[Download] Dead Until Dark By Charlaine Harris

Dead Until Dark

By: Charlaine Harris
Narrated by: Johanna Parker
Length: 9 hours
Release date: Jan 1, 2007
Rating: 1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (284 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
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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.
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69 Responses to “[Download] Dead Until Dark By Charlaine Harris”

  1. Logan Swamp

    Sookie is a Hoot!
    I enjoyed this book so much. I found Sookie to be not only resourceful and smart, but charming and entertaining. Can’t wait for more!

  2. Jasper Capponi

    Something different
    I’ve read all of these books and they were fun albeit I wouldn’t want to read them again. It’s not great fiction and as a reader it does feel like getting lead by the nose a lot. There is no mystery because there is no way to figure out the outcome so you just read and get lead and enjoy. They are entertaining, but I don’t get what all the hype is about. Each book seems to unravel a little more and more until you are left almost not caring about the characters anymore. I had read the reviews but I wanted to see for myself. I wouldn’t buy these I would rent them and try them out knowing not to expect a whole lot.

  3. Charlesetta Brits

    Don’t Cheat Yourself…
    First things first…I have to say I am/was not a fan of the True Blood tv show. I attempted to watch one episode and found it pretty sleazy but that was before I read/listened to this book. So if you do not like the show, please do not count this book out.

    With that being said, I have to say how amazing the narration was. I am a new fan of Johanna Parker! I found all of her voices phenomenal, she had a great accent, and she definitely showed emotion while reading. I mean Johanna is an actress!!!

    I won’t go into detail and give away spoilers but I will say if you like the paranormal world with a tinch of humor and romance, you just may love it.

  4. Pasty Bombard

    Great book, awesome narrator!
    If you could sum up Dead Until Dark in three words, what would they be?

  5. Waldo Cuenca

    Wonderful story
    Absolutely captivating. Could not stop listening. Do well told. I felt like I was in in Bon Temps and knew each character

  6. Krysta D.

    Dark and fun!
    Would you listen to Dead Until Dark again? Why?

  7. Glynis

    Great Listen!
    I am a vampire lore fan; love the movies from the first silent vampire film to every movie and quite a few different books that are out there. With that being said, I think this audiobook is a great listen for vampire fans that can stand laughter infused in the storyline. If you can’t, this is not the book for you. If you are a True Blood fan, then reading (listening) to this series, where I assume Sookie Stackhouse originated, is a blast. Extremely well narrated, you are in for a treat. I only gave it 4 stars because it was short for an unabridged novel.

  8. Irvin Patino

    Fun and delightful book. HORRIBLE NARRATOR!!!
    I have read all the Sookie Stackhouse books in print version. I found them fun engaging books books with real characters and colorful dialogue. Who couldn’t identify with a broke cocktail waitress just living her life? The books are a perfect light and fun summer read. HOWEVER, I purchased the service version and was quickly dismayed. The narrator comes across as a tired poor white trash waitress. Not the lively Sookie. Plus, the narrator does not sound like a Louisiana native to me. The service version was a big dissapointment. Just read the books. It is much more enjoyable!

  9. Teri

    Yikes!
    What disappointed you about Dead Until Dark?

  10. Omega R.

    Fellas this isn’t for you.
    This is straight up chick-lit. If you want a mildly interesting, very predictable, story about a woman who feels the need to go into detail about cleaning her house and washing her hair, then this is the book for you.

  11. Jerome Weather

    Couldn’t get into it
    From the sample I thought I would enjoy this very different take on a vampire novel. But I found myself really not enjoying it. It seemed kind of depressing, and, really, does it have to be so erotic in a victimizer kind of way? I know, I know, it is a vampire novel, I just thought this would be a different take on it. It is just not my cup of tea. I know people really like her, but I had to stop listening part way through. Snooky is no Odd Thomas.

  12. Eugene Kadri

    Couldn’t Listen to It
    What did you like about this audiobook?

  13. Gail Wassink

    Watched True Blood, Now Hooked On The Books!
    I watched the first season of True Blood on HBO, and it got me curious about the books. I was hooked immediately! True Blood’s first season is based on the first book, but it’s still a MUST to read/listen! I flew through books 1-8, on audio, in just 5 days! The first 4 books are amazing, just overlook the little mistakes made in names, plots, etc. But after book 4, it’s downhill, mostly. Hopefully if True Blood continues on HBO, they do a ton of editing to the story lines in the later seasons.

    Angie in Jamestown, TN, USA

  14. Daren Lista

    Indifferent
    I’m indifferent about this series I started reading it due to the show but I almost liked the show more because it’s switches from character stories. The whole ” I’m so in love with Bill” drag seems to go on forever. But it wasn’t a bad book, it was entertaining. It’s just very simple. The narrating is what really made this service enjoyable. I give it 4 starts.

  15. Maria Hovenga

    Great book – great narration
    I was introduced to this series from ‘True Blood’ series and the first season is almost word for word with this book.

    I want to say how amazing the narration is. Parker doesn’t just read the words, she acts the emotions. In the first half there are two major intense scenes that Parker handles like a pro.

  16. Rigoberto Cassata

    Better Than I Ever Imagined
    As a native book reader I know books tend to be better than TV, this is pretty much no exception. Also, I watched the TV adaptation before I even knew it WAS a book series first and decided to watch the show before starting the books or else the show would likely suck in comparison. After listening to this audiobook I realized it was the BEST course of action I could have taken. It was really nice to be inside Sookie’s head and understand her way of thinking. Admittedly I missed Tara from the show and know that when she does show up she’ll be white and less involved with the plot. Nevertheless, the book and Johanna Parker’s spot-on performance has won me over effortlessly. Parker is, audibly at least, the best Sookie’s Stackhouse I ever expected.

  17. Merlyn Hildebrant

    A great Series!
    I have listened/read all of the Sookie Stackhouse mysteries, 1 – 8. I enjoyed every single one of them. The writing is good, clear, suspenseful and humorous. The narrator, Johanna Parker, does some of the best narrating I have heard…exactly the way I would presume Sookie Stackhouse would sound. You can’t go wrong with this series.

  18. Leopoldo V.

    Loved the book, hated the narration
    Read these books, the narration is awful. The whole series is a wonderful reading experience, that you’ll get hooked immediately. So much better than the TV series,and different from the “True Blood” series.So don’t try to compare them. The narration in this book is horrible: her southern drawl is completely overdone, and Bill is a complete wash out. So read them, and enjoy.

  19. Aja Mcnulty

    Hooked
    Any additional comments?

  20. Jennifer

    Entertaining
    This was an entertaining book and reminded me of the “undead” series written by Mary Janice Davidson. This is a story about a girl named Sookie who could read minds and falls in love with Bill the vampire. Book filled with mystery, sex and romance. Was a light listen and I look forward to listening to the rest in the series.

  21. Les B.

    Conflicted admiration with a side of sexy
    Before I start, let me say that the first comment in this review list threw me off- all the titles are actually available now and that post is 3 years old.

    As for the book, I think it is good, it just may not be able to live up to the hype. It has it’s strengths and weaknesses but I was easily entertained. My mind tends to sort books in the “to be admired” and “to be enjoyed” and sometimes both. This would go into the “enjoyed” category. I had fun. I listed to the next three. I didn’t judge. Because if i judged, it wouldn’t get 4 stars for the entertainment it gave me.

    I do have issues with characters being inconsistent or just inhuman. Coming from what most would consider a southern area, I know that if a girl got murdered and we mentioned it over breakfast, we would not react the way Sookie and her family did. It’s like they were saying it was going to rain.

    However, on the subject of Bill, I gotta say I like him. He’s a vampire. He doesn’t have to be nice. He can be vain. He’s NOT Edward, because lets face it, if Edward were a ‘real’ vampire he’d have killed Bella by chapter 5. I get why Sookie likes him and I think people forget the absolute piece of mind he offers her, despite him being a jerk sometimes. Again, he’s a vampire. They can’t all be turned into Don Juans just because we want them to pamper the leading lady.

    That said, I was able to enjoy this with vague images of True Blood popping up from years ago. I can see why this made a good tv show – the book is vague enough and leaves enough gaps for screenwriters to create and fill in the details. As for the sex scenes, if you knew it was HBO, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise.

    4 stars for an entertaining spin on bloodsuckers

  22. Logan Maupins

    It a nice romance novel if that is what you want
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

  23. Eulah Ledl

    Wow! What a story.
    This was great. Vampire novels are normally written from the viewpoint of the vampire or someone who is in the inner circle with intimate knowledge. But you could see everything from an outsider’s view from an outsider we could relate to.. I was wild.

  24. Orlando Groome

    Surprisingly Entertaining
    Any additional comments?

  25. Lara

    What an addictive series
    This was such a fun and entertaining book. The narrator is perfect and brings all of the characters to life. I have now listened to all 9 of the Sookie books and can’t wait for the next one!

  26. Carl Banik

    easy easy funny easy
    If you’re looking for unforgettable characters, deep plots and exquisite writing, this isn’t the book for you. But if you’re looking for lighthearted entertainment that has some laughs and good reading by the reader, this is the book for you. I listened to this before I knew about the tv show that has been done on this series, so I had no preconceived notions….I just thought it was a great book to pass my commute time. It’s perfect for that.

  27. Glenn Luckman

    Wonderful Fun!
    I am SO glad to have discovered this series! I am totally new to this author and this series, and I’m very thankful to the reviewers and service Books!

    Similar in style and tone to “Buffy, The Vampire Slayer”, which I thoroughly loved, Sookie Stackhouse is a terrific character and Johanna Parker makes her come alive with her vibrant, delightful narration. Ms. Parker has a real talent for accents and voice tones, as well.

    I think I’m going to be inhaling the entire series way too fast.

  28. Lindsey Jimeno

    Awesome series.
    I have read this book before and love the Sookie Stackhouse series. It was my first time listening to it though. Great performance!

  29. elle

    Addicting.
    So many people are addicted to True Blood and the Sookie Stackhouse novels, so I downloaded this audiobook so that I could get a taste of what everyone was on about.

    I have to admit that at first, I didn’t much like the narration. But as I continued to listen, I actually started to like the Narrator’s Sookie more than the True Blood Sookie (I finally saw the show when I was half way through the audiobook).

    The Narrator is actually quite charming after giving her a chance. I do, however, think that the Narrator’s male characters all sound the same, which is a bit of a shame. It would have been better had they got a male to read those parts…

    These books are great fun to listen to. Addicting, yes.
    I would definitely recommend this audiobook. It is funny, exciting and different. It is not as graphic as the tv show.

  30. Ezequiel R.

    For a vampire lovers
    This review goes for books 1-9 in the Sookie Steakhouse series.
    Fun, interesting, crazy, at times predictable but who cares,…I started reading and I couldn’t stop until I read (listened) to all of them. I truly enjoyed them until I read book 10 and I got so very disappointed. Why, oh why Mrs. Harris? I heard number 11 is as bad but I can’t say since i stopped buying them. Anyhow, first nine are a must for anybody who enjoys a good vampire story.Oh and reader is great!

  31. Calliope

    I was curious because of True Blood, but…..
    I was hoping this would be an adult story, like the TV show that it spawned, but in fact it reads more like it’s a book I’d find in the “young adult” section of the library. Not quite as teenaged as Twilight, but still a lot of the book sounds rather juvenile, particularly the romance part of the story. Not really bad, but not particularly good either. Which is a shame, because I think it could have been better than it is. The narration is a little uneven, sometimes with a trace of one character’s accent bleeding into the next.

  32. Gregory Sering

    Fun, light reading.
    I agree that this is Twilight for grownups. Some R rated moments, but not too explicit. Not to listen to around kids (cursing, sex scenes, violence). The narrator is pulling off some kind of a Southern accent, but it just does not sound authentic or in the correct dialect or something. It was not that distracting to me, but I live around very “country” accents, so at least she pronounced words so that you did not have to translate. Perfect light & funny listening. Chortled out loud several times.

  33. Calvin Mikkelsen

    I love this series!
    Having read all 8 books in the series, I thought it would be fun to try them in audio. Johanna Parker IS Sookie Stackhouse and she’s brought life to all of the human, were, and vampire denizens of Bon Temps, Louisiana. Harris has accomplished something pretty amazing here — a series that seamlessly blends quirkiness, dry humor, satire, and a series of bloody and awful events. Great stuff!

    My only complaint is that Dead to the World, a really important entry in the series is not available. I can’t imagine why one of the best of the series was not produced and I really hope that it soon will be.
    The HBO series True Blood is based on this series. It’s fabulous.

  34. Sarahmarie

    Entertaining story with good narration
    Entertaining story with good narration. Fun story and good characters. I would recommend this audiobook

  35. Charlsie Mcvey

    Funny and Clever
    I know what you’re thinking: “oh no, not another vampire book.” But this one is different. It is a bit tongue in cheek and there is a lot of humor in the book. It is told in first-person narrative by a southern waitress who is lonely has trouble connecting with other humans. The narration is superb and sometimes it really feels like you are listening to a real Sookie Stackhouse speaking to you. I’m in the middle of the second book in the series and it is even better than this one. Give it a try and you’ll be glad you did.

  36. Wayne Courchine

    I put this off for far too long
    I’ve almost read this book so many times. I was not familiar with the TV series based on it, and really didn’t know a great deal about the book or the subject. But it always got such great reviews and so many people talked about it.

    I rated the first book in the series after having read the first three or four books and probably rated it slightly higher than I would have if I rated it right after reading. But the series grows on you and as you learn more about the characters and the unique world they inhabit, the more you appreciate what came before. In the first few books of the series, but especially in the first, the author does a very good job of giving you quite a bit of background information without just reciting a list of “things you need to know to read further.” Points introduced in the first book become far more important the further you go in the series. And since the author is creating essentially an alternate universe, I appreciate that she did it gradually, primarily in this book. It made it much easier to accept and believe.

    I liked the simplicity of the first book. The number of major characters to keep track of was kept to a minimum. You really got to know them, before many, many others are introduced later on.

    I started watching the HBO series after I read this first book. I would suggest that if you watched the series first and then tried to read the books, you would probably be disappointed in the books. To me the two are nothing alike, beyond the fact that some of the characters share the same name. But the HBO series is so much more intense and violent, and considerably less humorous. I was able to ramp up to enjoy the excess. But starting with excess then scaling back is far more difficult.

    I will say one of the reasons I have avoided these books is I often have trouble with narrators using a heavy southern drawl, which is what I expected here. They usually exaggerate the unique characteristics of this accent to such a degree it is just annoying. It is not my favorite accent to listen to in real life. The exaggeration makes it worse. But I thought the narrator did a great job in this book. There is no doubt you are reading a book about southern characters living in a southern state. But she comes across as natural, not forced and definitely not over the top.

  37. Kathy Soderholm

    Dead Until Dark
    Captivating plot, without all of the gratuitous violence and shock-value sex scenes on the HBO series. Since I’m now in book #3 of the series, the writing style is getting a bit stale– the author likes to recycle a bit–but the story is a real page-turner. Obviously (as other reviewers have pointed out) this isn’t high literature, but highly entertaining and definitely worth a credit.

  38. Jarred Lehner

    The best vampire story ever!
    What did you love best about Dead Until Dark?

  39. Marlin Igles

    Good story
    I got this book first because I liked the twilight series (which this is nothing like) and 2nd because her 7th (i think) book in the series was on sale and had great reviews. After I changed my expectations I really enjoyed the book.

  40. Laurena Bitz

    A really fun listen!
    I’ve been a fan of Charlaine Harris & her Sookie Stackhouse books for a long time. Having actually read them all, I wasn’t sure what I was thinking when I decided to download Dead until Dark to try. I loved it, this narrator was so great at telling the story and making it come to life, that I actually forgot she’s just reading it. I liked it so much that although I have read the books, I’m planning on listening to them all as well. Their entertaining, delightful, enchanting, sometimes kooky & absurd books. I think their a blast! With all the escapades Sookie goes thorough, and all the characters that come into her life, each one more delectable & bizarre then the one before, their anything but boring. I do have to say, Although True Blood is based on these books. I tell people that although you like books, you may not like the show, or the other way around. I’m a big fan of both. But I have to treat them as two totally different stories. If you get too caught up on the differences between the two, you’ll lose sight of the stories of both.

  41. Donna

    The Entire Series is a great high quality read!
    This is a great story line done with wit and orgaization. The stories build one on the other. There are many characters but keeping them straight is easy due to the narrator’s skill. Johanna Parker gives the characters their voice and makes the reading an entertaining time. She’s so good, you will sometimes find yourself talking back to the characters. And the experience is not just with the first book but the entire series.

  42. Dean Meunier

    Classic good
    This writer doesnt get caught up in sexy scenes filled with crap..at least not much.. and she doesnt use language that wilts flowers, often..and still manages to get a good book written. I respect that. This book is a good read for anybody not wanting anything to serious but needs something entertaining.

  43. Hai Los

    cute story, but lots of inconsistencies
    I’m new to reading Charlaine Harris in 2014 and I don’t have HBO, so I’ve never heard of the associated TV show, but after reading the first three Sookie books I have to say they’re cute and okay for a light read.

    Of course I understand that this is fiction. But I’m very analytical, and once an author chooses to establish “facts” for how the beings in her imaginary world exist and interact, I expect those facts to continue as time goes by or to have changes and exceptions be acknowledged. For now I’ll be generous and assume there are times when she wants to make an exception, rather than she can’t keep track of her own SVM world facts and is a sloppy author.

    So far, the first three books in this series each contain exceptions and/or errors in established SVM “facts” so I have to remind myself that they’re just for fun and don’t have to always make sense TO ME. But they are fun, and on sale they cost the price of a matinee movie, so I’ll keep listening to see what happens next and continue to ignore the contradictions.

    The narrator is average and doesn’t do much to differentiate voices compared to most of the narrators I have enjoyed from other books. She tries to do a little bit with accents, so the main character is almost always identifiable when she is speaking.

  44. Erik H.

    a difficult listen for me
    I am from south GA, so the narrator’s Southern accent was a bit overdone for me. Not all southern people, including those from Louisiana, have deep drawls that make them talk really slow and make their sentence inflection totally different from everyone else in the modern world. The accents on the show are better. The story is good. I just had to bear through the narration. It wasn’t something I got used to, either. I kept having to bear through it until the end. Others may not have this problem, I’m not sure. A good rule of thumb is to sample the narration first. 🙂

  45. Yvonne

    Great Listen!
    Loved the book. Going to dl the 2nd now = ) Entertaining with rich characters!

  46. Claud Hancin

    Wonderful narrator!
    I am a big fan of this entire series. I have read them all at least twice, so I have pretty set ideas of how the characters should be and how they should sound. The narrator in this recording does a wonderful job. Her reading has lots of nuance and I think it is really how Sookie would sound. She also does a great job with the other voices and it is easy to tell when she switches characters.

    I will be buying the entire series on audio.

  47. Denise

    I’m hooked
    This was a great start to what turns out to be a super fun series. I picked this up after reading all the Twilight books and I must say, these are better. The characters are fun and the storyline is entertaining and keeps moving. If you’re a true vampire novel buff (Anne Rice, etc) they may seem a little to light, but for a fun entertaining read I would highly recommend this book (and the whole series)!

  48. April

    NOT A FAVORITE!!
    As an audio junkie, I am always on the look out for a new series that grabs me, so I was excited about this series. I know that the True Blood series on HBO is a huge hit, and is based on the series, so i was psyced. For me it was a major let down. I like romance as much as the next gal, but I like romance with a little feeling, not just sex scene after sex scene with no personality to back it up. I also found the narrator annoying. She overdid the southern accent. Sookie’s voice was almost like fingernails on a chalkboard to me some times because the accent was soooooo over done. The other reviews are pretty positive, so maybe I will try the second book. If you are a huge audio listener like me, you know how important a good narrator is, so I would suggest previewing it, The accent is horrible.

  49. Ailene Peaks

    Great accent!
    The narrator really added depth to the story by speaking with the intended accent of the characters. The story was excellent. There are a few cuss words and sex scenes but nothing absolutely horrible like the tv show True Blood has. I was so hesitant to read this book because the tv show was so raunchy but the book was great. Can’t wait to read the next one.

  50. Sharonda B.

    Dont tell my kids that I loved it!
    This book was purely entertaining, a grown up Twilight. I am embarrased to say that I loved the adventures of Sookie and her vampire but I did! The narration was wonderful. I am hooked. Dont tell my adult kids- they will disown me!

  51. Joy Leya

    Totally Addicted to the series
    I picked this up on a lark – and now I am TOTALLY addicted to the series! The characters are believable (for werewolves, vampires, etc) and I really feel like i Know them. I can’t wait for her next edition of the story!!

    Since I first read the book, back when it first came out, we all know how popular Charlene’s books have become, and with good reason. She writes well. Her characters develop well over the series, with twists, turns and surprises. The southern ‘character’ is well represented, without being over the top. The stories catch the attention from the first,and don’t fail to draw you in and make you a part of the story. That is a rare ability, which takes you away from your own life, allowing you to become, for a short while, the character you are reading.

    I have all of the Charlene Harris Sookie Stackhouse books, and am very much looking forward to her next one!

  52. Allyn Mcclaney

    Good Characterization
    Well developed characters, decent story. Too much sex, detracts from the story. Worth a read.

  53. Gr

    Plot in line with series
    Based on a preview of the second book that is included at the end of the first, the books may diverge more from the HBO series as they advance. I have watched and enjoyed True Blood and I thought the books might contain depth as novels often do. This book was so close to the series, that I was kind of bored. It was enjoyable but not sure I will invest in the rest of the books.

  54. Kathi

    Disappointing
    I listened to this book based on many positive reviews, but was quite disappointed. One reviewed said it was Twilight for adults. I had hoped this meant an original story but with a higher level of intellect and more sophisticated humour. Couldn’t have been more wrong. The only things that made it “adult” were the grisly murders and a few raunchy sex scenes. I will not be listening to any more books from this series.

  55. Kory Stoltzman

    Horrible Narration
    I bought this book because I’m a fan of sci-fi and fantasy and Sookie Stackhouse is a popular book that I hadn’t read or listened to.

    The book may or may not be good. I would not know because I couldn’t get through more than an hour and a half of this audiobook. I just couldn’t stand to listen to any more.

    The character, Sookie Stackhouse, is supposed to be from rural Louisiana and the book is written in the first person. The narrator, Johanna Parker, adopts a hideously affected southern accent. It sounds bad–very, very bad. It does not sound like anybody from Louisiana that I have ever met (and I’ve met hundreds of them). She places emphasis on the last word of every sentence for no particular reason. It is just unbearable.

    Fortunately, I got this on sale. I just removed the title from my iPhone and never looked back.

  56. Junior Reneau

    UNEXPECTED SUMMER DELIGHT!
    Where does Dead Until Dark rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

  57. Sheldon Baggett

    I’m just a fan of Charlaine.
    My 2nd time reading and listening. Just as good the 2nd time around.
    I love her character development.

  58. Julian Williama

    bleh …
    I don’t see what all the fuss is about. The story is so-so, the characters are unlikeable, and the narrator was just … yuck! I read reviews comparing her to Jim Dale — not even close. Susan Bennett, yes, she is comparable to Jim Dale, but Johanna Parker, no way.

  59. Zonia Jugan

    voice
    Sorry, I couldn’t get off the ground on this one. The voice and accent were jarring to me. Maybe listening to these books doesn’t work once you’ve become addicted to “True Blood”. Or maybe I should try again later in a different mood.

  60. Joanna Bell

    Great follow-on for Twilight enthusiast
    Yep, I got hooked on Twilight after seeing the movie and raced through all the audio books wanting more. A longtime Sci Fi fan, I thought vampire media was all horror and beneath me- wrong. I do like this new romance vampire genre, and the Sookie Stackhouse books filled the void. Dead Until Dark Book 1 of the Sookie Stackhouse series is great. It has just the right ingredients- mystery; fantasy (vampires, shapeshifters, and werewolves oh my;) with a dash of steamy romance. The character development is outstanding with a realistic style that pulls me along. The excellent narration, with it’s Southern drawl and readily discernable characters brings the scenes to life. It’s an action packed plot that doesn’t telegraph the ending. Warning… once I started this series, I could not stop. It’s addictive.

  61. Edythe Arpin

    I am a Sookie lover!
    Would you listen to Dead Until Dark again? Why?

  62. Laura Van Slyke

    More!
    Please give us the intervening books in the series! Love them!

  63. Ann

    Southern Fantasy
    What a great twist on southern romance, a telepath and a vampire! Harris populates her world with creatures we have all been familiar with for years and gives them “life” mixing with us mere mortals. I love the tentative affair of a southern lady and the old world mannered gentleman. Bringing the undead into the general population also allows the author to sprinkle in some views on prejudice. I hope the rest of the series is as enjoyable.

  64. Karin Crane

    Unexpectedly pleased
    I bought Dead Until Dark on a whim because it was part of the Daily Deals sale, thinking that for $3.95, I had little to lose. I have never watched True Blood and I knew very little about this series prior to listening to this audiobook, other than it had something to do with vampires. I was unexpectedly pleased.

    Johanna Parker’s narration was funny and wry. She embodied Sookie Stackhouse so completely that I doubt the print book is even half as enjoyable as this recording, without Ms. Parker’s voice to bring Sookie to life.

    The story itself is fun and light, and doesn’t take itself too seriously. The Bubba storyline kind of made me scratch my head (what was the point of that subplot?) but overall, it kept me hooked through to the end. I was surprised at how much I love Sookie’s character.

    I am late in discovering this series, but I’m definitely going to continue to the next books. A great find at a great price!

  65. Rick Coulon

    This isn’t True Blood.
    Would you listen to Dead Until Dark again? Why?

  66. Dirk S.

    easy listen
    This was an easy listen type audiobook. It had some mystery, some sex, but mostly it was just easy to listen to. I really liked the narrator and the story line was pretty good. I have not read any of the other books in this series yet but look forward to starting the next one.

  67. Caitlyn Rizzo

    Small Town Supernatural
    The narration is top notch in this book and that makes the main character, Sookie, just that more charming, intriguing, and down to earth. This was an impulse buy. I
    found it off the editor’s choice list and dang it if I am not ready to follow the story along into book 2. There is a sneak peak right at the end of this book! The setting is super small-town and intimate but wrapped in larger more dangerous layers of the real and supernatural world. Loved this.

  68. Carmine Naguin

    Hooked
    I have to say I was skepical, I mean Vampires, really? I am totally hooked now. I am now downloading my fourth book in the series. I read a couple reviews that the accent of the narrator was hard to take, but I don’t find that to be the case. The story grabbed me and didn’t let go. Make my morning walks just fly by. Thanks.

  69. Eldon Cosio

    Superb!!! I was impressed!
    What made the experience of listening to Dead Until Dark the most enjoyable?

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