The audio version of The Wolf Gift prodives the listener with the unique talents of Ron McLarty and you're instantly transported deep into the story. I forgot where I was! After what was to me a brief stumbling start, the story takes off and had me hooked for two solid days with infrequent breaks. This is classic Ann Rice and the book leaves you just wanting more!
No - I'd be too worried that it might turn them off her earlier brilliant works!
Only if it has been written before 2004.
The Vampire Chronicles were amazing. I resisted reading them for SO long as I was not at all interested in the vampire genre, but I quickly became an Anne Rice fan, and converted many others! I also adore
I am a big fan of visual reading, but audio books allow me to continue with my story even when my hands are busy. I took this story in my car, to work breaks, while excersising and even to bed!
With one person reading the story and giving voice and life to each character, how am I to decide which was my favorite? He did a wonderful job with all of them and made the reader hear the individual voices of each wolf and person.
I am an Anne Rice fan from way back into the witches and vampires. This is my first listen to an audio with Ron McLarty but it won't be my last. This was also my first download from Audible...i have since listened to three more and am getting ready to download the fourth.
I'm a mother of nine wonderful children, 4 daughters and 5 sons. 14 grandchildren all of whom I have encouraged to read read read. Love the audible way so I can either sew or draw !
I don't usually read books by Anne Rice because I'm not much into vampire readings. THIS book is VERY good ! Excellent job with story line as well as an extremely good narrator. Hard to put down so to speak but Ron McLarty had me listening well into the night. Would love to hear more of this story.
My hunger for Rice's images - sights, sounds, smells - and characters of pure psycho emotional conflicted flesh, lured me to The Wolf's table starved, deprived. The Wolf Gift is a lavish feast for those of us who love her writing. This was my first Audible of a Rice novel and HEARING The Wolf Gift may have mutated my dorsal root gangilon. Needless to say I'm downloading her other Audible books starting now.
Backstory about the Wolf Gift was interesting but very little of the book talked about it.
The worst. I've listened to all of the vampire chronicles. She should have used a pseudonym.
He is really annoying. His voice sounds like he is reading copy for a commercial about pharmaceuticals. Reuben - constantly annoying. Stewart - almost unbearable.
Don't. Just don't.
Just another girl with too many books and not enough time for them all.
I have read Anne Rice's Gothic Vampire Chronicles from start to finish. And I was hooked. The writing was poetic and it charmed me from the first page. I have to say this didn't have the same power for me as I was expecting from her.
The story of a young reporter, Reuben coming to tour an old mansion in Northern California for the purpose of writing an glowing article to help Merchant sell it seems to full of "Say what?!" moments.
Ok. Get this! He is from a wealthy family and is more or less a lost soul. He is a junior reporter trying to find himself when he gets this assignment. Merchant is the niece of the long lost home owner and is much older. Of course they would end up in bed right? Exactly, "Say what?" Just like that! The book is full of moments I kept saying that to myself along with "Are you kidding me?"
What would you do if you see a wolf like man standing a few feet taller than you in the wood? Run? Scream? What about let him "take you"? Yessss! You heard me! They have sex. No "Hi. How are you?" or "What are you?" or "Who are you?" And when he changes back to regular Reuben she is cool with that too! She has zero, I mean ZERO freak out! Can we please say it together?
SAY WHAT!!!?? (God I need a gif for that one.)
Anyways, I love Anne Rice and I have followed her from Gothic Vampires to the story of Jesus. Loved them both. The Song of Seraphim's series which I read this year was just so-so for me.
I think I am not really feeling the old Anne is back. She has all the elements mixed up kinda. Since she found God she has included characters on a deep spiritual quest or awakening and it somehow takes away from the book.
But that being said there are too, too many "Say What?" moments in this book for me. (ie, Reuben takes a long time to figure out that he is a werewolf that got it from a bite. I knew minutes into it. Not weeks.)
probably not, too many let downs since reading the mayfair trilogy and the vampire chronicles. Those are still great books. This wolf book? never touch it again, or read book two, or recommend it.
what genre? the see if your interested in beastiality section??
the first chapter
Kinda need a story line for something like that
"reading junkie" I read or listen to almost anything except for non-fiction or history, unless I find it interesting.
I can't believe I have to say this but I didn't care for the book at all. It's like that one place where you live that everybody has been happy with for that last 20 years and then something changes and it is just operating on it's previous reputation. That is how I feel about this book. I really feel like the main character needs a slap. DO believe the other reviews that say it's repetative and add monotonous.
Anne Rice is back to what she does best: writing fantasy-horror-gothic-novels. From the mythical creatures, I think werewolves were just the one missing, but she wrote about them and she success on it.
The way she describes the murders, the hunger, the anxiety... I loved it. And, as usual, she created a whole new background for the werewolf myth.
Even when sometimes the story is a little slow, I must say it kept me on the edge of my seat. There is a moment when I thought Rice get stuck, but she resolved it perfectly.