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Dead Until Dark Audiobook

Dead Until Dark: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1

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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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    MGirl23 07-16-12
    MGirl23 07-16-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Couldn't finish"
    What disappointed you about Dead Until Dark?

    Just not enjoyable or interesting at all.


    Has Dead Until Dark turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I have listened to other books like "How to Seduce a Naked Werewolf" and enjoyed it.


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

    No. I could not stand to listen to that ridiculous droning Southern accent which is very unrealistic. I may have continued to listen if someone else had performed the audio.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Expressionality Knoxville, TN United States 07-14-12
    Expressionality Knoxville, TN United States 07-14-12
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    "Great Narrator"
    Would you listen to Dead Until Dark again? Why?

    Once I started listening, I could not stop. I really enjoyed this book and I've never read anything like it before. I'm now looking for my next in the series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Harrison 07-02-12
    M. Harrison 07-02-12

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    "Good story, but..."
    What did you love best about Dead Until Dark?

    I loved Sookie's innocence.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I didn't have a favorite.


    What does Johanna Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her Southern accent isn't too "put on".


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't give it 5 stars because it was a bit draggy in some places.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bobbie Plymouth, WI, United States 06-11-12
    Bobbie Plymouth, WI, United States 06-11-12 Member Since 2013
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    "I really enjoyed this first of the series."

    I will be reading the series, it makes me smile once in a while. Very good

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Alli Wichita, KS, United States 06-11-12
    Alli Wichita, KS, United States 06-11-12
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    "Awesome Narrator!"
    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    All of the character voices were believable and easy to understand, even with the accent!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! It was a great balance of lusty romance, suspense, and comedy.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lilrose2003 06-02-12
    lilrose2003 06-02-12
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    What did you love best about Dead Until Dark?

    The narrator talks way too slow!!! I use the speed option and speed it up some but then it just sounds a lil off


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    Elizabeth United States 05-31-12
    Elizabeth United States 05-31-12
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    "first time lstening delight"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, I have enjoyed this book very much


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead Until Dark?

    Just getting to know Sookie


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

    No, this has given Sookie a real voice


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    Amazon Customer 05-29-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Ok story, just not for me"

    I have heard of this series for quite a while, knowing that it had a tv series on it and people simply seemed to love it, so when I saw the first book in the series on sale, I was impulsive and decided to try it out. My mistake. I am not an impulsive person, often reading others reviews first to make sure it will suit my own tastes. I should have with this one, perhaps I am prudish, but the sex scenes in this book were not done tastefully. If a scene has a point, and executed properly, then fine, whatever, use it. These scenes instead seemed smutty just to be smutty and poorly done at that.

    Beyond that particular problem, I just didn't connect with any of the characters. The premise of the book could definitely have promise, and perhaps the author does in fact flesh it out more in subsequent books, but I don't believe I will be reading them to find out.

    One redeeming quality I must mention is the narrator. She was wonderful.

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    Dana Silverthorne, CO, United States 05-24-12
    Dana Silverthorne, CO, United States 05-24-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Love Sookie's Character and Humor!"
    What made the experience of listening to Dead Until Dark the most enjoyable?

    The narrator does an excellent job reading Sookie's part. The other parts are well read also. The humor is infectious.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sookie, of course. She is a no-nonsense girl that doesn't realize she is funny.


    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    She was able to read each characters part with incredible differentiation.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Several come to mind. Here "fresh" comments while having a vampire staked to death right on top of her. She describes herself as "disabled", this is funny, since most people would describe her as "gifted".


    Any additional comments?

    I just purchased the rest of the series, since it is on sale this weekend. Looking forward to them all. Incidentally, I mostly listen to non-fiction and comedy. This story is not one I would normally like, but it is so humorous I am hooked!

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    kytten 05-15-12
    kytten 05-15-12 Member Since 2012

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Excellent use of my credit"
    Would you listen to Dead Until Dark again? Why?

    Yes, I would. It was a great book. Well written and well narrated. I enjoyed the story and the reading complimented the story well.


    What other book might you compare Dead Until Dark to and why?

    I don't think that I can compare it to any other book I've read. It's not my normal sort of book.


    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    She had a lot of expression in her voice and really enhanced the book with it.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Super, supernatural.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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