The narrator adopts different voices for each character, bringing the book to life. Her Sookie voice puts me well south of the Mason Dixon line. She brings out the joy and cheeky humour of this short story collection.
I laughed out loud listening to this book in my car driving back from a stressful couple of days dealing with an issue off site.
Some of these stories slot nicely between the sookie novels, so best if you wait until at least book 8 lest you spoil the ending of the novels. Some of these stories have been rewritten into novels, and I enjoyed this insight into Charmaine Harris's writing process.
This is a really gorgeous audible book, reveling in WH Auden and the great philosophers, with a gentle mystery to keep it moving along. The pace of this book could be described as unhurried, and I would not recommend it to listeners who only like their fiction at a cracking pace. The narration suited the pace, and I found the voicing of the different characters to be well pitched, enabling the distinction of the characters without sounding like overacting.
For me it was perfectly enjoyable for a rainy Saturday afternoon, stuck on the couch with the flu.
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