Dead Until Dark: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #1
Format: Audible Digital
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....
Release Date: Oct 02, 2009
Length: 09 hour(s) 26 minutes
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
Audible Credits: 1
Dec 14, 2008
After reading a succession of more serious books, I felt the need to read something light and trashy. As I discovered from reading this book, you should be careful what you wish for. Light? Yes. Trashy? Oh yes. Oh yes, yes, yes. But not in a good way - just trash, trash, trash.
It i... more...
146 people liked this review.
Sep 04, 2008
Sigh. I tried to give this a fair chance, I really did. I went into it hopeful, despite some other negative reviews that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve read, because I quite liked the pilot for True Blood, the new HBO series based on these books. Dark, however, loses points from me right away because the two most interesting... more...
65 people liked this review.
Apr 16, 2008
I'd never heard of these books until a few months ago, and as usual, once one person recommends them, everyone seems to be talking about them, you see them everywhere, and you get curious. They're in the fantasy section, though for some bizarre reason I was under the impression, at first, that they ... more...
55 people liked this review.
Nov 18, 2007
When I first read the premise for the book, I thought it was slightly intriguing. Nothing I would rush out to get and read right away, but still enough for me to put on my list of to-read. Now that I've read it, I want my brain back. I like the idea that vampires are a known part of the human world.... more...
31 people liked this review.
Jan 14, 2009
Let's get one thing straight...Sookie Stackhouse is no Bella Swan. You may have read the myriad reviews that list the similarities between Charlaine Harris's novels and the Twilight Saga and I can assure you that most of them are true. Harris refers to her vampires 'glowing', Bill drinks synthetic... more...
23 people liked this review.
Jan 02, 2010
Opening Line:"I'd been waiting for the Vampire for years when he walked into the bar"
I must be one of the last people on the planet to read Dead After Dark. I also havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t had a chance (yet) to watch True Blood, although because itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s been all over the media I had a pretty good ... more...
16 people liked this review.
Sep 19, 2007
Let me start off by saying I am not a prude. I may live in Utah. I may have only kissed one man in my life- but I have no problem with a little sex in a book. This went far beyond that. To the point that the story was no longer the story of clairvoyant girl meets vampire and they try to catch serial... more...
15 people liked this review.
Apr 07, 2009
Wow, these are shocking in how poorly they're written. Yet, I can't put them down. At the very least they're entertaining, quick reads. I'm currently on the fourth in the Sookie Stackhouse series and "Dead Until Dark" has not been my favorite. Perhaps that's because after seeing the HB... more...
12 people liked this review.
Oct 29, 2008
This novel has taught me to Never.Ever.Ever. judge a book by its cover Ever.Ever. again!
I would see these books all over Borders and Barnes and Nobles and never give them a second glance.
Not because it was sci-fi (which I like). Not because it was Vampire sci-fi (wh... more...
11 people liked this review.
Sep 30, 2009
So, what can I say? I enjoyed the book, but in a guilty pleasures, sort of embarrassed to admit kind of way. Let's admit it - this is hardly well written, but it's quick and light and fun, and there's something to be said for that.
That said, I didn't really like Sookie's voice. I foun... more...
10 people liked this review.