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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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    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.


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    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 11-26-12
    Tracy T Jacksonville, FL USA 11-26-12 Member Since 2016

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    "Just Plain Fun"

    These books are just plain fun to listen too. The narrator is fantastic. The books suck you in for sure. I am on number 7 and didnt start listenting to them until this month. If you are looking for something fun to listen too this series is it for sure.

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    Meagan Spokane, WA, United States 07-25-12
    Meagan Spokane, WA, United States 07-25-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Not too bad"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    It was a little short and the sub-story in her hometown was anti-climactic and weird.


    Would you recommend Living Dead in Dallas to your friends? Why or why not?

    Yes - it had great links to the other stories.


    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    I love her voice and her southern accent.


    Did Living Dead in Dallas inspire you to do anything?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    no

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    kytten 07-13-12
    kytten 07-13-12 Member Since 2012

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    "I love these books"

    I've loved this series since I started listening to them. I have nothing but good things to say about this specific title. It was engaging and fast paced and as usual, Johanna Parker's narration was fabulous.

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    Lizzy WASHINGTON CROSSING, PA, United States 05-11-12
    Lizzy WASHINGTON CROSSING, PA, United States 05-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Not quite as good as the first book"

    I will stick with the series. The story is still better than most.
    I confess, I'm looking for a vampire for myself.

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    Melinda P 05-07-12
    Melinda P 05-07-12
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    "Enjoyed Sookie's travels"

    I liked this book in the series since it was set somewhere different. I love the character of Eric and looked forward to his interactions with Sookie throughout the book. Bill who?? ;) Great story and performance.

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    Feldydancer 03-20-12
    Feldydancer 03-20-12 Member Since 2012

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    "funny but too violent"
    Would you try another book from Charlaine Harris and/or Johanna Parker?

    I would try another book as I like the character Sookie and the humor. But the violence in the book was a real turn off. I was very reluctant to read book 3.
    Johanna Parker is excellent.


    What could Charlaine Harris have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The book had too much violence. did she need to describe every drop of bllod? every broken bone?


    What does Johanna Parker bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    To me she is Sookie, But she also has good voices for the other characters.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


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    Gary POPLAR GROVE, IL, United States 02-26-12
    Gary POPLAR GROVE, IL, United States 02-26-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Better then the TV show"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Living Dead in Dallas to be better than the print version?

    I've never read the printed book, but I find many of the modern Audio books better then the printed book. Older audio books were dry reads but today we have more voice acting done. They are almost to the quality of a radio drama. I wouldn't say this one goes that far but the narrator does well with the accents and subtle voice changes for different characters.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sookie Stackhouse, she's a strong female character.


    What does Johanna Parker bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Brings the characters to life. If you don't have a mind that will give them 3D from reading a audiobook may and in this case Johanna Parker did just that.


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't get in to this series till True Blood had come out. I like both the TV show and the books allot. I feel that after the first TV series the two have gone there separate ways. I think the TV show is still good but would of been better staying true to the books. This book is superior to the TV show.

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    Harry 02-19-12
    Harry 02-19-12 Member Since 2010

    Retired executive loves biking, hiking, skiing, sailing, photography, playing tennis, listening to my eclectic music collection & my wife

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    "Great story telling"
    Would you listen to Living Dead in Dallas again? Why?

    No. However, I never watch a movie twice or read a book twice.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sookie is fabulous, down to earth, a


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

    Yes. She brings the character's to life. The author has written a good story and the reader makes it real. She is one of the reasons I will buy more of these books.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Sexy beats Dead.


    Any additional comments?

    I listen to books when I am doing long workouts. These books make me want to work out more.

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