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From the iconic and best-selling author of The Mummy and The Vampire Chronicles, a mesmerizing, glamorous new tale of ancient feuds and modern passions.

Ramses the Great, former pharaoh of Egypt, is reawakened by the elixir of life in Edwardian England. Now immortal with his bride-to-be, he is swept up in a fierce and deadly battle of wills and psyches against the once-great Queen Cleopatra. Ramses has reawakened Cleopatra with the same perilous elixir whose unworldly force brings the dead back to life. But as these ancient rulers defy one another in their quest to understand the powers of the strange elixir, they are haunted by a mysterious presence even older and more powerful than they, a figure drawn forth from the mists of history who possesses spectacular magical potions and tonics eight millennia old. This is a figure who ruled over an ancient kingdom stretching from the once-fertile earth of the Sahara to the far corners of the world, a queen with a supreme knowledge of the deepest origins of the elixir of life. She may be the only one who can make known to Ramses and Cleopatra the key to their immortality - and the secrets of the miraculous, unknowable, endless expanse of the universe.

©2017 Anne Rice (P)2017 Random House Audio

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I am hungry for more......

OMG, I love this story!!!! Thank you, Anne, and thank you, Christopher, for your masterful storytelling. It has been a long time coming.

I love the new layers and new characters in the story.

I did not like the narrator, however. she told the story beautifully BUT SHE YELLS!! Please, if she narrates the next book, please don't yell, it distracts from the story.

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Been waiting for a sequel to Ramses and here it is

Loved the story, but found the narrator hard to listen to at times. Anne still rules!

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<br /><br />holy screeching!

The narrator is a screeching shrew turned it off going to read it in silence.

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The story lacked something....

The reading was truly inspired, but compared to the story of Ramses the Damned, one of my favorites, this sequel felt like a repetition, a rehash of the story, and I was already halfway with nothing new added. I'm going to get a copy of the ebook and see if I missed something. But after her last novel Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, I fear that Anne Rice is losing her touch. Her latest books are a far cry from The Witching Hour and The early Vampire Chronicles.

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I liked it!

This book was slow to start, but once it got going it was typical Anne Rice brilliance! There was little feel of Christopher Rice in this book...there is some...but on t much. I would have liked to have more of Christopher's touch in the book. Over all though it was a good read.

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A Hearty Thank You to Kathrrine Kellgren

Anne and Christopher Rice make an excellent team..seamless prose. I didn't know when I started this book that it would be one of KKs last. .such a loss. Thanks for the memories and an outstanding sequel.

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This is a great book. Where is Bk 1 unabridged?

This is a great book, but where is Book 1 unabridged? You miss out on the experience when you can’t listen to Bk 1 beforehand.

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Wonderful!<br />

Loved It!
Will listen again!
Loved It!
Will listen again!
Loved It!
Will listen again!
Love Ramses

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  • Cynthia
  • Jacksonville Beach, FL United States
  • 05-04-18

Boring and verbose

Not Anne Rice quality. Didn't even finish it. Waste of money. The original Ramses the Damned was so much better.

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Nice book.

I've been a huge fan of Anne Rice for a long time. This book is different, but still pulls you in.

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  • RoseKH
  • 12-22-17

Poor narration

I’ve read and enjoyed all Anne Rice books.
This is the First one I’ve listen to.... what a shame ?!
Started well... then the screeching, and the pronunciation of the word passage well really...! Will not be listening to this narrator again very irritating.

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  • amanda
  • 04-16-18

Umm

I love Anne Rice books but this one was spoilt by the reading style of the narrator.
I just couldn't enjoy the story.

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  • Al
  • 02-15-18

One of the worst books I've heard.

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

This is one of the worst books I ever listened to, I managed to get a couple of hours into it but it felt as though it brain was being grated.

What was most disappointing about Anne Rice and Christopher Rice ’s story?

Didn't flow and the reader made it irritating,

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I think it was the rhythm of speech

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Ramses the Damned: The Passion of Cleopatra?

Send back to author...

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  • alice
  • 12-07-17

Unlistenable

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

i’ve been a fan of Anne Rice for over 25 years and loved everything she has ever done but I found this painful to listen to. i would recommend anyone considering to buy this to try reading the book yourself. The narrator totally destroys it. i just found it unbearable, just plain horrible.