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. Vampires have officially “come out of the coffin,” and Miss Sookie can’t wait for one to come her way.
Not True Blood....but okay
Usually the adage "the book was better" rings true. But not this time. I love, love, love True Blood. Consequently I wanted to read the Sookie Stackhouse mysteries. But unfortunately they just aren't written that well, I'm afraid. They are your typical mystery series types of books, quick reads and easy to solve. I have to hand it to HBO that they turned out the show that they did based on these characters. I'm not telling you not to buy the books, I have and they are okay to listen to...but they certainly aren't on line with P.D. James or anything. They are just nice little books. With quite a bit of soft core porn in them. Not bad, and good enough to hold you over until the next season if you are a True Blood fan. I liked this first one better than the second.
Actually you have it backward, the HBO show is based off the books, and while this book is well written I like how it is read on the Audiobook because it shows how to say some of the names, but also it makes you feel like you really are there... and audiobooks in totality are great for when you need to do laundry because all you need is the IPOD and no need to grab the book.
Dead Until Dark
The book is great, I love the whole Sookie series, but I gotta tell you, the woman who reads this book has got to be one of the worst readers I've ever heard. Her voice for Sookie is... tolerable, she has something of a Southern accent, but when she switches to another character's voice, I just cringe. Every other voice is uttered in a complete monotone with no inflection at all. It sounds like someone trying really hard to disguise their voice for a ransom call.
I enjoy and purchase a lot of audio books. But if this woman is the reader of all the rest of the Sookie series, I'll just stick to the printed version.