This is the one vampire that EVERYONE on this planet knows the name of: LESTAT. He is Anne Rice's finest hour, her most famous creation and the beginning of her other vampire books even tho he came from Interview with the Vampire originally. This book shocked me at first, even tho I can recite the words nearly verbatim from the written word; I have read them so often. But I was astonished and DELIGHTED to hear the narrator speak in the French accent that was WHAT IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE! Reading the story never gave me the actual mental image of the French accent even tho we are told that Lestat is French and from the late 1700's, it just never came across in the written words! But the Audible version shocked and DELIGHTED me to be so AUTHENTIC with the French accent and it surely made the OLD STORY TO ME almost brand new! This narrator does such an excellent job of reading the story I simply cannot tell you how wonderful it is! You must experience it for yourself! You MUST! Lestat is so famous, the movie with Stuart Townsend was excellent, as was Akasha (actress Aaliyah) and Marius and the others was very very good; but the Audible version of the story is so much better. You will hear and understand so much more and the authentic French accent is so very original, it was not used in the movie! but it really "makes" the story so perfectly original. I highly recommend this Audible book to any Anne Rice fan, any Vampire fan and any fan of good books! There is really nothing better than classic vampire stories!
I surprised myself when I absolutely loved every single story in this collection! Usually there are at least one or two that can be left alone.
Not here; i love them all! great narrators also! Highly recommend to all!
This story is so good, it's Stephen King at his finest with over 150,000 more pages added to the original story. It's just as good as the movie, maybe better. The length makes it an excellent buy, but the story is one of those you never forget. I think we all missed some of the little things in reading the original book or watching the made for tv version. This audible book makes sure you catch it all, and it's just more good stuff added to one of the scariest stories of all time. This could really happen! We have these bugs made by the government and they ARE out there! Good and Evil are pitted in the age old battle for mankind.....it's touch and go at all times. "He" could win the next round if we aren't careful.
Just like the rest of us. We all have boyfriends who make us crazy, wedding and travel issues, but when a vampire does it's hilarious and real all at the same time. I liked Jane from the very beginning and the narrator sounds just like I picture her. I highly recommend all four of these books in the series, I bought them and I love them. You will too!
This is definitely a new twist on the vampire genre! I love vampire stories but this girl is just like you or me, she's normal! When she is forced to "turn" a teenager to save him she becomes responsible for him. That's like having a kid you didn't plan for! Jane is funny, normal and a really good read. The narrator is great, she sounds exactly like you picture Jane. Highly recommend this whole series.
I really liked this book. I like vampire stories but this one is like a regular girl who just "happens" to be a vampire. She doesn't start out like that and the way it happens is funny too. She has a great sense of humor, she's just like one of your friends in anybody's life. Except her life is much more interesting than usual! I recommend this book and it's three others in the series to all who like a light read that captures your attention and keeps it. Great story, great narrator, worth the entire series!
I bought this book as a "take a chance" because I love the supernatural stories, vampires especially. But this one is definitely different! She's funny, like an improv comedienne on the stage! Almost every word out of her mouth is funny sarcasm or a one liner worthy of a premium TV channel! I liked this book enough to buy the second in the series and I am pretty sure I will finish the four books done so far. They are light hearted enough to keep me entertained and I just don't have to keep track of a lot of different story lines, just hers and she's funny as heck. On a bad day> I could find that I have a lot in common with her but I am actually a lot luckier than she is. Good book, highly recommend the story for those who like to laugh.
Who doesn't remember the first Vampire to be beloved for his tortured soul? His child vampire Claudia, the first ever child vampire in historical novels? Louis and his search for his lost soul gave us such a different look at the genre and this story was the reawakening of the love for "blood sucking vamps" that we had almost lost by the time Anne Rice wrote this. We were used to Christopher Lee and his brand of aloof and silent monster movies so when we fell in LOVE with Louis it was a whole new beginning for the genre of Vampires. Anne Rice became our Goddess of the Vampire stories, she introduced us to Louis and Claudia and Lestat and then went beyond to capture our hearts with more and more....this one is only the beginning. Expect to fall in love with the voice and the story all over again. Excellent narration too!
Margaret Mitchell's story came to the big screen and is still very popular, the audible version of the classic is just as good if not better. I like being inside of Scarlett's head, her POV is what makes the story great but the historical accuracy is there for Civil War aficionados too. She did a great deal of research for the writing of this story and it shows. It's a long book, but so was the movie and so was the Civil War and it's aftermath on the southern states. Loved the details, the realistic way you feel like you ARE THERE, in the south hearing the war and feeling the war and then living the war itself and it's years that came after. The people seem to live and breathe right along with Scarlett and Rhett...Mammy is unforgettable as the beloved housekeeper and so many others....I think this book should be required "reading" or "listening" for all who want to understand where our United States was right after the Revolutionary War and how it came to be today. This was the beginning of the end of the old days and the start of the industrialized era for the USA. A fictional story that has it's roots in history.
Bought this for the Charlaine Harris story but ended up loving the whole book. I like the format of "just enough time for one story" and they are all very good. CH only lends her name to the best and this is one of them. Do you love werewolves and supernaturals of all kinds? Then this is the book for you. Each narrator brings their own expertise to the different stories and they are all pretty darn good!
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