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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‚Äôs 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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    Lucille Las Vegas, NV, USA 07-14-09
    Lucille Las Vegas, NV, USA 07-14-09 Member Since 2008
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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.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lainnie San Marino, CA, USA 02-09-09
    Lainnie San Marino, CA, USA 02-09-09 Member Since 2008
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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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    Ely rancho mirage, CA, USA 12-27-08
    Ely rancho mirage, CA, USA 12-27-08
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    "possibly flawless"

    I've been loving the fact that I can listen to books instead of just reading it [slow reader], and this is perhaps one of the most enjoyable piece of literature I have had the pleasure of coming across with.

    Kudos to both Author and reader! Superb Storytelling, I can't wait to get the whole series and devour them with gusto. Sookie Stackhouse ROCKS!


    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Daniel Littleton, CO, United States 11-28-08
    Daniel Littleton, CO, United States 11-28-08 Member Since 2007
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    "more more more"

    Huston is great and the narrator is fabulous

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    katie Los Angeles, CA, United States 11-24-09
    katie Los Angeles, CA, United States 11-24-09 Member Since 2008

    artist, educator, mother and avid lover of a good story.

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    "Garbage!"

    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.

    4 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Kimberly Lexington, KY, USA 01-25-08
    Kimberly Lexington, KY, USA 01-25-08
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    "Autoeroticism, literally"

    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.

    4 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Artsygirl71 California 03-30-09
    Artsygirl71 California 03-30-09 Listener Since 2008

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    "Disappointed......not as good as Twilight"

    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.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Monica 02-23-10
    Monica 02-23-10 Member Since 2005
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    "TV show is better"

    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.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
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