Anne Rice takes us back to the time of Jesus again. It is the winter before he is baptized by John The Baptist and he has been living a quiet life thusfar, despite the rumors of the "virgin birth". We find Yeshua, as he is called, in conflict with himself over the path his life will take. He does, of course, follow that path through the miracle at Cana, and other miracles while asking people to reject the rule of Rome and follow him.
Humanizing Jesus is always controversial, but Anne Rice tempers that danger with a very close adherence to Biblical references, which all makes for an engaging story. It is not for the strict constructionists, but for anyone willing to take a look at the person of Jesus who had this dual nature of Man and God, it can certainly bring you closer to Him. The deep baritone of James Naughton is always a pleasure as he reads this fine audiobook.
Rainbo Electronic Reviews published this review in our May, 2008 issue.
See our reviews of other works by Anne Rice that you might enjoy:
The Anne Rice Collection: Mayfair Witches
by Anne Rice, Joe Morton, Tim Curry, Lindsay Crouse
Random House Audio
These books are produced in abridged format that was approved by author Rice, so for those of you who like a shortcut, this is the way to catch up…[more]
by Luanne Rice
In Luanne Rice's latest book "Last Kiss", we return to Hubbard's Point, Connecticut where country singer Shreidan Rosslare has hidden herself away in her beach house after the murder of her son Charlie in New York where he was just starting his freshman year at NYU a year before…[more]
See our current Audiobooks reviews.