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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (17,107 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Rice Narrator: David Pittu Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Vampire Chronicles Release Date:
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Perennial bestseller Anne Rice fuses her two uniquely seductive strains of narrative—her Vampire legend and her lore of the Mayfair witches—to give us a world of classic deep-south luxury and ancestral secrets.

Welcome to Blackwood Farm: soaring white columns, spacious drawing rooms, bright, 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 doppelgänger, “Goblin,” a spirit from a dream world that Quinn can’t escape and that prevents him from belonging anywhere. When Quinn is made a Vampire, losing all that is rightfully his and gaining an unwanted immortality, his doppelgänger becomes even more vampiric and terrifying than Quinn himself.

As the novel moves backwards and forwards 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 spectre 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Beautifully descriptive; it is wonderfully scripted—with all sorts of unexpected turns—Rice fires all the weapons in her storyteller’s quiver. She uses surprisingly short chapters, most ending with a suspenseful note that practically begs the reader to move on for just one more page.”

    Miami Herald

  • “Quinn’s story is beautifully haunting. His tale is like a curiosity shop, filled with lovely and unusual things…There is an intimacy to Blackwood Farm that makes readers feel as though they are an important part of Quinn’s world. And it’s a world they won’t want to leave.”

    Detroit Free Press

  • “Rice’s books have always had a sexy edge, and she’s not gone stale.”

    Metro Weekly (Washington DC)

  • Blackwood Farm is a collection of unexpected twists and turns. Rice implements all of her tricks—spirits, ghosts, vampires, witches, strong family bonds, platonic and forbidden romantic love. The finale should elicit a squeal of excitement from readers.”

    Charlotte Observer

  • “Classic Anne Rice…hard to put down.”

    United Press International

  • Blackwood Farm is strong and continues the return to form for Rice that began with Merrick.”

    Denver Post

  • “This self-contained novel makes a good entry point for newcomers to Anne Rice’s fictional world.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “It’s intrigue, eroticism, and obsession that fans want, and they’ll find plenty of all three.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “At least as good as Rice’s earliest novels because she centers her story on new characters with interesting stories of their own. Using lush, voluptuous prose, Rice tells a complex and mesmerizing story.”

    Library Journal

  • “Rice breathes new life into the long-running Vampire Chronicles with the tale of Quinn Blackwood, a young vampire haunted by a menacing doppelganger….Rather than extrapolating from previous Vampire Chronicles, the latest presents a completely fresh story, a gripping gothic yarn that revives the series.”


Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Meredith | 2/17/2014

    " Since I can't stand Mona Mayfair, her cameo in this book did not thrill me . . . "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erin | 2/12/2014

    " This is really where Anne Rice starts to lose interest and love for her characters... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Anne | 2/7/2014

    " Enough twists in the plot to keep my interest throughout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Krista | 1/30/2014

    " So emotionally charged! I loved the characters and the family history. This is the Anne Rice that I fell for. "

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