• The Tale of the Body Thief

  • By: Anne Rice
  • Narrated by: Richard E. Grant
  • Length: 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 10-17-00
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (293 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the best selling Vampire Chronicles, that began with Interview with the Vampire and continued with The Vampire Lestat and The Queen of the Damned, comes The Tale of the Body Thief. 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. But now his covens are scattered. Lestat is alone. In his overwhelming need to destroy his doubts and his loneliness, he embarks on the most dangerous enterprise he has ever undertaken in all the danger-haunted years of his long existence.
The Tale of the Body Thief is told with the mesmerizing passion, power, color, and invention that distinguish the extraordinary novels of Anne Rice.
The Tale of the Body Thief is Volume 4 of The Vampire Chronicles.
©1982 by Anne O'Brien Rice (P)1992 by Random House, Inc.
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3 out of 5 stars
By stacey on 03-17-12

Book fans will be disappointed

My bad. I totally missed the part about this download being abridged. I discovered it too late, after realizing several good parts of the book were missing. I've read the harcover many times and it was evident the Audible story had been shortened. The narrator was an overacting dork, growling or yelling his lines throughout the book. It was perfectly obnoxious. Why didn't they stick with Simon Vance, who narrated the first three books in the series? Caveat emptor.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Cynthia on 03-01-13

ABRIDGED!!!!!!! AWFUL!!!!!

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?


What was most disappointing about Anne Rice’s story?

It was ABRIDGED!!!!!!!

How could the performance have been better?


Any additional comments?

I made the mistake of purchasing this without looking that it was abridged. I kick myself for the complete waste!!! It's horrible to do this to books..just horrible!

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1 out of 5 stars
By Henrietta on 07-30-11

Embarrasingly bad...

I absolutely adored the previous older vampire books from Anne, but this book almost makes me not want to read any more of her newer stuff... Completely without charm this one, Lestat is (never thought it possible) lame, and the reader..! This Richard E.Grant is absolutely overdoing the voicing, making even the simplest sentences sound like dramatic action, to the point of making it almost hilarious when the book`s mood is mostly serius. He is also faulty of the vampires sounding like angry grizzly bears 90% of the time, plus making the erotic scenes so embarrasing to listen that it is almost unbearably akward to manage through them. So far the worst audiobook I have ever downloaded, and since it really holds nothing important story-wise, I recommend people so shamelessly skip it and move to Armand.

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