I love the southern angle of this story and can't wait to read the next one. She is funny, unpredictable, and the twists keep coming. I got a little tired of the uber-gay bad vampires. Still, a fun read.
First off I'd like to admit I'm not really a vampire fan. I am a werewolf fan. And there seems to be that "Pirates vs Ninjas" animosity towards vampire fans and werewolf fans, lol.
Maybe that had something to do with it. But I also love supernatural stories, of any kind.
I was really wanting to read these books, but I never had the time or I would be reading something else. After the television show came out, I became hooked on the first two seasons and upon joining audible I put the series on my wishlist.
I just couldn't get attached to the characters in the story. Bill was uninteresting and fell a little flat for me, he didn't grab me as any sort of hero or irresistible main male lead. And the amount of sex... Scene after scene of over-graphic sex scenes, video taping sex scenes, sex innuendos in flowers, sex on the porch, sex all over the house-I wasn't offended but it just got really old and unnecessary. I was expecting more thriller, more mystery, more supernatural happenings, but what I got was closer to an over-graphic romance novel.
I didn't hate it, and I don't think it's a bad book. It had a good twist at the end, and if I hadn't already watched the show prior to getting this book I totally wouldn't have expected the outcome. I think the narrator did a wonderful job and her accent was just fantastic. But I found myself just waiting for it to be over so I could move on to another book.
Like I said, maybe it's just the fact that I am more of a werewolf fan, but I think if a book is good enough, it should make me want to read more either way. I just can't get myself to continue on with this series.
I absolutely love this series. Entertaining as all get out. I found myself picking up a southern drawl in honor of Ms. Sookie. Just sexy enough to keep it real and listening to every word.
A (much, much worse) knock-off of Twilight, set in the deep South. Truly unlikeable characters, unmotivated and haphazard action, rambling plot. I don't know how a Southern vampire mystery with mind-readers and shape-shifters could be utterly boring, but it managed! And while I'm typically the last person to fast-forward through the juicy stuff, the sex scenes were truly disgusting. You've been warned!
I was hooked on the series True Blood but the book was so much better and different than I expected!I highly recommend this author to anyone who likes vampire books and mystery combined!
Charlaine Harris has created a strangely moving set of characters that have grown on me. I appreciate her ability to evoke character and am glad to see their depth that the television series could not capture. Johanna Parker is an okay narrator in his story, maybe she will grow on me with the series.
I know what you're thinking: "oh no, not another vampire book." But this one is different. It is a bit tongue in cheek and there is a lot of humor in the book. It is told in first-person narrative by a southern waitress who is lonely has trouble connecting with other humans. The narration is superb and sometimes it really feels like you are listening to a real Sookie Stackhouse speaking to you. I'm in the middle of the second book in the series and it is even better than this one. Give it a try and you'll be glad you did.
I won't lie, at first I rolled my eyes as the story began, it seemed so cheesy(I grew up on Ann Rice these are as different as night/day in comparison, which I found refreshing). The narrator takes a bit getting used to(and I'm southern) but once you really start listening, she has a way of pulling you into the story. Though these are a little comical in the believability department, I found I couldn't wait to read the next in the series. I have to give it five stars for originality and entertainment. Looking forward to hearing/reading more from Charlaine Harris.
I had seen the first few episodes of the show "True Blood" and was intrigued by this plot line. Also, I am a big fan of series books and Audible.com had a sale on first books in many series. I did enjoy the book. The narrator was awesome. The story was good, but the ending was a bit disappointing. I am not sure I will read the next in the series. It wasn't really my cup of tea, but I was not disappointed that I listened to this book.
IT WAS A GOOD LISTEN THE NARRATOR JOHANNA PARKER REALLY BROUGHT SOOKIE TO LIFE SINCE I LOVE TRUEBLOOD I ALMOST FELT LIKE I KNEW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN NEXT BUT IT WAS STILL EXCITING