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  • Undead and Unwed

  • Queen Betsy, Book 1
  • By: MaryJanice Davidson
  • Narrated by: Nancy Wu
  • Length: 9 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,421
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,371
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,366

Waking up in a tacky coffin and wearing off-brand shoes, Betsy Taylor can't believe the horrible turn her life has taken; then she discovers she's a vampire. Soon, Betsy becomes a participant in a power struggle between the forces of darkness. With only her friend Jessica and the hunky vampire Sinclair to help her, this new "Queen of Vampires" will have a tough time getting her afterlife straight.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a fun book!

  • By Book Professor on 09-20-09

Light Read That Kept Me Laughing

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-26-09

What a fun start to this vampire series. While there is a bit of drama in this one, it's really more of a comedy and a light read. It's fun and entertaining chick lit.

Betsy is certainly not your typical vampire and she wants to live her death the same way she lived her life. She finds this hard to do since has "special" qualities that set her apart from all the other vampires. This gets her noticed fast and is the basis for the series. Her sarcasim and humor make this a hillarious read.

Her living friends Jessica and Mark are a great addition and kind balance Betsy out...and Eric Sinclair, her vapiric interest is quite intriging. Sinclair is a bit sarcastic as well and the banter between he and Betsy adds to the fun.

Nancy Wu does a great job as narrator, particularly with giving Betsy a voice. I will definetly pick up the next installment in this series.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Dead as a Doornail

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery # 5
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,961
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,018
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,020

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Charlaine Harris has won an Anthony Award for her one-of-a-kind Sookie Stackhouse mystery series. Sookie, a Louisiana cocktail waitress, skilled telepath, and friend to vampires, has a dedicated fan base that grows larger every day.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Telepathic barmaid, shapeshifters, vampires!

  • By Anne on 05-31-05

Another Great Installment of Sookie Stackhouse

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-10-09

If you love the Sookie Stackhouse series, this one certainly delivers. There someone shooting weres. If that's not bad enough, attempts are made on Sookies life. New supernatural characters are introduced, but we still hear much from our favorite vampires Eric, Bill, and Pam. Lots of suspense in this installment. Vampire and Were politics are explored and the facinating topic of the "blood tie" is further explored.

Definetly a book that should be read from the start of the series. It's a great series and Johanna Parker does an outstanding job telling this story.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

  • Dead to the World

  • Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #4
  • By: Charlaine Harris
  • Narrated by: Johanna Parker
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,787
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,741

New York Times best-selling author Charlaine Harris thrills listeners with the fourth book of her spectacular Sookie Stackhouse series. 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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Oooooooooh Booooooooy!

  • By Brandon on 04-30-09

Favorite in the Series

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-08-09

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.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful