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Initially I wasn't sure I could listen to Johanna Parker's renditions of the Sookie Stackhouse books. Her cadence is odd, and at first she seems almost comic. But unexpectedly that quirky voice has become Sookie for me, and I can't wait to hear the next book.
She is strange with a lazy drawl, that I find comforting, for some very odd reason.
This is pure commute filling enjoyment and I hope I'm not driving that long....
Of course! Johanna Parker's performance is what I think of when I think of Sookie Stackhouse. I enjoyed the storyline, although I think Sookie is like Bella Swan in that ever since she got involved with vampires, trouble finds her. Sometimes there is too much to resolve in one book, but I really enjoy seeing the character maturation and changes based on situations that happen!
Kind of like vampire diaries meets twilight, except with more passion and vampires are out of the coffin (closet) so to speak!
She not only voices other characters well, but the way her voice changes in the situations Sookie gets in...wow! Kristen Stewart could learn a lot just listening to this chick! And her Southern accent isn't as fake as others who try to mimic the accent and turn it into Gone with the Wind accents! This is not the civil war south people!
I laughed out loud a lot when the situation warranted it. Charlaine Harris has a great sense of humor
I am working my way slowly through the rest of the series. Bring it on!
A long commute audio listener
Johanna Parker is a wonderful reader. She is a perfect voice for Sookie, and anyone else in the story. You can get lost in this book, very exciting, and at times, very sexy. Makes me want to visit Bon Temps and hang out at Merlottes on the weekend! All the books in this series is great. I recommend them and the narrator Johanna Parker.
This book has texture, plot, character, and humor plus a great reader. I have read the reviews about this series and honestly I think Charlaine Harris is holding up pretty well with a difficult competitive partner. HBO did not do well with this book, though the actors do seem to make up for the confusion in directing and writing. The only complaint I share with the other reviews is about Charlaine Harris' commitment to rereading her own work. The readers value her imagination and I would think she might find herself rewarded in some rereads, and so end some confusions. This particular book is my favorite of the series. I am surprised I continue to read the series and enjoy it. I would like the fun to return from the early books and this book in the series is not the only one to do well on all fronts.
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.
Only Sookie would be caught at Club Dead aka Josephine's with such a lovely Were. The story had me spellbound. Definitely worth the listen.
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