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  • The Vampire Lestat

  • The Vampire Chronicles, Book 2
  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,987
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,710
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,710

Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now Lestat is a rockstar in the demonic, shimmering 1980s. He rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his terrifying exsitence. His story, the second volume in Anne Rice's best-selling Vampire Chronicles, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Finally unabridged! Excellently read, great listen

  • By Patricia on 06-29-11

My all time favorite novel.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-19

Of all the books in all the world, I love this one the most! Beautifully written tale of the vampire of all vampires Lestat DeLioncourt in his own words.
It matters not how many times I read or listen to this tale, I always feel sad when it ends. I find myself longing for more. This book takes me to dark places I would never dare to dream of wanting in real life. I can smell and taste the blood and my heart aches for the victims yet, I'm thrilled in the way it feeds and fills the vampire with life. I dream of what it must be like to see the passing of time without aging. To be young forever.... It's been 31 years since I first read this book. I am now in my 50's and I find I am more in love with the brat prince than ever before.
Thank you Anne for sharing your brat prince with me and all the world.
All hail Prince Lestat and Lady Anne.
Long may they reign.
Michelle Morrison (brat princess)

  • Black Rose

  • By: K.L. Bone
  • Narrated by: Sara Dunham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 12

Six hundred years ago, the Muir Court was wiped from existence, destroyed by an elite group known as the Black Rose Guard. Their Captain, Mara, has a reputation of being a harsh woman who leads the guard with a fierce formality. During her long years, she has known pain, loss, heartache...and one great love. Edward was the Captain of the Royal Guard. He loved her once. However, it was a love that faded the day he met young Liza, the Princess who stole the heart he had once sworn belonged to Mara alone.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful, dark and very romantic.

  • By Michelle West Stutsman on 12-05-17

Beautiful, dark and very romantic.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-05-17

Would you listen to Black Rose again? Why?

Yes. Love the story and the characters

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and I almost did.

Any additional comments?

K.L. Bone is brilliant!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Heart of the Rose

  • A Tale of the Black Rose Guard, Volume 2
  • By: K.L. Bone
  • Narrated by: Noah Michael Levine, Erin Deward
  • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 7

In this sequel to Black Rose, reunite with the captains of the Immortal Guard and witness Mara and Edward at the beginning of their epic love story, which spans more than a millennium of heartache, pain, and undying devotion. When Edward is sent on a mysterious quest by the ruthless queen, 19-year-old Mara - the youngest sub-captain to ever serve the Royal Guard - vowed to await his return, never anticipating decades would pass without word of his fate.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!

  • By Stewart2 on 06-29-18

Tragic love story where duty and honor come first.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-19-17

I cannot say enough about this book. I've read it twice and have now listened to this audiobook. It is the most amazing story of powerful, beautiful, endless, and completely unshakeable love between two people that is written so beautifully it makes my heart swell. Mara and Edward are meant to be together always. Unfortunatly for them much stands in their way. Mara and Edward are both captains of the guard sworn to serve their court and the vile Queen Marissa. Loyalty, duty and honor is put before love in their positions always . Edward is sent by the Queen on a mission and is captured. Years pass and Mara is told to move on but cannot. I could go on but that would spoil the story for anyone who has not yet read or listened to this heartbreakingly beautiful book.

KL Bone has fast become one of my very favorite authors and in the genre of Dark Fantasy and Romance I would argue that she is the very best of the best writing today. I highly recommend this book and all the books in the Rose Guard Series. - Michelle West Morrison

- Michelle Morrison