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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,464 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dan Simmons Narrator: George Ralph Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In a desolate orphanage in what remains of post-Communist Romania, a desperately ill infant is given the wrong blood transfusion - and flourishes when he's supposed to die. The discovery of his unique immune system may hold the key to the long-awaited cure for cancer and AIDS.

For a dedicated American doctor, he promises the medical breakthrough of a lifetime, as well as a very special love she's never been able to find. But he also conceals a shockingly intimate link to a clan of vampires and their legendary leader - the fiend the world calls Vlad Dracula, who, for centuries, has triumphed over countless rival tyrants, including death itself. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Paul Jr. | 2/13/2014

    " One of the most scientific explanations of vampirism I've ever read. The story is exciting and tension filled, traveling from the Americas to Buda-Pest, with suspense and blessedly free of vampire cliches. The characters are vivid and humanly flawed, and Simmons' turns with Lucian will keep you wondering if he's a good guy or a bad guy up until the very end. Frankly, I'm surprised this never got picked up for movie rights. It would have been a spectacular vehicle for Sigourney Weaver who could have done the heroine justice. Excellent novel. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/3/2014

    " Creepy Romanian setting? Check. Historical Dracula flashbacks? Check. Potential scientific explanation for vampirism and tie-in to the AIDS epidemic? Check again. And yet, still, boring. Who knew it was possible? I'm a fan of Simmons work, but it was a serious effort to finish this one. His writing skills are in evidence here, but there's, ahem, no soul to the whole thing. Vampire novels shouldn't be quite this bloodless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mainrun | 2/1/2014

    " Dan Simmons is one of my favorite authors "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristy | 1/12/2014

    " Loved this book! I figured it would be another typical fantasy/horror novel, but I was wrong. I was fascinated by Vlad the Impaler since I was in grade school (creepy, I know) and was interested in reading this book. They had a very interesting take on vampires from a medical view. It tells the story of a CDC doctor working in Romania and is frustrated with the country's lack of medical equipment. Kate is so intent on helping a certain baby boy that she adopts him and brings him to the U.S. She soon finds out that her son's blood might hold the key to curing cancer and AIDS. Kate also finds out that some people want the child back. "

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