Free True Blood Audiobook For SFX Readers

SFX teams up with to offer free download of True Blood audiobook Dead Until Dark

Unless you’ve been tucked away underground for the last three years, you’ll have been bitten by True Blood , following the life of Sookie Stackhouse and the town of Bon Temps – a place where vampires have “come out of the coffin” and walk among us.

SFX has joined forces with the UK’s biggest retailer of digital audiobooks, , to offer a free download of the first of Charlaine Harris’s True Blood books, courtesy of Gollancz, an Orion imprint.

Dead Until Dark introduces waitress Sookie, as she explains why some folks think she’s a little...odd. Drawn to vampires for reasons which become quickly evident, Sookie finds herself embroiled in a world whose rules she doesn’t understand. To survive and protect those dear to her she must use her guile, inimitable fighting spirit and peculiar powers...

Once downloaded, you can listen to your audiobook on all iPods, iPhones and iPads, compatible MP3 players and even some Sat Navs. And if you’d prefer to sit in a darkened room by the fire with only a stake and some garlic for company, then you could always burn it to a CD and listen on your stereo.

If you like what you hear and want to try more in the series, why not take advantage of our special offer for SFX readers – half-price Audible membership! For only £3.99 a month for your first three months of membership, you could get other True Blood titles like Living Dead In Dallas (usual RRP £10.49). That’s a saving of £6.50!

To claim your free download and find out about half-price Audible membership, visit

You’re not eligible for the half-price deal if you’ve had a discounted membership before or are a current Audible member, but check out for great offers.

If you need any assistance claiming your free audiobook, speak to one of Audible's support team on 0800 082 5100 or email
The Dead Until Dark free download offer is available to every SFX reader – even if you are a member of Audible or have had a free trial or discounted membership in the past.

  • No credit card details will be needed to claim the free download, and your audiobook, once downloaded, will be yours to keep.
  • The free audiobook will be available to download until 11.59pm on 5 April 2011.
  • SFX readers who are new to Audible can also choose to take advantage of a half price Audible Membership offer, only £3.99 a month.
  • Sorry, the discounted membership cannot be claimed if you are an existing Audible member or have taken advantage of a discounted membership offer from Audible before.
  • If you decide to take advantage of the discounted membership offer, your first three months of membership will be half-price. This means that the AudibleListener one audiobook a month membership becomes £3.99 a month, and Premium Listener, with two audiobooks a month, becomes £7.99.
  • After three months, your account will revert to standard billing and AudibleListener will be £7.99 and PremiumListener £14.99.

Richard is a freelancer journalist and editor, and was once a physicist. Rich is the former editor of SFX Magazine, but has since gone freelance, writing for websites and publications including GamesRadar+, SFX, Total Film, and more. He also co-hosts the podcast, Robby the Robot's Waiting, which is focused on sci-fi and fantasy.