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.
what can you say about a series that continues to hold your attention hour after hour. what seems like pure make believe becomes real, and a character in Sookie that just keeps her head up and goes. The series is a delight, the narrator becomes an integral part of the series and the story never dies. Keep it up Charlaine!!!
This is a great series from Charlaine Harris. It is one of those books that you can not set aside. If you are looking for a great series, Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mysteries is one of the best.
Sookie Stackhouse Series is a MUST read! I have listened/read all of the Sookie Stackhouse mysteries, 1 - 8. I enjoyed every single one of them. The writing is good, clear, suspenseful and humorous. The narrator, Johanna Parker, does some of the best narrating I have heard...exactly the way I would presume Sookie Stackhouse would sound. You can't go wrong with this series. I CAN'T WAIT until installment NINE!!