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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If you are someone who is well read and enjoys vampire stories and concepts, this is the wrong book for you. Actually all the books you should run in the other direction from in this series. I have read all Anne Rice books which I loved. I also read the Stephanie Meyers Saga and that was written for children which was better composed then this garbage. Harris writes her characters with lack depth or insight. The storyline is weak and it's written like all the south is full of white trash. I can't read another second of it. Hope no one makes the same mistake I did by listening to the other reviews on this site.
I understand that it's more cost-effective to hire only one narrator for an unabridged audiobook, but when that one narrator has to narrate a sex scene, including dialogue, between a man and a woman, the result is less than enthralling.
Add to that the fact that Sookie Stackhouse comes across as limp as a noodle magnolia in this first outing, and you've got only a mildly enthralling audiobook.
I just could not get into this book at all. The characters lacked depth and the plot was weak weak weak. The narration was even annoying. Do not download.
I found the book flat & dull compared to the TV show. I'm not talking about the sex in the TV show but the character development. In my opinion, the show does a better job of developing the characters than the book does. I recommend skipping the book(s) and getting the DVDs (if you can tolerate the sex scenes and other adult content).
Narrator for the audio book was good though.
I love this series - read all books and listened to the first 3 books twice (in 1 month) Love the show Trueblood too - hope both series continue. Audible - we need the 4th book!!!!
I absolutely love the characters and the plot in the series. I just finished the 3rd book and I'm upset the 4th book isn't aval. yet on audiobook (although 5-8 are already out. How does that work?). Either way, I'm waiting patiently so I can move foward with the series.
I don't know how I feel about Bill. The book seemed to leave him a little flat. I am looking forward to the other books in the series. Audible needs to get the 4th book!!!
I really did enjoy this audio which I bought because it was on sale. I am not a big paranormal fan but have tried to stretch myself to add some sci-fi, fantasy, werecats and now vampires. I loved Sookie's character. Unlike another reviewer, I liked Bill too and I think he has an interesting personality, if a bit dry, especially when you consider his history. Sam is another good character. The narrator did a good job particularly with Sookie. I will definitely be reading more from this series!
I watched the HBO series based on the books and thought that the book would go into more detail. The book is almost word for word the same as the TV show. So if you have seen the TV show I wouldn't bother reading the book.
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