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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,581 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Charlaine Harris Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sookie Stackhouse Novels Release Date: August 2011 ISBN: 9781449867096
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Charlaine Harris has topped the bestseller charts and become a nationwide phenomenon, thanks to the unconventional, and otherworldly, life of Sookie Stackhouse. Now take a closer look at Sookie and at her family, friends, enemies, adventures, and—of course—the lovers who set her world on fire …

Visit Bon Temps, the small Louisiana town that Sookie calls home and learn the characteristics of the supernaturals who live there: vampires, two-natured, and fae. Examine all the branches of Sookie’s family tree. And eavesdrop on the private conversations between rival vampires Eric and Bill.

Also, enjoy the compelling novella, “Small-Town Wedding,” in which Sookie accompanies her shapeshifting boss, Sam, to his brother’s wedding in Texas, where happily-ever-after seems very far away …

Exclusive interviews with True Blood creator Alan Ball and author Charlaine Harris—compiled from fan questions—will satisfy your craving for all things Sookie, as will trivia questions, recipes (including Caroline Bellefleur’s famous chocolate cake!), and a concordance to the Sookie Stackhouse novels.  

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Harris has whipped up a companion piece spiced nicely for a variety of palates, sprinkled deliciously with her trademark humor.”

    Tulsa World

  • “For the Sookie Stackhouse series fan, this book is an absolute must. It delves deeper into the series and it’s always fun to get the author’s point-of-view about the characters and world she has created. This book can tide fans over until the next book or next season of True Blood.”

    Parkersburg News and Sentinel

  • “A fun read, a satisfying Sookie fix, and a good resource…Consider The Sookie Stackhouse Companion a fun addition to your Sookie library.”

    Tor.com

  • “Can’t get enough of Sookie Stackhouse? Then grab a copy of this comprehensive guide filled with a complete rundown on her many adventures and so much more.”

    Monsters and Critics

  • “This is a true companion book to a great urban fantasy series!…Edited by Charlaine Harris herself, this book offers the ultimate guide to the ‘Sookieverse’ and it is set out in such a way that it will please even the most hardcore fans out there…I cannot say how thankful I felt for this book and I cannot believe that anyone who has followed the series will not feel the same gratitude and pleasure for this little gift. It is really for the fans and that reflects on the quality of the work: meticulous, funny, and touching! If you praise yourself to be a Sookie Stackhouse avid (or even more moderate) fan then this book should be already devoured by you!”

    Love Vampires

  • Winner of the 2012 Anthony Award for Best Critical Nonfiction Work
  • A 2011 Agatha Award Nominee for Best Nonfiction
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of the 2012 Macavity Award for Best Mystery-Related Nonfiction

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 2/19/2014

    " I just loved this!!! Some of the Sookie short stories that are harder to find were great to read! I enjoyed the recipes but I haven't tried any yet! I REALLY want to try the Bellefleur Chocolate Cake!!! The map of Bon Temps was pretty cool, too! And I almost pitched a fit from laughing so hard at the "communications" between Eric and Bill. This book is super fun for any Sookie Stackhouse novel fans! If only Alan Ball wasn't ruining the series... (Yeah, I said it! :-P) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 JoyfulK | 2/16/2014

    " The new short story---fun. But the rest of this book is useful only as a short-story vehicle. I suppose, if you have been stressing over the names of minor characters, the exhaustive character list could be helpful. But as for the plot summaries of the novels---ick. Read the novels themselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mrs. Doglvrs | 2/13/2014

    " Read the Novella and then skimmed through the rest of the book. Might be an interesting book to own at some point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheila | 2/6/2014

    " This book is largely recaps of the previous books. Not a bad reference, but very little new material. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 2/5/2014

    " The novella provided was perfectly good, but the other supplementary material was mostly not even worth skimming. Glad I got this one from the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tricia | 1/29/2014

    " was nice to finally hear about the wedding in Texas, it was also review all the previous books. However, I was hoping for the actual short stories and not just an overview of them, but oh well... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yvonne | 1/20/2014

    " While I enjoyed the original novella included in this book (a short story about Sookie and Sam), and I also enjoyed reading the Q and A with Charlaine Harris - the majority of this Companion was an A-Z character guide to every character mentioned in the series, and a synopsis of all the books! Not worth $14.99 as an e-book!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tamara | 1/19/2014

    " I really enjoyed the novella about Sam's brother's wedding. We finally go to hear about it! The recipes were also entertaining, but I was pretty disappointed about the Bellfleur chocolate cake. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danielle | 1/12/2014

    " This had a lot of good and fun information in it for the Sookie Stackhouse fan. I would like to own this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen Lormand-Yoerger | 12/16/2013

    " I really just read the short story, even though I thought the time-line was a good idea. "

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

    " The first story is a lot of fun. The rest is really very thin and most of it isn't even by Charlaine. Disappointing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily Wilson | 11/21/2013

    " Read both the short story and the interviews with Charlaine Harris and Alan Ball. Enjoyed them but felt there were a lot of parts of the book that were not needed. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca Kittelson | 11/10/2013

    " Not what I was expecting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mandy | 9/11/2013

    " I like the short story in it and picked up some good insight to the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Sage | 1/31/2013

    " Enjoyed the novella and the recipes sound delicious - would help if I'd read another Sookie book "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jowella Inzinna | 11/24/2012

    " didn't finish this one completely. I love the sookie series but I did not enjoy this book very much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Xanthi | 10/22/2012

    " This wasn't as good as I was hoping it would be. I enjoyed the short story by Harris, some of the Q & A with her and the TV series maker. The map was fun to look at. But the rest? Well, it felt like fangirl, obsessive filler, really. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Micki Lindquist | 8/11/2012

    " Basically a quick run-down of what happens in each book and a little author interview. A waste of money if you've read the books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chantelle | 6/16/2012

    " A great add on to your Sookie series. With character break downs, species info, maps, trivia, Q&A,Small-Town Wedding(short story), and yummy recipes from the series, you are bound to find something new every time you open it up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica Feind | 1/31/2012

    " I enjoyed it. narrators were ok. Wish they kept the same narrators for the whole book. But I enjoyed being reminded of the series. Specially that shower scene with eric n sookie ;) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle Roberts | 1/6/2012

    " Short Story Title: Small Town Wedding "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leanne | 11/5/2011

    " It was a great refresher of the series. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua | 11/4/2011

    " This had a pretty good novella inside, but the most useful part were the recaps of the Sookie books. I can never remember what happened in what book because all the titles sound the same and so much happens in every single book. Also, recipes! I can't wait to try them out:) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kira | 11/3/2011

    " The short novella is important to read since it ties up the loose ends with Quinn. I have to admit I was a little sad to see how this character has been treated. I liked Quinn. I also enjoyed the secret conversations between Eric and Bill. They were pretty funny as well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Xanthi | 10/30/2011

    " This wasn't as good as I was hoping it would be. I enjoyed the short story by Harris, some of the Q & A with her and the TV series maker. The map was fun to look at. But the rest? Well, it felt like fangirl, obsessive filler, really. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Khristine | 10/26/2011

    " The rating is for the short story, which was very entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rita | 10/25/2011

    " If someone hasn't read the series it is good introduction. I enjoyed some of the interviews "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Monica | 10/18/2011

    " Not a very important read but good for someone who just wants to know what happen to who when. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 10/15/2011

    " Notihg really new, except one "novella." I enjoyed the overview of all the previos books. It was a good refresher as my memory of certain characters and plot lines is lacking. It was a nice long weekend read (or 'listen' if you want to get technical.) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tiffany | 10/15/2011

    " The actual novella was good, but the recaps of each book was not called for. If you read the books, you should have known what happened. And the "dictionary" was a complete waste of pages. I was sadly disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 10/11/2011

    " The srotry was a little slow. I enjoyes the interviews. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 10/9/2011

    " I just needed a little Sookie! "

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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.