As the novel moves backward and forward in time, from Quinn's boyhood on Blackwood Farm to present-day New Orleans, from ancient Athens to 19th-century Naples, Quinn seeks out the legendary Vampire Lestat in the hope of freeing himself from the specter that draws him inexorably back to Sugar Devil Swamp and the explosive secrets it holds.
A story of youth and promise, of loss and the search for love, of secrets and destiny, Blackwood Farm is Anne Rice at her mesmerizing best.
©2002 Anne O'Brien Rice; (P)2002 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.
"A completely fresh story, a gripping gothic yarn that revives the series." (Booklist)
"Using lush, voluptuous prose, Rice tells a complex and mesmerizing story." (Library Journal)
Only Anne Rice could have come up with such a great story, full of madly exotic creatures in the New Orleans swamplands.
I've listened to this audiobook 3X now, it's so engrossing. Lots of bizarre characters living eccentric lifestyles, lots of details to keep track of.
And I highly recommend the performance by David Pittu; he is SO perfect for all the voices [even the intersexed ones =o)]. He really livens the story up even more!
Indeed, I truly wish that the unabridged versions of The Vampire Armand & Vittorio the Vampire had used his voice, instead of wasting those entertaining stories on a really AWFUL reader like Jonathan Marosz!! Like Quinn (in Blackwood Farm) these were stories about young men who were given the
There are too many to try to boil them down to one. Read it & make your own decision.
He has an amazing talent with different intonations & accents.
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I rather enjoyed this book. I have over 200 audio books and this rates in my top 10. as always Anne Rice is a great writer. David Pittu brings it across as well as it written.
this is a really good book, the narrators voice and accent are appropriate for the book which is important, the wrong voice and really throw off the feel of a book, this is one that i read a few years ago ,it was as good to listen to as it was to read. highly recommend.
I have read the book before. It is another Rice triumph. A must read. Blah-Blah-Blah. But I have stopped my new audio version in the middle of chapter five to see who this magnificent narrator, David Pittu is. His voice is like candy to my ears, youthful and attractive, velvety and rich. Best of all are his range of characters and accents. When he started to do the voice of an aging southern belle, I nearly fell out of bed laughing. He nailed it! I could scarcely believe it was still him. His characters are enchanting, his accents are flawless and his voice is like butter. This audio book does not disappoint.
This book was completely and utterly captivating, from start to finish it grabs your attention with her splendid descriptions of characters down to her twist and turns of the plot which at times you did not see coming. I highly recommend this book as it is greatly written and narrated. Is it quite bold and audacious to say this is her best work?, yes, but til i finish her Witches works I shall say this is the best.
Anne Rice does it again. Although I didn't much care for the acerbic 1st chapter, the story line had all the elements of a teriffic suspense novel to satisfy me! I rate this an A- audiobook.
Another brilliant Rice book. I thoroughly enjoyed this one, with an open ending so you just know that there's a sequel! Her usual descriptive style brings to life the central character with such effect that I felt I was down there in New Orleans! Must have for Rice fans.
I'm new to the vampire stuff but I must say that anne rice is good at filling in all the details. Blackwood Farm is wonderful. I enjoyed the book and it's reader. It is long and fulfilling and leaves you wanting more without being anticlimactic. It is the perfect companion on a long drive.
Excellent! True to her prior books, Ann Rice weaves together the Vampire Chronicles and the Mayfair Witches. Lestat is back along with others from the past, eg Rowan Mayfair, Michael Curry, Mona Mayfair, etc. Grips from beginning to end. Must also read Blood Canticle as it is almost a BF part 2...
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