I am not much of a t.v.watcher so I had no idea this was the basis of a Vampire series that's been on HBO for quite sometime. I read the book description and hoped it would be similar to the Nightside series by Simon R. Greene. I was disappointed that it turned into more of a Laurell K. Hamilton (whose books mutated from slight romance into full out soft porn) type of thing. I wanted a mystery, i didn't get much of it at all and this will keep me from buying any of the other books in the series.
I listened to the entire book because of Johanna Parker's interpretation for the most part. Besides the fact that I spent money on it and wanted to give the whole book a chance. I would not have done this had it been a hardbound or paperback.
The book art and reviews I read gave the impression that this was a benign book about love. I just could not get thru the graphic sex. Give me the
I did not get to the end
The accent was great
I think I said enough
Say something about yourself!
I really enjoyed listening to Johanna Parker's voice & her charactors. I have read all the books & seen the tv show, so I wasn't sure how this audible book would fit with what I already knew, but I loved it.
The narration fit the book & the different charactors were very clear -- it was just like I pictured in the paperback and reminiscent of the tv show voices.
Thanks for a great listen!
This series has been talked up so much that I had really high expectations for it. It's nice but I didn't see what the big deal was.
The story is entertaining enough... But with an audiobook the narrator is a big deal. And while Ms Parker does a great Sookie, (her accent and "acting" is perfect for that character), her reading of EVERY male part is ABYSMAL! It was distracting to have her lively Sookie paired with male characters who were flat, monotone, and emotionless. With that there was little to no variation between the male characters. No personality... Not even an accent to help distinguish them... Although with Eric I sometimes could detect a slight hint of Russian. The females parts were well done, but it was like her ability to breath life into a character fled when she lowered her voice an octave. Bizarre and annoying.
The book was not very original in my opinion. I felt that there were too many similarities between the Harris' characters and those of Stephenie Meyer (I could list them, but I don't want to give away any spoilers). Also there too many sex scenes... I almost didn't bother to finish the book because it was getting to a point that it was just overdone. Luckily, it stopped and the story got back on track, just to come to an abrupt, anticlimactic end. Another thing, I dislike the way the narrator makes every male in the story sound like a caveman - and Bill the boyfriend sounds especially dim-witted.
Overall, a disappointment.