I enjoyed hearing this first book by Charlaine Harris. I had read the books years ago and it was fun to listen to the story again. I did watch the first season of this book on (True Blood) on HBO when it came out. I thought it deviated too much from the books and didn't watch the second season or beyond.
The series is based on the premise that vampires have "come out of the coffin" into society and are sort-of accepted. It's a great idea and I applaud the author's cleverness. She also moves the characters along nicely throughout the series.
The reader does a pretty good job, but I've heard better. It's a solid performance, but not as great as the Jeannie Frost series reader.
I have picked up 2 books in this series on sale and am hesitant to pay the regular member price or use my credits for this series. I don't feel compelled to keep moving through the series, and I do own the paperbacks, so keep that in mind.
My wife is currently on book 8 and can't wait to take on the rest. She stumbled upon the series accidentally during one of audible's sales and fell in love with the books. She's been listening non-stop since. I feel like even I have listened to the books - she's updating me so often on what is going on in Sookie's life. She is especially impressed with the narrarator, Johanna Parker. The books have been a great investment! If you're a fan of vampire books, this would be a smart purchase!
I stumbled on the Charlaine Harris Vampire books by accident and am thoroughly hooked. Johanna Parker does an excellent job as narrator and the stories are interesting and funny. A little more gore than I normally read, but not so much that it distracts from the book. Great job.
This book was offered at a discounted price to me, so I bought it, not knowing it was part of the True Blood television series. (I don't watch the show... I know nothing about it). I enjoyed the story, and didn't know what was going to happen until the end. I don't really want to read the sexy bits (they're easy enough to skip through.) The reader was good, but sometimes her male voices blended together and I didn't know who was speaking. Bill's voice was a little weird. I enjoyed the story, but I don't know if I'll read (or listen to) more.
This was recommended repeatedly by a friend at work. She is much younger than I am and I thought the story would be too light for my taste. I finally decided to download this and found the story line entertaining, but it is the narrator who really makes the story come to life.
I love this series, the books are great!! However, the reader isn't my favorite. Her inflection and character voices are somewhat grating. I downloaded the first two books in the series, I won't be getting the remainder due to the poor job of the reader. Much better to read this series yourself
I purchased this listen hoping for bonus insites into the charactures and story line. No such luck. If you have not seen the HBO series than it is a great listen but no new information for the True Blood lover.
The story line is actually pretty good at first, I'm just not real big on most romance stories since they tend to be unrealistic, so I will not follow the series
Well written, imaginative, and captivating. Looking forward to reading all the books in the series.
I wasn't sure how this would end up, but I took a chance on it. thoroughly enjoyed it. there is a lot of erotic undertows. I felt a little sad that Sam lost his girlfriend