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  • Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis

  • The Vampire Chronicles
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 17 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,363

At the novel's center: the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt, hero, leader, inspirer, irresistible force, irrepressible spirit, battling (and ultimately reconciling with) a strange otherworldly form that has somehow taken possession of Lestat's undead body and soul. This ancient and mysterious power and unearthly spirit of vampire lore has all the force, history, and insidious reach of the unknowable universe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't Miss This Masterful Modern Morality Play!

  • By Liberty on 12-01-16

lestat jumps the shark<br />

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-18-16

I have been a life long fan of the chronicles, but this one may have ruined that for me.
the plot of this book entirely negates any tension, and drama in QOTD, or prince lestat.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Oldest Living Vampire on the Prowl

  • The Oldest Living Vampire Saga, Book 2
  • By: Joseph Duncan
  • Narrated by: Ian M. Walker
  • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 51

In modern-day Belgium, the vampire Gon has kidnapped a ruthless murderer. Lukas Jaeger is a cunning sociopath, a monster in the guise of a man. Lonely and fascinated by his hostage's inhumanity, Gon strikes a deal with the seductive serial killer: his life story in exchange for the mortal's vile tales. So long as Gon is intrigued, his captive lives on.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Book 2

  • By MeDi on 10-02-15

a little too much homo erotica for me

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-05-16

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

fewer descriptions of young men's genitals.

Would you ever listen to anything by Joseph Duncan again?

probably not. he excuses his writing style by saying the main character is not a very good author...

  • Vittorio the Vampire

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
  • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 135

With Pandora, Anne Rice began a magnificent new series of vampire novels. Now, in the second of her New Tales of the Vampires, she tells the mesmerizing story of Vittorio, a vampire in the Italian Age of Gold. Also available abridged.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • great book, terrible recording

  • By matthew on 03-30-15

great book, terrible recording

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-15

What did you like best about Vittorio the Vampire? What did you like least?

great story line by Anne rice

How did the narrator detract from the book?

there were LOTS of skips. and the narrator stumbled over many words. poor editing.

Was Vittorio the Vampire worth the listening time?

great book

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Djinn

  • By: J. Kent Holloway
  • Narrated by: Wayne Farrell
  • Length: 7 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 124
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 111

In the final years of the first Kingdom of Jerusalem, in a vault, hidden deep beneath the Temple Mount, Baron Gregory De L'Ombre has made an astonishing discovery. Imprisoned within the vault are twelve monstrous abominations, created by one of King Solomon's wives as a final act of revenge. The secrets of the vault will ensure Gregory's absolute power and forever enslave the Outremer-the Holy Land. No man dares stand against him.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Couldn't stop listening.

  • By Readers Together on 05-10-14

scooby doo meets the three amigos

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-14

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

really lame predictable story. the narration was bad. he mispronounced too many words for my comfort.
suffered from too many characters, and the author referred to them by different names and terms all the time, so it was difficult to tell who he was writing about.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful