The narrator brings this classic alive. At times it was so real, I caught myself crouching down, looking from side to side out of fear. Much better than the movie.
I was so excited to get this but unfortunatly just can't stay awake to finish it. Since I listen to my books in the car this can be a real problem. I don't know if it's the story or the narrator's voice but it puts me right to sleep. Great buy if you have isomnia!
I gave this book two stars because it's well written. This I can appreciate. I keep thinking that there must be something else to make it worthy of recommendation, but nothing has come to mind. I don't object to vampire, supernatural, or sci/fi themes. I enjoyed all of Stephanie Meyer's books, including The Host, as well as Deborah Harkness's A Discovery of Witches. If you are looking for suspense, depth, humor, humanity, and a glimmer of light somewhere in the darkness, take your pick of these. If you prefer page after page of grisly violence and unrelenting despair, then spend your money on Interview with a Vampire.
We had to wait till "The Girl Who...." was wrapped up in narration by Simon Vance, master reader... so perfect that now we get to hear the story we have relished, the story Anne Rice would not write again today, an now Vance unwraps the present of this gift already leaked out, no turning back and so perfect the writing and so perfect the voice to go with it! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
So well these words came from the ink, so well it falls from the tongue, so well it enters our ears and imagination again. Of coarse it is worth the buy. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Now, go read modern Jungian analysts on how they frame the story of all of this "Vampire" craze after Rice tipped the first big domino.... and see why it is we are so captivated by the subject of the reality of every day vampires throughout our culture and even in ourselves. So dark, let's get lost and find ourselves and illumine and see through this archetype about us.
I wanted to kill Louis myself. My God just pluck up the courage and die already. Wow the writer does a great job of making the reader feel LeStats frustration.
I liked reading this t Bette. for some reason I just could not get into the story. the narrator was OK. there really wasn't much character building. it kind of went to fast with out real feeling. its was jumbled.
I have now read this book 3 times and as always it is a classic. I have long commutes each day to and from school and work so I listen to these audio books. when listening to this is was almost like I was there with Louie and the interviewer and I lover every second of it!!
I was excited to listen to this book because I've always heard how great the books are so I was a bit disappointed when I found my mind wandering while listening. That doesn't happen to me very often but although I appreciate the world Ann Rice created I felt she got a bit to flowery or overly descriptive at times which caused the story to lag for me. However, I stuck with it and the story as a whole was very good, it just took a long time to get there. Narration was great!