In the midst of this upheaval, Vittorio is seduced by the vampire Ursula, the most beautiful of his supernatural enemies. As he sets out in pursuit of vengeance, entering the nightmarish Court of the Ruby Grail, increasingly more enchanted (and confused) by his love for the mysterious Ursula, he finds himself facing demonic adversaries, war, and political intrigue.
Against a backdrop of the wonders - both sacred and profane - and the beauty and ferocity of Renaissance Italy, Anne Rice creates a passionate and tragic legend of doomed young love and lost innocence.
Vittorio is Volume 2 of The New Tales of the Vampires. For a full selection of Anne Rice programs available at audible.com® and to hear the author answering fan mail, visit the Anne Rice store.
©1999 by Anne O'Brien Rice; (P)1999 by Random House, Inc.
great story line by Anne rice
there were LOTS of skips. and the narrator stumbled over many words. poor editing.
I suppose it's just because it's more religiously geared (Think Memnoch the Devil). It is an interesting story, but wraps up quite abruptly. My biggest pet peeve about this is the recording quality which was fair to poor at some points. Leaving me to adjust the bass on my stereo more often than I expected. Also, the reader chosen as the narrator does not fit the supposed age claimed by him. In short, I liked it alright, but the reader was not believable.
"Anne Rice yes! Narration not so much"
Loved the book but found the narration forced. Personally I would have enjoyed Jonathan Marosz reading something more like an Alex Cross or Dirk Pitt type caricature.
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