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Thursday, November 26, 2009

203) Dead Until Dark by Charlaine Harris

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's been 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 ...

The first book in the Sookie Stackhouse series is also the basis for the first season of TrueBlood. I have wanted to go back to the beginning of this series for a while and downloaded this audiobook version to listen to instead of trying to find the time to read the book again. I really like the narrator for this series and she is a great Sookie. Well read and easy to listen to this was great for the trip to and from work everyday.

Even though I have read all of the Sookie Stackhouse books I will still be looking out for the next audiobooks in this series. With Trueblood being one of my favourite shows on TV it is alot of fun going back to the beginning of Sookie's vampire days. Seeing how the show differs from the books is interesting and there are alot of little details I have forgotten about.

If you haven't already tried the Sookie Stackhouse books or seen Trueblood then I highly recommend them both. Just read the books first. Now I am off to watch season one of Trueblood again ;)


Vickie said...

I feel the same way about this series. I have them all on audiobook so I can listen to them anytime.
We took the series with us on our roadtrip to Virginia in early October so DH could catch up.

Sue Brandes said...

I just found this series after I watched Trure Blood. Love this series too. I think I might try a audiobook of hers.