DEAD BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: New Charlaine Harris Anthology Includes Eric, Pam, Quinn and More [UPDATED]
Alright Truebies, you asked for it and you’re getting it!
Audible, Inc., the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable audiobooks and other spoken-word content, today announced the forthcoming release of Dead But Not Forgotten: Stories from the World of Sookie Stackhouse. An audio-original anthology edited by Sookie creator Charlaine Harris along with Toni L. P. Kelner, the collection includes 15 new stories featuring Eric, Pam, Quinn and other characters familiar to fans of Harris’s best-selling novels and True Blood, the HBO series they inspired. Audible will release “Dead But Not Forgotten” on May 13, 2014; the audiobook is available for pre-order now on Amazon.
“I’d seen the Sookie Stackhouse novels adapted by others for True Blood, but that was an entirely different medium,” said Harris. “It felt a little like leaping without a net when I embarked on “Dead But Not Forgotten”, even with getting to hand-pick the contributors and my co-editor Toni L. P. Kelner. But the results have been astonishing, a rich variety of characters and approaches that I can’t wait to share with my readers and listeners.”
Along with Caine, Davidson, Maberry and McGuire, participating writers in “Dead But Not Forgotten” include Dana Cameron, Bill Crider, Leigh Evans, Christopher Golden, Nancy Holder, Miranda James, Leigh Perry, Jeffrey J. Mariotte, Suzanne McLeod, Nicole Peeler, and Jeanne C. Stein. “Dead But Not Forgotten” is narrated by Johanna Parker, the longtime voice of the Sookie Stackhouse audiobooks, with introductions read by Charlaine Harris.
“Like all Sookie fans, we can’t get enough of the rich world Charlaine has created,” said Audible’s executive producer for the project, Steve Feldberg. “If ‘Dead But Not Forgotten’ proves anything it’s that while Sookie’s story may have ended, there are still so many corners to explore and a wealth of memorable characters with their own tales to tell.”
Charlaine Harris first introduced Sookie Stackhouse with the publication in 2001 of the Anthony Award-winning “Dead Until Dark”. By the time the 13(th) and final novel, “Dead Ever After”, was published in 2013, the series had become a mainstay of national best-seller lists, and inspired the hit HBO series True Blood. The Sookie Stackhouse novels have sold more than 29 million copies and have been published in 35 languages.
“Dead But Not Forgotten” is produced by Audible Studios, the production arm of Audible.com. Audible invented and commercialized the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. In 2013, Audible members downloaded an average of more than 17 books over the course of a year. (Source.)
So May is still a good month for Sookie Stackhouse fans! By the way, if you’re not a fan of audiobooks, the hard cover version will be released November 25, 2014 (pre-order here).
UPDATE: Charlaine’s people just released the cover for the book.