ways.
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Not your typical vampire book(which are not for me) but a spoof on them.I loved the book and couldnt get enough.
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Spellbinding, Sookie Stackhouse rocks. I love listening to Johanna Parker read, she does a perfect job.
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Another great story. This time someone is shooting the were-animals. And Sam is one of the victums. So off to Eric, Sookie must go to borrow a bartender . . . he's not only a vampire but a pirate with an eye patch.
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My favorite book in the series so far.
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Good vamp series... I enjoy her development as a writer.
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I really love reading the "Sookie Stackhouse" novels and have really gotten into them. I think the characters are so different and just come to life when I read about them and I can see them right in front of me. It is awesome to have supernatual in these books and many people that do many different things. It really is a different world. There was a lot going on in this book with many different people but I think by the end it really worked out well. This is one series I plan on buying to read again and again. I think by reading again you miss other tidbits that you are able to put with other books. I have just really enjoyed these books....I even dream of them LOL. I really needed a change and this has given me a great change and a fun read. And then nothing beats getting to see them on True Blood even if they are not like the books. I just ::::swooon::: over Eric!
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I enjoyed this one very much. It was a bit tricky to keep all the characters straight. Each book in the series is better than the one before it.
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Loved it! I will keep reading. Must read for any True Blood fans!
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Really good book
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Not the best of the series, yet still a fun read.
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A well written profile of " Fangtastic" characters and magical possibilities of Weres, Fairies, Witches, and Shapeshifters and their encounters with the "NORMAL", Sookie Stackhouse.

Good read.
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So far I have really enjoyed all the books in this series. As for this one (the 5th in the series) I wasn't as enthralled by it as I have been with the others. This one took me longer to finish. Of course it has a lot of action with a sniper on the loose, a house fire, and much more that I don't want to give away. So why the three stars? The main reason I love to read this series is Sookie Stackhouse herself. She is the perfect character and totally make the books what they are. She has spunk, southern hospitality, manners and a great sense of humor. I find myself laughing out loud many of times at things she would say. In this book though, I didn't find that as much. Sookie just wasn't the same. She was more pessimistic, grumpy and I did not find her funny at all. I know in this book she is going through a lot but the thing that I liked about Sookie is she never let it get her down. Still, if you liked this series I would still recommend this one. It has enough action to keep you entertained.
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Another exciting one!
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love the series, nuff said
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LOVE this series. This one is quite a different twist - her brother becomes supernatural. As with the others in this series, there is some romance, some mystery, some humor, and a lot of fun overall.

There's enough twists to keep one interested, enough of the same to be familiar and comforting, and it's an easy enough read to be entertaining for those in the mood for some "fluff."
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Love that Sookie Stackhouse!
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Not the best in the series but good. Jason is not one of my favorite characters so to have a book that was basically based on him was not much fun for me but I love Calvin's character so it made it worth the read. Plus you can't resist Sookie's antics, she is hilarious and has great one liners.
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I really enjoy this series and all the characters that we meet along the way. I also really like that everyone and their brother is trying to hook up with Sookie. Its hard for me to decide which character I think she would fit best with, sometimes I think its a shifter, other times I think its a vamp....I guess we shall see what happens in the next book now that shes, once again, pissed off a whole lot of people.....
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This one is good. Not my favorite. I loved 1-4 but this one seems a little slower. Not much action with Bill or Eric or even
Alcide which I was hoping for. Still it is worth reading so you know what is happening with Jason.
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Excellent read!
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I am totally additcted to this series and each one seems to get better than the previous. I cannot wait for the next in the series.
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I love the Sookie Stackhouse series. I would recommend any the the book in this series.
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AWESOME book. I love the True Blood series. Much different than the show, BETTER!!! A great read. I got the first 8 set for Christmas & had them all ready within about 16 days. Couldn't put them down.
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Another wonderful Sookie adventure. Lots of twists and turns and has all types of "supes". Great book.
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Ok, so I watched True Blood on tv and had never heard of Charlaine Harris. I started this series out of boredom and read the whole series straight through in less than a week. Can't wait for the next one. All of the books are a tad repetitive on the character description (how many times do I have to hear about Sam's halo of strawberry blonde hair or Eric's Nordic good looks?) but very entertaining, light hearted and thoroughly addictive. You won't be sorry.
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Another great Sookie story. I continue to find her an engaging heroine. First rate
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Sookie Stackhouse-A Southern Vampire Novel. Sookie's brother Jason starts to Change into a werepanther for the first time.
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Love Sookie Stackhouse! Can't wait for the next book in the series.
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What a great read..this is my fav so far...
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Sookie is wonderful as always and meets some new and interesting men in this one.
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Fifth book in the series. Another fun story.
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A lot of action in this one; poor Sooky, what a lot happens!
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I LOVE THIS SERIES AND WANT TO READ MORE.
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Sookie Stackhouse is a character with character, and entertains to no end...
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Least favorite of the series so far - a little slow and some of the reoccuring flaws in this series really stand out in this book.
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Similar to Anita Blake series
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I loved all the books in the Southern Vampire Mysteries series: Dead Until Dark, Living Dead in Dallas, Club Dead, Dead to the World and the latest, Dead as a Doornail. I don't know how I'll ever wait 'til there's a new one.
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I really enjoy the Charlaine Harris Sookie novels, the whole series is good.
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One of the best paranormal series
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All the books in this series are good. I highly recommend them!
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Funny, scary, sexy... Just a plain good book.
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moore soookie will she ever learn?...oh well nevertheless a fun read!!
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always a crowd pleaser, can't wait for the next in the series.
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I've really been enjoying this series but this book was my least favorite so far. It felt like there was just a bit too much going on. Sookie has a little bit of involvement with all of these guys but none of it is going anywhere! There's a lot of stuff happening but it doesn't seem to push the story forward. I'm starting to feel frustrated with her like I do when I watched True Blood. I'd like to see her be more assertive! I'm definitely going to continue with the series but I hope the next book is more enjoyable.
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When Sookie Stackhouse sees her brother Jason's eyes start to turn, she knows he's about to turn into a werepanther for the first time. But her concern becomes fear when a sniper sets his sights on the local shifter population--and Jason's new panther brethern suspect he may be the shooter. Now Sookie has until the next full moon to find out who is behind these attacks.

Another great addition to this series. It keeps getting better and better.
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Sookie seems she just can't get out of trouble. Someone is trying to kill all shifters and of course her too. This book I just did not like and could not get into. I finished it but I found myself skimming through some pages. I hope the next one is better than this one.
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Number 5 in the Sookie Stackhouse series. Great fun!!
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I love this series
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I like this series very much.
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Best one in the series Loves it.
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part of the Southern Vampire series. Charlaine Harris writes interesting blend of vampire and mystery.
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I love this series!!!
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another vampire read
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LOVED it!!
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Liked this one,Can't wait for the next one
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I really enjoy her books this one was good but
not quite as good as her others.
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Book five in the Sookie Stackhouse series.
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Another fun Sookie story. This series is easy reading with characters you can love and hate.
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Love reading the Sookie Stackhouse books.
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this one was great now reading the next one
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Loved it!
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2005 instalment in the "southern vampire" series starring Sookie Stackhouse. Her brother has just for the first time undergone a transformation to a werepanther, and a sniper is picking off local shape-shifters
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The story idea as a whole is good, however, the pieces that put it all together are definitely flawed.

On the whole, the book is a mediocre read. I'd say easy, but once again the author is horrible at keeping a story together. There tends to be a lot of gaps, like the story is being told by someone with ADD, and it leaves a reader flipping back pages to see if they might have missed a detail here or there. (don't worry, you probably didn't) In truth, I think the author figures out that we're supposed to be telepaths as well and know what Sookie is referring to at times.

And, until these books, I've never realized just how distracting a lot of misplaced and unnecessary commas can be... Does anyone proof read this stuff? Maybe someone should get the editor a calendar that shows them grammatical correctness every day.

I'm also really hoping that I'm not the only one to find the werewolf challenge an eye-roller. I'll never be able to watch another dog agility show on TV again without being reminded of that. It was just too ridiculous for words.

A person should be able to figure out quite early who the sniper is because the writer's technique throughout her books has a definite pattern. By the time the unveiling was done I found the confession to be pretty lame.

I've one more to go of the books that I have bought in this series, but I'm pretty sure I won't be wasting any money on buying them new again.
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Great story
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This book was really good. I finished it in one day.
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Jason is now a were panther, and he is suspected of shooting other supes. Jason always seems to find trouble.
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With this book I am beginning to see the Walmart pattern that other reviewers have referred to. I am also overly annoyed with the grammatical errors and the continuing theme of disaster vs. luck scenario. Sookie herself is growing weary of her apparent knack for getting into these situations so how are we, as the readers, not supposed to as well? I also have to mention how frustrating it is that each book introduces at least one new love interest into her life without removing a single one of the previous... how many options does one person really need and what it is it about this strange girl that attracts so many possible lovers when we are repeatedly told that noone was interested her earlier in life? This book was very disappointing, even more so than the previous books because it strayed very far from the synopsis on the back of the book (which summarized a very small portion of the entire story) and ended up being a lot of brief episodes that were rather unconnected and seemingly pointless. I did not see how most of this even fit into the big picture. At this point I am only continuing to read the books for my own curiosity of what the "end" might be and not because I am actually enjoying them.
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I bought myself the boxed set of these books for Christmas and this was the last one I finished. The series is enjoyable just not enough to really keep me interested past this book.
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I love this series!
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This series started off good, and then became really lame.
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The story idea as a whole is good, however, the pieces that put it all together are definitely flawed.

On the whole, the book is a mediocre read. I'd say easy, but once again the author is horrible at keeping a story together. There tends to be a lot of gaps, like the story is being told by someone with ADD, and it leaves a reader flipping back pages to see if they might have missed a detail here or there. (don't worry, you probably didn't) In truth, I think the author figures out that we're supposed to be telepaths as well and know what Sookie is referring to at times.

And, until these books, I've never realized just how distracting a lot of misplaced and unnecessary commas can be... Does anyone proof read this stuff? Maybe someone should get the editor a calendar that shows them grammatical correctness every day.

I'm also really hoping that I'm not the only one to find the werewolf challenge an eye-roller. I'll never be able to watch another dog agility show on TV again without being reminded of that. It was just too ridiculous for words.

A person should be able to figure out quite early who the sniper is because the writer's technique throughout her books has a definite pattern. By the time the unveiling was done I found the confession to be pretty lame.

I've one more to go of the books that I have bought in this series, but I'm pretty sure I won't be wasting any money on buying them new again.