Oh Sookie Stackhouse...I have to say, I listened to the first four in the series all in a row and felt like my brain was turning to mush. I'm not real big on vampires and such, but I admit that I thoroughly enjoyed these books. If you are looking for something that is entertaining, and yes, even a bit of a page-turner, give Sookie a try. They are fun. Just maybe mix it up a little and don't listen to them all at once!
I am a huge fan of the spookiest stack house books, a great enjoyable listen
The voice was great, and I definitely got into the store. Her tone was perfect
Driving down lovers lane with a vampire
I am normally not a fan of this genre, but I am a fan of True Blood. Overall I found the book quite enjoyable and I would like even if I was not a fan of the genre or the show.
The narrator did a great job of portraying Sookie. Her southern accent was spot on and she portrayed the emotions of Sookie quite well. I could almost believe that it was Anna Paquin herself doing the read.
Buy it. Enjoy it. Read the rest of the series. I know I will.
It seems like most reviewers rave about the voice given to Sookie by the narrator, but I think that was the worst part. The accent given to Sookie did not sound like Louisiana and she also sounded very butch and masculine. I had a hard time not picturing her with short hair and wearing blue jeans and a T-shirt, looking like a guy (maybe a cigarette behind one ear). The performance of the narrator, however, was great and I even really liked the guy voices, I just never got used to the voice given to Sookie.
My reviews are rather simple but only because I want to convey my impressions of a story. I leave summaries to the publisher. LOVE Audible!
The concept behind this story is wonderful. The first book in the series doesn't disappoint. It really draws in the reader. I wish I'd have listened to this before I saw the HBO series True Blood based on these books. The narration is fantastic. Good listen.
I'm pretty OCD, and so I always make myself finish every book I start, but this was tough. I really wanted to like the books, because I've seen several episodes of the HBO show, and I liked them. But I really felt like I was listening to a children's book. Things happen in the story and then are just never explained or don't make any sense. The characters were unlikable and just shallow. The main character Sookie was exceptionally hard to like for me. She drones on and on about her wardrobe choices and just how sexy and beautiful everyone finds her. We got it the first 100 times. Bill and other men in the story had monosyllabic dialog for the most part. I know it's supposed to be a fun, light read, but I just never got into it. This was just a big zero for me.
College Student that loves to listen to audio books!!!
The story for sure!! It is so well written and the imagination of the author is so vivid!!!
Yes. She integrates love, suspense, murder, and the supernatural all into one story! I thought it was great!!
Men sound awful
It did make me laugh in some spots... cry, um no.
I am a True Blood fan and I just have to say that I think it is very awesome that HBO took this book almost exactly as written and put it into a HIT TV series!! They didn't change much because the story is just that awesome... what would they change? I love the show and I am so glad to finally sit down and listen (read) how it all began! Kudos to the author and Kudos to HBO to finding a great book to base a series out of.
Believer in what you can't see
Yes, the series is 100% better than the HBO series. The action is amazing and never ending. The characters are well developed and create a world you never want to see end and can't wait to see what happens.
The ending of the story makes more sense than the ending in True Blood. I like the character that helps Sookie at the end.
She is one of the best narrator I've heard. She is great with both the male and female voices. You can't tell the differences. Her ability to create Sookie's world is very realistic.
Vampires aren't all their crack up to be.
Sookie Stakehouse series is better on audiobook.
I like culinary mysteries. That is how I got started. I also like fiction.
How Sookie can recognize a vampire just by looking at them, when humans can't seem to tell.
Sam because he is there for Sookie when she needs him the most.
When Sookie is called out by Sam in the bar when she first tell her co-workers that she is dating Bill.
This is a great first book in the series. It makes you want to see where Sookie's relationships with Bill, Sam and Eric will go next. This is about the tenth time that I have listened to this book, I always enjoy the re-read.