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Author: Anne Rice Narrator: Simon Vance Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Vampire Chronicles Release Date: March 2014 ISBN: 9780553397765
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"STARTLING. . . FIENDISH. . . MEMNOCH'S TALE IS COMPELLING." --New York Daily News Like Interview With the Vampire, Memnoch has a half-maddened, fever-pitch intensity. . . Narrated by Rice's most cherished character, the vampire Lestat, Memnoch tells a tale as old as Scripture's legends and as modern as today's religious strife. --Rolling Stone "SHOCKING. . . A BRILLIANT BOOK." --St. Louis Post Dispatch "Rice has penned an ambitious close to this long-running series, as well as a classy exit for a classic horror character. . Fans will no doubt devour this last visit with Lestat." --The Washington Post Book World "MEMNOCH THE DEVIL OFFERS PASSAGES OF POETIC BRILLIANCE." --Playboy "[Memnoch] is one of Rice's most intriguing and sympathetic characters to date. . . Rice ups the ante, taking Lestat where few writers have ventured: into heaven and hell itself. She carries it off in top form." --The Seattle Times "RICHLY DESCRIPTIVE. . . A HORRIFIC TOUR OF HELL." --Kirkus Reviews (starred) A MAIN SELECTION OF THE BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB AND THE QUALITY PAPERBACK BOOK CLUB Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Sensual…Bold, fast-paced.”

    USA Today

  • “Like Interview with the Vampire, Memnoch has a half-maddened, fever-pitch intensity…Narrated by Rice’s most cherished character, the vampire Lestat, Memnoch tells a tale as old as Scripture’s legends and as modern as today’s religious strife.

    Rolling Stone

  • Memnoch the Devil offers passages of poetic brilliance.”


  • “Startling…fiendish…Memnoch’s tale is compelling.”

    New York Daily News

  • “Rice has penned an ambitious close to this long-running series…Fans will no doubt devour this.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “[Memnoch] is one of Rice’s most intriguing and sympathetic characters to date…Rice ups the ante, taking Lestat where few writers have ventured: into heaven and hell itself. She carries it off in top form.”

    Seattle Times

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  • 4.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 54.333333 out of 5 Karen | 6/6/2016

    " I love Anne Rice. All of her books examine "big themes". Often the musing is about the nature of existence. This book focuses on theological questions regarding God and the devil...It examines a long-standing argument between the two...As Christian lore tells us the devil is actually an angel, albeit a fallen one and he rules over hell...This book gives the backstory of the devil's devotional, but challenging relationship with God and his questioning of why God included such tremendous suffering in His scheme for physical manifestation...Memnoch questions God's infallibility and challenges Him that He has made a mistake in this regard...God is having none of it and eventually gives Memnoch a hell to run as he sees fit. Memnoch related to the place as a purgatory for ultimate entrance into heaven rather than as a place of eternal damnation....So the book makes the argument essentially that the devil is a good guy trying to help people who have suffered senselessly under Gods famous "Mysterious Plan"... This argument is presented in the context of Memnoch having grown weary over the eons and trying to recruit the Vampire Lestat to become his assistant. Memnoch takes Lestat to both heaven and hell while he tries to penetrate Lestat's conventional and unsophisticated understanding of the theological situation....There is also a fun romp with Lestat and his victim, a huge drug lord, and the victim's near saint mystic daughter...Very entertaining and gives one something to ponder...I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 only because I am not a Christian and the theological debate is not as compelling to me as it is to Anne. "

About the Author

Anne Rice was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She holds a Master of Arts degree in English and creative writing from San Francisco State University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in political science. She is the author of over thirty books, including tales of the Mayfair Witches. Her first novel, Interview with the Vampire, was published in 1976 and has gone on to become part of one of the bestselling series of all time. She continued her saga of the Vampire Lestat in a series of books, collectively known as the Vampire Chronicles, which have had both great mainstream and cult followings. She lives in Palm Desert, California.

About the Narrator

Simon Vance (a.k.a. Robert Whitfield) is an award-winning actor and narrator. He has earned more than fifty Earphones Awards and won the prestigious Audie Award for best narration thirteen times. He was named Booklist’s very first Voice of Choice in 2008 and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice as well as an AudioFile Best Voice of 2009. He has narrated more than eight hundred audiobooks over almost thirty years, beginning when he was a radio newsreader for the BBC in London. He is also an actor who has appeared on both stage and television.