Driving home from work, barmaid and telepath Sookie Stackhouse discovers vampire and area sheriff Eric on the side of the road missing his shirt, his shoes and his memories. Featuring vampires, werewolves and magic galore, Dead to the World will satisfy any listener's craving for the supernatural.
©2004 Charlaine Harris Schulz; (P)2008 Recorded Books, LLC
This novel, #4 in the Southern Vampire Mystery series is pivotal. Audible SVM fans have been waiting for it to complete our set. Since another four novels continue the series after this one, I can't write @ the plot, but many of the twists in the next four,(& the 9th book due out this spring), depend on this sexy and exciting episode. So for SVM fans it's not to be missed.
For new fans of the Sookie Stackhouse novels who watch True Blood on HBO, you'll find the books different from the series. They are lighter & more humorous. The plots are better, the dialogue not as self-conscious & Bill is NOT the hero.
The narrator of this entire series is Johanna Parker. She is first rate at giving distinct personalities to each character. She deserves a prize. I hope that she's back to read #9.
All I can say, is "oooooooh booooooooy!"
Just thinking of this book makes my toes tingle. It's by far the best of the series.....hopefully, so far. I'm head over hills in love with Eric now. I had been on Bill's team, but since this book, forget Bill! When I finish listening to the entire series, I'm immediately listening to this book again. Through out books 5, 6 & 7, my mind keeps wondering back to #4. Why can't they all be like this? No wonder book #5 has so many bad reviews......you can't improve on perfection, and Dead to the World is delightful perfection.
Angie in Jamestown, TN
I don't want to spill any plot spoilers, but let me just say that this 4th installment in the Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery series delivers on every front - lots of action, steamy romance, and a fine mystery. The reader, Johanna Parker, does her usual fine job of giving a voice to Sookie and her many supernatural admirers. I'm so glad to (finally!) complete my Sookie library with this audiobook!
This was one of my favorite books so far in the series. I am enjoying Sookie and Eric's relationship and watching it develop more in this book. This book also leads you deeper in the supernatural world that Sookie is discovering. You get to meet different kind of supernatural charters in this book. In this book Eric looses his memory due to a witch and Sookie must protect him while finding out what has happened to her brother Jason who has gone missing. A great mystery with a lit of humor and wit tossed in for fun.
I was a fan of these books as they came out, long before True Blood. They should be listened to in order. Sookie Stackhouse is as down to earth as a telepath involved with faieries, vampires, werewolves and shapeshifters can be! This is my favorite book in the series, as I am a big fan of Eric. Sookie and Eric both have big changes in this one, and it starts a ball rolling that comes back again and again through the rest of the series (so far). The reader is very good. These are cute, campy, and fun. Sookie is the Stephanie Plum of the paranormal world, always finding herself in some sort of trouble!
I have gone over to the dark side. I am now for Team Eric. Spoiler Alert: I am going with the belief that amnesia Eric is his original human nature. Sensual Viking Chivalry works for me. I must admit I love the bad Eric too. He is such a beautiful bad boy. I can't wait to find out what is going to happen to Jason on the full moon.
After reading this book I completely fell in love with Eric and I want Sookie to be with him! I'm reading this book again since I finished reading the series.
Finally, audible has this one. It's the best in the series. Johanna Parker does an amazing job reading this series. More supernatural creatures are introduced in this installment. Jason turns up missing. Eric is somewhat cursed and we see quite a different side of him. While this is book 4 of soon to be 9, I think this is a pivotable book in the series and the events carry well into future books in the series. This installment is absolutely fabulous and I was thrilled to get the audio version.
Busy mom who loves to read but doesn't always have the time. I enjoy YA, Romance and the occasional Best Seller.
I've read all the Sookie Stackhouse books in print and then started listening to the audio version. This is by far my FAVORITE one. Johanna Parker is wonderful and does an excellent job of bringing Sookie to life. I LOVED THIS BOOK!
I am surprised to say this, but I think I love this series more than Twilight. I couldn't wait for more credits so I bought the rest of the series. This is a first for me. Try it, you'll like it.
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