It was enjoyable, though in my humble opinion it got very philosophical and seemed to lag in some areas and get "lost'' so to speak; I still enjoyed it.
I would say this audiobook ranks #2 under the Dark Witch
When the main character was running through the woods and came upon a cabin where a woman lived and she wasn't afraid of him, and they kissed. The description of a man-wolf kissing a human was very memorable indeed!
His voice lent a sense of charm to the story and his voice was perfect in every way for each character. You could imagine and see each one in your mind.
Man or Wolf? Neither. A Man-Wolf! or Evil doers beware. The Man-Wolf is out there. He's sniffing you out, without a doubt - to devour you when you're snared!
I loved the way Anne Rice kept her character's humanity even when he was a man-wolf and how he just didn't kill anyone, giving the wolf a sort of purpose. Sniffing out evil was a very good way for her to have him find his victims without the reader having any remorse for his killing/eating them.
Finally something I could sink my teeth into that doesn't have a bunch of depressed characters. LOL five stars for this book!
Devotee of the Quill and Mask
Even though Rice says this was never meant to be a series, this book feels like a precursor to one. For a werewolf novel, the action is surprisingly lacking, and with no real villain, one is left wondering why the protagonist is conflicted at all about his fate. The set up is great, just not the pay off.
Doing the right thing is the hardest thing you will ever do" but one must try.. everyday. I thank my parents and heavenly father for the faundation of my life. I continue to build on it every day with the help of all my great friends and family. Love is a great faundation for life and Books are like a great meal that one must enjoy slowly ;)
It's just a GREAT STORY! Read by a wonderful narrator , you will not be disappointed. There is also a second book called the wolfs of mid winter !
I loved this book and I can not wait until the next book is out. Anne Rice nails a great story with tension, padsion, history, l I ve and religion- all in one book. Aweso.e indeed.
This was an absolute disappointment. Very little action. All of the characters are perfectly beautiful, highly intelligent, and live a life of luxury. Men fall in love overnight (repeatedly) and women welcome animals into their bed. The history of the morphenkinder is explained, and the book ends. Not very exciting.
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.)