Merrick : The Vampire Chronicles

  • by Anne Rice
  • Narrated by Graeme Malcolm
  • Series: The Vampire Chronicles
  • 11 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At the center is the beautiful, unconquerable witch, Merrick. She is a descendant of the gens de colors libres, a cast derived from the black mistresses of white men, a society of New Orleans octoroons and quadroons, steeped in the lore and ceremony of voodoo, who reign in the shadowy world where the African and the French - the white and the dark - intermingle. Her ancestors are the Great Mayfair Witches, of whom she knows nothing - and from whom she inherits the power and magical knowledge of a Circe.Into this exotic New Orleans realm comes David Talbot, hero, storyteller, adventurer, almost mortal vampire, visitor from another dark realm. It is he who recounts Merrick's haunting tale - a tale that takes us from the New Orleans of the past and present to the jungles of Guatemala, from the Mayan ruins of a century ago to ancient civilizations not yet explored.Anne Rice's richly told novel weaves an irresistible story of two worlds: the witches' world and the vampires' world, where magical powers and otherworldly fascinations are locked together in a dance of seduction, death, and rebirth.

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What the Critics Say

"Rice offers a haunting look at the separate but equally intriguing worlds of witches and vampires´┐Ż" (Publishers Weekly)

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Customer Reviews

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Merrick (Unabridged)

A moving a tale as only Anne Rice can tell. The story line flows flawlessly

Graeme Malcolm, an exceptional reading, pleasant to listen too.
Vocal tones and inflections done with prefection.
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- James

Enchanting but not a Vampire Chronicle

Did Graeme Malcolm do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

I enjoyed his overall narration and he was a perfect match for the voice of david but i did not like how he voiced other key characters in the story.


Was Merrick worth the listening time?

This book was a great read and is definitely one of Anne Rice's better novels.


Any additional comments?

If you came to this book hoping for the next exciting installment of the vampire chronicle series you might be very disappointed. The book is a good read but aside from the fact the book is narrated by one of our beloved vampires there is maybe a third of the content of the book that actually focuses on them. This book clearly fulfilled a desire of the authors to do a cross over of her two series the vampire chronicles and the mayfairer witches but doesn't really focus on either one.

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- Alexandra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-02-2000
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks