I enjoyed this, because you know what, there's just something comforting about revisiting characters you already know and like. It could have used more Luis, but that's OK. I'm not sure how I feel about Lestat's final actions, but they can always be undone in a future Chronicle. Rice has also significantly cut down on the use of the word "preternatural," and that is a good thing.
I listened to these and found them quite entertaining. As a bonus, they are all read by the author and are free on iTunes. Bennett spins a good tale, and I look forward to reading his "Underwood and Flinch" books.