The whole vampire fad that got way out of hand in the early 2000s made me really jaded towards anything about vampires. This story puts every vampire Tv show, Movie and book to shame. The characters have so much depth, the emotion is tangible and the philosophy is so deep and thought provoking that sometimes I had to pause the book and sit and think. I LOVE this story, can't wait to start the next.
I have avoided this author/series for many years in fear of disappointment. I was so WRONG! The story/author/audible performer was without a doubt INCREDIBLE. I would HIGHLY recommend this book, it will not disappoint you, but instead leave you yearning for more, MUCH more.
Thank you Mrs. Rice, Mr. Vance and Audible for this extraordinary story.
I've read all of Anne Rice's books numerous times in the past twenty five years. I really enjoyed the audio version. It was almost like a brand new story. I definitely recommend it!
A bookworm who discovered the life hack that is audiobooks in January 2016. Personal development, history, and literary fiction are my faves
Simon Vance is a wonderful narrator. Kudos to him for keeping up an accent the entire novel. I wouldn't consider audio to be better than print, but looking at the audio as a stand alone, this is one of the best. High quality, wonderful narrator, and a modern classic.
The love Louis has for Claudia really stands out to me. The story takes us beyond the limitations of human society into the dark mindset of the vampires, which is a constant struggle between their predatory instincts and their humanity. As my title stated, a modern struggle between good and evil. Louis narrates his fall from humanity as the book progresses. First they try and attack the evil without (as Lestat) and then realize that the nature they struggle with is within.
I have some of his other narrations waiting for me to listen to them and they will be near the top of my list. His voice is wonderful. One of the best audiobook narrators out there. He creates an immersive mood and atmosphere and narrates clearly with such a rich, deep voice.
What really struck me in this book were the parts about Claudia not being able to experience her full adulthood. These were the most horrifying and touching to me.
This book has it's engrossing moments, but it does get slow at times. Louis becomes so stuck in his own thoughts and it kind of rambles on. I do believe having an audiobook at moments like these can really save a book.
The performance of this audiobook was mesmerizing. I truly enjoyed listening to it. There were some playback issues, but I am unsure as to whether that was due to the quality or my device. I would definitely lieten to this again.