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Dead Until Dark: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1 | [Charlaine Harris]

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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Audible Editor Reviews

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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    Gabrielle JUSTIN, TX, USA 04-17-09
    Gabrielle JUSTIN, TX, USA 04-17-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Dead Until Dark"

    Loved it. Very entertaining and light. Not your typical southern romance!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dr. Paul E. Levin 02-15-09 Listener Since 2005
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    "Great book, bad narration."

    I really do like this book, but not the narration. A bad southern accent makes the characters seem stupid.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Richard London, OH, United States 02-09-09
    Richard London, OH, United States 02-09-09 Member Since 2012
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    "A romance book more than horror"

    I was not familiar with the series or author. I scanned the reviews and thought it was horror book about vampires. Half way into the book it turned into a romance book that had vampires. I lost interest. It began, with the development of a great horror/supernatural book, but turned into a standard romance book. Made it 3/4 the way through

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Mobile, AL, USA 01-29-09
    Kimberly Mobile, AL, USA 01-29-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Book better than the t.v"

    I loved this book. It's much better than the television series!!!! After listening to this book, I was very disappointed by the t.v. series for making so many alterations to the story.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    masino marlton, NJ, United States 01-22-09
    masino marlton, NJ, United States 01-22-09 Member Since 2012
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    "C Harris ROCKS!!!!!"

    Give the series a whirl, you'll get hooked too!

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    Susiebell 01-10-09
    Susiebell 01-10-09
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    "Good book"

    Totally entertaining. I have enjoyed this entire series.

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    Devin M Davis 09-20-08 Member Since 2007
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    "Similar to the new TV series?"

    I've started listening to this book after watching the premiere of the new television adaptation. There are many similarities adapted from the book. If your like myself and had not heard of this book and your only exposure is the new TV series? I think you'll enjoy the book even more. It is not for the faint of heart and does have some graphic sections. Although nothing compared to the TV show; I'm sorry the writers of the show made it so graphic.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Germantown, TN, United States 04-01-09
    Leslie Germantown, TN, United States 04-01-09
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    "Only listened to half"

    I enjoyed the beginning of this novel with its unique, spunky, funny heroine, but by the middle I lost interest in the characters and setting. Nothing, and I mean nothing, is going on except people gaping after the new weird vampires and having sex.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Beth Ann Yellowknife, Northwest Terr, Canada 01-05-09
    Beth Ann Yellowknife, Northwest Terr, Canada 01-05-09
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    "Excellent Audio Book"

    This is the first time I ever listened to a book before and I have to admit that after listening to the book I found certain things I did not pick up reading the book. The characters really came to life for me. The Sookie Stackhouse Novels are my favorite and I can not wait until May to get the next installment.
    Awesome book.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Adams Armada, MI 09-12-11
    Robert Adams Armada, MI 09-12-11 Member Since 2011

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    "Just another vampire story for teenage girls"

    I bought this on sale. Had been looking at it thinking I wanted something light. It had an interesting premise. Things were fine until part two. Then it became teen porn. Descriptions of four sexual encounters with a super stud vampire in 45 minutes. I wish I could get that time back.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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