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Blood and Gold

Unabridged / Go to Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Anne Rice

Narrated By: Roger Rees

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: January 2001

Duration: 18 hours 37 minutes

Summary:

“RICE WRITES WITH HER USUAL EROTIC AND HISTORICALLY EVOCATIVE FLAIR.”
–People

Once a proud Senator in Imperial Rome, Marius is kidnapped and forced into that dark realm of blood, where he is made a protector of the Queen and King of the vampires–in whom the core of the supernatural race resides. Through his eyes we see the fall of pagan Rome to the Emperor Constantine, the horrific sack of the Eternal City at the hands of the Visigoths, and the vile aftermath of the Black Death. Ultimately restored by the beauty of the Renaissance, Marius becomes a painter, living dangerously yet happily among mortals, and giving his heart to the great master Botticelli, to the bewitching courtesan Bianca, and to the mysterious young apprentice Armand. But it is in the present day, deep in the jungle, when Marius will meet his fate seeking justice from the oldest vampires in the world. . . .


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  • Derrick Harris

    I definitely enjoyed this tell by Anne Rice, another good book!

  • victor ochoa

    This is the best book of the series. If you love History and Ancient Rome up to the Renaissance time frame you will love the Author's ability to tell you a tale of enchanting mystery with super natural power and the longing of love that lasts centuries. The best audio book in the Series!

  • heather

    This book-tape was very slow. could not get into it. could not listen to it through.

  • Sharon S

    I love Anne Rice's books but was disappointed that this was abridged. Her stories have so much depth I could tell immediately that it was cut back. Interesting story although Marius was never one of my favorite vamps it does explain a lot about him.