Deadlocked Audiobook

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Review of: Deadlocked Audiobook
Charlaine Harris

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On May 7, 2012
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Deadlocked Audiobook

By: Charlaine Harris

Narrated by: Johanna Parker

Published by: Recorded Books 05/2012




It’s vampire politics as usual around the town of Bon Temps, but never before have they hit so close to Sookie’s heart….

Growing up with telepathic abilities, Sookie Stackhouse realized early on there were things she’d rather not know. And now that she’s an adult, she also realizes that some things that she knows about, she’d rather not see—like Eric Northman feeding off another woman. A younger one.

There’s a thing or two she’d like to say about that, but she has to keep quiet—Felipe de Castro, the Vampire King of Louisiana (and Arkansas and Nevada), is in town. It’s the worst possible time for a human body to show up in Eric’s front yard—especially the body of the woman whose blood he just drank.

Now, it’s up to Sookie and Bill, the official Area Five investigator, to solve the murder. Sookie thinks that, at least this time, the dead girl’s fate has nothing to do with her. But she is wrong. She has an enemy, one far more devious than she would ever suspect, who’s set out to make Sookie’s world come crashing down.


My Thoughts


I had a whole year to get over my disappointment and anger…..Yes! The anger I felt after the last installment, if you’ve read it, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

I promised myself to make an effort and enjoy the rest of the series just for its mysteries, plot and the real down to earth feeling so brilliantly achieved in spite of all the fantastic creatures that inhabit it…And that is exactly what I did.

From the first sentence read by Johanna Parker, I remembered how much I like Sookie, and even if her destiny turns out to be not what I hoped or invasion, I still very much enjoyed her company.

The solid murder mystery in which Eric  finds himself the center of suspicion  is the heart of the plot, the uncountable amount of suspects and  motivations  were enough to keep my head spinning,  and it was an ample distraction  from the fact that  nothing earth-shattering  happens, and that  this is  nothing more than another episode in Sookie’s  life, but nevertheless one that I enjoyed listening to.

The conflicts and drama from her Fay relatives also take a good amount of the story, perhaps taking precious time I would had liked dedicated to her relationship with Eric, but at least we get resolutions and some mysteries are answered as far as they are concerned.

Yes, the end is near, and you unquestionably start to get the feeling. The introduction of new characters might seem to add this late in the series, but I think it’s all gearing up to an  epic final  installment (I’m hoping for one).

The cameos from old favorites are always welcome; they again bring more tension and politics to were/shifter world.

Still at this point I’m not sure what will be  Sookie’s romantic climax…… And when I think about it stills makes me mad, but as a long time fan of the series I do recommend this entry, I’m most certainly putting it in a better place than Dead Reckoning.

3.62 · rating details ·  2,786 ratings ·  679 reviews on Goodreads

The Author

Charlaine Harris



Johanna Parker is at this point another character in these novels; this is one of those series where I can’t imagine anyone else reading it.  I’ve always loved the way she portraits Sookie; her voice and tone give Sookie the right mix of vulnerability and breviary. Her pace is flawless, with a credible southern accent she  brings the story to life with the right ambiance perfectly conveying the rural feeling of the setting.

Her male voices are quite adequate and never distracting.

All in all, Johanna Parker once again delivers without disappointment.

Voices behind the books

Johanna Parker


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  1. I also wanted more Eric. I can’t get enough of him and I’m afraid to read last book. I’m sure my heart is going to break 🙁

    • Yes, I want the old Eric back!! but he has disappeared for the last 3 books…when I think about it makes sooo
      Doesn’t lood good for us does it? 🙁

  2. Great Review!

    spank me now,BUT I have not read this series yet =( As people would tell me,I need to climb out from underneath my rock. LOL!! I’m hoping to get to them one day,I’m constantly reading good reviews on this series including the yumminess of Eric =P

    BTW!! I see your widget on the side bar for “Iced” I’m soooooo freaking Excited!!! The count down gave me the shivers…ahahahaha!!! Love it!

    • I know it’s really hard to jump in a new series with these many books already published, I understand the apprehension, specially with so many new releases it’s very difficult to keep up.
      Yes ICED, ICED baby!!1

  3. The Sookie Stackhouse series is like an ice cold glass of sweet tea on a sweltering summer night with a werewolf howling in the distance and a vampire or two calling on the front porch. It’s Southern charm, supernatural suitors, murder mysteries, and characters that are impossible to forget. I spent a whirlwind week earlier this year discovering all eleven previous Sookie Stackhouse books. Yes, you read that right, I read them all in a week. Devoured is a better word. And before that, I sat down and inhaled all four seasons of True Blood. The end result is that I’m now a crazy obsessed fan of the Sookieverse, and after reading DEADLOCKED, my infatuation has only grown.

    • That is the perfect and most accurate description of this series I’ve ever heard, and I completely understand your fascination, I read books 1-8 without taking any breaks. I still remembered how deeply enthralled I with each installment.
      My disappointment mostly come from my romantic expectations, and right now I don’t like where Sookie’s love life seems to be heading.
      I’m also disappointed at the changed in Eric’s character, he just hasn’t been himself in the last few books, however, I can honestly say, This has been one hell of a ride.

  4. Dead Reckoning really put me off continuing with the series, so I hadn’t even considered buying this one. Might give it a go now though if it’s better than the last book. Great review.
    Vix @

    • This it’s a little better, once you prepared yourself to accept the fact that we might not like the
      There’s only 1 more book, so I say, why not give it shot? 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!

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