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Publisher's Summary

In a darkened room a young man sits telling the macabre and eerie story of his life - the story of a vampire, gifted with eternal life, cursed with an exquisite craving for human blood.

Anne Rice's compulsively readable novel is arguably the most celebrated work of vampire fiction since Bram Stoker's Dracula which was published in 1897.

As the Washington Post said on its first publication, it is a 'thrilling, strikingly original work of the imagination . . . sometimes horrible, sometimes beautiful, always unforgettable'.

©1976 Anne O'Brien Rice (P)2011 Random House Inc.

Critic Reviews

"One of the most wonderful, erotic, sensual books ever written" (Sting)
"A spine-chilling nightmare... highly accomplished... an impressive feat of imagination" ( Sunday Times)
"Thrilling... a strikingly original work of the imagination...unforgettable" ( Washington Post)
"The most successful vampire story since Bram Stoker's Dracula" ( The Times)

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Gripping and intimate

A study in the futility of immortality. The paradox of the desire to experience and love against the need to truly have meaning. I loved the narration and it's musical pace.

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pretty good story i liked it

i liked it better than the movie. way more info and deeper look into characters

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  • n robbie
  • 05-26-17

revisited

I read this book and indeed the whole series over 20 years ago and decided to revisit them on audio book to see if they were what I remembered.
Anne Rice certainly has a gift for descriptive writing, evoking a real ambiance that you can almost smell taste and feel. I had forgotten the depth of that skill. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the story as opposed to reading it, it didn't detract from my imagination.
The story is everything I remembered, and I am now about to start The Vampire Lestat.

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  • Miss Nic
  • 01-14-18

New life!

It was wonderful to listen to one of my favourite books read aloud to me on my commute. It brought it to life and Simon Vance has done an excellent job.

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  • Bufster
  • 05-11-17

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Would you consider the audio edition of Interview With The Vampire to be better than the print version?

I fell in love with the Vampire Chronicles when I was in high school (very early '90's!) and having discovered audible fairly recently, decided to have a revisit. I hadn't remembered how much anguish there is in the story and this does make it drag a little sometimes. Simon Vance performance is great and really consistent and manages to keep you interested in when you're getting frustrated with 'Louis''s painstakingly slow thought processes! That said, having reached the end I shall now be downloading The Vampire Lestat. If you're going to take the trip you may as well make the whole journey! I'm pleased to see Simon Vance is narrating that one too. Would I say the audio version is better than the print? I couldn't say - it's been too long since I picked up the book.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It makes you wonder what happens next!

What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

He manages to make Louis' interminable meanderings very pleasant to listen to! His accents switch depending on who is talking and he's very consistent. Definitely one of my preferred narrators found so far.

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

I wish I had 12 hours to sit and listen to a book in one sitting! I did find myself listening to it at every available opportunity!

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  • Holly
  • 11-30-19

Read for university.

Had to read this for university. Had a much easier time with the audio book. Voice acting was great and kept me interested.

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  • Doug and ky
  • 09-06-18

awesome

well read by Simon vance and awesome story. I would highly recommend this to anyone.

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  • MOXIE
  • 05-17-21

so long winded and dislike the narrator

so much waffle. so long winded. I found myself just skipping ahead a few lines so very often thinking just get to the point already! I almost quit altogether a several times but wouldn't let myself.. I've read it before maybe 20 years ago I don't remember it being so bland or I wouldn't have bothered. plus the Narrator trying to put on a generic vampire accent got on my nerves. his emotion was off there was just no fire the whole book was just so blaa! don't know how it got made into a film and don't know if I can be bothered to work my way through the whole series as was my plan of they are all like this. I don't often leave reviews but I'm so very disappointed to the point of annoyance so many expectations and so let down

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-03-20

A landmark

The writing and the performance were so seductive and so strange because they were so seductive. I dont understand why it isnt recognised more as a landmark in LGBTQ literature. It was so ahead of it's time, that it feels fresh even today.

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  • piper mckitting
  • 08-05-18

not for film lovers!!!

Amazing! wish I had never seen the film first! well writen and narrated, classic! read before the film!

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  • Celene
  • 03-13-18

You will either love it or hate it...

If you could sum up Interview With The Vampire in three words, what would they be?

Best book ever...But then again, I am biased. I love Anne Rice and it's my favourite novel. I imagine it's a love / hate scenario, you will either love listening to Louis and his struggles or you won't. Either way, the writing is unbelievable. Not what you get these days, with vampire YA and all that crap - the picture Rice paints of New Orleans made me fall in love with the place years ago and I still hope to see it myself someday.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Too hard to choose. If you are already a fan, you know why (rhymes with les-dot).

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

First time listening to Simon Vance. I have read about him and wasn't disappointed. Listening to it for the first time really brought it to life for me and I caught things that I had missed before, having read it many times.

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  • Melanie Bailey
  • 09-22-20

Best narration of an audio book I’ve had the delight to listen too!

The story is compelling, dark and at times tense. Beautifully written and exquisitely narrated. A thoroughly enjoyable experience!

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  • Matthew L
  • 11-09-18

An emotional journey

I enjoyed this much more than I expected. It is a very emotional story and quite difficult at times to transport myself back to reality after listening to this while driving to work. The night life of a vampire is utterly incompatible with the daily life of the commute and vocation. Still, I enjoyed every tortured moment of the story. I will definitely get the rest of the series. This book is highly recommended, as is the narration.

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  • Lily Davison
  • 11-20-16

Classic re-vamp of the genre

What made the experience of listening to Interview With The Vampire the most enjoyable?

The narrater had a soothing and pleasing voice that embodied the consistent calm of Rice's characters.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I find Lestat to be extremely interesting, someone who craves control, but hates being bored. A man desperate for companionship, but loathes most people.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Louis being turned was fascinating and described in a detail that I hadn't read before.

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

The actual plot seemed to drag slightly, and lack drive, but it was interesting to listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-11-20

a modern gothic classic

i love the earlier vampire chronicles in particular this and the vampire lestat. both could have been plucked from the romantic period. both are deep slow examinations of immortality from the point of view of the monster who supposedly posseses no humanity. the narrator doesn't have the right timbre for this, though isn't far from the mark.

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  • Brendon Anderson
  • 10-08-19

a far different take on the story that was a movie

very well written story very fresh take on vampires all Vampire Lovers a great book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 02-22-19

I loved this movie when it came out years ago...

I loved this movie when it came out years ago but had never actually read the books. I had high hopes for this but instead it was just OK. This had many themes of love and the anguish of love through out the book and just falls short of being a romance despite the over riding theme of vampires.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-06-21

Loved it.

Loved it. The story was captivating and the narrator was engaging. Listened to it while reorganizing my house.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-06-21

brilliant

The story was absolutely brilliant and Simon Vance's narration was excellent. loved it from start to finish

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  • Megs
  • 02-02-21

Expected more.

I couldn't even finish this one. quite slow, not much happening. I was rather disappointed considering all the hype and found the main character to be unlikeable which made it difficult to read.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-22-18

love this production.

simon vance is a fantastic narrator for this series and i cannot stop listening. definitely looking forward to the rest in the series.

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  • Mike
  • 11-15-17

not as good as i remember

read the book a long time ago. ahhh louie always whining. Its ok. but not as good as queen of the damned or Lestat.