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Vittorio the Vampire

By: Anne Rice
Narrated by: Jonathan Marosz
Series: New Tales of the Vampires, Book 2
Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
Categories: Fiction, Horror
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Publisher's Summary

Educated in the Florence of Cosimo de'Medici, trained in knighthood at his father's mountaintop castle, Vittorio inhabits a world of courtly splendor and country pleasures - a world suddenly threatened when his entire family is confronted by an unholy power.

In the midst of this upheaval, Vittorio is seduced by the vampire Ursula, the most beautiful of his supernatural enemies. As he sets out in pursuit of vengeance, entering the nightmarish Court of the Ruby Grail, increasingly more enchanted (and confused) by his love for the mysterious Ursula, he finds himself facing demonic adversaries, war, and political intrigue.

Against a backdrop of the wonders - both sacred and profane - and the beauty and ferocity of Renaissance Italy, Anne Rice creates a passionate and tragic legend of doomed young love and lost innocence.

Vittorio is Volume 2 of The New Tales of the Vampires. For a full selection of Anne Rice programs available at audible.com® and to hear the author answering fan mail, visit the Anne Rice store.

©1999 by Anne O'Brien Rice (P)1999 by Random House, Inc.

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great book, terrible recording

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

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Bad copy job

This was obviously originally a book on tape... did a bad job making the file lots of repeats

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really really good

didn't like it at first but turned out to be really really good story definitely recommend it

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wrong performer

readers voice has the pleasantness of Larry King and the enthusiasm of Ben Stein. wrong performer to read the voice of a 16 yr old boy.

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Vittorio the "human" is more like it.

This story spends more time (90%) in the human life of Vittorio. Not the vampire novel I thought I was purchasing. Other than that dissapointment... it was good. Kept my attention the entire time. Worth the purchase.

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Needs an update

The story itself was good and enjoyable, but it was obvious that this was originally recorded on tape. The audio was a bit fuzzy, the editing was spotty (narrator would repeat lines, or skip), and around the last few chapters, it began to sound further away, and a bit muffled. The narrator himself wasn’t bad overall though.

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Good story, Awful recording

The story is good. The audio was awful. It kept skipping and repeating. Sometimes it sounds like he is reading under water. It should be removed and fixed.

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Bad Audio Quality

A good story. The narrator has a nice voice, but the audio quality is garbage- like it was taped from down the hall or something. It also skips at random.

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Contents are refreshing

The actual audio of this is not great but the story is great. Anne Rice is a master.

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Fascinating story

The story was intriguing but the quality was fare. Lines were repeated, the sound was fuzzy and would fluctuate volume wise.

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  • Marco-david
  • 05-25-15

Anne Rice yes! Narration not so much

Loved the book but found the narration forced. Personally I would have enjoyed Jonathan Marosz reading something more like an Alex Cross or Dirk Pitt type caricature.