The Sookie Stackhouse Companion Audiobook, by Charlaine Harris Play Audiobook Sample

The Sookie Stackhouse Companion Audiobook

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Read By: Andrew Watts, Brian Hutchison, Celeste Ciulla, Christina Moore, Johanna Parker, Laurie Birmingham, Scott Sowers, various narrators Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.67 hours at 1.5x Speed 5.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Sookie Stackhouse Novels Release Date: August 2011 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781449867096

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

23

Longest Chapter Length:

57:53 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

30 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

25:58 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

58

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Publisher Description

Fans of Charlaine Harris' #1 New York Times bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels will find much to enjoy in this companion to the immensely popular series. Included are a never-before-published novella and an exclusive interview with Alan Ball, creator of HBO's True Blood. Sookie herself guides listeners on a behind-the-scenes tour of Bon Temps, a peek at the werewolf and were-panther communities, a glimpse through the racks of her best friend Tara's dress shop, and a look at Merlotte's-the bar where Sookie earns her living.

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"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)"

— Liz (5 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “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

Awards

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

The Sookie Stackhouse Companion Listener Reviews

Overall Performance: 2.70967741935484 out of 52.70967741935484 out of 52.70967741935484 out of 52.70967741935484 out of 52.70967741935484 out of 5 (2.71)
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4 Stars: 4
3 Stars: 11
2 Stars: 11
1 Stars: 3
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  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — JoyfulK, 2/16/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Mrs., 2/13/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Sheila, 2/6/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Jackie, 2/5/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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... "

    — Tricia, 1/29/2014
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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!! "

    — Yvonne, 1/20/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Tamara, 1/19/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Danielle, 1/12/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Kristen, 12/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Ariel, 12/1/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Emily, 11/21/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Not what I was expecting. "

    — Rebecca, 11/10/2013
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

    — Mandy, 9/11/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Karen, 1/31/2013
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

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

    — Jowella, 11/24/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Xanthi, 10/22/2012
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Micki, 8/11/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Chantelle, 6/16/2012
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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 ;) "

    — Jessica, 1/31/2012
  • Overall Performance: 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5

    " Short Story Title: Small Town Wedding "

    — Michelle, 1/6/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Leanne, 11/5/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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:) "

    — Joshua, 11/4/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Kira, 11/3/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Xanthi, 10/30/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    — Khristine, 10/26/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Rita, 10/25/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

    — Monica, 10/18/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " 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. "

    — Tiffany, 10/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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.) "

    — Kris, 10/15/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    — Meredith, 10/11/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I just needed a little Sookie! "

    — Heather, 10/9/2011

About Charlaine Harris

Charlaine Harris is a New York Times bestselling author who has written four series and two stand-alone novels, in addition to numerous short stories, novellas, and graphic novels cowritten with Christopher Golden. Her Sookie Stackhouse books have appeared in twenty-five different languages and on many bestseller lists and are the basis of the HBO series True Blood

About the Narrators

Andrew Watts has over twenty years of experience working as an architect, specializing in facade detailing in Paris, London, Melbourne, and Dubai on projects with a wide range of construction technologies. He runs his own company, Newtechnic, which is a firm of London-based architects who create facades in collaboration with leading architects.

Brian Hutchison is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator and a professional theater actor who has appeared in numerous Broadway, off Broadway, and regional plays.

Celeste Ciulla is an accomplished actress and voice-over artist based in New York City. For her stage performances, she has received the 2010 Lunt–Fontanne Fellowship and the Callaway Award. She is also an Earphones Award–winning narrator.

Christina Moore is an actress and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles.

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.

Laurie Birmingham is an experienced stage actress. She has appeared in many theaters around the country, and has recently returned to the Milwaukee Rep. Laurie lives with her rescue dog, Odi, in Milwaukee.

Scott Sowers is an actor and audiobook narrator. AudioFile magazine named him the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery and Suspense. He is the winner of seven Earphones Awards.

Leon Nixon is a professional actor, playwright, and filmmaker. A Los Angeles native, he has performed in short films, web series, and on stage in dramatic and comedic roles. He is also an improviser and part of the group that appears in the Guinness Book of World Records for Longest Continuous Improv Show.