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Sookie Stackhouse is a small-time cocktail waitress in small-town Louisiana. She's quiet, keeps to herself, and doesn't get out much - not because she's not pretty - she's a very cute bubbly blonde - or not interested in a social life. She really is...but Sookie's got a bit of a disability. She can read minds.And that doesn't make her too dateable. And then along comes Bill: he's tall, he's dark and he's handsome - and Sookie can't 'hear' a word he's thinking. He's exactly the type of guy she'sbeen waiting all her life for. But Bill has a disability of his own: he's fussy about his food, he doesn't like suntans, and he's never around during the day....Yep, Bill's a vampire. Worse than that, he hangs with a seriously creepy crowd, with a reputation for trouble - of the murderous kind. And then one of Sookie's colleagues at the bar is killed, and it's beginning to look like Sookie might be the next victim....
©2009 Charlaine Harris; (P)2009 Orion Publishing Group
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"An author of rare talents." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Donnna-marie on 12-15-09

Fangtastic!

Clever, funny & surprisingly well written. I hesitate to draw comparisons with other vampire/human relationship sagas, as all have value in this literary genre. However, this story, & I suspect all subsequent sequels, contains adult content that I would not necessarily recommend for the younger teenage reader/listener. Johanna Parker brings the story alive & is by far my favourite narrator so far.

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By GinnysHex on 10-05-11

Surprising

I have watched the first season of True Blood and didn't really like it all that much, it was a little too explicit for my tastes but I decided to give the book a go. I was pleasantly surprised and found it very hard to stop listening to once I started.

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By Sophie on 10-25-09

Thank god and just in time!!

Fantastic...read all the books and loved them. The audio books are beautifully read and really easy to listen to. Sometimes audios just arent as enjoyable as reading the book but Johanna Parkers wonderful voice keeps you absolutely captivated all the way through!
Thoroughly recommend these audios, although would advise parents as they are a little racy, i wouldn't want my 13 year old daughter to read this series...the twilight series is better suited to the younger listener.

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By samantha on 06-14-11

Additively exciting

I was looking for a book to disappear into for a couple of hours and I found it !! Not a great fan of vampires etc but got the free try it download and loved it from the start. Characters are all great and refreshing to read a fantasy book thats not gone OTT and anything and eveything magical/supernatural - its not a academic read but more importantly its a good one! Even better just discovered its a series

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By Tina on 06-22-16

Quite a different story to the TV series.

I have to say that I did enjoy listening to this book, plan to play book two next. That said it is not the most captivating story. Narration is fine for the most part, the male voices are a little too forced though.

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