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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (27,804 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charlaine Harris Narrator: Johanna Parker Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sookie Stackhouse Novels Release Date: October 2009 ISBN: 9781440775970
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New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris has re-imagined the supernatural world with her “spunky” (Tampa Tribune) Southern Vampire novels starring telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse. Now, for the first time, here is every Sookie Stackhouse short story ever written—together in one volume. Stories include “Fairy Dust,” “One Word Answer,” “Dracula Night,” “Lucky,” and “Giftwrap.”

For years, Charlaine Harris has delighted fans with her mystery series featuring small-town waitress-turned-paranormal-sleuth Sookie Stackhouse. Now, Ace is pleased to republish her second novel in the series in hardcover. In this book, Sookie is pursued by a very sexy vampire—and a very deadly monster.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Vivid, subtle, and funny in her portrayal of Southern life.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Blending action, romance and comedy, Harris has created a fully functioning world so very close to our own, except, of course, for the vamps and other supernatural creatures.”

    Toronto Star

  • “Fans of HBO’s True Blood will swoon over Charlene Harris’ collection of five stories featuring telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse and her supernatural encounters. Not only are there juicy tidbits about choice True Blood characters, there are also new characters and plots to roundly fill out the outrages occurring in Bon Temps, Louisiana. Johanna Parker captures Sookie’s drawl, sometimes tinged with hilarity, sometimes with facetious irony or sweet sarcasm. Parker also imparts a range of expression for the other characters, human and occult. The stories are particularly textured in the way they continually contrast humor and horror, keeping listeners on their toes.”

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  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A USA Today bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 2/20/2014

    " A really good fast read "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Zakem | 2/7/2014

    " Not Harris' best work, but it was ok. Hard to follow if you hadnt read the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhiannon | 2/6/2014

    " enjoyed, not looking at reading the whole series though, this was enough for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Dess | 2/4/2014

    " Love this addition to the Sookie series. My favorite story was The Gift. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 2/3/2014

    " Cute short stories. Reminded me of why I like'd this series. Pleasant way to pass the time. of course the stories were short and to the point so they didn't run into the lack of plot problems the novels in this series have been having lately. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer Linde-wilson | 1/30/2014

    " These were fun extra stories to fill in some of the story lines from previous books. If you are a fan you must read this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liz | 1/25/2014

    " If you love all things Sookie I recommend this book. If not pass. It is a fairly simple set of stories... if I hadn't been a fan I don't think I would have stuck with it. I know we as Sookie fans beg for more and more but I think Charlaine could have done better... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Titis Wardhana | 1/23/2014

    " stuck di cerita ketiga, entah kenapa susah banget nyelesein buku ini, padahal tipis, apa kurang menarik kali ya? tapi ahirnya selese juga walo baca mundur hahaha... jadi penasaran siapa Bubba itu sebenernya. Anyone? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lesley Strom | 1/18/2014

    " Great short stories with Sookie and friends to tide you over until the next Sookie Stackhouse novel comes out...which is May 2011, yay! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelter | 1/15/2014

    " I finished all 12 Sookie Stackhouse novels and needed just "a little bit more" and this quenched my thirst. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 1/12/2014

    " I like that these short stories fill in some of the gaps in the time between the books, they satisfy the itch for more Sookie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather (Let's-Go-Pens-We're-Gonna-Take-This-One) | 1/10/2014

    " I didn't think this way that great. Too short, too off character and too blah. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Glenda | 12/28/2013

    " Another fun book for a road trip. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julia | 12/1/2013

    " The more Charlaine Harris writes the worst these books get. She should have stopped about 3 back. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 12/1/2013

    " cute short stories "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leslie | 8/8/2012

    " Bleh. I think I need a full-length novel to forget how bad the writing is and get caught up in the fun plots. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Brunner schauer | 4/19/2012

    " Book was okay. A bunch of short stories to fill in on some of the blanks in the books. very cleaver. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miranda | 4/18/2012

    " Not as good as the main stories but still were delightful to hold me over until,the new book comes out this year :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayla Farber | 12/30/2011

    " I like Sookie. She's fun. I did this as an audio book on a long drive and having these stories was awesome. I especially liked the Dracula one. I am especially partial to Eric though, in general. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Geri Salitsky | 12/24/2011

    " This book has a little bit of all the stories in it. It's not really a continuation of the other 10 books in the series. It would be good for someone who wants just a little idea of what the other books are about but hasn't read them yet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurie | 11/27/2011

    " Thought this was a fun addition well waiting for the next book to come out! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leigh | 7/24/2011

    " I loved these short stories of things that happened in between the books in this series. It also helps give a bit more detail to the story and fills in a few gaps :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 glitrbug | 11/6/2010

    " This provides some needed background and should be read after about book 4. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Baisakhi | 10/7/2010

    " Loved the short stories. These kept me entertained for a long time. I particularly fell in love with Dahlia. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stasi | 11/9/2009

    " Too short. Too "thin" on substance. For as much as these stories are referred to in the books, there was just nothing to them. Boo! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 11/3/2009

    " As addictive as V "

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About the Author
Author Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling mystery author and editor. She has written a number of successful mystery and urban fantasy series, including the Aurora Teagarden series, the Harper Connelly series, and the Shakespeare series, among others. The first book in Harris’ Southern Vampire series, Dead until Dark, won the Anthony Award for Best Paperback Mystery in 2001; the series is also the basis for the hit HBO series True Blood. She is a member of the Mystery Writers of America, the American Crime Writers League, and the International Crime Writers Association. Currently, Harris lives in Magnolia, Arkansas.

About the Narrator

Johanna Parker is an Audie and Earphone Award–winning actress living and working in San Francisco. Since narrating her first audiobook in 2002, she has received praise for her work in all genres, including her portrayal of Sookie Stackhouse in Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire books. She received her BFA in acting from Boston University and studied Shakespeare at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. She has performed on stages in London, Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York and has numerous film and television credits. As a voice-over actress, she has voiced commercials, video games, documentaries, and websites.