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Interview with the Vampire | [Anne Rice]

Interview with the Vampire

Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force - a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write. From the Paperback edition.
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Publisher's Summary

Here are the confessions of a vampire. Hypnotic, shocking, and chillingly erotic, this is a novel of mesmerizing beauty and astonishing force - a story of danger and flight, of love and loss, of suspense and resolution, and of the extraordinary power of the senses. It is a novel only Anne Rice could write.

©1976 Anne Rice (P)2011 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

“A magnificent, compulsively readable thriller . . . Rice begins where Bram Stoker and the Hollywood versions leave off and penetrates directly to the true fascination of the myth–the education of the vampire.” (Chicago Tribune)

“Unrelentingly erotic . . . sometimes beautiful, and always unforgettable.” (Washington Post)

“If you surrender and go with her . . . you have surrendered to enchantment, as in a voluptuous dream.” (Boston Globe)

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    RKR Georgia 12-12-14
    RKR Georgia 12-12-14 Member Since 2007

    Drama teacher and Sci-Fi/Fantasy fan

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    "Almost a modern classic"

    INTERVIEW is probably the best of the Vampire Chronicles, and this unabridged recording captures the gothic drama well. Simon Vance is an exceptional narrator, and here he gives Louis a believable and distinct accent. As with most of Rice's novels, the middle gets a little bogged down, and the prose is wordy, but somehow it works for this piece of literature. A lot could have gone wrong with this novel and recording, but overall, it's one for the collection.

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    Joshua Kring 12-10-14 Member Since 2013

    The least helpful reviewer on audible.

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    "Really?"
    Any additional comments?

    I mean, really? This is the vampire book that hundreds of thousands people love? Why? What do people find so great about it?

    OK. I like poetic prose as much as anybody. In a good story the poetry is like a seasoning. It adds flavor. It makes the characters feel real, and come alive on the page. The problem with Interview with the Vampire is the whole thing is backwards. What little bit of story there is is buried in the poetry. It's exhausting! The character didn't come alive. He seemed melodramatic, whinny, boring and he contradicted himself a lot (sometimes in the same breath.)

    Look, I'm not homophobic and I'm not greatly disgusted by homosexuality, but this book is dripping with homosexual tension and that's just not my thing. Plus, what's up with the pedophilia?

    The bottom line is; I listen to audio books to hear entertaining stories, and the last four hours of this one was like slow torture. I guess I'm the idiot, because I'm the one that sat through the entire thing.

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    Patricia 09-22-14
    Patricia 09-22-14
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    "One of my faves"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Interview with the Vampire?

    The Vampire Theater with Armand and the play


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

    Madeline and Claudia's fates made me cry as I was listening to it on the bus to work


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    Julie Fullerton 05-18-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Beautifully written story; characters with texture"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I loved listening to the story. I picked up on a few details I missed in the book.


    What other book might you compare Interview with the Vampire to and why?

    No book compares to the complexity of Interview with the Vampire. Anne Rice truly puts to words what a vampire would truly suffer in their long existence.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was my first time listening with Simon Vance and I was very pleased with his performance however now that I've also listened to Queen of the Damned I much prefer the voice for Louie he gave then rather than the voice he gave him in this first book.


    Did Interview with the Vampire inspire you to do anything?

    Only to get The Vampire Lestat.


    Any additional comments?

    This book is not for the die hard fans of Twilight. These immortals that Anne Rice has created here are not the same teenage romance creatures, they are truly feeling with deep and unfathomable love for those they feed on and for those they choose as companions. There is quite a bit of philosophy though it fits Louie very well being the thing he is in the time he was created.

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    Polly FORT WORTH, TX, United States 05-06-13
    Polly FORT WORTH, TX, United States 05-06-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Don't waste your time"

    This might not be a fair review as I'm not a fan of vampire stories, but my son said I would really like it. I didn't. I found it to be excessively wordy and quite redundant (how many times can you describe a vampire's appearance? Evidently a lot, because Anne Rice did it A LOT.) I got so tired of hearing the same thing over and over again that I quit listening. It's the first book that I never listened to the end.

    Perhaps if you're a huge Vampire fan this book might appeal to you, but it did less than nothing for me.

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    Carolyn SAINT PAUL, MN, United States 03-19-13
    Carolyn SAINT PAUL, MN, United States 03-19-13 Member Since 2011

    I am a proud Mexican woman that loves words and reading/listening to books. I also believe that only through knowledge can we achieve progress.

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    "Spooky Fun"

    An interesting book that stays one step ahead of you the whole time. Different takes on the Vampire legends are always fun and entertaining to read.

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    Gregory Riverside, CA, United States 02-25-13
    Gregory Riverside, CA, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Great title, Awesome listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this title to a friend because its a born classic and what a Vampire story is really about.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Interview with the Vampire?

    The process of becoming a Vampire comes up several times yet the mystery of how to do it properly isn't really answered, which leaves the imagination on overdrive.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I also listened to Vampire LeStat and it was equally as good.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I had the time I would have listened to the whole book in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    Listen to this book to find out a true timeless love story.

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    Amazon Customer 02-19-13
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    "Boring"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I didn't care for the long drawn out monolouges of the characters. Often the main characters insistance on relaying every tiny detail distracted from the story itself.


    Has Interview with the Vampire turned you off from other books in this genre?

    I might try another author, but I'm not in any hurry to try another in the genre


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    The narrator did a good job


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    D. L. Cranford 02-17-13

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    "Not My Cup of Tea"

    I wanted to like this story, but I could not. Nothing good happens in the story and I found the whole thing rather depressing. That being said, the narrator was fantastic. I did not finish listening and returned the bokk.

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    Chris Acworth, GA, United States 11-26-12
    Chris Acworth, GA, United States 11-26-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Good Story... but..."

    If you are a fan of the movie, you should love the book. This book goes into the story of a vampire Louis and how he was created, developed, and the trials he faced as a "fledgling vampire" and how he interacted to today's world and lifestyles.

    Here is why I said but... I am almost finished with The Vampire Lestat and there are a few things that just don't add up, and many things that don't connect to the movie. I may change my opinion once I finish Lestat... look for my review there once I finish the book. :)

    So!!! If you have watched the movie, be prepared for more story and more depth to the characters and a few unexpected surprises that will make you want to watch the movie again just to compare!

    This is just my opinion don't hold me to it as a fact, for all you crazy vampire loving people out there who worship Ann Rice.. :)

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