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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (89,282 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: May 2010 ISBN: 9781440789731
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Sookie Stackhouse has not had an easy time, as of late. After being tortured relentlessly by the sadistic fairies Lochlan and Neave, she has been left physically and emotionally exhausted. Although she's settled in comfortably with Eric, her viking vampire boyfriend, things are still tough. At least she's got her brother, who seems to have settled down with his girlfriend Michele well enough as well.

Things aren't as peachy-keen as they seem, though. When Eric's maker shows up with Alecksi Romanov, famed son of the last Czar of Russia, things start to get complicated, and fast. Alecksi is crazy, unhinged, perhaps moreso even than Eric, in his younger days, and as for Eric? Well, despite what his maker says, he wants nothing to do with the boy.

And then there's Sookie's cousin, Hadley, who is every bit as telepathic as her, and far more untrained and dangerous. Will she be able to teach him to reel in his Fae abilities? Will Eric be able to get a handle on Alecksi before he snaps and kills everyone? Only time will tell.

Charlaine Harris is most well-known by her Sookie Stackhouse series of novels set in Bon Temps, Louisiana. She herself was raised along the Mississippi River Delta, and uses that setting as a primary source for much of her story material. She has also written several other series, mostly about paranormal events or ghosts. She lives in Southern Arkansas with her husband and three children, and has gone on to help launch a successful TV series (true blood) based on the Sookie Stackhouse series of novels.

Dead In the Family is a thrilling adventure sure to please any fan of paranormal ghost adventures.

After enduring torture and the loss of loved ones during the brief but deadly Faery War, Sookie Stackhouse is hurt and she’s angry. Just about the only bright spot in her life is the love she thinks she feels for vampire Eric Northman. But he’s under scrutiny by the new Vampire King because of their relationship. And as the political implications of the Shifters coming out are beginning to be felt, Sookie’s connection to the Shreveport pack draws her into the debate. Worst of all, though the door to Faery has been closed, there are still some Fae on the human side—and one of them is angry at Sookie. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The normal world of barbecues and malls coexists with the secret one of werewolves, witches, and fairies in Harris’ cocktail of domestic drama and supernatural adventure.”

    Daily Mail (London)

  • “Entertaining…The exploration of family in its many human and undead variations is intriguing, and Harris delivers her usual mix of eccentric characters and engaging subplots.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Sookie is the literary equivalent of TVs Buffy and is a far superior heroine to Twilight’s pushover, Bella. This tenth outing tackles orgasmic Viking sexcapades, hair-curling violence, and romance that doesn’t make you heave. A gripping read.”

    SciFi Now

  • A #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • A #1 USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hybridmobile | 2/20/2014

    " Silly fairies...but at least Bill has a distraction. :) Erik hearts Sookie! Why yes, I am a 13-year-old...at least while reading these books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin Herrick | 2/17/2014

    " These books keep going in a whole bunch of different directions. There were a bunch of different stories to follow, but there are still some fun characters, and it's interesting seeing how Sookie deals with everything. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marcy Prybil | 1/20/2014

    " Meh, I'm starting to get really bored. I am almost caught up though! I do love the interactions with Eric and Sookie and I really do think they love each other. Makes me wonder if Bill will get his happily ever after. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mitchell | 1/17/2014

    " Enjoy the series but very lazy effort. Tv series success seems to have made Ms.Harris lazy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Cuevas | 1/12/2014

    " Such an entertaining series! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael Mckinney | 1/6/2014

    " Almost nothing happens in this book. Worst of the series. Sad to see this series, which used to be one of my favorites, go so badly downhill. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Dess | 12/28/2013

    " Awesome book! Love this series "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Prudence | 12/20/2013

    " A let down after a good run. Hope number eleven proves to be better or I will probably stop reading the series. Bummer. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Scott Pilgrim | 11/7/2013

    " Looks like another "Eric Book" "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 10/17/2013

    " I love the wonderful southern accents. And Viking, Roman, etc, etc. - these books are such light reading, and I've read them all repeateedly - think I need to go back and listne tot hem all now..! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Courtney | 8/6/2012

    " Not my favorite of the Sookie books. But still entertaining! And you just gotta love Eric. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandi | 2/23/2012

    " I felt it was a little slow at the start, but it picked up towards the end...and then bam...it was done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda . | 4/25/2011

    " This also a great series!!! True Blood TV show is based on this series of books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Candace | 2/21/2011

    " I have loved these books but the last couple have just not been up to sookie standards. Maybe it's just resentment because i miss Quinn. Yup, that's probably it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie Grainger | 11/25/2010

    " Another good installment to the series. After the events of the last book I think that this one had to be a little toned down. I really enjoyed it looking forward to the next book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jamie Wyatt | 8/27/2010

    " Sadly I felt this book was just weird. It seemed like it was all over the place. I am enjoying the relationship between Eric and Sookie, but I felt like there wasn't a point to this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Taylor | 6/24/2010

    " Good, but not great. Can't wait to see where the next one goes. "

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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.