I love this book but I can't stand the noises the narrator makes! All the other books I have listened to that she has read doesn't have the same smacking noises! It drives me crazy.
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.
Great storyline, loved it. Were Panthers, and other assorted creatures. I couldn't wait to get to the next chapter.
I could not wait for this book to end - No substance, no fun, no adventure. I enjoyed the first few books and wish I stopped at 4.
No substance, no fun, no adventure.
The first 4 "Sookie" books were so fun to listen to. Although I have read all the books, I thought it may be fun to listen to one to see what it’s like. After listening to “Dead after Dark” I immediately got the next few. The narrator seemed to tell the story, not just simply read out loud. In an easy, laid back way she made it her own, with the voices and accents she used for each character, Dead as a Doornail, although a fun book to read, listening to it was different then the others before. When I first started listening to it, I actually stopped to check if it was a different narrator. This story sounds like she's just reading it. It just doesn't flow like the other 4. She's reading too fast and "mouth smacking" sounds can be distinctly heard. After listening to the 1st book I didn’t hesitate when purchasing the next four. After listening to “Dead as a Doornail” I’m a little leery about buying the next book. What a bummer.
part time gourmet, full time nerd
Only a few chapters in so far, but I'm really annoyed with the swallows and gulps from the narrator. Where is the sound editing?
I love this whole series by Charlaine Harris - have to force myself to stop listening. The storyline with this, as all the others, is (as the title of my review reflects) wonderful. Johanna Parker, as narrator, ROCKS - love listening to her voice, and she brings the characters, and stories alive.
With some very good dramatic and personable moments, as well as a significant amount of danger and action, this installment still manages to have the pacing of a ramble that leaves this listener dazed and a little confused.
When did we meet Claud? Are we worried about the Were killings or a series of (unrelated) unfortunate events in Bon Temps? I just had trouble keeping up with so many interweaving stories and while there weren't missing pieces really, I had to re-listen several times to figure out whom was related to whom and why we were concerned with them.
Synopsis: Still good, not the best in the series.
Sookie Stackhouse. After seeing the first season of True Blood, I'm fascinated with the series. Good listening - the voice made listening pleasurable - now I want to "read" the whole Sooke Stackhouse series. Thanks for opening my eyes (smile).
I love this book and this series, but find this recording almost unlistenable because of Johanna Parker's reading. Her voice is flat and boring, but what drives me NUTS is the swallowing and other "mouth noises" that she constantly makes. Very irritating and unprofessional. I have listened to dozens of audio books and have never heard this before. I will not buy another Stackhouse book as long as it is read by this narrator.