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
Of course, my mother listened to it three times! It was fun, and after you listen to a few more you can go back and listen for more detail.
Her Romance with Bill
Yes while we drove across country
We got hooked and listened to all of them in a row! They are great for while you are driving, and on a plane time goes by so much faster! Her voices are male voices are funny, but you get used to it!
Johanna's performance was wonderful. It's been a wonderful experience. I love this series but I can't sit and read anymore so this works out wonderfully!
I really enjoyed these books. I listen to this series while I work. They are easy to listen to and entertaining enough to help me through a repetitive job. I would recommend and listened to the whole series.
The author's voice and the narrator make this a sweet concoction of southern inflection and authentic writing. The voice (both figurative and literal) is so compelling I could not take my earbuds out unless I had to talk to someone to order coffee. I also didn't realize how faithful the TV series was to the original book until I heard the Audible version and was surprised at how interesting the story became while listening to the delightful voice of Johanna Parker. Although I wish she didn't lower her voice so much to indicate male speakers (I also hate when male narrators raise their voices in a ridiculous attempt to imitate female speakers) she absolutely "nails" Suki. Really! This is a real gem.
I came to Sookie Stackhouse by way of True Blood and maybe that is just a case of mistaken identity. Somehow True Blood had to format 12 hour long episodes out of a book that takes 9.5 hours to read. In order to do that characters were embellished and added. Though I am not ordinarily one for vampire tales the show caught me.
The book by comparison is a pretty different thing. Bill, Sookie's vamp paramour is a bit more interesting in the book. Her brother Jason is fairly compelling... and I can see an interesting future for him in the series. But everything else is sort of romance cutesy. We don't get Tara's perspective and Sookie's best friend in this novel is Arlene... and they really aren't too close. There are no great friendships used as a foil to the vampire world she is entering... other than her grandmother... and honestly the relationship with her grandmother is pretty weakly drawn in the novel.
The first half of the novel was fairly interesting. By the second half she was taking hot tubs with Bill and I was wondering what silly genre I had bought into.
It's possible that interesting characters like LaFayette draw more focus in the later novels which informed the structure of the HBO show. I just wanted more than the first book had to offer.
i really wanted to like this book but the development of the characters was just bad by the end of the book i still didnt like bill it seemed like he really only put him self first it just frustrated me it seemed more like a friends with benefit's book than a romance.and it could have used some more action and it would have been nice if they would have givin the reader a chance to solve the mystery instead of just telling you