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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (12,173 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Rice Narrator: Tim Curry Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Anne Rice brings to life the exquisite and otherworldly society of the eighteenth-century castrati, the delicate and alluring male sopranos whose graceful bodies and glorious voices brought them the adulation of the royal courts and grand opera houses of Europe, men who lived as idols, concealing their pain as they were adored as angels, yet shunned as half-men.
As we are drawn into their dark and luminous story, as the crowds of Venetians, Neopolitans, and Romans, noblemen and peasants, musicians, prelates, princes, saints, and intriguers swirl around them, Anne Rice brings us into the sweep of eighteenth-century Italian life, into the decadence beneath the shimmering surface of Venice, the wild frivolity of Naples, and the magnetic terror of its shadow, Vesuvius.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Deb | 2/13/2014

    " Wow. Really REALLY good. Anne Rice's attention to detail are amazing, as always. (It's too bad she's only writing about Jesus now.) A great, epic read - one of those books that, when you finish it, makes you feel like you're just getting back from having lived another entire life. It's follows one man through Italy's castrati society. As a warning: The book is full of Anne's trademark homoerotica - which is (in my opinion) tastefully done. I'm not sure how men would feel about this book, castration being a tough subject. And definitely not for children of any age. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Eroshome | 2/10/2014

    " It in this book that I believe we find the answers to many questions about Michael Jackson - his strange skin changes, his elongated limbs, his voice as it aged. Love this book for what it reveals about a dark not so distant part of the Catholic Church's history of abusing young boys especially for political and financial gain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Traci | 2/5/2014

    " Yet another favorite of mine from Anne Rice. She was such an amazing story teller. Heard she got all religious which is a shame. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Greg | 1/30/2014

    " Fascinating story and great detail of Renaissance Italy. "

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