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)
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...
I have been a huge Anne Rice fan for many years and I am glad that she continues to write interesting and provocative stories about the beloved vampires...and now incorporates them with the Mayfair witches. I had some reservations at first about "hearing" Anne Rice as I had always read her books but I must say that I was not disappointed and the narration was very well done.
I love the narration but the story is splintered. Far too much going on and a good deal of it doesn't make sense. Anne has lost the one thing about her writing that made me love her in the first place, BELIEVEABILITY. This book has NONE. I am not sure than Anne actually wrote this book. It appears to be a hodge-podge of several writers each writing a chapter here and there and trying to meld it into one tale. Had to have been written for adolescents. It literally bored me stiff and I slept like a baby on all 4 airline flights I took to listen to this.
I have to say I stopped listening halfway through the story. It was so boring it was actually putting me to sleep. It got down to a major "so what". Why should I care. I have read most of Ms Rice's works and they have enthralled me, this one just bored me.
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