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Definitely Dead

Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mystery #6
Written by: Charlaine Harris
Narrated by: Johanna Parker
Series: Sookie Stackhouse, Book 6
Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

With a rabid fan base that grows larger each day, the New York Times and USA Today best-selling Sookie Stackhouse mysteries by acclaimed author Charlaine Harris are not to be missed. Along with their phenomenal popularity, the books have also captivated critics and earned such prestigious honors as an Anthony Award.

Wedding fever has come to Bon Temps, Louisiana! Unfortunately, buxom, blonde, beautiful, and telepathic cocktail waitress Sookie is not the bride-to-be, so she takes the opportunity to travel to New Orleans on family business. As heir to the estate of her newly dead cousin Hadley, Sookie unearths a big secret. Soon it becomes clear that more than a few people will do anything to stop Sookie from looking into Hadley's past. Fresh, fashionable, and a little bit frightening, Definitely Dead is the best entry yet in an endlessly entertaining series.

©2006 Charlaine Harris Schulz (P)2006 Recorded Books, LLC

What the critics say

  • Audie Award Finalist, Mystery, 2007

"Harris keeps the action going nonstop in this bubbly brew of supernatural spice and whimsical whodunit that's more fun than a barrel of beignets." (Publishers Weekly)

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damn good.

pretty fantastic, wish there was more to do with the summit tho... can't wait for the next one...

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  • Victoria
  • 2008-01-16

Thank you Ms Parker

I've read & loved this series from the beginning & have enjoyed the development of Sookie from a fairly naive barmaid to a more street-savvy person. In this book, her smarts are quite apparent but so is her wide-eyed, small-town persona.

Johanna Parker's rendition of Sookie in this story as well as "Dead as a Doornail" is absolutely perfect. It is exactly as I imagined her to sound when I read the previous books. Ms Parker's voices for the other characters are also very good.

For me, this was thoroughly enjoyable translation from paper to voice. I look forward to listening to the next one.

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  • Elizabeth Nunez
  • 2016-04-04

Missing a huge chunk of the story...

As I am sure other people have written, the story was good and Johanna Parker was her usual awesome, but Charlaine left out a huge part of the story. It is covered in one of her Novellas and Sookie retraces most of the main parts of what happened with her cousin in Definitely Dead, but I dont understand why she didnt put it in this book. I was a little bit disappointed, but overall the story was good.

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  • CindiL
  • 2008-11-11

More is revealed

Another great Sookie Stackhouse book. Some interesting things are revealed in this book pertaining to Sookie's relationship with Bill and Eric. The first part of the book was a little slow but it made up for it in the second half which was non-stop suspense and intrigue. Quinn has grown on me some in this book and Sookie is getting tougher.

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  • Connie
  • 2009-02-02

A Series You Can't Miss

Sookie Stackhouse Series is a MUST read! I have listened/read all of the Sookie Stackhouse mysteries, 1 - 8. I enjoyed every single one of them. The writing is good, clear, suspenseful and humorous. The narrator, Johanna Parker, does some of the best narrating I have heard...exactly the way I would presume Sookie Stackhouse would sound. You can't go wrong with this series. I CAN'T WAIT until installment NINE!!

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  • Lynn
  • 2009-08-13

least favorite sookie book so far

Kind of lame. Kept my attention but not as much fun as previous 5 books. But I'm hooked, on to book 7, can't stop now!

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  • Robert
  • 2010-04-06

Just a fun adventure

I enjoyed True Blood on HBO so while listening to this book I can see the characters in my mind. Its a fun ( very dark at times ) adventure of Sookie and her strange friends. A+. I am a Man over 40 and a Fan of Dark Shadows. If you like DS you will like this.

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  • Grma Cat.
  • 2015-02-03

Back To Usual Quality

The Famous Sookie Accent is back, tho Eric is hit&miss! Good story, if predictable as far as mystery; I was way ahead all through.. Quin was a real plus!

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  • Willow Star Serenity
  • 2020-02-24

Purrfect

Sookie has been summoned by the Queen of Louisiana. She's also been informed that her cousin has died the final death. So on top of Sookie being required to attend the event the Queen wants her at, she also has to clean out Hadley's apartment and sort through everything. Hadley left everything to her. I really enjoyed this story. This is one of my favorite series of all time. I did have a small problem with the constant references to Hadley's death. Most of the time when this happens, it's a reference from a previous book. However, it was not in any previous book to the best of my knowledge. Maybe there's an in between book that covers it. I'd of loved to seen all the things that were referenced. That's the only real issue I have with it. Sookie has some moments in this book where she's just not exactly very favorable. I also feel like she can get a little over the top about some things. I guess we all have that in us from time to time. I really like Quinn. I love that he's quick tempered, but willing to at least give people the benefit of the doubt. He also has a conscious. Most of the guys Sookie hangs around can't understand why she would be upset with them at all. They act like they do no wrong! Anyways, Quinn is definitely on my list of book boyfriends. This book was narrated by Johanna Parker. She narrated the rest of the books as well. I was only intending to listen to a couple of books in the series and then read the rest, but she did such a great job that I'm thrilled to hear her narrated them all. Well At least up to this point. I'm not sure if I'll be able to get the rest of the series in audio right now. Either way, I've enjoyed her narration and plan to listen to more books narrated by her! This is the sixth book in the Sookie Stackhouse series. I can't believe I've already made it almost halfway through the series. It's a reread for me, but I feel like I'm reading them all for the first time. I'm beginning to think that might be because I'm reading them in order for the firs time. Either way, I'm really enjoying them.

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  • Cheap and Lazy
  • 2020-02-07

Just What I'd Hoped for and Needed

Picked this one up after dumping another (four hours in) for being too depressing. It turned out to be just what I hoped for and needed. Lots of references to past events; a plot line tied up (hopefully), a new romance for Sookie (and is he ever yummy), plenty of action, emotion, and a bit of mystery.

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  • Caitlin
  • 2019-12-19

Good addition to the series

Well narrated and a good addition to the series (I love Quinn so so much)

Still stuck with recorded book ads at the end so make sure you skip over them