I read this book when it was first published, absolutely loved it and was excited to see it as an audiobook. Like other readers, I neglected to note it was ABRIDGED (hence, the 1-star rating for story). There was so much of the book cut out, I hardly recognized it as the original. This is most definitely a book that needs the entire story told. I would love to see it in an unabridged version and read by another narrator (Joyce Bean, Barbara Rosenblat, Scott Brick).
The book is FABULOUS, but this recording is terrible, it's basically like telling the story to a toddler. It leaves out most of the story and just glosses over the main points. This recording is the equivalent of cliff notes.
Counselor with eclectic taste, I enjoy historical fiction, supernatural and satire...among others. Favorite Book Quote; "...God loves us, but the devil takes an interest"~Alexandrine Paradis
I only made it through the first 45 minutes, so perhaps this is not a fair review. I was very uninspired, I truly enjoyed Interview with A Vampire and Lestat; but this...bah, It was mind numbingly bland. Listening to the flat delivery of the read, combined with superficial and shallow writing I just said enough and threw in the towel. Wasted money but lesson learned.
I am married to Michael and the mother of three boys, ages elementary, eight, and two. I have a BA in history from OU. I love to read,travel, and explore.
I love The Witching Hour. I heard a rumor a while back that there might be a series, but have yet to see it produced. The unabridged just left out too much detail.
Rowan's first sexual moment with Lasher and the moment she has her child and Michael walks in confronting Rowan and Michael.
Yes, but I did not like the narrator too much.
Julian, because he is powerful and seems to know all. Plus he is a delight.
Lindsay Crouse is phenomenal, and Anne Rice is my favorite author but when they say *abridged*, they mean you get a completely watered down story. This amazing book was chopped into a horrible Readers' Digest diatribe.
Not abridged it
I love her voice characterizations; I hope she does many more
Yes. It is a good book.
The book is really good but the audio book leaves out so much detail.
I love this story. I love how we get to know individual 'witches' and their place in history. I wish i could crawl into a book about each and every one of them and how lasher guided their futures while manipulating them to do his bidding. I love how i see the garden district through Rice's words. I feel like i want to wrap up in this world for a month touching everything myself. Reading and seeing each word lived out. FANTASTIC Ms. Rice
I'm not crazy about her writing style. With all of those flowery descriptions she seems to be trying to hard and I catch myself rolling my eyes.
The story was a little disjointed.
I was expecting so much more.
I think Anne Rice is off my read list.