I have set myself to listen to this entire series, prompted by a desire to understand the background for the series "True Blood". I have fallen in love with this heroine! First and foremost, she is a Southern heroine in the grandest tradition. Being from the South, I so recognize and appreciate the positive essence of the current Anglo female culture in the South she represents. She speaks the truth from woman's point of view, and stands strongly for the values we wish our daughters to hold. She holds our feet to the fire, though, as she encounters and examines the more negative ones. The strength and variety of the characters in even this short novel are masterfully written and delightfully performed in this recording. I haven't had as much fun since I raced through the Twilight Saga novels eager for each new encounter with a female heroine I wanted to be. Johanna Parker's interpretation and performance are brilliant!
I absolutely love these stories...I am already on book 7...can't get enough of them! I used to be on the fence about Sookie on True Blood but I now see how much Anna Paquin is really true to the character!
I enjoy the humor in these books. I think Johanna Parker has the perfect voice for Sookie.
I wish there was less violence in these books, or at least less graphic violence.
I've been reading these books for some years now and I still love to re-read them. Great story line with something always happening to keep you hooked in the story line I don't have cable so I haven't had a chance to check out the TV show yet although I want to. The audio is great, no problems with it. I'm in my car a lot and don't get to read much anymore so the audio books are a great way for me to catch up.
I like urban fantasy and this fit the bill for me. The one thing I find said is the fact Sookie Stackhouse has to wrestle with who to pick. I don't see why she can't pick more then one to be in love with.
Alcide Herveaux, it was good to see a werewolf in the series. I think he is a stronger then the two vampires. Bill Compton always felt like a whining baby to me. Eric Northman on the other hand is not as whining but he has a much darker side, less ethically strong.
The erotic scene between Eric Northman and Sookie Stackhouse.
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.
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
Out of all the books for Sookie this one and Dead Reckoning are my least favorite ones. But with that said and you like the series you can't skip any book. But my favorite is the next one in the series # 4 Dead as a Doornail.
Initially I wasn't sure I could listen to Johanna Parker's renditions of the Sookie Stackhouse books. Her cadence is odd, and at first she seems almost comic. But unexpectedly that quirky voice has become Sookie for me, and I can't wait to hear the next book.
She is strange with a lazy drawl, that I find comforting, for some very odd reason.
This is pure commute filling enjoyment and I hope I'm not driving that long....
Of course! Johanna Parker's performance is what I think of when I think of Sookie Stackhouse. I enjoyed the storyline, although I think Sookie is like Bella Swan in that ever since she got involved with vampires, trouble finds her. Sometimes there is too much to resolve in one book, but I really enjoy seeing the character maturation and changes based on situations that happen!
Kind of like vampire diaries meets twilight, except with more passion and vampires are out of the coffin (closet) so to speak!
She not only voices other characters well, but the way her voice changes in the situations Sookie gets in...wow! Kristen Stewart could learn a lot just listening to this chick! And her Southern accent isn't as fake as others who try to mimic the accent and turn it into Gone with the Wind accents! This is not the civil war south people!
I laughed out loud a lot when the situation warranted it. Charlaine Harris has a great sense of humor
I am working my way slowly through the rest of the series. Bring it on!