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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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    JanBreesmom MIRA LOMA, CA, United States 10-17-12
    JanBreesmom MIRA LOMA, CA, United States 10-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A Book Worthy of the Vampire Chronicles"

    This book is the 9th book in Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicle series. The central character is a man named, Tarquin (Quinn) Blackwood who lives with his family on a farm in Louisiana near a swamp. He tells his and his family's stories to the vampire Lestat.

    I enjoyed this book. I found the story well-written and interesting, The characters were complex and it was easy to relate to them and their circumstances.

    The narrator, David Pittu gave a very good performance. I recommend this book to all who enjoy vampire tales and those who enjoy reading the writing of Anne Rice.

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    Merlyns Daughter N.Y. USA 10-15-12
    Merlyns Daughter N.Y. USA 10-15-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Love this book"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This is one of my favorite Anne Rice books. Quinn is a lovable character and Blackwood Farm is a beautiful setting.


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    Bob-o CHARLESTON, SC, United States 08-10-12
    Bob-o CHARLESTON, SC, United States 08-10-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Fun story!"

    This was a great book. The narrator did an excellent job with character voices and I really enjoyed it!

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    timothy ocala, FL, United States 05-07-12
    timothy ocala, FL, United States 05-07-12
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    "bite me"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of Blackwood Farm?

    It would be inappropriate to type that here, If you read the book you'll know why. Plus the spoiler would just be rude.


    Any additional comments?

    Anne Rice has done it again. If you haven't read any of the Vampire Chronicles you should start at the beginning with Interview With a Vampire and work your way to this book, also take the time to read her witch series starting with The Witching Hour, Because they all play into this novel and you will understand the subject matter allot better if you know the whole background. These books are not for children and have strong sexual content. If you have gotten this far, I guarantee you will not be able to put this down. At least once you will gasp, And you will be left longing for the immortal kiss.

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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 2017
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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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