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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,012 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Rice Narrator: Janet McTeer Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: New Tales of the Vampires Series Release Date:
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Anne Rice, creator of the vampire Lestat, the Mayfair witches, and the amazing worlds they inhabit, now gives us the first in a new series of novels linked together by the fledgling vampire David Talbot, who has set out to become a chronicler of his fellow Undead.

The novel opens in present-day Paris in a crowded café, where David meets Pandora. She is two thousand years old, a Child of the Millennia, the first vampire ever made by the great Marius. David persuades her to tell the story of her life.

Pandora carries you back to her mortal girlhood in the world of Caesar Augustus, where she meets and falls in love with the handsome, charismatic, lighthearted, still-mortal Marius. She is forced to flee in fear of assassination by conspirators plotting to take over the city. You then follow her to the exotic port of Antioch, where she is destined to be reunited with Marius, now immortal and haunted by his vampire nature, who will bestow on her the Dark Gift as they set out on the fraught and fantastic adventure of their two turbulent centuries together.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A wealth of narrative twists and period detail…Rice’s morbid yet eerily vibrant fiction world still exerts its familiar power.”

    New York Times Book Review, editorial review

  •  “She writes fearlessly, and she’s a storyteller of authentic power. Pandor herself is one of Rice’s deftest and warmest creations.”

    Salon.com, editorial review

  • This is Rice in top romantic form. Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • SEDUCTIVE . . . [RICE] HAS RETURNED TO THE SOURCE OF HER BEST WORK, her sexy and invincible vampires. . . . Pandora is a superheroine: beautiful, of course, but also smart, fearless, independent, lusty, resourceful, and so pumped up at the end of her breathless narrative, she takes off for New Orleans, hot on the trail of Lestat and Marius. Booklist
  • EERILY VIBRANT . . . The title character is a highborn woman of Augustan Rome who later names herself after the Pandora of mythology, opening her own box of surprises. Sitting in a modern-day Paris café in the aftermath of a fresh kill, the vampire Pandora accepts the challenge of recounting her history and immediately sets to work, filling the blank pages of an elegant leatherbound notebook. . . . A wealth of narrative twists and period detail. The New York Times Book Review
  • RICE'S MOST BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN WORK . . . A BOOK THAT CELEBRATES THE WONDER OF THE WORLD ON EVERY PAGE. Raleigh News & Observer
  • TANTALIZING. Library Journal
  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lori Anderson | 12/7/2013

    " I enjoyed the books, but wasn't wowed by either one of them. Just when I started to feel myself heading into Four Star Land, the tale would either falter or go into way too much esoteric detail. Not bad, but you could give this one a pass and not worry that you'd missed anything. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jenny | 7/20/2013

    " The first story was better than the second. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alftheo Potgieter | 2/19/2013

    " First person! I hate first person! But both the books read easily and have a good plot. Especially the second one is quite bloody "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by ♆ BookAddict ~ La Crimson Femme | 9/27/2012

    " What happened? I really enjoyed Anne Rice when she first came out. The body thief was a travesty for me. Then I see Pandora is out and I'm excited. I was disappointed. This was not worth it. "

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