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Living Dead in Dallas: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #2 | [Charlaine Harris]

Living Dead in Dallas: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #2

After an unfortunate incident, Sookie finds herself beholden to a group of Louisiana vampires. So she agrees to travel to Dallas with her undead boyfriend Bill and track down a missing vamp, but only if the vampires promise to let local humans go unharmed.
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Publisher's Summary

Charlaine Harris' popular Southern Vampire mysteries have been described by Publishers Weekly as "humorous Southern-fried fantasy" with a little bit of romance.

In the follow up to Dead Until Dark, telepathic friend of the undead (and vampire bar cocktail waitress) Sookie Stackhouse puts her newfound powers to the test. After an unfortunate incident, Sookie finds herself beholden to a group of Louisiana vampires. So she agrees to travel to Dallas with her undead boyfriend Bill and track down a missing vamp, but only if the vampires promise to let local humans go unharmed. That seems easier said than done when an upstart religious cult threatens to destroy all things vampire - including Sookie, who is quickly scheduled for sacrifice.

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"This is one terrific read." (KLIATT)

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    cmclien Illinois 11-01-08
    cmclien Illinois 11-01-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Great!!"

    This 2nd book in the Sookie Stackhouse series was really suspenseful and I think I may have liked it even better than the first because it was so fast paced. I like the continuation of Sookie and Bill's love story though find the development of Eric somewhat intriguing and am looking forward to reading the rest of the series to see where their relationship goes.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 11-01-09
    crazybatcow East Coast, Canada 11-01-09 Member Since 2007

    I like Jack Reacher style characters regardless of setting. Put them in outer space, in modern America, in a military setting, on an alien planet... no worries. Book has non moralistic vigilante-justice? Sign me up! (oh, I read urban fantasy, soft and hard sci-fi, trashy vampire and zombie novels too)

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    "Book 2 is as good as the first!"

    Another thoroughly enjoyable, fast and easy fiction about vampires, shapeshifters, discrimination, violence, love and lust.

    There is a little more mystery/suspense than in the first book in this series, and a bit less romance. But the sex scenes are a bit more graphic (not detailed graphic, kinda glossed over, yet more graphic than the first book's).

    If you want to spend a lot of time thinking, or trying to figure out a mystery, this isn't the book for that, but if you want light and enjoyable fiction, give it a whirl. I am already starting the next book in the series.

    The narration is excellent.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Ridgecrest, CA, USA 01-04-09
    Deborah Ridgecrest, CA, USA 01-04-09
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    "Very satisfying 'read'!"

    I started reading the Sookie Stackhouse series when I watched HBO's Trueblood. The books are, of course, different than the TV show, and I find them much more satisfying. This is book 2 in the series, and I thoroughly enjoy the way Charlaine Harris writes. She has a great ear for dialogue. The narrator, Joanna Parker, does a very fine job in reading the book, and keeping the different characters' voices separate. This book explores how Sookie gets asked by the local head of the vampires, Eric, to go to Dallas and help them (by using her "disability" or gift) with the disappearance of one of their 'nest mates'. Along the way she meets a new, terrifying supernatural creature. Sookie also finds her friend and Merlotte's cook in Andy Bellfleur's car, dead, and is determined to help find the killer. All in all, an adventure-packed read, with wonderful erotic touches thrown in. Very satisfying listen!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Paula Nebo, NC, USA 09-04-09
    Paula Nebo, NC, USA 09-04-09
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    "Differences"

    As I listened to this audio book, Living Dead in Dallas, I couldn't help but compare it to the television adaptation, True Blood. I have to say that in this instance, the series is much better than the book, which I found odd considering that in my opinion, 9 out of 10 times the book is much better. It's a great book, but Alan Ball the director of True Blood has done an outstanding job of making the series much less boring than the books and giving it the flair and drama that the books lack. I give the book a thumbs up, but I give the series 2 thumbs up.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Insatiable illiterate Pennsylvania 03-08-14
    Insatiable illiterate Pennsylvania 03-08-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Spunky Sweetheart - excellent narrator!"
    What did you love best about Living Dead in Dallas?

    I really enjoyed the interactions between the vamps. How screwed up they can be in their own political nightmares. It just is not a special human thing. Plus the fact that humans can also be the most evil part of a nightmare. We often look at the monster as the "MONSTER", but in Sookie books, it is often the ones you look to for salvation that are the monsters.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Sookie gets constantly tossed around and beat up. I chuckle every time I listen to the amount of damage she takes and I think to myself, thank God that woman has a positive attitude, where can I get some for myself?


    What does Johanna Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Johanna Parker really does the characters in this series well. The accents are spot on. And her pauses and vocal tones (whisper, shout, snickers, chuckles) are perfectly in tune with this series. She really is good at becoming her characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It is tough to put this book on pause. But you do not want to miss or let slip by any good parts! so you have to put it on pause sometimes. This is not a book you want to let slide thru your one ear and out the other.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Emery Chino, CA United States 02-14-14
    Jennifer Emery Chino, CA United States 02-14-14 Member Since 2012
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    "This was a fun ride."
    If you could sum up Living Dead in Dallas in three words, what would they be?

    Anticipation, involved and alluring.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved meeting the characters Godric and Luna.


    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    Everything. I can't get enough of her performances. They are so much better than the other performers out there.


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    Zulu Cedar Park, TX 07-03-13
    Zulu Cedar Park, TX 07-03-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Like the series"

    Would have rated a 3.5 if I could. Bill still not the favorite boyfriend material. Has love scenes, fight scenes and new monsters.

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    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 06-30-13
    Regina SOUTHINGTON, CONNECTICUT, United States 06-30-13 Member Since 2010

    Believer in what you can't see

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    "Pride leads to a fall"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Yes, there is usually so much happening in all of Sookie Stakehouse stories that you just can't help but love the story. This story has so much action and the relationships are so much fun that I look forward to every book Mrs. Harris writes. You never know what will come up next.


    If you’ve listened to books by Charlaine Harris before, how does this one compare?

    This one is good, but there are a few that is better. To me this is just an additional book that introduces some future characters.


    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    THe narrator is so good that this is one of the series that I only have in audiobook form.


    Was Living Dead in Dallas worth the listening time?

    Yes, because the stories are so interesting.


    Any additional comments?

    I am looking forward to see what else Charlaine Harris comes up with.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Ceylon, SK, Canada 05-29-13
    Linda Ceylon, SK, Canada 05-29-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Not Yet "Bitten" by the Bug"

    This is actually a pretty good listen. The narrator is really enjoyable. The story itself is ok but I think I have been over sold in this genre. The whole vampire thing has been done to death. I just want good ol' Dracula back. Johanna Parker is fantastic. I wish I could be more succinct in my review.
    I am going to listen to the next in the series because I have already bought it. This is a take it or leave it book for me.

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    Cheryl Jarrettsville, MD, United States 05-12-13
    Cheryl Jarrettsville, MD, United States 05-12-13 Member Since 2007

    I like culinary mysteries. That is how I got started. I also like fiction.

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    "What were you thinking Sookie?"
    Where does Living Dead in Dallas rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This book makes my top ten "Listen to Again" list.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Sam is still there for Sookie. But even more, Sookie is there for her home town, even if they think she is "Crazy Sookie"


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Eric helps Sookie get the answers to Lafayette's murder. You can see that her defenses are falling. And Eric just keeps pushing to get Sookie to "yield".


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Sookie understands that Bill is a "hunter" by nature. That he will kill if threatened. When she knows that she can't change this but must accept it.


    Any additional comments?

    In this book, Sookie learns more ugly truths about the humans and supernaturals in her town. However, she still keeps her sweet and innocent nature.

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