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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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    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!

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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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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    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.

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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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