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Publisher's Summary

Sookie comes to the rescue of a naked, amnesiac vampire - and ends up in the middle of a war between witches, werewolves and vampires!

Sookie Stackhouse is a small-town cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's pretty. She does her job well. She keeps to herself - she has only a few close friends, because not everyone appreciates Sookie's gift: she can read minds. That's not exactly every man's idea of date bait - unless they're undead - vampires and the like can be tough to read. And that's just the kind of guy Sookie's been looking for.

Maybe that's why, when she comes across a naked vampire on the way home from work, she doesn't just drive on by. He hasn't got a clue who he is, but Sookie has: Eric looks just as scary and sexy - and dead - as the day she met him. But now he has amnesia, he's sweet, vulnerable, and in need of Sookie's help - because whoever took his memory now wants his life.

Sookie's investigation into what's going on leads her straight into a dangerous battle between witches, vampires and werewolves. But there could be even greater danger - to Sookie's heart, because the kinder, gentler Eric is very hard to resist.

©2005 Charlaine Harris Schulz; (P)2005 Recorded Books, LLC

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See my review for Dead as a Doornail

What did you love best about Dead to the World?

That I turned it off.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dead to the World?

None in the audiobook. The narrator detracted from it too much.

How could the performance have been better?

Oh yes. She is a great narrator as long as she isn't trying to do men with accents...or men. Or even southern women.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no

Any additional comments?

ugh

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  • Rae
  • Meandarra, Australia
  • 04-28-12

Loved It

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Great narration. I like to list this first as it can make or break a story.

Loved this story. Easy listerning and very entertaining. Will be impatiently waiting for any new books in audio from this author.

I really enjoy it when readers with similar reading interests list their favourite authors and series. It really helps me find new authors too follow. Mine are Charlaine Harris, Jeaniene Frost, Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter, Molly Harper, Ilona Andrews, Kresley Cole, Deborah Harkness, Nalini Singh, Coreene Callahan and Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Happy Reading

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  • karen
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 08-26-11

Love all of these books

This series is my favorite of my books. It keeps you wanting more and more. A definite must read for all Vampire fans. Just excellent and the Narrator is excellent.

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  • Missy
  • Fargo, ND, United States
  • 01-21-11

Best book in the Sookie Series!

This story is one of my favorite in the entire Sookie Stackhouse Series. The chemistry between Sookie and Eric is outstanding! There are so many different plot twists and mysteries going on throughout, it is never dull. Eric having his memory temporarily erased allowed us to see a completely different side of him that was not only intriquing,but lots of fun! He relies on Sookie almost as if he were a child, and given Eric's typical behavior,seeing this type of behavior from him is particularly amusing!

If you are a fan of the series then this story will DEFINITELY not disappoint!

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  • Rachel
  • Muntinlupa, Philippines
  • 09-22-10

Fangtastic!!!

The novels are always so hilarious. I find myself laughing out loud so many times (the HBO series is darker and more thrilling). Charlaine Harris and the narrator Johanna Parker make a dynamic duo that will keep you listening and wanting more.

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Kinda disappointing

As expected, the inevitable happens in the book (sorry, I'm not giving you spoilers but you'll know when you see it). Interestingly, this kinda disappointed me (I mean was it a bit tacky or was it just me?). Another thing is the main witch-related plot. I'm sorry, it was plain boring for me, especially the so-called 'climax.' Ok, end of nagging. Though this is my least favourite part, I can still recommend it as a good read. Johanna Parker always saves the day for me.

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  • Kathy
  • abbotsbury, Australia
  • 01-11-10

My favourite so far

This is my favourite Sookie Stackhouse book so far. More great characters from the supernatural .... and a starring role for Eric!
I can't separate these stories from the great narration by Johanna Parker. She really makes the characters live.

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  • Robyn
  • 03-16-12

Good fun stuff

I can't help but enjoy these. Love Sookie's quirky ways and her honest dialogue. I find myself walking down the street and grinning as Sookie conveys her thoughts in her unique style. Good fun stuff - hardly literary genious, but 4 books read, and I'm about to download the fifth in the series. Just wish they were all bundled together so the story would be more cost effective!

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Lisa
  • 03-05-10

Go Sookie!

Sookie is still reeling from her betrayal by Bill and is therefore a little vulnerable at the moment. Bill has been sent away on business and she is left alone. On her way home from work she comes across a naked Eric who is running towards her house. Stunned she takes him in and what follows is a wonderfully entertaining story of how, why and what to do about this situation as Eric dosen't seem to know who he is. On top of this Jason has also disappeared. I already own all the books but this one was one of my favourites and thought it would be great to have it on audio, I wasn't disappointed - the narration is wonderful she gets the 'voice' of Sookie just how I imagined her.

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  • Liz
  • 06-10-10

Dead to the World

This was my first ever audio book, I read the first three in paperback. I was amazed at how good Johanna Parker is at bringing all the characters to life, She was a great choice for these stories. I think it helps going through them all in sequence, not sure I would like to join the series part way through. The only niggle is some bits are repetative for the benefit of new readers so the story can wander slightly. Other than that they are all brilliant and very entertaining stories

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  • Angela
  • 02-04-10

Fabulous!

Love this book! The whole series is great, and really easy to listen to on audio. However, this is probably my favourite - the interaction between Sookie and Eric is so entertaining I find myself laughing out loud at frequent intervals. Can't wait for number 10 to come out - roll on May!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Nadia
  • 10-25-09

Dead To The World

This is book 4 in the Sookie Stackhouse series and one of my favourites. Eric has no idea who he is, and Sookie agrees to keep him with her until he regains his memory, but as usual, she takes on more than she bargained for, and this time, there are some unseen repercussions. With Charlaine Harris's trademark snappy style, exciting plot and great characters, this is a must-listen.

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  • hazel
  • 12-22-17

stockhouse series is addictive enjoy.

love love love this series of books, comical, romantic, witty and action. what more could anyone want. totally addictive.

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  • Jacqueline
  • 10-06-17

Eric the Viking thrills

My favourite of the all the southern vampire mysteries. Great passion great battles. Go Sookie.

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  • P. GILL
  • 04-16-17

super story

Really enjoyed this installment of the series. Brilliantly read and performed Making you feel like you are actually living the story

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  • Rik W.
  • 03-02-17

love it, better than true blood series

loved it defo recommended... more in the books than in the TV series True Blood

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  • lakewolf
  • 01-25-17

trueblood

loved it getting through all the books really fast as I am enjoying them that much