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Blood Canticle

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Written By: Anne Rice

Narrated By: David Pittu

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: August 2003

Duration: 11 hours 32 minutes

Summary:

On the stage set by Blackwood Farm, a cast of vampires and witches convenes to showcase the peregrinations of the Vampire Lestat and his beloved Rowan Mayfair. Once the epitome of evil, Lestat now pursues transformation. Struggling with his vampirism, he yearns for goodness, purity, and love. In turn, the brilliant neurosurgeon and witch Rowan Mayfair finds herself dangerously drawn to him - but she is married, and her husband, Michael Curry, seeks Lestat's help with her temporary madness. Rice's delightful supporting cast includes Mona Mayfair, who slips into the realm of the undead; her uncle Julian, who seeks revenge on Lestat for what he's done to Mona; 5,000 year-old Ash Templeton, who has taken Mona's child; and country-western singer Patsy, who returns to avenge her own death.

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  • Amanda Runnels

    I like Lestat and Anne Rice, so I enjoyed this tale. A little over-romanticized but that is typical. Worth a listen if you enjoy Anne Rice.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Stace

    I have been waiting for Anne's new book with Lestat for EONS. Was suprised and tickeled to find the Mayfairs, the Vampires and the Toltos all in one book. A through enjoyment. Love it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Barley got up to the second CD. Not interesting enough to keep my interest.

  • Anonymous

    Had one not read Blackwood Farm, or have been familiar with Anne Rice's characters, this might be a bit confusing; however, I am an avid Anne Rice fan - so I really did enjoy the book. Could hardly wait to get in the car for my daily commute.

  • Marla Braziel

    I usually don't write book reviews, but this book was absolutely horrible. I don't understand why so many people enjoyed it. I'm a huge Anne Rice fan and have read most of her books but this one just seemed like a bunch of nonsensical twisted stuff that she threw together. Even Lestat's character seemed extra arrogant, long winded, and down right unbearable. I finished this book but I only give it a one because no zero option is available. By far the worst Anne Rice book I've ever read.

  • Kim Dietrich

    I REALLY ENJOYED THIS BOOK. I HAVE MISSED A FEW BUT THIS BOOK ANSWERED SOME QUESTIONS AND CLEARED UP SOME THINGS FOR ME. NOW I WANT TO GO BACK AND FIND THE BOOKS THAT I MISSED SO I CAN GET THE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS THIS BOOK HAS BROUGHT UP. NICE TO HAVE ANNE BACK TO HER OLD STUFF. YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MUCH OF LESTAT.

  • Tami Whalen

    Lestat breaking the forth wall and speaking to us the readers was unnecessary and irratating to a point. However, A. Rice did a seamless job weaving the Mayfairs into the chronicles. It has been quite a long time since I read about the witches but there was just enough references to old books that my memory was merely refreshed, I wasn't lost or confused and I wasn't bored by reduncancy as is most often the case when authors want to bring readers "up to speed" in their reference to old stories.

  • Juli Bedgood

    I was glad Anne Rice was keeping up with the lives from her vampire series. Entertaining as always.