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Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana | [Anne Rice]

Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana

Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice gives us now her most ambitious and courageous book, a novel about the early years of Christ the Lord, based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship.

The book's power derives from the passion its author brings to the writing and the way in which she summons up the voice, the presence, the words of Jesus who tells the story.

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Publisher's Summary

Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice gives us now her most ambitious and courageous book, a novel about the early years of Christ the Lord, based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship.

The book's power derives from the passion its author brings to the writing and the way in which she summons up the voice, the presence, the words of Jesus who tells the story.

©2008 Anne Rice; (P)2008 Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Rice undertakes a delicate balance: if it is possible to create a character that is simultaneously fully human and fully divine, as ancient Christian creeds assert, then Rice succeeds." (Publishers Weekly)

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    greg Ventura, CA, United States 05-22-11
    greg Ventura, CA, United States 05-22-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Wrong voice"

    I'm usually not a reviewer but I feel compelled to on this work. The story was well done, great descriptions and dialogue and such, but the reader chosen for this work seemed, in my opinion, totally wrong. Hearing that deep baritone voice for this type of work did not match up at all! When the narrator would recite the words "Oh Lord, how looonng" I too would think the same... How much longer can I last listening to this... The narrators voice would be perfect for reading how lions prowl on the Savannah looking for Zebra or a ghost story but for this work it didn't match up, especially when he was reading women's voices. I might listen to the other books but not with this narrator. Hate to give it a negative but those are my thoughts.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Pittsburgh, PA, United States 12-28-09
    Michael Pittsburgh, PA, United States 12-28-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Well Done!"

    Anne Rice has done a powerful job delving into the potential experiences of Jesus the Christ in those early years. She is blending excellence of research with vibrant imagination to create a realistic narrative thread. She also uses both the Jewish history and the the traditions of the church to her advantage. Brilliant!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Carl Beckman 04-08-10 Member Since 2003
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    "Wonderful Narration ... but ..."

    The narrator on this wonderful audiobook is listed as Anthony Heald. Well, Mr. Heald has always been one of my favorite character actors and I KNEW it wasn't Anthony Heald! Finally, at the very end, the narrator thanked the audience, concluding by saying "This is James Naughton." Of course! I remember him from David Baldacci's The Camel Club. Ooops!
    Seriously, get it, listen, and enjoy. Remember though, Ms. Rice's thought-provoking work IS fiction.

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    Kim Holahan 04-08-09
    Kim Holahan 04-08-09 Member Since 2007
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    "A great Lenten meditation"

    Truly a wonderful naration of Christ's growing identity of himself as God and man.
    The narrator's voice is perfect.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah Ham Lake, MN, United States 04-04-14
    Deborah Ham Lake, MN, United States 04-04-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Liked the first one, this one was disappointing"

    I really liked the first book in this series, Out of Egypt. It really made me think about what the experience of Jesus was growing up. This book did have some of that, but the disappointing part was that so much of the book was taken up by this odd plotline about the perils of a female character and how Jesus felt about her. Once that part of the book was over and it started getting into Jesus starting his ministry I liked it a lot more, but that was only toward the end, and having this large part of the book about a completely fictional character and relationship with Jesus was just not what I was looking for.

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    Ramah ARLINGTON, TX, United States 03-26-12
    Ramah ARLINGTON, TX, United States 03-26-12 Member Since 2011

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    "Anne Rice does it Again"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Christ the Lord to be better than the print version?

    I had not read the print version of the book. However, since the audiobook was unabridged, I imagine I would have enjoyed the audio version more.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It truly gave personality to Christ, Mary, Joseph, and all of the Characters we have read about and have been taught about in Sunday School. It brought Humanity to our Savior.


    Which character – as performed by James Naughton – was your favorite?

    I enjoyed the character of Yeshua, of course.


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