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Blackwood Farm Audiobook

Blackwood Farm

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Publisher's Summary

Welcome to Blackwood Farm: soaring white columns, spacious drawing rooms, sun-drenched gardens, and a dark strip of the dense Sugar Devil Swamp. This is the world of Quinn Blackwood, a brilliant young man haunted since birth by a mysterious doppelganger, a spirit known as Goblin, a spirit from a dream world that Quinn can't escape. When Quinn is made a vampire, his doppelganger becomes even more vampiric and terrifying than Quinn himself.

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.

What the Critics Say

"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)

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    Erica 03-04-12
    Erica 03-04-12 Member Since 2016
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    "I just loved this book"

    I read this based on a suggestion by a friend and completely loved it. This book contained the most shocking making of a vampire that I have read yet. I couldn't put this down and was held completely captivated until the very last sentence. If you love Anne Rice, this one won't let you down!

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    longie 02-18-12
    longie 02-18-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "Excellent Narrator!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, great story telling!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blackwood Farm?

    Finding out who Quinn's doppleganger really was!


    If you could take any character from Blackwood Farm out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Ms. Queen!


    Any additional comments?

    Great story! The narrotor was exceptional! I would read almost anything he narrated!

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    Ginger Snap Temple Hills, MD, United States 02-10-12
    Ginger Snap Temple Hills, MD, United States 02-10-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Nice Listen - Great Story"
    Where does Blackwood Farm rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I hadn't read Anne Rice in awhile but this audio book has renewed my vigor for her stories of vampires and witches!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The different character voices that the reader used.


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    Janis Starkman Kennesaw, GA, United States 01-05-12
    Janis Starkman Kennesaw, GA, United States 01-05-12
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    "Another exotic & crazy vampire story!"
    Would you listen to Blackwood Farm again? Why?

    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


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blackwood Farm?

    There are too many to try to boil them down to one. Read it & make your own decision.


    What about David Pittu’s performance did you like?

    He has an amazing talent with different intonations & accents.


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    Dr Love 12-27-11
    Dr Love 12-27-11 Member Since 2017

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    "you need this book."

    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.

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    Richard phoenix, AZ, United States 02-26-11
    Richard phoenix, AZ, United States 02-26-11
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    "Great Book"

    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.

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    kelly deer park, TX, United States 02-09-11
    kelly deer park, TX, United States 02-09-11
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    "Perfectly Prepared Rice"

    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.

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    Andrew Federalsburg, MD, USA 07-10-10
    Andrew Federalsburg, MD, USA 07-10-10 Member Since 2010
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    "One of the best!"

    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.

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    Lite van nuys, CA, USA 03-13-10
    Lite van nuys, CA, USA 03-13-10
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    "blackwood"

    this book quickly became one one my favorite books. It was so interesting and such colorful characters. I enjoyed it more than I can say

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    Debbie Montrose, Colombia 06-28-09
    Debbie Montrose, Colombia 06-28-09 Member Since 2008
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    "Worth the time to listen"

    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.

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