I have never read the print version. This is the first Charlene Harris book I have read.
It was a great story. I don't think it would have been as good if I had only purchased the book. The story teller was dynamite!
I love her southern accent! It really added a dose of authenticity to the story.
Yes. I can see what the auther is trying to tell me. I can listen to these books all weekend.
The book(s) fill in the relationship that Sookie Stackhouse have with the different characters that the HBO True Blood series miss.
The mystery and suspense. Enthralling nature of vampire subject.
Yes, most definitely.
When Sookie dresses up to go to the vampire bar for the first time. When Sookie beats up the bad guy.
The story line was so funny that at many times I busted out laughing. I especially love Eric, Bubba and well, everyone and everything about this book. The narration is fantastic.
I loved Johanna Parker's vocalizations so much that I would read anything she narrates. She does a great job of creating a voice for a character and making each one so different.
Oh yes and continue listening to the rest of series but unfortunately life, work and sleep seem to get in the way.
I am a big fan of True Blood but now I am a HUGH fan of the Sookie books...will HATE when I get to the final one!!!
sookie she old southern girl adorable
when she figures out sams a shape shifter
Unfortunately, I saw "True Blood" Season 1 before I ever thought to listen to this book. So I was a fan of the concept right from the very start. Yet there is enough variation between the television series and the books to set them apart and make them unique in their appeal.
-The TV series is an ensemble account that centers around a telepathic barmaid and how the outing of vampires to main stream society effects her life; her friends; and her home town, Bon Temps.
-The book is a first person account of the same telepathic barmaid's, Sookie Stackhouse, immersion into vampire society after the Japanese invention of synthetic blood makes it possible for them to exist without feeding on humans.
-Both stories are centered around the murder mystery of women in Bon Temps.
The difference between the story being a 4 or 5 star story and the 3 stars I gave it, centers around Sookie's whinny temper flairs. At the beginning of the story Sookie is a virgin and hence she is learning to deal with a lot of new things. But the idea that these century old beings put up with it in a subservient manner is a little ridiculous and very distracting. This element has greater weight in the book because it is told through Sookie's eyes.
All-in-all this book is an excellent listen.
I consider the Sookie Stackhouse series to be one of my guilty pleasures. I do enjoy the stories and I've read them all several times in print form. I just couldn't handle the accent the narrator used. I don't think I even got past the first chapter.
Just not enjoyable or interesting at all.
I have listened to other books like "How to Seduce a Naked Werewolf" and enjoyed it.
No. I could not stand to listen to that ridiculous droning Southern accent which is very unrealistic. I may have continued to listen if someone else had performed the audio.
Once I started listening, I could not stop. I really enjoyed this book and I've never read anything like it before. I'm now looking for my next in the series.
I loved Sookie's innocence.
I didn't have a favorite.
Her Southern accent isn't too "put on".
I didn't give it 5 stars because it was a bit draggy in some places.