Anthony Award-winner Charlaine Harris' New York Times and USA Today best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels entice countless fans with an irresistible mixture of vampire romance, beguiling mystery, and old-fashioned Southern charm.
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"An author of rare talents." (Publishers Weekly)
I wouldn't necessarily consider the audio version to be better than the print version which I did read. But the audio performance was decent and there were distinct enough voices for the characters.
The plot isn't nail biting as if you are paying attention you can figure out who the killer is fairly early on. But it's an enjoyable read and an enjoyable listen.
I haven't listened to any of Johanna Parker's other performances before so I can't compare it.
I did not have an extreme reaction to this book.
This is a pretty good (not great) story and a pretty good reading to go along with it. I do recommend it as an easy fun listen while commuting.
I found this book to be quite charming. The romance that developed between Sookie an Bill was very tender and not overly graphic. The murder mystery was well developed but I was a little sad to see some of the characters killed off so early in the series. I look forward to reading the next book.
I've read these books many times and the audio version is great! She does a very good job distiguishing different main characters with different voices/accents. The characters sound like I imagine them.
This series was recommended to me a long time ago but I just got around to starting it. So far so good, I'll definitely stick with it through the rest of the series.
Not a huge fan of the narrarator. She makes the male characters sound like droning robots. She does an ok job with everything else though. I've heard worse.
No. Her male voices are terrible. All male characters sound exactly the same. Monotone and emotionless.
Johanna Parker is fantastic and keeps you enthralled. She is a real voice talent. I don't know how she does it but her voice is shockingly like Anna Paquin's. So if you enjoy HBO's True Blood, you'll love these books. The books are not completely true to the show so you get the characters you love and some similarity in the plot lines, but there are enough differences to hold your interest.
the narrarator and knowing / comparing to twilight saga since meyers got many of her ideas after listening to these.
laugh a lot at sookie; her innocence and reactions.
listened to the first two ... uncertain if i'll continue w/the rest.
I love the narration of this story. The story is set in New Orleans and the narrator has just the perfect amount of drawl to really fit the characters without being distracting.
I read a lot of mystery novels and am pretty good at figuring them out before the big reveal. This one kept me guessing until pretty close to the end without having a
There is certainly some sex in this novel. I wouldn't say there's
yes it was funny suspenseful and scary all in one
the book is o k but not one of my favorites to silly
I was not sure what to expect with this book. I didnt know if it was going to lean more towards the twilight side of vampires lore or more toward the underworld side. Well if I had to pick, I would say twilight, but a little better. Im not that big a fan of twilight. The story was interesting, not Super predictable. It does have kind of a chick flick feel to it guys, so if you are a dude looking for an underworld type vampire story this is not the one for you. Im not saying that there is no action or thrills in it though, because there is. Its just that some parts kind of read like one of those women's sex fantasy books you see with the long haired muscle hunk holding a half naked chick on the cover. The sex parts made me laugh out loud! But that aside, the book was a fun listen.... well that is after I got over the narrators voice, that took some getting use to. Ill give you some advice, listen to the sample of this book before getting it. If you cant handle that bad accent, dont get this book, because it will continue threw out the book. Over all, not a bad story, i enjoyed it. Would i recommend it? yeah, if you really liked twilight and books like that, this one is an enjoyable listen. and if you dont like twilight ( like me) this one is still worth a free credit shot in the dark
I found DEAD UNTIL DARK captivatingly funny, sinister, mysterious and with the right amount of sex and violence. After listening to this, the first of many in Charlaine Harris's series, I can't wait to read more.
Harris reminds me of Janet Evanovich but a lot less nutty. This is worth noting since Harris's characters are other worldly and yet have more substance.
I recommend this as a fun read to anyone.
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