• Blood and Gold

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Roger Rees
  • Length: 18 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (1,951 ratings)

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Blood and Gold

By: Anne Rice
Narrated by: Roger Rees
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“Rice writes with her usual erotic and historically evocative flair. (People)

Once a proud Senator in Imperial Rome, Marius is kidnapped and forced into that dark realm of blood, where he is made a protector of the Queen and King of the vampires - in whom the core of the supernatural race resides. Through his eyes we see the fall of pagan Rome to the Emperor Constantine, the horrific sack of the Eternal City at the hands of the Visigoths, and the vile aftermath of the Black Death. Ultimately restored by the beauty of the Renaissance, Marius becomes a painter, living dangerously yet happily among mortals, and giving his heart to the great master Botticelli, to the bewitching courtesan Bianca, and to the mysterious young apprentice Armand. But it is in the present day, deep in the jungle, when Marius will meet his fate seeking justice from the oldest vampires in the world....

©2001 Anne O'Brien Rice (P)2001 Random House, Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House, Inc.

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Akasha, Pandora, Lestat, Armand, the Talamasca and more...

If you have any interest in the characters I mentioned above, then please listener, do take on the tale of the beautiful blonde blue-eyed mysterious and now unveiled Marius, the over 2,000 year old vampire and caretaker of "those who must be kept" and discover more than you ever had before in The Vampire Chronicles.

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Excellent.

This is such a perfect and entrancing tale. This may be the best book in the series. Highly recommended.

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Amazing

I loved every word of this book, it was as if I was listening to Marius himself actually dictate every detail of what he went through. I will definitely listen to it again soon.

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beautiful

the narrator brought to life this book I have read this book many a times and now have finally listened to it over audible and he brought amazing accents and beautiful life to a already amazing book

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Blood and Gold, one of the best of the series

Blood and Gold must be one of the best of the Vampire Chronicles. It keeps your attention and the story line is consistant.

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Marius as vividly alive and compelling as Lestat.

What did you love best about Blood and Gold?

The depth. It can't fully be understood without the context of the others in the Chronicles. It would be an abridged version if you read it alone. Mrs. Anne did a good job of weaving the necessary older bits into this book, so we can grasp the whole of his character. That said, there are too many years to adequately cover.

Would you recommend Blood and Gold to your friends? Why or why not?

Yes, a lover of the Chronicles has to read this one. He's a common thread among the others. He's as large a character as Lestat, Louis, Armand...

What does Roger Rees bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

His voice gave us all the complexities of Marius' character; it was desperate, commanding, regal, etc..
I also appreciated the fresh sound of Thorn.

Who was the most memorable character of Blood and Gold and why?

Besides Marius himself? Pandora? Their longing for each other over all the years appeals to my romantic side. SPOILER ALERT: Their one night together after all the years was a disappointment, not just because it lasted only a night, but because it did an injustice to the many years apart.

Any additional comments?

A book from Maharet's perspective would be good.

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Another excellent life from Anne Rice

Anne Rice's vampires are so tragic and loveable. every one of her books is amazing. this title is no less worthy than any other.

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Loved it

As with many of the books by Anne Rice, it was perfect. The detail gone into the story kept me drawn in.

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Exceptional

I will continue to listen to this book over and over again.
The writing of this book isn't as tedious as some Rice books are and the reading of this book is exceptionally done . A must read when looking for more of an in-depth story line to the vampire chronicles .

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