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Merrick | [Anne Rice]

Merrick

Anne Rice's richly told novel weaves an irresistible story of two worlds: the witches' world and the vampires' world, where magical powers and otherworldly fascinations are locked together in a dance of seduction, death, and rebirth.
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Publisher's Summary

At the center is the beautiful, unconquerable witch, Merrick. She is a descendant of the gens de colors libres, a cast derived from the black mistresses of white men, a society of New Orleans octoroons and quadroons, steeped in the lore and ceremony of voodoo, who reign in the shadowy world where the African and the French - the white and the dark - intermingle. Her ancestors are the Great Mayfair Witches, of whom she knows nothing - and from whom she inherits the power and magical knowledge of a Circe.

Into this exotic New Orleans realm comes David Talbot, hero, storyteller, adventurer, almost mortal vampire, visitor from another dark realm. It is he who recounts Merrick's haunting tale - a tale that takes us from the New Orleans of the past and present to the jungles of Guatemala, from the Mayan ruins of a century ago to ancient civilizations not yet explored.

Anne Rice's richly told novel weaves an irresistible story of two worlds: the witches' world and the vampires' world, where magical powers and otherworldly fascinations are locked together in a dance of seduction, death, and rebirth.

©2000 by Anne O'Brien Rice; Copyright ©2000 by Random House, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Rice offers a haunting look at the separate but equally intriguing worlds of witches and vampires�" (Publishers Weekly)

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    Ariadna Montebello, CA, USA 02-08-07
    Ariadna Montebello, CA, USA 02-08-07
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    "Good"

    It was a good book to read. Not at all like Anne's other vampire books but just as good. I loved Merrick she is a cool character and very powerful.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    James Elmendorf , TX, USA 03-28-03
    James Elmendorf , TX, USA 03-28-03
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    "Merrick (Unabridged)"

    A moving a tale as only Anne Rice can tell. The story line flows flawlessly

    Graeme Malcolm, an exceptional reading, pleasant to listen too.
    Vocal tones and inflections done with prefection.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Denise Randall 05-19-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Very good"

    If you like Anne Rice,you will like it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    BR mom 05-07-05
    BR mom 05-07-05
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    "Rice's most interesting new characters in a while"

    This is the best one in the Vampire chonicles in quite some time. It left me wanting more, but intriqued enough to pick up the series again. I'd rate these characters as well-done as the original Vampire LeStadt.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie Cayce, SC, USA 08-13-03
    Stephanie Cayce, SC, USA 08-13-03 Member Since 2005
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    "Wonderful!"

    I had only listened to/read one Anne Rice book before and had been pretty disappointed in it. But I decided to give her another chance, and I am so glad I did! This book is absolutely awesome! There is so much intrigue, darkness, and suspense in the book. It's characters were interesting and I was able to relate this book to the little I did know of her books. Great listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Richard 04-06-03
    Richard 04-06-03 Member Since 2009
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    "Merrick -unabrideged read by Graeme Malcolm"

    I especially liked the reader Graeme Malcolm's reading. I hope he will do more readings of Anne Rice's work.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elizabeth D. Alvarez 03-01-15 Member Since 2014
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    "So Disappointed"
    What was most disappointing about Anne Rice’s story?

    This book was basically a series of flashbacks about characters no one cares about. We are told Merrick is this fantastic witch and she doesn't do ANYTHING to substantiate this claim other than some parlor tricks and mind reading - which any fledgling can do. I do not understand why the premise of the book, Louis wanting to speak to Claudia's ghost, was abandoned for 90% of the book so we could hear flashbacks about Merrick's dead relatives.


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    Paulrobison 02-17-15
    Paulrobison 02-17-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Taramasalata hiding again!"

    Yes it did, I just wished allthe books,were unabridged?
    Can't wait to see were they all go.also what they leave behind.Especially after the,threatening notes left bytheTaramasalata .

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    Dominic 02-17-15
    Dominic 02-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Anne Rice never disappoints me"

    I personally have been loving the vampire chronicles. This book was no different except Lestat was absent from the majority of the story. Still I love the book as much as the others and have no doubts that I will finish the series and go on to the next! Highly recommend this to all vampire story lovers whether you read them or listen to them they are wonderful!!!!

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    Dianne 11-29-13
    Dianne 11-29-13
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    "disappointing for Anne Rice."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No, because it seems as though she was picking previous characters and re-telling parts of their stories. Too tame for Anne Rice.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Anne Rice again?

    I don't know.


    What about Graeme Malcolm’s performance did you like?

    I like his voice; very pleasant.


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

    Definitely not. She does not play a substantial role. She is mostly listening.


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    This is the first audio book I was unable to finish. Slow and tedious, I stuck with it for around half the book then gave up. The main characters attitude towards Merrick I found just a little creepy and the story didn't seem to be going anywhere.

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