Excellent narration and entertaining story. I will continue reading/listening to Sookie Stackhouse books- a fun listen. A good, fun summer series. Johanna Parker does a fantastic job with characters.
I actually think that True Blood is better than the books. Needs more plot.
I'm giving this thumbs up based on the characters, not plot.
Love Johanna Parker's narration - she's one of the reasons I have started to like listening to audiobooks. Looking forward to continuing this series!
It's very rare that I like a film or TV series better than the book. This is one of those occasions. True Blood took these novels to the next level and brought them to life. I am severely disappointed on the lack of character development and depth. There are so many areas where the tv show soares and the book failed. One of the worst parts of the book is killing Lafayette off at the beginning. He didn't even get any lines in! One of my absolute favorite characters and he's killed off before he gets started. I won't bother reading the remainder of the series. I'd much rather see Alexander Skarsgård as Eric any day of the week vs this shallow rendition of what was an amazing series.
Really entertaining! I love the narrator and how she brings Sookie to life with her voice and accent she uses.
I would compare this to Jeanine Frost's Halfway to the Grave. They have similar "girl meets vampire" qualities.
Love love love her voice! I wish every book I listen to had her as a narrator. Her voice is so smooth and easy to listen to.
For sure! They were hard to put on pause. I have actually started listening to the series again it is so good!
This book was somewhat less enjoyable than the first one in the series, but it was still a good listen. There are basically two plots in the book, what happens in Dallas and what happens with the murder in BonTemps. I guess since there wasn't really enough plot in either to make a single book, they got kind of jammed together into one book. They're both in there, but neither really has much to do with the other.
I would have given the story four stars, but the Dallas section of the plot kind of pissed me off in spots. For a psychic and a bunch of old, supposedly clever vampires the Sookie crew really makes some stupid decisions. You would think they know better. But, what are you going to go? :)
I waited to write a review until I listened to all 12 books. I loved them all. Sookie is a breath of fresh air small town girl who has had problems in the past with romance because she has the gift of reading minds. Imagine going on a date and hearing everything the guy was thinking... Not good. With vampires out of the closet, she finds she can't read vampire minds. Finally she can have true romance. There is also Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem and more supernatural creatures to be revealed!
I loved all the characters and how the story unfolded through all the books. It was bitter sweet that it had to come to an end. I was going to watch True Blood on HBO until friends told me it wasn't nearly as good as the books and had way too much porn!! I will leave the same review for all twelve books. Sookie just wouldn't be Sookie without Johanna Parker, I loved her voice!
I enjoyed the story line behind this one much more then the first book. The interactions and between all of the characters were more real. The story more engaging. I still find the horribly fake deep southern accent annoying, but it does fit the story well, and the whining of the main character, but I still hold out hope that she will out grow that in the next couple books.
I really enjoyed the interactions between the vamps. How screwed up they can be in their own political nightmares. It just is not a special human thing. Plus the fact that humans can also be the most evil part of a nightmare. We often look at the monster as the "MONSTER", but in Sookie books, it is often the ones you look to for salvation that are the monsters.
Sookie gets constantly tossed around and beat up. I chuckle every time I listen to the amount of damage she takes and I think to myself, thank God that woman has a positive attitude, where can I get some for myself?
Johanna Parker really does the characters in this series well. The accents are spot on. And her pauses and vocal tones (whisper, shout, snickers, chuckles) are perfectly in tune with this series. She really is good at becoming her characters.
It is tough to put this book on pause. But you do not want to miss or let slip by any good parts! so you have to put it on pause sometimes. This is not a book you want to let slide thru your one ear and out the other.