Download Audiobook Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice in English

Interview with the Vampire

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Fortieth anniversary version.From the primary New York Occasions best-selling creator.The time is now.We’re in a small room with the vampire, face-to-face, as he speaks – as he pours out the hypnotic, stunning, shifting, and erotically charged confessions of his first 200 years as one of many residing lifeless…He speaks quietly, plainly, even gently…carrying us again to the night time when he departed human existence as inheritor – younger, romantic, cultivated – to an excellent Louisiana plantation, and was inducted by the radiant and sinister Lestat into the opposite, the “infinite”, life…studying first to maintain himself on the blood of cocks and rats caught within the raffish streets of New Orleans, then on the blood of human beings…to the years when, shifting away from his ultimate human ties underneath the tutelage of the hated but needed Lestat, he progressively embraces the habits, hungers, emotions of vampirism: The detachment, the hardened will, the “superior” sensual pleasures.He carries us again to the essential second in a darkish New Orleans avenue when he finds the beautiful misplaced younger youngster Claudia, wanting to not damage however to consolation her, struggling in opposition to the final residue of human feeling inside him…We see how Claudia in flip is made a vampire – all her ardour and intelligence trapped endlessly within the physique of a small youngster – and the way they arrive at their passionate and harmful alliance, their French Quarter lifetime of opulence: Delicate Grecian statues, Chinese language vases, crystal chandeliers, a butler, a maid, a stone nymph within the hidden backyard court docket…night time curving into night time with their vampire senses heightened to the fantastic thing about the world, thirsting for the fantastic thing about dying – a continuing stream of susceptible strangers awaiting them under…We see them joined in opposition to the envious, harmful Lestat, embarking on a dangerous search throughout Europe for others like themselves, determined to find the world they belong to, the methods of survival, to know what they’re and why, the place they got here from, what their future could be…We observe them throughout Austria and Transylvania, encountering their type in kinds past their wildest imagining…to Paris, the place footsteps behind them, in precise rhythm with their very own, steer them to the doorways of the Théâtre des Vampires – the gorgeous, lewd, and febrile mime theatre whose posters of penny-dreadful vampires directly masks and reveal the horror inside…to their assembly with the eerily magnetic Armand, who brings them, finally, into intimacy with a complete sensible and decadent society of vampires, an intimacy that turns into sudden terror when they’re compelled to confront what they’ve feared and fled…In its unceasing move of spellbinding storytelling, of hazard and flight, of loyalty and treachery, Interview with the Vampire bears witness of a literary creativeness of the primary order.

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