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.
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.