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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (90,597 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Rice Narrator: Michael York Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Vampire Chronicles Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780375418532
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Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, Lestat is now a rock star in the demonic, shimmering 1980s. He rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his terrifying existence. His story, the second in Anne Rice’s bestselling Vampire Chronicles series, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Brilliant…Its undead characters are utterly alive.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • Frightening, sensual . . . Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature. . . . To read her is to become giddy as if spinning through the mind of time, to become lightheaded as if our blood is slowly being drained away. San Francisco Chronicle
  • Fiercely ambitious, nothing less than a complete unnatural history of vampires. The Village Voice
     
  • Brilliant . . . its undead characters are utterly alive. The New York Times Book Review
     
  • Luxuriantly created and richly told. The Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • “A worthy successor to Interview…She may very well be this century’s Mary Shelley.”

    Kansas City Star

  • “Luxuriantly created and richly told.”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • “Here, then, is the vampire Lestat…come to dreadful and dazzling life, holding the power to haunt our imaginations and beckoning us to some sense of magic inside ourselves…Vive Lestat!”

    Houston Post

  • “Frightening, sensual…Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature…To read her is to become giddy as if spinning through the mind of time, to become lightheaded as if our blood is slowly being drained away.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Fascinating…A novel to be savored…A rich and unforgettable tale of dazzling scenes and vivid personalities.”

    Library Journal

  • A 1986 World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novel
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A 1986 Locus Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michael Desmond | 2/18/2014

    " After interview...sorely disappointed "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 2/11/2014

    " Overall, I enjoyed this book. The story of Lestat and the stories he is told by others are very interesting and touching. In places, the writing is beautiful crafted. I found myself rereading several lines and then writing them down in my book of quotes. The imagery is very powerful. This is a wonderful novel. However, there are times when the tale gets a bit tedious. The book has peaks and valleys. Between some good dialogue, some fast action, or a good story-telling, there are these stretches of tedium. Perhaps they're to mark the passage of time or to make the more interesting parts of the book all the more interesting. In any case, these parts of the book would sometimes cause me to not read it for a few days. Nonetheless, the book as a whole is definitely worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Martinez | 2/6/2014

    " Masterful storytelling! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Justin Robinson | 2/3/2014

    " Chapter 1 might be the most embarrassing thing ever written. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 KD Rush | 2/2/2014

    " One of my favorite books of all time. There are vampires, and then there's Lestat. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jory Houser | 1/8/2014

    " One of my favorite books in the vampire chronicles! So good! History, art, suspense, surprise, everything you want in this genre! You will crave more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Omar Nirvano | 1/6/2014

    " XD ^^ Lestat "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 12/31/2013

    " Oy - vampires that look like Fabio. Still, it was good . . . for being about vampires. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Hofer | 12/16/2013

    " This is a really good book. Anne Rice does tend to over describe people and settings but the book is very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Missy Nelson (Barbiere) | 12/15/2013

    " Whereas Interview with the Vampire was a bit slow, this book for me was where the story really took off. Love Lestat! I first began reading the Vampire Chronicles in high school and have read most of them at least 3 times... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 L. Sengul | 12/12/2013

    " Anne Rice has a wonderful way allowing readers to connect to a dark character like Lestat and even find a way to empathize with him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Faith | 12/1/2013

    " This book was amazing. I love how each vampire seemed to be so enthralled with each other. The description of each thing was so detailed and picturesque. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kali Whitaker | 11/25/2013

    " the details amongst the book is eletric and wonderfully satisfying my hunger for vicious rebel vampires. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jackson R. | 10/27/2013

    " Very good. Loved the back story of all the characters. Especially Armand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kylie | 9/21/2013

    " A vampire book that makes you sit and reflect upon your life. Hmmmm...now there's a good book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jimmy | 8/28/2013

    " Just couldn't get into this one. Not as good as "Interview" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aleina | 8/5/2013

    " So, I tried to read this. After 4 days, I got not even to page 25. I don't think the author is bad, and I don't think it's exactly boring, but the book series seems to be just a really tough read and bad fit for my tastes. So, I'm letting go of the series indefinitely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn Carter | 5/19/2013

    " At one time always had an Anne Rice book in my hands. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delaney Powell | 5/11/2013

    " Awesome book!!! I think I liked this book a little bit better than the first one. It was, like the first one, a very slow read though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kosi | 9/13/2012

    " This book is too bloody long and it progresses VEEEEEEERY slowly... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany Thibodeaux | 9/1/2012

    " Slow for much of it. Most interesting with Marius, towards the end. Cliffhanger ending, so interested in moving onto The Queen of the Damned. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Haolen Asakura | 8/25/2012

    " Very Gaaaay but its okay i really like it :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rosario | 7/23/2012

    " Thanks to this book I learnt to understand Lestat and to admire him, of course ! I loved reading all of his adventures. I didn't know he had felt so lonely before meeting Louis, now I understand why he didn't want Louis to separate from him: he wanted a partner to spend all the eternity. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keith Minyard | 5/12/2012

    " I love the way Anne Rice makes you care about her characters "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liverpooljack | 11/20/2011

    " sure, why not "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan Sizemore | 9/25/2011

    " Maybe the best opening line of any book, ever: "I am the vampire Lestat". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carmon | 6/15/2011

    " Loved this book, Lestat is such an interesting character and being able to read about his history was great! Definitely a must read for any real vampire fan :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sadsaint | 6/14/2011

    " rock and roll vampire?
    i was curious to see where this was going...somewhere goofy is the answer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia | 6/11/2011

    " Lestat is one of the most vivid characters I have read about. And I love him. Really. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katherine | 6/11/2011

    " Had its good parts and bad parts. But overall a okay book with lots of action and a really awesome ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 C.C. | 6/9/2011

    " Almost as good as Queen of the Damned, as it truly expands the vampire world and Lestat's origin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 6/9/2011

    " My favorite out of the trilogy. Took me a long time to get through because of the detail ( a lot of it just completely unnecessary imo) I find these books quite heavy reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Serena | 6/8/2011

    " It took me a little while to get into it at first, Lestat does ALOT of crying and brooding.. and being romantically dramatic in general, but as the story progressed I found myself getting more and more drawn into the story and wondering what Lestat would do next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 6/1/2011

    " Anne Rice is one of the best authors I've ever read just for her elegant writing style alone. A wonderful book after Interview. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lora | 5/29/2011

    " I think this was my favorite of all of them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nissa | 5/29/2011

    " This is my favorite among the Vampire Chronicles because it tells Lestat's side of the story and explains why he does what he does. I loved Lestat more after reading this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adam | 5/26/2011

    " This is my second read and I'm enjoying it even more than the first time! "

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