I've been a urban/scifi fantasy fan for years, but never picked up any Harris (I admit I'm kind of a book cover snob and they never caught my eye!). But when I signed up for Audible, I tried a Stackhouse story out and two weeks later I've plowed through the first 8 books, I'm holding off on book 9 just to savor it a little and I'm waiting impatiently for the latest book to be released! Narrator Johanna Parker has great technique in keeping track of all her different characters!
I was not sure about this book at first, but I actually loved it. It has everything, romance, suspense, comedy. The suspenseful parts were riveting. Excellent writer and I love Sookie!
I loved Buffy, enjoyed Twilight, and thought this would be right up my alley. And it might be- if I read the books. I'm from the south, but I couldn't swallow the narrator's accent at all. I've tried multiple times to get into the book (thinking my dislike of the narrator was just a mood thing), but just haven't been able to make it very far. If you're really, REALLY picky about narration- you might not want this book.
Sometimes i would feel my mind drifting away... too easily. I don't think it was the story but the narration. Narrator isn't bad just sometimes "flat".
That being siad... I still enjoyed it though. Enough to want to listen when I wasn't and enough to wonder where the story was heading.
Just when I thought I'd never find a series I loved as much as Twilight. This is the grown up version. It's wonderful! Great story line, great characters...I've listened to the whole series and can't wiat for the next!
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
This the first in the series of nine. It's funny, exciting, action packed and lots of romance. I intend to get all of the series, plus the others that she has written.
A previous reviewer mentioned they would have preferred two narrators especially for the sex scene. The book, however, is a first person narrative. It would be distracting to suddenly have a second voice intrude when only one voice is represented in the novel's text.
If you like the vampire/human romances it's entertaining. As a southerner, I enjoy small Louisiana town setting. It's well done here. Often, the setting is secondary to the book, or done poorly... but here the setting feels like a character in the book. I like that.
Other than that? It's standard romantic/vampire fare. If you like that, it's quality. If Twilight left you scratching your head wondering who the intended audience was, this is probably a skipper.
I got this audiobook after I started watching True Blood (the HBO TV series, based on the books). If your a Buffy fan you would like this book. Vampires, romance, humour, great writing. What's not to love.