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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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    LUV2READ 08-26-14
    LUV2READ 08-26-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Can't put these Books down!"
    If you could sum up Living Dead in Dallas in three words, what would they be?

    Really entertaining! I love the narrator and how she brings Sookie to life with her voice and accent she uses.


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

    I would compare this to Jeanine Frost's Halfway to the Grave. They have similar "girl meets vampire" qualities.


    What does Johanna Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Love love love her voice! I wish every book I listen to had her as a narrator. Her voice is so smooth and easy to listen to.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    For sure! They were hard to put on pause. I have actually started listening to the series again it is so good!


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    Alison Brinston, ONTARIO, Canada 07-29-14
    Alison Brinston, ONTARIO, Canada 07-29-14 Member Since 2013
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    "two novellas for the price of one"

    This book was somewhat less enjoyable than the first one in the series, but it was still a good listen. There are basically two plots in the book, what happens in Dallas and what happens with the murder in BonTemps. I guess since there wasn't really enough plot in either to make a single book, they got kind of jammed together into one book. They're both in there, but neither really has much to do with the other.

    I would have given the story four stars, but the Dallas section of the plot kind of pissed me off in spots. For a psychic and a bunch of old, supposedly clever vampires the Sookie crew really makes some stupid decisions. You would think they know better. But, what are you going to go? :)

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    Phyllis Joshua, TX, United States 06-20-14
    Phyllis Joshua, TX, United States 06-20-14 Member Since 2013
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    "I Love Sookie Stackhouse!!!"

    I waited to write a review until I listened to all 12 books. I loved them all. Sookie is a breath of fresh air small town girl who has had problems in the past with romance because she has the gift of reading minds. Imagine going on a date and hearing everything the guy was thinking... Not good. With vampires out of the closet, she finds she can't read vampire minds. Finally she can have true romance. There is also Mystery, Murder, and Mayhem and more supernatural creatures to be revealed!
    I loved all the characters and how the story unfolded through all the books. It was bitter sweet that it had to come to an end. I was going to watch True Blood on HBO until friends told me it wasn't nearly as good as the books and had way too much porn!! I will leave the same review for all twelve books. Sookie just wouldn't be Sookie without Johanna Parker, I loved her voice!

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    Linda 04-26-14
    Linda 04-26-14
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    "Better then the first"

    I enjoyed the story line behind this one much more then the first book. The interactions and between all of the characters were more real. The story more engaging. I still find the horribly fake deep southern accent annoying, but it does fit the story well, and the whining of the main character, but I still hold out hope that she will out grow that in the next couple books.

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    Insatiable illiterate 03-08-14 Member Since 2017
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    "Spunky Sweetheart - excellent narrator!"
    What did you love best about Living Dead in Dallas?

    I really enjoyed the interactions between the vamps. How screwed up they can be in their own political nightmares. It just is not a special human thing. Plus the fact that humans can also be the most evil part of a nightmare. We often look at the monster as the "MONSTER", but in Sookie books, it is often the ones you look to for salvation that are the monsters.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Sookie gets constantly tossed around and beat up. I chuckle every time I listen to the amount of damage she takes and I think to myself, thank God that woman has a positive attitude, where can I get some for myself?


    What does Johanna Parker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Johanna Parker really does the characters in this series well. The accents are spot on. And her pauses and vocal tones (whisper, shout, snickers, chuckles) are perfectly in tune with this series. She really is good at becoming her characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It is tough to put this book on pause. But you do not want to miss or let slip by any good parts! so you have to put it on pause sometimes. This is not a book you want to let slide thru your one ear and out the other.


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    J 4535 CA, United States 02-14-14
    J 4535 CA, United States 02-14-14
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    "This was a fun ride."
    If you could sum up Living Dead in Dallas in three words, what would they be?

    Anticipation, involved and alluring.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved meeting the characters Godric and Luna.


    What about Johanna Parker’s performance did you like?

    Everything. I can't get enough of her performances. They are so much better than the other performers out there.


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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
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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
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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
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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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