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Dead Until Dark Audiobook

Dead Until Dark: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1

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Publisher's Summary

Vampires have officially "come out of the coffin", and Miss Sookie can't wait for one to come her way.

Anthony Award-winner Charlaine Harris' New York Times and USA Today best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels entice countless fans with an irresistible mixture of vampire romance, beguiling mystery, and old-fashioned Southern charm.

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©2007 Charlaine Harris; (P)2007 Recorded Books, LLC

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"An author of rare talents." (Publishers Weekly)

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    "Good series"

    I really enjoyed these books. I listen to this series while I work. They are easy to listen to and entertaining enough to help me through a repetitive job. I would recommend and listened to the whole series.

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    Ellen 07-22-11
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    "Amazig Narration"

    The author's voice and the narrator make this a sweet concoction of southern inflection and authentic writing. The voice (both figurative and literal) is so compelling I could not take my earbuds out unless I had to talk to someone to order coffee. I also didn't realize how faithful the TV series was to the original book until I heard the Audible version and was surprised at how interesting the story became while listening to the delightful voice of Johanna Parker. Although I wish she didn't lower her voice so much to indicate male speakers (I also hate when male narrators raise their voices in a ridiculous attempt to imitate female speakers) she absolutely "nails" Suki. Really! This is a real gem.

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    Meg McGuire Montpelier, VT USA 07-09-11
    Meg McGuire Montpelier, VT USA 07-09-11 Listener Since 2010
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    "Interesting but lacks characters, and depth"

    I came to Sookie Stackhouse by way of True Blood and maybe that is just a case of mistaken identity. Somehow True Blood had to format 12 hour long episodes out of a book that takes 9.5 hours to read. In order to do that characters were embellished and added. Though I am not ordinarily one for vampire tales the show caught me.

    The book by comparison is a pretty different thing. Bill, Sookie's vamp paramour is a bit more interesting in the book. Her brother Jason is fairly compelling... and I can see an interesting future for him in the series. But everything else is sort of romance cutesy. We don't get Tara's perspective and Sookie's best friend in this novel is Arlene... and they really aren't too close. There are no great friendships used as a foil to the vampire world she is entering... other than her grandmother... and honestly the relationship with her grandmother is pretty weakly drawn in the novel.

    The first half of the novel was fairly interesting. By the second half she was taking hot tubs with Bill and I was wondering what silly genre I had bought into.

    It's possible that interesting characters like LaFayette draw more focus in the later novels which informed the structure of the HBO show. I just wanted more than the first book had to offer.

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    daniel chico, TX, United States 07-08-11
    daniel chico, TX, United States 07-08-11 Member Since 2016
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    "wanted to like it"

    i really wanted to like this book but the development of the characters was just bad by the end of the book i still didnt like bill it seemed like he really only put him self first it just frustrated me it seemed more like a friends with benefit's book than a romance.and it could have used some more action and it would have been nice if they would have givin the reader a chance to solve the mystery instead of just telling you

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    Geepa Seymour, TN, United States 06-19-11
    Geepa Seymour, TN, United States 06-19-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Sneaky Audible Books"

    I don't like vampire books, but when Audible had an offering of "first book in a series" at an incredibly inexpensive price, of course I bit. Sneaky audible books. It's all their fault that I'm now hooked on Sookie Stackhouse vampire mysteries. These books are excellent. I didn't fall asleep at all, which I'm prone to do at times. Now I will have to buy all of the series just to find out what's going on. I highly recommend these books. But warning: be careful when Audible has another offering such as this, you may get hooked too. So enjoy this book, I certainly did. And thanks Audible, keep up the good work.

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    "Almost a five"

    The book is fun, the narration awesome, but the thing keeping this from being a five star book is the fact that the audiobook skips. Fortunately, it just skips back a few seconds, so you don't lose anything. But it still breaks up the story every time it happens.

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    Kathy Alexandria, KY, United States 06-14-11
    Kathy Alexandria, KY, United States 06-14-11 Member Since 2014
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    "Highly Recommended!"

    If you are looking for a serious vampire story, this is NOT the book (series) for you. I don't think I've ever read a book that grabbed me as fast as this one did. I laughed out loud many times and enjoyed the characters immensely. The characters are all interesting and Sookie is an unusual leading lady. If you hate vampire stories, you might find you like this series anyway. I give this the highest of recommendations.

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    Cynthia WATERFORD, MI, United States 06-10-11
    Cynthia WATERFORD, MI, United States 06-10-11 Member Since 2017
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    "Fabulously Witchy Listen"

    I loved this audio book. I drove around the block more than once just to get through an engaging chapter. Anyone who loves witches, demons, werewolves, and vampires will drool over this one. Can't wait for the next installment.

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    Alice Schertz, TX, United States 06-01-11
    Alice Schertz, TX, United States 06-01-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Southern Customs"

    I read this book several years ago and enjoyed the story. I was surprised when I listened to the book. Audible should be proud of this production. Johanna Parker (Narrator) did such a good job with Sookie's Southern accent and all the other voices she used, I felt like I was there. Good job with a funny, quirky story!!!

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    C. Sneed 05-28-11
    C. Sneed 05-28-11 Member Since 2011
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    "Great angle!"

    I love the southern angle of this story and can't wait to read the next one. She is funny, unpredictable, and the twists keep coming. I got a little tired of the uber-gay bad vampires. Still, a fun read.

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