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.
I love these stories. They each have new and interesting twists. She's learning how to manage her 'gift', her skills are amazing...
If you thought you liked "True Blood" on HBO, you will love Living Dead in Dallas. The storyline is the same, only better, just as most good books that turn movie/television are. I feel as if I am inside Sookie and I can relate to her(as any young southern girl most likely will.) Thanks C Harris, I appreciate you.
Sookie Stackhouse is a delightful heroine who keeps you laughing even during a suspenseful situation. Enjoyable listen from start to finish.
I loved this book. The narration was terrific and really captured the Sookie character perfectly. Enjoyed this so much I read the whole series on my ipad. Would rather have listened to it on the ipad but had trouble getting audible books on it.
Vampires and a bar maid, what a concept. Like reading Harlequin Romances for the undead. Perfect for vacation listening on the beach. Well plotted and fun.