In another feat of hypnotic storytelling, Anne Rice continues the extraordinary Vampire Chronicles that began with the now-classic Interview with the Vampire and continued with The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned.
Lestat speaks. Vampire-hero, enchanter, seducer of mortals - for centuries he has been a courted prince in the dark and flourishing universe of the living dead. Lestat is alone. And suddenly, all his vampire rationale - everything he has come to believe and feel safe with - is called into question. In his overwhelming need to destroy his doubts and his loneliness, Lestat embarks on the most dangerous enterprise he has undertaken in all the danger-haunted years of his long existence.
The Tale of the Body Thief is told with the unique - and mesmerizing - passion, power, color, and invention that distinguish the novels of Anne Rice.
©2010 Anne Rice (P)2015 Random House Audio
"Tinged with mystery, full of drama.... The story is involving, the twists surprising. " (People)
I read the vampire trilogy when they first came out. Now in 2016 they continue to thrill me. I only wish that the other books in the vampire chronicles were in audio format. Very enjoyable having the books read to you, allows your imagination free reign, therefore I enjoyed the books in a fuller way.
"Finally!! An Unabridged Version!!"
Be still my beating heart! Finally, this unabridged version was released two days ago. I've always loved the book and was bitterly disappointed that only an abridged version was available. I never buy abridged versions.
Simon Vance returns as narrator and is as good as ever. I now have five of my favorite Vampire Chronicles audiobooks; from Interview With A Vampire to Tale of the Body Thief and her most recent one, Prince Lestat.
"Rice Turns Toward What It Is To Be Human"
In the 4th in the Vampire Chronicle series, Rice returns to the search for meaning that was such a strong theme in the first, Interview with a Vampire. It has always struck me that Rice uses Vampires as metaphor for angels. With all their gifts, they are not the reflection of God capable of creation that humans are. For blood sucking fiends, Rice's vampires spend a great deal of time discussing God, the meaning of their own existence and spirituality.
In the first book, we learn the early story in a dark 18th century New Orleans. In the second we meet Lestat as a sympathetic character. In the 3rd, Lestat is a rock star adventuring in the modern mortal world. In this, the 4th installment, he actually becomes a mortal man. The adventure allows Rice to explores what it means to be human, angel and devil.
I'll confess, I've read ahead in the series, but had skipped this one. I can tell you that this one is not as fast moving or gripping as the first three, but it's still a great story, mystery, adventure... Later books in the series wax very philosophical. It is clear that Rice begins her turn toward the more philosophical in The Tale of the Body Thief. Good book, no foul language or explicitly obscene content, but this is a book for adults.
"Fantastic exciting from start to finish"
Yes action from start to finish
First of all the narrator is out standing not a dual moment
He was able to capture and separate each person
Lestat is so sensitive
Great book worth every minute
"Awesome story and continued piece"
Locked in and reminded me how much I enjoy the series. Lestat is truly an amazingly wild character in this book. Non-stop action throughout the book. A must have for Ann Rice fans.
"I like La Stat a new fan"
This book was excellent. La Stat captured my heart immediately. I was in a dark place myself, very sad, and overwhelmed when I started this book. It took me to another place made me forget my problems.
I might read the others in the series now
Mr vance becomes the perfect story teller to bring this literary tale to life. It is an enjoyable work for a fan of the series.
I love the book, the series, the vampire. How I wish there were more stories about them.
this is by far the best book I've read from the vampire chronicles. it's hilarious at points and deeply thrilling at others. so excited to hear the next.
Loved this book, if you love the vampire lestat you will love this one too.
"Anne Rice + Simon V = Epic"
Anne's writing is simply amazing. She write paints such an amazing image through her writing. Simon's narration is Lestat. I've listened this 3 times in the past year. I love it.
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