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 absolutely love this series. Entertaining as all get out. I found myself picking up a southern drawl in honor of Ms. Sookie. Just sexy enough to keep it real and listening to every word.
A (much, much worse) knock-off of Twilight, set in the deep South. Truly unlikeable characters, unmotivated and haphazard action, rambling plot. I don't know how a Southern vampire mystery with mind-readers and shape-shifters could be utterly boring, but it managed! And while I'm typically the last person to fast-forward through the juicy stuff, the sex scenes were truly disgusting. You've been warned!
I was hooked on the series True Blood but the book was so much better and different than I expected!I highly recommend this author to anyone who likes vampire books and mystery combined!
Charlaine Harris has created a strangely moving set of characters that have grown on me. I appreciate her ability to evoke character and am glad to see their depth that the television series could not capture. Johanna Parker is an okay narrator in his story, maybe she will grow on me with the series.
I know what you're thinking: "oh no, not another vampire book." But this one is different. It is a bit tongue in cheek and there is a lot of humor in the book. It is told in first-person narrative by a southern waitress who is lonely has trouble connecting with other humans. The narration is superb and sometimes it really feels like you are listening to a real Sookie Stackhouse speaking to you. I'm in the middle of the second book in the series and it is even better than this one. Give it a try and you'll be glad you did.
I won't lie, at first I rolled my eyes as the story began, it seemed so cheesy(I grew up on Ann Rice these are as different as night/day in comparison, which I found refreshing). The narrator takes a bit getting used to(and I'm southern) but once you really start listening, she has a way of pulling you into the story. Though these are a little comical in the believability department, I found I couldn't wait to read the next in the series. I have to give it five stars for originality and entertainment. Looking forward to hearing/reading more from Charlaine Harris.
I had seen the first few episodes of the show "True Blood" and was intrigued by this plot line. Also, I am a big fan of series books and Audible.com had a sale on first books in many series. I did enjoy the book. The narrator was awesome. The story was good, but the ending was a bit disappointing. I am not sure I will read the next in the series. It wasn't really my cup of tea, but I was not disappointed that I listened to this book.
IT WAS A GOOD LISTEN THE NARRATOR JOHANNA PARKER REALLY BROUGHT SOOKIE TO LIFE SINCE I LOVE TRUEBLOOD I ALMOST FELT LIKE I KNEW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN NEXT BUT IT WAS STILL EXCITING
I'm glad that Audible's "Free First Books" allowed me to try this quirky book. I love Sookie! Unlike any of the other vampire novels you may have read or heard about. I look forward to getting to know her better.
I have read all ten of the Sookie Stackhouse books. I absolutely love them! The characters are great and the story is always entertaining while not being too heavy. Harris is able to add life to each book by introducing, removing or changing the characters you've already know.
Warning to HBO True Blood watchers: The books are very different then the show. Although the central storyline is the same, there are many significant differences (e.g., Jessica does not exist in the books, Bill does not propose marriage to Sookie, etc). I really like the show, but I LOVE the books.
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