I’ve long enjoyed reading Charlaine Harris’s Sookie Stackhouse series. So long that I barely remembered what happened in the first book, Dead Until Dark. Instead of rereading it, I decided to listen to the audio. I’m glad I did.
The narrator, Johanna Parker, captures the essence of Sookie in all her different moods – perky, angry, scared, nervous, ecstatic, and so on. It was a treat to hear Sookie come alive.
I’m always in awe of how one person can sound like many different people. Ms. Parker does a creditable job of making all the different characters have a different voice – tone, pitch, accent, volume, etc.
She brought to life the story of a barmaid in Louisiana, a woman trying hard to live a normal life when she, and so many of those around her, are anything but normal.
If you relish the Sookie Stackhouse series, you might also have fun reading her other series – Aurora Teagarden, Harper Connelly, Lily Bard, and her latest, Midnight Texas Trilogy.