The Vampire Lestat

  • by Anne Rice
  • Narrated by Michael York
  • 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

More of The Vampire Chronicles - where dark pleasures and glorious decadence abound. Anne Rice once again creates the hypnotic, mythical world of the undead. Here is the story of the dazzling and seductive vampire Lestat, whom we first perceive as evil incarnate. We travel with Lestat from the licentious Paris of the 18th century to the pagan courts of ancient Egypt to the frenzied 20th century world of rock superstardom, as he elusively searches for the roots and meaning of his own immortality. As he does so, our sympathy is more and more engaged and we come to recognize that he is, in fact, a questing romantic, a vampire hero - with his own strange and passionate sense of courage and morality.The Vampire Lestat is Volume 2 of The Vampire Chronicles.


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Good Story .. Bad Music

I listened to this as an abridged audio book and I very disappointed with the violin music that should have been in the background. Loud and screeching I think are two good words to describe the 'music' and usually music stops just after the reader starts speaking, but this one didn't and it kept coming back. The violin was in the foreground when it was playing and was really awful to listen to while trying to hear the story.

Ignoring the Violin music ... I still did not enjoy this one as much as the Interview With A Vampire. Also, because it was abridged, I think they took too much out. If I had realized it was abridged before I got it, I probably won't have bought it.

Sometimes the second in the series can never be as good as the first, but I always hold out hope that the author has learned better writing and descriptive skills and so it 'could' be better. That being said, I think I would still read another in her vampire series. I might even go and get the actual book and read it to see how much I missed.
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- Dorothea "I am a passionate devourer of chocolate and books. I also listen to audiobooks and drink chocolate. When I die, I don't want to be embalmed!"


I loved this book. i accidently read this book first, before Interview with the Vampire, and found that i like the Lestat that we see in this book better the in Interview with the Vampire. Lestat, the wolfkiller, and superstar.
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- Libby

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-16-2000
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks