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Interview with the Vampire

By: Anne Rice
Narrated by: F. Murray Abraham
Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins
Categories: Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Horror
3.7 out of 5 stars (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Interview with the Vampire is a novel that evokes the brilliance, the decadence, the horror of The Vampire's world - as he pours out the erotically charged confessions of his first two hundred years as one of the living dead.

Interview with the Vampire is Volume 1 of The Vampire Chronicles.

©1976 by Anne O'Brien Rice (P)1986 by Random House, Inc.

Critic Reviews

"Unrelentingly erotic...Sometimes beautiful, and always unforgettable." (The Washington Post)
"An unmitigated terror trip not meant for the weak of heart." (The Cincinnati Enquirer)

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Interview with the vampire.

I'm disappointed it was missing so much content. leave shortening to the movies. Still enjoyable

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  • Tara Murphy
  • 01-07-2009

Where's the ending????

So, the interviewer (the boy) goes "down to the corner bar where his car was parked" and then Audible goes to the music and says I hope you have enjoyed this audiobook ????? Wha??!! I have listened to audiobooks for several years now and abridged ones on many occasions but this one is ridiculous! Where is the ending??? The attempt to shorten the book is alright considering they wanted to do so but what the heck??? There is no ending! Audible...you messed this one up! And why is the unabridged version NOT available?? Thanks but no thanks..I want my credit back!

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  • Lois A. Rose
  • 25-01-2004

Disapointed with Reader

I loved this book when I originally read it years ago. After reading all the rest of the Vampire Chronicles, I was anxious to revisit this one. Unfortunately, it was very disappointing. The reader came off like an old Dracula movie, not the all too human vampire that Lestat was in the book. In addition, the abridged version left way too much out. If an unabridged version comes out with a better reader, such as the man who read The Vampire Armand or Memnoch the Devil, I will gladly trash my copy of this version in favor of a better rendition.

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  • Mia
  • 31-07-2006

Disappointed

I loved this book the first time that I read it years ago. I was very unhappy, however, with this abridged version, and the sound quality was far below what I have come to expect from Audible.

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  • Natalie Mikiska
  • 24-01-2011

Too much missing

The story is ok for an abridged version but it's missing a lot of good stuff.

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  • Deshanta
  • 20-12-2011

My all-time Favourite Anne Rice story

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

Riveting, fantastical and sumptuous.

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

I would make a comparison on the way Rice captures the age and time of Paris, New York and the ol' South to the way Dicken describes it in his 'Tale of Two Cities'.

What about F. Murray Abraham’s performance did you like?

I think the narrator was great.

Who was the most memorable character of Interview with the Vampire and why?

Louis, but of course. His character reveals itself in its true form throughout the book and its his emotional tale that pulls at the heart strings in this first installment in the trilogy.

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  • Joel
  • 24-08-2005

Thought provoking

I originally read this book while onboard ship during Desert Storm in the persian gulf. This story conjures images and arguments and passions for many facets of life. The characters are very rich and interesting because of thier attachments to family and homes of long ago. These characters are developed and well defined and true to thier own individual natures. Not so much a "dracula" tale as an exploration into how different personalities would respond if released from thier earthly ties and given neverending life at a grisley price.

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  • caroline mcmanus
  • 18-03-2019

My favorite book.

I have read this book and seen the movie many times, but this is the first time I have listened to the audio book it was very enjoyable and would recommended it to any Anne Rice fan.

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  • wendy rivero
  • 09-02-2019

the narrator is AWESOME

it was super fun to hear. this book is dead boring, but the narrator made it awesome

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  • Bresus
  • 31-01-2019

Awesome

F. Murray Abraham did an excellent job. Truly one of the best narrators I've ever experienced. Only down side is that this is the abridged version.

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  • Scott Wheeler
  • 26-10-2018

Another Companion not the actual book

Hated the fact that I wasted a credit on a companion book not the actual audio book. Wish I had looked at the time before I spent the money

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  • kerrymay
  • 29-11-2008

Interview with a Vampire

Disappointed to discover that this was abridged as this was not stated in the information. Enjoyed the story and felt the narrator was very good

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  • Mr. Jeff L. Walker
  • 19-02-2010

short changed

Having read the full unabridged version of this title, I felt short changed by this audio book. I really don't see the point of butchering books this way.

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