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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (24,808 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anne Rice Narrator: Michael York Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2000 ISBN: 9780375418259
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He was Ramses the Damned in ancient Egypt, but awoke in opulent Edwardian London as Dr. Ramsey, expert in Egyptology. He mixes with the aristocrats and samples their voluptuous lifestyle, but it is for his beloved, Cleopatra, that he longs, and will do anything to be with…

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Unfolds with wondrous and terrifying logic…The Mummy reaches its dazzling conclusion in the same manner as Rice’s vampire books: with the promise of more to come. Long live the Mummy!”

    Boston Herald

  • “Rice’s disturbing novels provoke though as well as entertain.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Rice succeeds masterfully in blending horror and romance…Ramses is a fascinating character, heroic yet tragically flawed by his human desires.”

    Atlanta Journal

  • “A typical Rice tale combining sensuous romance with a historical angle, adding a dash of the macabre…It should keep you up nights until you’ve finished, then you will stay awake hoping to a sequel.”

    Dallas Times Herald

  • “Captivating.”

    Vogue

  • “A good story, part romance novel, part horror story, part mini-course in Egyptology…A handsome, mesmerizing monster.”

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  • “Rice is undeniably gifted and here characters are always compelling.”

    Cincinnati Enquirer

  • “She’s done it again…With Rice’s lush writing, a world where the unusual seems normal springs to life…If you liked her vampire trilogy, you’ll be enthralled with her visit to Egypt’s legends.”

    Palm Beach Post

  • The Mummy is superior to Rice’s vampire [novels].”

    Rocky Mountain News

  • “Wonderfully eerie.”

    USA Today

  • “Fascinating…Anne Rice creates a mummy that is altogether new and different…The mythological realm of eternal life is where Rice does her most fascinating work.”

    Des Moines Register

  • “As one might expect from a master storyteller, Rice’s mummy is no ordinary, garden-variety preserved Egyptian…The Mummy takes us beyond our ordinary associations with such things, into her fresh revision of old ideas.”

    New Orleans Times-Picayune

  • “Extraordinary…Filled with horror, suspense, and romance, The Mummy literally pulses with excitement and imagination. Subtly erotic and definitely descriptive, this is Rice’s most exciting work to date.”

    Henderson Dispatch

  • “The reader is held captive, and, ultimately, seduced.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Vintage Anne Rice: quickly paced, elegantly erotic and full of enchanting terror.”

    Detroit Free Press

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lawrence | 2/19/2014

    " Just a total escape from reality. A Romance novel. Imagine Twilight, but with a mummy instead of a vampire. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kitty | 2/11/2014

    " My only disappointment with this book is that it wasn't part of a series. Definitely one of my favorite Rice books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria | 2/11/2014

    " Quite predictable nevertheless enjoyable. I didn't expect much from this book but Anne Rice surprised me. Interesting story, charismatic heroes and a happy-ending. What else could I want? It's missing something but I'm not sure what it is yet... maybe the fact that it's a one-read book for me. I don't think I'll ever re-read this one, not because it's a bad book, no... there simply are such books to which you never come back. Forgive me Ramses but we say goodbye to each other here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roniq | 2/10/2014

    " One of my favorite Anne Rice books. I heard there would be a film with the director of Titanic, YIKES!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghan | 2/6/2014

    " I received this book as part of a large installment of my mother-in-law's books otherwise destined for Good Will. I found it to be a fairly straightforward plot laced with a nice dose of romance, sex and violence. This book won't likely make you think deeply, but it is a quick, fun action story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lilli | 2/3/2014

    " Even though the reader knows the "who did it" and "who's who" of the story, it's really great reading how the characters unravel the story and their interactions with one another. Probably one of the best Anne Rice books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eliza Brand | 1/14/2014

    " I read this the first time as a teenager, and absolutely loved it. As a 30 something, it's entertaining, but not as wonderful as remembe it. Anne Rice is an amazing story teller, but if find her writing, now as an adult, to be a little too over wroght. Dark and seriour is fine, but there is a complete lack of humor that I find difficult to tolerate at this stage in my life. Who know maybe if I read this book again in 20 more years I'll change my mind again. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison Greene | 1/6/2014

    " One of her lighter reads, minus the porn. Really entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Niki Caravello | 11/23/2013

    " This is a great story the end of it she says she's going to continue but she never has I wish she would "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 11/6/2013

    " A sad tale, told in a sweeping format as only Anne Rice can. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phair | 9/2/2013

    " I think this is the only Anne Rice I've read. Loved it! It would've made a great movie. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary | 8/25/2013

    " This book is a classic, but she never turned this into a series. That was a mistake. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 3/31/2013

    " I read this quite some time ago (probably the early 90's, after reading Interview w/a Vampire). This was a much easier read, and I enjoyed it immensely. In fact...thinking about going & finding me another copy to re-read... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Georgina Merry | 3/6/2013

    " A great romantic fantasy. Fun, sexy with likeable characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drucilla | 2/22/2013

    " I actually think this book is rather tame for Anne Rice, but I liked it nonetheless. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brianna | 12/9/2012

    " This was a steamy book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Veronica | 8/13/2012

    " The mummy was a good book. I didnt find it very exciting though. It is a kind of book that is good enough to be read and recommended. Its the kind of book you would want to read at night before bed, if you ask me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren Hartney | 6/5/2012

    " More Egypt...no Vampires, but a creative resurrection (literally) of legendary characters. Fun adventure! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 5/19/2012

    " Wish she would write a sequel to this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Craig Stephens | 3/26/2012

    " I like this book, bought as special deal at the airport. Like her writing style, almost gothic which does make a refreshing change even though I know she wrote these a long time ago. Glad I discovered her by chance will make my way through the collection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alternate | 2/18/2012

    " Anne Rice is like a night at the bar for me. Fun and entertaining at the time, but ultimately feels sorta hollow and like a grand waste of time. Doesn't mean I won't read more of her, I like the bar as much as anyone else, but it always leaves me a bit empty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex Harmon | 12/18/2011

    " This is an example of immortal softcore porn / horror romance done right. Somewhat slow story in the beginning, turned into a solid read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 12/6/2011

    " An awesome stand-alone outing from Mrs Rice. Engaging from cover to cover. Romance, history, fantasy...delicious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colleen McGlashen | 11/21/2011

    " I LOVED this book. I was rivited. I listed to this book on tape to and from work and there were times I almsot refused to get out of my car to go to work. HMMM....work.....Novel.....work....Novel. It was tough but I chose the novel. LOL "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Trulee Goble | 9/21/2011

    " Thought it would be scary. NOPE! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarasasa | 6/18/2011

    " i really liked this book. i was searching for the second book. ann rice never made a series out of this. so sad..i wish she would have..mummies ..immortality ...sex...adventure ..awesome. def a great book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zabrina | 6/11/2011

    " I'm still waiting for the next book she promised and the end of this one... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 6/9/2011

    " I liked this one. The only Rice book I can say with certainty that I enjoyed. It had some character development, some sex bits and overall an interesting plot. That pretty much sums up what I remember about the book. Surprisingly enough I own a copy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 6/8/2011

    " It was entertaining. Too much sex and not enough character development. Still good though if you life mummies! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michelle | 5/24/2011

    " A quick and moderately entertaining read... very Rice... she does her research and she has a good vocabulary. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 box5angel | 5/21/2011

    " I forgot that I read this a long time ago. Don't remember much but I know I liked it. lol "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 5/18/2011

    " I honestly thought I would hate this book because it sounded like it was about a monster, but it was kind of sexy and exciting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mitzi | 4/4/2011

    " This was actually the 1st book by Anne Rice I ever read, back when I was in high school. I loved it then, and decided to give it a re-read when Anne mentioned on her Facebook page that she was re-reading it herself. I loved it just as much this time - I wish she would have made a series out of it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally | 3/14/2011

    " This is probably my favorite Anne Rice. And it's an interesting take on the ongoing Ramses stories. This was a cool story, but sort of an anticlimactic ending "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Danielle | 2/25/2011

    " Anne Rice not at her best. Bored me to tears until the last ten pages. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Meagan | 2/20/2011

    " Loved it, being a huge fan of Anne Rice's work. Sexy, historic, dreamy, informing and you wish that it never ended. "

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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

Michael York is a successful screen and stage actor. Among his screen credits are Romeo and Juliet, Cabaret, The Three Musketeers, Logan’s Run, and Austin Powers. Stage appearances include Britain’s National Theatre and Broadway. His television work has garnered Emmy nominations and his audio recordings Grammy nominations, as well as five AudioFile Earphones Awards. He has been awarded Britain’s OBE, France’s Arts et Lettres, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.