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Dead Until Dark Audiobook
Dead Until Dark
Written by: 
Charlaine Harris
Narrated by: 
Johanna Parker
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)

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    Katy Crumpton 03-17-11 Member Since 2016
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    "Funny and Clever"

    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.

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    Amazon Customer SAINT FRANCISVILLE, LOUISIANA, United States 03-17-11
    Amazon Customer SAINT FRANCISVILLE, LOUISIANA, United States 03-17-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Something different for me.."

    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.

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    carla United States 02-24-11
    carla United States 02-24-11 Member Since 2015
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    "Fun read."

    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.

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    Roxanne paducah, KY, United States 02-24-11
    Roxanne paducah, KY, United States 02-24-11
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    "DEAD UNTIL DARK MYSTERY #1"

    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

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    Paula Beck Chester, MA 02-13-11
    Paula Beck Chester, MA 02-13-11 Member Since 2015

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    "Love it!!"

    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.

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    Ann Raleigh, NC 02-04-11
    Ann Raleigh, NC 02-04-11 Member Since 2011

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    "I LOVE the Sookie Series!"

    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.

    HIGHLY recommend!

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    Angelyn S. Furst 12-31-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Great Fun!"

    Wish I'd discovered this series earlier. I absolutely loved it! Sookie's southern ways are familiar and comfortable. The story is entertaining and the narrator is perfect as the voice of Sookie.

    I can't wait to get more credits so I can listen to the next one.

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    Sarah Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 12-19-10
    Sarah Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 12-19-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Blegh"

    I think that says it. I never finished this book so maybe I'm not qualified to review it, but take that as my review - the fact I couldn't get through it. Cheesy, boring, waste of time.

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    AED123 11-04-10
    AED123 11-04-10
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    "too risque"

    I didn't fall in love with the characters, and I just couldn't get into the story. I found many of the sex scenes threw off the plot or were slightly disturbing. I really wished it had lived up to all the hype I'd heard about it--I knew it was supposed to be scandalous, but I felt like it was less scandalous and more just down right gross.

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    Maggie New York, NY, United States 10-17-10
    Maggie New York, NY, United States 10-17-10
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    "Not as good as the TV show"

    Sookie Stackhouse comes out as an entirely different character in the book as compared to the TV show. She isn't as strong and certain of herself in the book and seems more undereducated and far less intelligent than the character I've come to know. (This could be a big function of the accent.)
    I just like the TV character better -- she's somebody deserving of my respect, while the woman in the book is somebody I felt kind of sorry for most of the time. Nonetheless, when I was done listening to this story, I felt compelled to hear the next one.

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