Yes because i can just listen.
I enjoyed Simon Vances voice for these books much more than the alternative readers.
THIS is what I expect from all of Anne Rices books now!
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!
Wish I had more time to read! Love a good fiction, I get enough reality in a day working with kids!
I first picked up interview with the vampire when I was 14 years old. I was mesmerized and captivated by vampires portrayed by and rice Innoway never before seen in literature. She single-handedly re-created the vampire mythology and ignited a firestorm of new erotically charged stories woven into a tapestry as big as the whole human journey. The story of Claudia is perhaps the most heartbreaking of the stories. If you only know this book from the movie you're doing yourself a disservice. The writing is more elegant and delicate than you may expect. Anne Rice is perhaps almost too detail driven in some areas, but I can forgive that based on the overall story telling. This book particularly plays out in my mindlike some epic film noir masterpiece.
You will really enjoy the performance in this book. The narrator actively captures The voice of Louis, The spirit of Claudia, and the snarling cruelty of Lestat in the first book. I felt Armand's character was a bit weak; his narration sounded too much like Louis. Overall though a fantastic performance.
I saw the movie years ago when it came out on TV, so didn't think there was a reason to read the book, but finally caved after a very strong recommendation from my sister. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Different writing style that really drew me in -- most of the time. Eventually, there were times when it felt a little long-winded with too much descriptions of feelings and not enough action (for me). Also, I have to say, Louie can be a bit of a whiny drama queen. You're a vampire -- either kill only animals, or accept your nature and go for people. But quit whining about it and bemoaning every meal! But again, overall, I really did enjoy it and would recommend it, and I'm going to read the next book in the series at some point to see what happens next.