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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"An author of rare talents." (Publishers Weekly)
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. :)
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.
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!
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!
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.
Sometimes i would feel my mind drifting away... too easily. I don't think it was the story but the narration. Narrator isn't bad just sometimes "flat".
That being siad... I still enjoyed it though. Enough to want to listen when I wasn't and enough to wonder where the story was heading.
Just when I thought I'd never find a series I loved as much as Twilight. This is the grown up version. It's wonderful! Great story line, great characters...I've listened to the whole series and can't wiat for the next!
I am a retired Court Reporter and I LOVE books. All kinds of books but my favorites are mysteries and period books. I like civil war books and some biographies.
This the first in the series of nine. It's funny, exciting, action packed and lots of romance. I intend to get all of the series, plus the others that she has written.
A previous reviewer mentioned they would have preferred two narrators especially for the sex scene. The book, however, is a first person narrative. It would be distracting to suddenly have a second voice intrude when only one voice is represented in the novel's text.
If you like the vampire/human romances it's entertaining. As a southerner, I enjoy small Louisiana town setting. It's well done here. Often, the setting is secondary to the book, or done poorly... but here the setting feels like a character in the book. I like that.
Other than that? It's standard romantic/vampire fare. If you like that, it's quality. If Twilight left you scratching your head wondering who the intended audience was, this is probably a skipper.
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