Do not go into this novel expecting the same old preturnatural interview with moments of explicit content. You will not get it. This is a wonderfull h..Show More »alf-fiction novel for any audience. With her painstaking research, Rice once again has reached a new level of story writing. This story about a few years in the life of Jesus as a young boy, written in first person no less, is one of the most unique looks into the 1st century I have ever read. Her portrayal of the character of the young Jesus shows a young, thoughtfull, extraordinarily loving, and courageous boy who faces his early trials with quiet dignity and inner strength. All done in a style all Rice's own. Hats off to Anne Rice! (Don't read this expecting vampires or witches. It's a very conservative book about Jesus the Christ.)I found this book to be Rice's most poignantly honest and daring book yet.
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 ch..Show More »osen 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.