Wedding fever has come to Bon Temps, Louisiana! Unfortunately, buxom, blonde, beautiful, and telepathic cocktail waitress Sookie is not the bride-to-be, so she takes the opportunity to travel to New Orleans on family business. As heir to the estate of her newly dead cousin Hadley, Sookie unearths a big secret. Soon it becomes clear that more than a few people will do anything to stop Sookie from looking into Hadley's past. Fresh, fashionable, and a little bit frightening, Definitely Dead is the best entry yet in an endlessly entertaining series.
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"Harris keeps the action going nonstop in this bubbly brew of supernatural spice and whimsical whodunit that's more fun than a barrel of beignets." (Publishers Weekly)
I waited to write a review until I listened to all 12 books. I loved them all. Sookie is a breath of fresh air small town girl who has had problems in the past with romance because she has the gift of reading minds. Imagine going on a date and hearing everything the guy was thinking... Not good. With vampires out of the closet, she finds she can't read vampire minds. Finally she can have true romance. There is also Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem and more supernatural creatures to be revealed!
I loved all the characters and how the story unfolded through all the books. It was bitter sweet that it had to come to an end. I was going to watch True Blood on HBO until friends told me it wasn't nearly as good as the books and had way too much porn!! I will leave the same review for all twelve books. Sookie just wouldn't be Sookie without Johanna Parker, I loved her voice!
This series is a pleasure partially because it is unpredictable. It is a light romantic mystery type of adventure with a paranormal twist but the series should be read in the order it was written.
There is plenty of drama in the interwoven storylines that including a miscarried baby, the marriage of the Queen of Louisiana and the King of Arkansas that involves Sookie's cousin's (Hadley) murder, a new love interest with a were tiger, the great revelation by Bill that is forced by Eric, the revealed truth about Sookie’s blood type and why it so attractive to Vampires and much more. Have I peeked your interest?
The book is worth the read but as I said earlier the books should be read in the order they were written. Thus, I am getting very annoyed with the amount of backtracking to bring non-readers up to speed. Yes, I can and do skip these parts but it is still annoying. That is one of the reasons that I cannot give this book a five star rating. The other reason is the introduction of the psychotic family of Debbie Pelt. It makes absolutely no sense and the book does not need this added drama.
I've listened to all the books thus far and I loved the narrator's voices for all the characters and her acting capabilities.
Believer in what you can't see
Yes, I love the introduction of Quinn the were-tiger. I wish he was in the series more than he was. I also like that Eric is annoyed that Sookie is looking else where for male companionship. I think it is kinda of cute that he has to deal with his feelings about Sookie.
My favorite scene is the date between Sookie and Quinn. He like her so much and seems really fun to be with. It is unfortunate that Sookie gets so upset with him, so quickly.
What is hidden beneath.
Great series. Love the way Charlaine Harris writes her books. The stories are always action back and yet endearing.
I love SciFi and Fantasy books. I love any Star Wars book. Some of my Fav's are Harry Potter, Eragon, Hunger Games, and Game of Thrones.
Yes, the Narrator is great!
Hunger Games, also has a great reader!
Any with the Tiger in it! Human or otherwise!
The good guy never wins!
Great story and great books! Love to follow story's like this! Much better then Twilight!! :P
Quinn is awesome.
The most memorable moment on Definitely Dead was probably the meeting between Quinn, Sookie, and the Weres in the bar.
Her sexy, musical, lilting voice with an awesome accent.
Yes, but I couldn't because I save listening to these books for my time in the office.
If you could be any kind of Were wouldn't you want to be a were-tiger? Yeah, you would. Then you'd be a tiger once a month!
Yes....I think just about anyone would enjoy these books.
Any of the other Charlaine Harris books.
Yes..as with all the Sookie books she does a great job.
Yes I would've loved to just didn't have the time.
I Love a great supernatural tale, a Love story, PNR, a Cool Mystery and Most Sci-Fi....if there are vampires, weres or witches in it, that's a plus! Basically I am a 40+ y/o young at heart woman rediscovering the wonderful world of books and am now addicted! Lol I LOVE AUDIBLE!!!!!
there is really no comparison, but it does fall in the same genre as the Rachel Hollows series by Kim Harrison, which is really great also!!!
She is a really good Sookie...and her accent was back in full swing...so it was perfect!!!
Witches, Weres and Vampires...Oh My!
I really enjoy this series and will be moving on to #7 shortly, I can not wait to hear more about Sookie and her new boyfriend...and the Vampire conference...its going to be great I am sure!!!!
If you are looking for deep reading you will need to go elsewhere. There's drama, intrigue, romance, and of course all the supernatural creatures you can imagine.
I wanted to listen to the next book as soon as I finished one. I like Charlaine Harris, and I like all the characters. It's interesting reading these after watching the True Blood shows. There have definitely been some changes in the show, the books are only from Sookie's viewpoint, so the show would have to be different to show the other people's view points. Well done.
This series is incredibly addictive and fun. It's funny, complex, sexy, and the character of Sookie is so real. I just don't know how to give enough information to explain why it was so great. It's like that song you just love so much and yes you know you like each thing about it, but the way they all go together is just perfect. I was sad when I finished the last one. I WANT MORE!!!!!
Love the horror genre but read all kinds of stuff! I'm 40 something, a wife, mom and Project Manager for a large Construction Company.
Listening to the while series, one to the next.
There are too many to choose from, each has thier own unique appeal.
Nope, I like all of the books in the series
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