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Dead Until Dark Audiobook

Dead Until Dark: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1

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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)

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    Dixie SYLVA, NC, USA 07-26-09
    Dixie SYLVA, NC, USA 07-26-09
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    "Narration Average!"

    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.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Sara Auburn, CA, United States 06-26-09
    Sara Auburn, CA, United States 06-26-09
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    "I love SOOKIE!!"

    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!

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    Brenda 06-10-09
    Brenda 06-10-09

    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.

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    "Dead Until Dark"

    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.

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    Brandon La Porte, TX, United States 06-07-09
    Brandon La Porte, TX, United States 06-07-09
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    "Southern friend vampire romance"

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy Saint Peters, MO, USA 06-01-09
    Sandy Saint Peters, MO, USA 06-01-09
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    "Very Enjoyable!"

    I am hooked! Can't wait to hear the rest of the series.

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    Amanda WINDSOR, Ontario, Canada 05-19-09
    Amanda WINDSOR, Ontario, Canada 05-19-09
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    "Sookie the new great heroine."

    I got this audiobook after I started watching True Blood (the HBO TV series, based on the books). If your a Buffy fan you would like this book. Vampires, romance, humour, great writing. What's not to love.

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    Gaylynne Taylorsville, UT, USA 05-15-09
    Gaylynne Taylorsville, UT, USA 05-15-09 Member Since 2016
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    "AWESOME"

    I think this is one of the best stories i've listened to in a long time.

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    Sean Homer, NY, USA 05-09-09
    Sean Homer, NY, USA 05-09-09
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    "If you like TRUE BLOOD this is MUST Read"

    Great story and it proves this is a great story as to how the writers on the show stuck very close the the book! I liked the Narrator as well!

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    Tamara 04-28-09
    Tamara 04-28-09 Member Since 2011
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    "Lightweight mystery story..."

    I gave it two stars only because I did manage to make it to the end (it's only about 9 hours). But I definitely won't be returning to this series. The characters are flat and boring. The *mystery* really was no mystery at all except for how the murderer wasn't detected by the main character from the very beginning. If you are looking for a good fantasy book --- this is not for you.

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    Gabrielle JUSTIN, TX, USA 04-17-09
    Gabrielle JUSTIN, TX, USA 04-17-09 Member Since 2013
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    "Dead Until Dark"

    Loved it. Very entertaining and light. Not your typical southern romance!

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