I would try another book as I like the character Sookie and the humor. But the violence in the book was a real turn off. I was very reluctant to read book 3.
Johanna Parker is excellent.
The book had too much violence. did she need to describe every drop of bllod? every broken bone?
To me she is Sookie, But she also has good voices for the other characters.
I've never read the printed book, but I find many of the modern Audio books better then the printed book. Older audio books were dry reads but today we have more voice acting done. They are almost to the quality of a radio drama. I wouldn't say this one goes that far but the narrator does well with the accents and subtle voice changes for different characters.
Sookie Stackhouse, she's a strong female character.
Brings the characters to life. If you don't have a mind that will give them 3D from reading a audiobook may and in this case Johanna Parker did just that.
I didn't get in to this series till True Blood had come out. I like both the TV show and the books allot. I feel that after the first TV series the two have gone there separate ways. I think the TV show is still good but would of been better staying true to the books. This book is superior to the TV show.
Retired executive loves biking, hiking, skiing, sailing, photography, playing tennis, listening to my eclectic music collection & my wife
No. However, I never watch a movie twice or read a book twice.
Sookie is fabulous, down to earth, a
Yes. She brings the character's to life. The author has written a good story and the reader makes it real. She is one of the reasons I will buy more of these books.
Sexy beats Dead.
I listen to books when I am doing long workouts. These books make me want to work out more.
I started with the first book in the series and got interested in the story line due to the narrator. Johanna Porter made this store so much more intertaining. And I went to college in that area, so having some of the places described was that much more entertaining. Reading the books was not as enjoyable, as listening to Johanna's Southern accent! Will continue the series.
Avid reader turned listener.
Sookie Stackhouse is a character that is followed by drama, death, and the supernatural. I wish there would be a little less focus on her love affair with Bill, and more on the other "stuff". I had to stop listening with about an hour to go because I was simply over it, after already having listened to book 1. Good narration and all but like I said, the love story line gets a little tired! If you are a True Blood fan, you probably will enjoy it,but after watching the tennis match of Bill vs. Eric on the show, you may get a little bored like myself.
Clever, Witty, Intelligent.
I must say, Johanna Parker really out does herself with each new Sookie Stackhouse Performance.
True Blood turned me onto the books and I buzzed through the books like no body's business. Watching it play out on TV is like watching a FanFic performed.
Parker's performance makes these silly books worth a listen. She seamlessly switches from character to character without missing a beat. I'm a fan of True Bood and never thought I'd enjoy these books as much as I do. They are a great listen when I run and I think that's due to Parker's great work.
I love Sookie Stackhouse! A truly delightful rambunctious down to earth kind of woman! Full of flaws and sexy and pleasantly annoying.
I love Johanna's performance! A true multifaceted performer who portrays every nuance to perfection.
I really enjoyed these books. I listen to this series while I work. They are easy to listen to and entertaining enough to help me through a repetitive job. I would recommend and listened to the whole series.
I could say that Charlaine Harris has done it again, but that would imply that this book is as good as the first. Actually, it is better, simply because we've met Sookie and the other characters and have some backstory and character development to build on mentally. I was fresh off a Sookie-thon viewing of the 2nd season TV series, and I expected the two to be fairly similar. Not so much! The TV series is beautifully written; Charlaine Harris could have written the screenplays. However, the book is a work in itself and is a separate story, so I feel like I got two versions for the price of one, so to speak. The joy of the book is in the creativity the author has, but specifically the turn of a phrase. Charlaine continually delights me with one well-turned phrase after another, and her depiction of Sookie as a down-to-earth type girl who is rapidly being educated in the ways of the world. Her character is becoming a little wiser, a little more sophisticated, a bit more discerning. Johanna Parker is spot-on with her accents; if you enjoyed her narration in the first book you'll love this one too. Although the books are relatively short, they are totally worth the credit. Go ahead, download and listen even if you've been watching the series, you won't go wrong.