Vampires, werewolves and panthers, oh my!
Posted by Lynn at 7:46 pm in Audio Books, Novels

Wow, Johanna Parker was fantastic reading the Sookie Stackhouse (Sookie Stackhouse/True Blood) series by Charlaine Harris. I put more miles on my car the past couple months than I have in almost a year just so I could listen to her read. Now that I’m done listening to the series, I feel like my best friend has moved away.   If you’re not familiar with The Southern Vampire stories I’ll give you a brief overview.

Sookie is a waitress in Bon Temps, La. and she can read minds.  Although I think “hear” would be a better description.  Her brother Jason is a were-panther.  She’s been involved with several supernatural creatures, a vampire, a weretiger and then there is her witch roommate and Bob the cat who wasn’t a cat before and well let’s just say now he’s a cat.  But Sookie’s perky attitute, keen observations and the clever remarks (that frequently have me thinking that’s something I would say) help her survive everything that shows up at her door.

Ms. Harris has created a character that I would have liked to be my friend–a friend I would  have warned about getting so involved with the supernatural.  Slowly the problems and dangers build up as Sookie life becomes more entwined and by the last book I wanted to take my friend away and help her recover from the emotional and physical beating she had been experiencing.  I would be interest to see what Ms Harris has planned for Sookie because Sookie has changed so much and has to change to survive .   There is no going back only coping and adapting however I see a very dark future for her.

Below are links to a couple of the audiobooks. To find all of them on Amazon you will need to search on both Sookie Stackhouse and Parker.
Dead as a Doornail: Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #5

All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse)All Together Dead (Sookie Stackhouse)

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