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Dead Until Dark Audiobook

Dead Until Dark: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1

Vampires have officially "come out of the coffin", and Miss Sookie can't wait for one to come her way.
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Why we think it's Essential - For audiobook fans, Johanna Parker was the beloved voice of Sookie Stackhouse long before Anna Paquin and True Blood came around. Johanna has a way of bringing the denizens of Bon Temps, Louisiana, to vivid life (or, in some cases, after-life). There’s no greater compliment about her performance than this: even listeners who have discovered the audiobooks after watching the TV show rave that she nails these books. —Steve

Publisher's Summary

Vampires have officially "come out of the coffin", and Miss Sookie can't wait for one to come her way.

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.

Listen to more titles in the Sookie Stackhouse series.

©2007 Charlaine Harris; (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"An author of rare talents." (Publishers Weekly)

What Members Say

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    yiota WOBURN, MA, United States 02-12-12
    yiota WOBURN, MA, United States 02-12-12 Member Since 2016
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    "A decent story with a decent reading"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dead Until Dark to be better than the print version?

    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.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    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.


    Have you listened to any of Johanna Parker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to any of Johanna Parker's other performances before so I can't compare it.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I did not have an extreme reaction to this book.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Lori 02-09-12
    Lori 02-09-12
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    "A Good Read/Listen"

    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.

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    Lisa Jericho, VT, United States 01-26-12
    Lisa Jericho, VT, United States 01-26-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Love the Narration; always a great story!"
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    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.

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    Cassidy Plano, TX, United States 01-18-12
    Cassidy Plano, TX, United States 01-18-12
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    "Love this book!"
    What made the experience of listening to Dead Until Dark the most enjoyable?

    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.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Johanna Parker’s performances?

    No. Her male voices are terrible. All male characters sound exactly the same. Monotone and emotionless.


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    Margaret 01-10-12
    Margaret 01-10-12
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    "Great Performance and Great Reads for Running!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dead Until Dark to be better than the print version?

    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.


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    dan 01-04-12
    dan 01-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "The Twilight Saga was inspired by this author"
    If you could sum up Dead Until Dark in three words, what would they be?

    teens.
    escape.
    original.


    What did you like best about this story?

    the narrarator and knowing / comparing to twilight saga since meyers got many of her ideas after listening to these.


    Have you listened to any of Johanna Parker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    first one.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laugh a lot at sookie; her innocence and reactions.


    Any additional comments?

    listened to the first two ... uncertain if i'll continue w/the rest.

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    Melanie Portland, OR, United States 01-02-12
    Melanie Portland, OR, United States 01-02-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Wonderful light listening"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Dead Until Dark to be better than the print version?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    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


    Any additional comments?

    There is certainly some sex in this novel. I wouldn't say there's

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    Kindle Customer ferguson, mo, United States 01-02-12
    Kindle Customer ferguson, mo, United States 01-02-12
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    "funny"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes it was funny suspenseful and scary all in one


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    shocked


    Have you listened to any of Johanna Parker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    first time


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    the book is o k but not one of my favorites to silly

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    michael Locust Grove, GA, United States 12-25-11
    michael Locust Grove, GA, United States 12-25-11 Member Since 2012
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    "Not bad"

    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

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    Amazon Customer 12-22-11
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    "Wonderfully Entertaining!"

    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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