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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

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

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    03-07-12
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    "Vulgar, just vulgar."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    The book art and reviews I read gave the impression that this was a benign book about love. I just could not get thru the graphic sex. Give me the


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

    I did not get to the end


    How could the performance have been better?

    The accent was great


    Any additional comments?

    I think I said enough

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Debra 01-12-12
    Debra 01-12-12

    Say something about yourself!

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    "Great narration!"

    I really enjoyed listening to Johanna Parker's voice & her charactors. I have read all the books & seen the tv show, so I wasn't sure how this audible book would fit with what I already knew, but I loved it.

    The narration fit the book & the different charactors were very clear -- it was just like I pictured in the paperback and reminiscent of the tv show voices.

    Thanks for a great listen!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Christy Penn Laird, VA, United States 11-22-11
    Christy Penn Laird, VA, United States 11-22-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Good but with a slight reservation"

    This series has been talked up so much that I had really high expectations for it. It's nice but I didn't see what the big deal was.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy Dripping Springs, TX, United States 05-29-11
    Cindy Dripping Springs, TX, United States 05-29-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Narrator did a nice Sookie, but monotone males :("

    The story is entertaining enough... But with an audiobook the narrator is a big deal. And while Ms Parker does a great Sookie, (her accent and "acting" is perfect for that character), her reading of EVERY male part is ABYSMAL! It was distracting to have her lively Sookie paired with male characters who were flat, monotone, and emotionless. With that there was little to no variation between the male characters. No personality... Not even an accent to help distinguish them... Although with Eric I sometimes could detect a slight hint of Russian. The females parts were well done, but it was like her ability to breath life into a character fled when she lowered her voice an octave. Bizarre and annoying.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Staten Island, NY, United States 10-28-09
    Jennifer Staten Island, NY, United States 10-28-09
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    "Overall a disappointment"

    The book was not very original in my opinion. I felt that there were too many similarities between the Harris' characters and those of Stephenie Meyer (I could list them, but I don't want to give away any spoilers). Also there too many sex scenes... I almost didn't bother to finish the book because it was getting to a point that it was just overdone. Luckily, it stopped and the story got back on track, just to come to an abrupt, anticlimactic end. Another thing, I dislike the way the narrator makes every male in the story sound like a caveman - and Bill the boyfriend sounds especially dim-witted.
    Overall, a disappointment.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Deborrah Manassas, VA, USA 08-13-09
    Deborrah Manassas, VA, USA 08-13-09
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    "Dreadful Narration"

    I'll go by a paperback of this book. The narration was so bad I stopped listening after about 10-minutes.

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Lucille Las Vegas, NV, USA 07-14-09
    Lucille Las Vegas, NV, USA 07-14-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Dead Until Dark"

    Great Series

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    Jo-Ann San Tan Valley, AZ, USA 06-16-09
    Jo-Ann San Tan Valley, AZ, USA 06-16-09
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    "Excellent"

    Wonderful book!!

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    Russell 05-28-09
    Russell 05-28-09 Member Since 2008

    I love books and animals.I enjoy all sorts of genres, anything from history to supernatural.

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    "5 star perfection"

    I loved the way that the narrator interpreted Charlaine Harris’s writing.

    The town and life that these characters live is believable, with the small town mentality and reels you in wanting to know more. I give Charlaine 5 stars for writing.

    The narrator was perfect. Absolutely fantastic and believable, she put so much emotion into the narration of this book. I give the narrator 5 stars for the narrating.

    I recommend this book, and I will definitely be listening to the rest of the Sookie Stackhouse series.

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    Lainnie San Marino, CA, USA 02-09-09
    Lainnie San Marino, CA, USA 02-09-09 Member Since 2009
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    "REALLY ENJOYED THIS SERIES!"

    This has been the absolute best series! I'm now listening to the last book in the series and trying to savor each and every minute! You'll really enjoy them all!

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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