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Living Dead in Dallas Audiobook

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

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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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What the Critics Say

"This is one terrific read." (KLIATT)

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    Zulu 07-03-13
    Zulu 07-03-13
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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 2015

    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.

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    Linda 05-29-13
    Linda 05-29-13 Member Since 2016

    My reviews are rather simple but only because I want to convey my impressions of a story. I leave summaries to the publisher. LOVE Audible!

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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 05-12-13
    Cheryl 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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    Chanel Mountain View, AR, United States 04-28-13
    Chanel Mountain View, AR, United States 04-28-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Was another great book!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Living Dead in Dallas to be better than the print version?

    I didnt read the printed version but this was excellent!


    Which character – as performed by Johanna Parker – was your favorite?

    Love Sookie! I can relate to her!


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    eeebailey 04-07-13
    eeebailey 04-07-13

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    "Enjoyable"

    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.

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    MJ Catonsville, MD, United States 04-06-13
    MJ Catonsville, MD, United States 04-06-13 Member Since 2007
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    "Not as good as the first one"

    The sex angle took over too much in this one, and it wasn't nearly as fun as a result. I will try the third one to see if it goes back to being more entertaining. Great narrator.

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    Bunty Burnaby, BC, Canada 03-08-13
    Bunty Burnaby, BC, Canada 03-08-13
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    "Love it!"
    If you could sum up Living Dead in Dallas in three words, what would they be?

    Fantastic, enjoyable and all together exciting!


    What other book might you compare Living Dead in Dallas to and why?

    Ilona Andrews' Kate Daniel. Both the heroines are smart, savvy and totally loveable.


    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    I like her southern drawl. Totally lovable.


    Any additional comments?

    Charlaine harris makes one think that vampires, werewolves etc also love life and that they also have their rights.

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    Bonnie 02-15-13
    Bonnie 02-15-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Witty and wonderful"

    Another murder has occurred in Bon Temps. Lafayette, the cook at Merlottes, where Sookie works, is found dead, with his heart cut out in the back of a local detective's car.

    Then Sookie is accosted by another creature of the night called an ancient Maenad who attacks, poisons, and almost kills her. The vampires, Bill, Eric, and Pam, save her. When this happened she was on her way to meet them for an assignment. In the previous novel she had agreed to take assignments to help them using her telepathic powers.

    A vampire in Dallas has gone missing and Eric, the head Vampire, asks Sookie to help locate him. In Dallas she learns about a group called the Fellowship of the Sun, an anti-vampire hate church. Sounds like some other fanatical religious groups. Sookie must find the missing vampire and then get back to Bon Temps to solve the murder of Lafayette.

    I am getting hooked on the Sookie series and captivated by the world the author has created. Harris (the author) continues to draw the reader in with more tidbits about vampires and their habits and how they relate to humans. Sookie is quirky, witty, lovable and a fun character who has a sexy, although blah, Vampire love interest named Bill. Sam, Sookie's boss, is a shape shifter who we met in the first book.

    The books are light, funny and fast-paced. They are fun to read, with laugh out loud pages. I'd highly recommend them to anyone who likes paranormal/romance/ mystery or just a really fun read but don’t try to compare them to something else. Let them stand on their own.


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    Jessica OSCODA, MI, United States 01-24-13
    Jessica OSCODA, MI, United States 01-24-13
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    "Great book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Great story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Couldn't put the book down.


    Have you listened to any of Johanna Parker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes. I Like Parker.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Little bit of both.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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