Sookie Stackhouse20 books in series
Sookie Stackhouse is a bubbly barmaid in Louisiana - with a vampire for a boyfriend. And, oh yeah, she hears the secret thoughts of all kinds of humans and other creatures.
Sookie Stackhouse, a telepathic with a down-to-earth personality and spicy sense of humor, is uniquely qualified to deal with the weres (as in werewolves) and shape-shifters who have come out of their closets around the Bayou. In each novel, she’s on the frontlines of trying to mitigate the havoc of otherworldly creatures on the human world of Bon Temps. If only she weren’t so powerless against her hunky vampire boyfriend, Bill. Along with plot twists, romantic entanglements, intriguing characters, supernatural conflicts, and murder mysteries, this urban fantasy series hooks listeners with biting satirical commentary.
Narrator Johanna Parker inhabits Sookie - and breathes life into the undead and all kinds of creepy and kooky characters. Her performance brings a light Southern accent that enhances the local flavor and credibility of each story.
Charlaine Harris is a prolific New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. In addition to Sookie Stackhouse, she is the author of the lighthearted Aurora Teagarden mystery series; the much darker Shakespeare mysteries, featuring amateur sleuth Lily Bard; the Harper Connelly mysteries; two trilogies, Gunnie Rose and Midnight, Texas; and stand-alone novels.
The Sookie Stackhouse novels inspired the HBO television series True Blood, which ran for seven seasons. The first book in the series, Dead Until Dark, won an Anthony Award.