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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,584 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Rice Narrator: James Naughton Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN: 9780739316047
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Having completed the two cycles of legend to which she has devoted her career so far, Anne Rice gives us now her most ambitious and courageous book, a novel about the early years of CHRIST THE LORD, based on the Gospels and on the most respected New Testament scholarship.

The book’s power derives from the passion its author brings to the writing and the way in which she summons up the voice, the presence, the words of Jesus who tells the story.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Billie | 2/15/2014

    " I enjoyed Ann Rice's novel approach to presenting Jesus in his space and time. I thought the dialogue was plausible and refreshing. I would read this book again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimbo | 2/8/2014

    " This book was better than the first, but the only part I enjoyed was the temptations of Christ. She did take major liberties, but her interpretation was interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tracy | 2/1/2014

    " Disappointing. I liked the first one so much, too. I didn't care for this one at all. It seemed very far-fetched. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean Riendeau | 1/24/2014

    " Was hoping Rice would pick up the story from her first book...so was let down...great story and only Rice can produce. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miranda | 1/24/2014

    " The second part to the story about Jesus; the following of what was left off from the first book Jesus is now a man and tells about himself and what he feels. His life through his own eyes...... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 deniseo2l | 1/23/2014

    " Anne Rice did it again. This book jumps years ahead from "Out of Egypt", and Yeshua is now an adult. This time the storyline attempts to fill in the last year or so before His public ministry, with all the drama and hoopla of life as part of a big family in a (very) small town. I learned much about the culture and the lay of the land, and again found myself drawn in to the heart of things. Loved the way Ms. Rice drew the picture of Yeshua the man beginning to understand His place and His mission. Hope she writes a third one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/8/2014

    " the second part of Rice's life of Christ books. Again fresh and alive thoughts on Christ (in fiction form). A quick read but a couple of themes are a little drug out. Not as good as Out of Egypt in my opinion but the part about the temptation in the desert was really insightful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/5/2014

    " I really liked this one too. I also like where the book ended...with the beginning of Jesus' public life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anita | 12/24/2013

    " It is so nice to read a good author tell a familiar story. Anne Rice does a great job in this second in the series of putting a human face on the scriptures. I may quibble with a few doctrinal interpretations, but I appreciate the insights into life and culture and how it may have been. Audiobook. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 12/16/2013

    " Interesting. I enjoyed the scholarship she put into the first book, but this seemed a bit like a romance novel to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Portia Bragg-thompson | 10/14/2013

    " This book is wonderful. It is good to know that people see Jesus as human, though superhuman. Left me feeling good to know that a savior understands how you are feeling. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 9/26/2013

    " First-person narration from the early ministry of Jesus through the Wedding at Cana "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorraine | 9/22/2013

    " Made me think and re-think the Gospel in a wonderful way - and made me eager to open the Bible and read the Gospels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobby | 9/12/2013

    " I appreciated her creative telling of Jesus' life. This book goes from what could have happened before his baptism through the wedding at Cana. Though parts aren't or may not be accurate - I love her prose and way of capturing what happened. The temptation in the wilderness is the best part. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ann Dowd | 6/18/2013

    " Reading with a friend to discuss. Facniating look at life in that time and place. Troubled by the author writing in first person from Jesus' perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Matthew | 5/20/2013

    " A very good book by Anne Rice taken directly from the New Testament. It's worth reading for anyone interested in the Bible or the historical New Testament. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz | 1/15/2013

    " Whenever I think of Jesus, I think of him as God, Lord and it is hard for me to think of him as a man. This book helped me to imagine Jesus as a man without belittling his Divinity. Excelt read, the second in a series. I hope that she rights another. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynette Hall | 9/24/2012

    " I never thought I would read Anne Rice. Vampires don't interest me. But she is doing a decent job on this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chad | 9/21/2012

    " Not bad, a bit slow going for me and lots of Rice-touches--the Devil is more demon-like, even Mary Magdalen is possessed--plus some new innovations and insights, such as a revised picture of John the Baptist and the 40 days/nights Jesus spent in the desert. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lynn | 7/27/2012

    " fiction but covers the geopolitical events in context to his lifetime in a way that makes you understand more of the New Testament "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel Hayden | 7/18/2012

    " Easy to read, Anne Rice really shows how good she is at describing history to make you think you were there(she really does her homework!!!). Who knew what went on back in those days, just the way people lived is interesting enough. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pamela Trawick | 1/6/2012

    " Book 2 in the new series. Rice does a fantastic job with making you see and hear everything that takes place. While I don't necessarily agree with everything she wrote, this was her imagining of how things could have been, and she did a great job with that. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laura Spaulding | 10/1/2011

    " Jesus' adult life before he begins his ministry. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kevin | 9/8/2011

    " Good story but weak and not interesting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 7/30/2011

    " Finally picked this one back up and finished it in a morning! I was that hooked and it was(still is) too cold to move from my nest on the couch. Guess I need to backtrack now and read the first one (Out of Egypt) until the third is finished. I hate reading out of order, but so it goes sometimes... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 6/9/2011

    " Real sense of Jesus as a human man...what I most got out of this is how much pain He felt, how much the world view struggle(d/s) against Hi, and how much He likely listened versus speaking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 6/2/2011

    " Rice is a skilled writer and she does a great job with these stories. I only hope that her roller coaster, on-again, off-again, faith journey will end with an on-again...and not just so that we can get the third and final volume. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. Very interesting. She wrote Jesus's story as he began to pick his disciples. She wrote it like a novel and it kind of makes you look at the story a little differently. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandra | 5/5/2011

    " I really liked this book a lot. It was very interesting to hear the story from Christ's point of view. Anne Rice did a magnificent job. I would highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 4/21/2011

    " Interesting. I enjoyed the scholarship she put into the first book, but this seemed a bit like a romance novel to me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsey | 4/3/2011

    " This was quite a refreshing book. An honest interpretation of what Jesus' life was like through the eyes of Jesus himself. There was no church talk, and the customs and beliefs of that time gave good background for Jesus' history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 3/19/2011

    " its kind of like " Jesus The high school years". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 3/18/2011

    " I am re-reading this one. It is the sequel to her "Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt." Anne Rice, known for all those vampire books, is actually a lapsed and renewed Catholic as well as being seriously interested in the historicl Jesus. There will be another part to this series I am sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amie | 3/9/2011

    " It's Anne Rice, so of course I had to read it...but she could have done a way better job. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 2/6/2011

    " Excellent! Really gutsy writing from the perspective of Jesus. Excellent historical background stuff, too. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amyandkevin | 1/27/2011

    " I could not finish this book. Was boring and not as good as the first. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 1/9/2011

    " last in ann rice's series. a brought to life fiction of "historic truth". interesting and thought provoking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele | 12/29/2010

    " I read this book a few years ago, and frankly, did not finish it. Maybe I need to reread it, but I did not "feel" the characters. Maybe I expected too much, to understand Christ better. "

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About the Author
Author Anne Rice

Anne Rice was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a Master of Arts degree in English and creative writing from San Francisco State University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in political science. She is the author of over thirty books, including tales of the Mayfair Witches. Her first novel, Interview with the Vampire, was published in 1976 and has gone on to become part of one of the bestselling series of all time. She continued her saga of the Vampire Lestat in a series of books, collectively known as the Vampire Chronicles, which have had both great mainstream and cult followings. She lives in Palm Desert, California.

About the Narrator

James Naughton is an actor and director. He first came to prominence in the television series adaptation of the Planet of the Apes movie series of the same name. Since then, he has starred in dozens television shows and appeared in numerous Broadway plays. He is a two-time Tony Award winner, one for his performance as Sam Spade in City of Angels and the other portraying Billy Flynn in the 1997 revival of Chicago.