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3.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 53.84 out of 5 3.84 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Rice Narrator: Roger Rees Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Vampire Chronicles Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780375418242
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In Anne Rice’s extraordinary novel, the vampire Lestat—outsider, monster, antihero—is at last offered the chance to be redeemed.

Lestat is in New York and the city is blanketed in snow. Through the whiteness he is searching for Dora, the beautiful and charismatic daughter of a drug lord—the woman who arouses Lestat’s tenderness as no mortal ever has.

While torn between his vampire passions and his overwhelming love for Dora, Lestat is confronted by the most dangerous of adversaries he has yet known. He is snatched from the world itself by the mysterious Memnoch, who claims to be the devil. Invited to be a witness at the creation of the world, he is taken like the ancient prophets into the heavenly realm and then ushered into purgatory.

Now Lestat must decide if he can believe in the devil or in God … and which one he will serve.

In her amazing Vampire Chronicles series, Anne Rice has summoned up worlds that are fantastic and distant, making them as resonant, real, and immediate as our own. In Memnoch the Devil, a dark and daring novel, she takes us, with Lestat, into the mythical world that is most important to us—into the realms of our own theology.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carmon | 6/15/2011

    " Loved this book, my favorite one in the series for sure, this new look at heaven and hell was really interesting. Sadly i read it so long ago that i've forgotten a lot of the plot so i can't write much more but i will rectify that by buying a new copy when i have the cash :) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sherah | 5/25/2011

    " Absolutely the most ridiculous book! It took my 16 years and four tries to read this masterpiece, seriously Anne just start a church or something. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cbristabelle | 5/20/2011

    " I think that this is my favorite Anne Rice book, I dont know why but i really like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 5/20/2011

    " Memnoch's story is fascinating, but the way it is told unfortunately doesn't make for a great novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelo | 5/18/2011

    " The best in the series in my opinion. A fantastic journey and a truly memorable character. I remember reading it in a matter of days and then returning for more. Five stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ross | 5/14/2011

    " In my opinion this is where the Vampire Chronicles should have stopped. Memnoch is a surprisingly lucid exploration of the nature of evil as it resides within Christian thought. It is a well-written book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathryn | 5/5/2011

    " This is probably my favorite book in the Vampire Chronicles, my favorite book by Anne Rice, and one of my favorite books overall. It's not as much about vampires, but more about religion, and it gives a really interesting and different view on Christianity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peter | 4/28/2011

    " Exelent book: Thrilling, Crazy, VEEEEEEEEERY long, tiny text... What more could I ask for? (Except for a cookie. Mmmmm, coooooookie......) "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Daniel | 4/27/2011

    " Lazy writing, poor characterization,an all-around bad example of Anne Rice's writing. At the height of her fame, she ran out of ideas and to my mind she's never recovered. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daphne | 4/15/2011

    " i love how Anne Rice is so descriptive, heaven, hell & purgatory. A must. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Novella | 4/2/2011

    " Another low in the series. I nearly gave up on The Vampire Chronicles at this point but held out for "The Vampire Armand" and "Pandora". The plot is silly & contrived. Save yourself some time and skip ahead to the next novel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cleon | 4/1/2011

    " The plot is too confusing. The plot and prose are over the top. I am not religious, but I dislike anti religious propaganda being shoved in my face. "

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About the Author
Author Anne Rice

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

Roger Rees, Welsh stage, film, and television actor and, more recently, narrator of audiobooks, is known on both sides of the Atlantic. In the United States he received a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Nicholas Nickleby. American TV viewers are familiar with Roger from Cheers, in which he played Robin Colcord. As for audiobooks, Roger has performed in a wide variety of programs, from the L.A. Theatre Works’ production of Lady Windmere’s Fan, to mystery anthologies such as Malice Domestic and thrillers like Pop Goes the Weasel.