Taltos : Lives of the Mayfair Witches

  • by Anne Rice
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • Series: Lives of the Mayfair Witches
  • 22 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What can I confess? I'm Ashlar. I'm a Taltos.
It's centuries since I've seen one single other member of my own species. Oh, there have been others. I've heard of them, chased after them, and in some instances almost found them. Mark, I say almost. But not in centuries have I touched my own flesh and blood, as humans are so fond of saying. Never in all this time....
When Ashlar learns that another Taltos has been seen, he is suddenly propelled into the haunting world of the Mayfair family, the New Orleans dynasty of witches forever besieged by ghosts, spirits, and their own dizzying powers. For Ashlar knows this powerful clan is intimately linked to the heritage of the Taltos.
In a swirling universe filled with death and life, corruption and innocence, this mesmerizing novel takes us on a wondrous journey back through the centuries to a civilization half human, of wholly mysterious origin, at odds with mortality and immortality, justice, and guilt. It is an enchanted, hypnotic world that could come only from the imagination of Anne Rice....


What the Critics Say

"Rice is a formidable talent.... [Taltos] is a curious amalgam of gothic, glamour fiction, alternate history and high soap opera." (The Washington Post Book World)
"Captivating.... Taltos is a wonderful offering...the best she's done.... There is a new member of Anne Rice's macabre family of monsters, and he's probably the loneliest, most melancholy creature on earth.... Rice keeps the mystic fires burning strong." (The Milwaukee Journal)
"Spellbinding.... Mythical.... Anne Rice is a pure storyteller." (Cosmopolitan)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Intriguing Story, excellent narrator

Must listen to the three books to get the full essence of the story. It is truly captivating.
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- Enid Doyle

Another fantastic book

It seems difficult to believe, but there is actually more to the story of the Mayfair witches to be told in this third and final book in the series. Anne Rice introduces new characters, new situations, new twists and turns to this magnificent story. I just wanted it to go on and on.

Anne Rice is a master story teller. Kate Reading is a master narrator with a voice like silk. Just sit back and listen!
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- Linda Erlich

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-10-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audio