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Lost Souls Audiobook

Lost Souls

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Publisher's Summary

Three stylish vampires arrive in New Orleans just in time for Mardis Gras, and then disappear again. While in the city, the group's leader, Zillah, meets and impregnates an adolescent girl. Fifteen years later, the child of that pairing, a boy who calls himself simply "Nothing" is living with adoptive parents in the suburbs, where he - like so many other teens - feels isolated and out of place. The answer is, his father is a vampire, leaving Nothing hovering precariously between worlds.

When Nothing runs away from home he meets up with none other than Zillah and his small troupe, Molochai and Twig. Together they go on a quest to seek out Nothing's favorite band, Lost Souls. Nothing is aided along the way by a psychic named ghost, and their relationship leads to the ultimate inner battle where Nothing must choose between his wild, vampiric heritage, or preserving his humanity to save the life of another.

©1993 Poppy Z. Brite (P)2010 CrossRoad Press

What the Critics Say

" Rather than horror, Lost Souls prompts disgust mixed with morbid titillation, but it will surely be devoured by genre aficionados. . " (Publisher's Weekly)

What Members Say

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    Harley Scotland, UK 14/09/2016
    Harley Scotland, UK 14/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Gratuitous sex scenes and predictable story."
    Would you try another book written by Poppy Z. Brite or narrated by Chris Patton?

    The narrator gave an excellent performance, and I think Brite has a very descriptive and evocative writing style. I'd be tempted to try another story, but I didn't enjoy the narrative here quite as much as I thought I would.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Predictable, and unfortunately rather dull.


    Do you think Lost Souls needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No -- the ending seemed to comfortably (though very conveniently) round things up.


    Any additional comments?

    I may have come to this book too late. It was full of graphic and gratuitous sex scenes, to the point that they became annoying and largely irrelevant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hayley 27/08/2016
    Hayley 27/08/2016
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    "Amazing "

    This book changed my life when I first read it. Just perfect.I I loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs. REP Midlands, UK. 18/12/2012
    Mrs. REP Midlands, UK. 18/12/2012 Member Since 2014
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    "A different take on vampires."

    This is definitely not for the faint-hearted, but I enjoyed listening to it very much.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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  • Melissie
    San Francisco, CA, United States
    01/02/11
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    "Love Poppy"

    So glad there is finally some Poppy Z. Brite on audible. Entertaining, edgy and visceral. Great read.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • Cayora
    Denver, CO
    01/05/11
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    "So much fun!"

    This was my first exposure to Poppy Z Brite, actually. I'd previously avoided her out of a desire to avoid the cliches. But sometimes, cliches exist for a reason. Poppy Z Brite is like chocolate and absinthe for breakfast. Her work is dark and decadent and delicious. Chris Patton's reading was entirely competent and his voice is well suited for the teenagers in this story. I've already listened to this twice and I expect to listen to it again in the future. I only hope Audible acquires more work by Poppy Z Brite.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • Merlyns Daughter
    N.Y. USA
    03/10/12
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    "One of my favorites"
    Would you listen to Lost Souls again? Why?

    This is a story I come back to every few years.


    What other book might you compare Lost Souls to and why?

    It's not like other vampire books because it's much darker and way less romantic.


    Which character – as performed by Chris Patton – was your favorite?

    Ghost is my favorite character.


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. I highly recommend it. Beautiful language, very dark and capturing.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    bellevue, NE, United States
    15/07/12
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    "Horrible narrator"

    Narrator ruins a good story! He mispronounces several word, and there are some odd background sounds. I loved Brite's stories, but this was almost painful to listen to.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Tara
    Portland, OR, United States
    02/05/12
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    "Great Story Unfortunate Reading."
    Would you consider the audio edition of Lost Souls to be better than the print version?

    No.


    What other book might you compare Lost Souls to and why?

    Interview With The Vampire, maybe?


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    It felt like he just did not connect with the material. All the sad and clever felt lost.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    That is just it, I felt I should be crying during several scenes that felt like they were treated with sort of disdain and slid over.


    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Glenn
    04/12/16
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    "loved"

    Every minute of it. Death may be easy, maybe, but this book isn't. It wheels back snarling and then goes in, fangs bared, for The Kill.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Crystal
    08/06/15
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    "My favorite book"

    I have loved this book since I was 15 and still love it at the age 30

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DC
    07/04/15
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    "Great book, not so great narrator. ..."

    Great book, to bad the same can't be said about the narrator. Also would be nice if more of her books were available on this rather than just the one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patrick
    Dallas, TX, United States
    13/06/13
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    "Only one likable character."
    What disappointed you about Lost Souls?

    As this book introduces characters you can begin to like a few of them. Ghost is very kind and very odd, Steve cares for Ghost and seems like a good person but has some bitter feelings towards his cheating ex, and Christian seems good hearted but a slave to his lusts. Twig and Molochai can be found amusing but most of their antics are childish. Zillah is probably the antagonist, but in later chapters might be portrayed in different light because of Nothing. And Nothing, arguably the main character, is the most unlikable of them all. He whines, he lets himself be put in horrible situations, he makes bad decisions, and some how we're suppose to relate to him.

    As the story progresses you end up finding yourself liking only one character: Ghost. Every other story essential character, with the exception of a few minor characters, becomes an unlikable character. There's even a victimized character in it that makes you hate her.

    And there's not really any gay romance. Not what I would call romance, just sexual attraction. You don't feel like these characters are falling in love, if you can call it that. It's a lot like a bad fantasy someone makes up on the spot to have two people fall in love but not sure how to make it happen so they just mash them together and - POOF - love...?

    BUT I would like to try chartreuse and go back to New Orleans.


    What could Poppy Z. Brite have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Make characters more likable, make me feel like they're actually falling in love, or buy me a bottle a chartreuse.


    What about Chris Patton’s performance did you like?

    His performance was good, and the only thing that really kept me going. His Ghost voice in particular is pleasurable to the ears.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Virginia
    Onalaska, WI, United States
    14/11/14
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    "Could not finish it. It was just that bad."
    What disappointed you about Lost Souls?

    The characters, the plot, gratuitous sex where it isn't needed, incest, lengthily boring descriptions of things were it really wasn't needed.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Chris Patton’s performances?

    No. He was horribly wrong for this book, but also, just not very good in general


    Any additional comments?

    There are plenty of good vampire books out there. This just isn't one of them.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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