The Vampire Lestat : The Vampire Chronicles

  • by Anne Rice
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • Series: The Vampire Chronicles
  • 21 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Once an aristocrat in the heady days of pre-revolutionary France, now Lestat is a rockstar in the demonic, shimmering 1980s. He rushes through the centuries in search of others like him, seeking answers to the mystery of his terrifying exsitence. His story, the second volume in Anne Rice's best-selling Vampire Chronicles, is mesmerizing, passionate, and thrilling.


What the Critics Say

"Frightening, sensual.... Anne Rice will live on through the ages of literature.... To read her is to become giddy as if spinning through the mind of time, to become lightheaded as if our blood is slowly being drained away." (San Francisco Chronicle)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Finally unabridged! Excellently read, great listen

This has always been my favourite novel from the Vampire Chronicles series (even though Interview with the Vampire is more popular) but I've always held off downloading it from Audible because it was only available abridged (aka butchered) but when this edition became available I downloaded this, Interview and Queen of the Damned immediately!

I've read the paperback edition of this book many times but Simon Vance narrates very well and captures the cheeky, elegant character of Lestat very well and brings out some subtleties that I've missed before.

This novel stands alone very well if you haven't read the other Anne Rice books since it only makes a few references to Interview with the Vampire.

I hope Audible will release more unabridged Anne Rice books (The Mayfair Witch novels!).
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- Patricia

Had to stop listening.

Spoiler alert.

When a vampire who has never been laid, and who only has meaningful relationships with men, decides to make his mother into a vampire so he can be with her forever, that's when I have to shut the iPod off. And I did.

I'm not homophobic. I'm just allergic to cliche. Sorry. Sue me.
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- Grant "caffeinated"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-31-2011
  • Publisher: Random House Audio