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Dead Until Dark Audiobook

Dead Until Dark: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1

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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)

What Members Say

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    Jose Ruiz 09-05-10
    Jose Ruiz 09-05-10 Member Since 2010

    New to the audiobook thing, but I like it! I'm a huge Stephen King fan... Along with the spy/military type books by Brad Thor, Vince Flynn

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    "Loved It"

    This is definitely adult listening.... and I loved it. Can't wait to dig into the rest of the books.

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    Deborah Enosburg Falls, VT, United States 09-05-10
    Deborah Enosburg Falls, VT, United States 09-05-10
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    "Dead Until Dark: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampir"

    Well, I must say that I warmed up to this story and even more to the reader. The reader does a great job at a southern drawl, which at first I could hardly tolerate. But, I got in to the character of Sookie and started enjoying the reader. The story is cute because of the Sookie character. At first I didn't think I would like the story and no way would go for the next one. But, after finishing, I am still a bit reserved, I think because of the strange relationship between a human and a vampire. I love vampire stories, but this one is very different. I'll try the next book and see....

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    JOSEPH atco, NJ, United States 08-01-10
    JOSEPH atco, NJ, United States 08-01-10
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    "I admit I saw the show first."

    I will admit, yeah I watched Season 1, 2 and I am into Season 3 before I decided to listen to the audio books. Don't hate me though. LOL! I truly enjoyed the book, even though it is different from the TV show. I actually like the story line of both equally. I think that the Voice Narration done was key. She kept me in the story and her slight changes due to the many characters in the book were just good enough to keep me entertained but not overpowering as some other voice over artists do. I hope she is the ongoing voice of the series. I look foward to listening to the second book and so on. I hate to say it I am hooked.

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    Henry Lansdowne, PA, United States 07-06-10
    Henry Lansdowne, PA, United States 07-06-10
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    "Great."

    This audio book is great. I'm looking forward to listening to the rest of the series. Thank you.

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    Erin Hudsonville, MI, USA 06-11-10
    Erin Hudsonville, MI, USA 06-11-10
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    "Very entertaining!"

    Book review: After watching, and loving True Blood, I decided to read the books. I'm glad I did, they're easy to listen to, have a way of holding your attention, and are surprisingly funny.
    Not something you'd read for intellectual or political pondering, but a book to help your brain fly in auto-pilot.
    Narrator review: I thought Ms. Parker's voice would grate on my nerves, but it didn't, it took a little while to get used to, and now I can't imagine "reading" Sookie's thoughts in someone else's voice.
    A peeve- all of the male voices sound the same, but it's not bad enough to make me stop listening.

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    Donna Greensburg, PA, United States 04-24-10
    Donna Greensburg, PA, United States 04-24-10
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    "I enjoyed this book"

    Yes, I'm one of "those" who have been hooked on Twilight and a friend of mine told me I should read the Sookie Stackhouse series. I just finished listening to this book, the first in the series, and I like it. It's different from what I've been listening to, so I guess that's why I have some hesitation, but overall I thought it was a great book. I usually can guess what's coming next or "who dunnit" but this one caught me by surprise. I also REALLY liked the narrators voices for each of the characters. I really liked the way she did Bill's voice and the cadence of his speech. I already downloaded book 2. I'm looking forward to listening to it. :)

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    TartanCat San Diego, CA USA 04-13-10
    TartanCat San Diego, CA USA 04-13-10 Member Since 2014

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    "Less interesting than expected"

    I checked this out after getting into the first season of True Blood, so I am probably unfairly biased towards the TV series. But the book didn't hold my attention and the narration got on my nerves. Her characterization of the main character was a little too naive for me.

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    Kim Danville, VT, USA 02-23-10
    Kim Danville, VT, USA 02-23-10 Member Since 2010
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    "Addicted!"

    I've been a urban/scifi fantasy fan for years, but never picked up any Harris (I admit I'm kind of a book cover snob and they never caught my eye!). But when I signed up for Audible, I tried a Stackhouse story out and two weeks later I've plowed through the first 8 books, I'm holding off on book 9 just to savor it a little and I'm waiting impatiently for the latest book to be released! Narrator Johanna Parker has great technique in keeping track of all her different characters!

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    Dana Maynard, MA, United States 08-14-09
    Dana Maynard, MA, United States 08-14-09
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    "Fantastic read!"

    I was not sure about this book at first, but I actually loved it. It has everything, romance, suspense, comedy. The suspenseful parts were riveting. Excellent writer and I love Sookie!

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    Emiko Grannis, AR, United States 08-10-09
    Emiko Grannis, AR, United States 08-10-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Wanted To Love It"

    I loved Buffy, enjoyed Twilight, and thought this would be right up my alley. And it might be- if I read the books. I'm from the south, but I couldn't swallow the narrator's accent at all. I've tried multiple times to get into the book (thinking my dislike of the narrator was just a mood thing), but just haven't been able to make it very far. If you're really, REALLY picky about narration- you might not want this book.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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