Cocktail waitress Sookie Stackhouse is having a streak of bad luck. First her co-worker is killed, and no one seems to care. Then she comes face to-face with a beastly creature that gives her a painful and poisonous lashing. Enter the vampires, who graciously suck the poison from her veins (like they didn't enjoy it).The point is: they saved her life. So when one of the bloodsuckers asks for a favour, she obliges - and soon Sookie's in Dallas, using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She's supposed to interview certain humans involved, but she makes one condition: the vampires must promise to behave and let the humans go unharmed. But that's easier said than done, and all it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly.... The Sookie Stackhouse stories are delightful Southern Gothic supernatural mysteries, starring Sookie, the telepathic cocktail waitress, and a cast of increasingly colourful characters, including vampires, werewolves, and things that really do go bump in the night.More
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No, no more books by Charlaine Harris.
She could have made Sookie a more independent, strong, feminist woman who has actual friends and a life other than the one surrounding the troubles she has with the abusive men in her life. She is more independent in the TV version, she has a best friend who stands by her. Here she is just a curious plaything. Also, why kill off the obligatory stereotype of a black gay guy? In the TV show his life is more well-roundedly portrayed with a boyfriend and troubles of his own - here he is just a sidekick to be cut for dramatic effect. Ever heard of the Bechdel Test for movies, meaning that you check whether the movie has 1. at least two women in it 2. who have speaking roles 3. talking about something other than a man? And this test does not tell whether the movie is good or feminist, it just tests whether it has any well-rounded portrayals of women in it. Well, this book is told from the point of view of a women but still I don't think it would pass that test! And we're talking about a book here, an 8,5 hour listen, and still there's no real talk (let alone conversations) or between women about something other than a man! I don't think there's ever even any thinking/narration contemplating something other than a man. I know, I know, it's a romance book, about a love story, but still. Give me a real person I can relate to rather than just a puppet.
Nothing wrong about Johanna Parker's narration.
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.