First I absolutely must thank Kim at Reflections of a Book Addict for recommending I pick up anything narrated by Simon Vance. The narration was awesome! He was fairly easy to understand, but what really blew me away were the great accents and the amount of emotion he put into the characters’ voices. Simply amazing.
Having seen the Interview With the Vampire movie more recently than I’ve read the book, I forgot how wonderful the book truly was. The undertones of sensuality, dark and disturbing though they sometimes are, perfectly convey the essence of vampires. I have yet to read anything else that comes close to capturing the same feeling. This is one of the few books I’ve re-read multiple times and it’s always been a five star read for me. However, I’m finding that I’m a little pickier about little things in my audiobooks and in this book, what really got to me was the main character’s angst. Other people have complained about this in the novel and it’s never been a problem for me. But everything lasts longer in an audiobook and the existential musings were just too much. At the end of the day, I’ve been converted to the ranks of those who would recommend anything by Simon Vance, certain it would be amazing. Despite that, I would more highly recommend Interview With the Vampire as a book.