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Angelique's Descent Audiobook

Angelique's Descent

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Dark Shadows' two most popular characters, Barnabas Collins and Angelique, were eternally bound by love and hate. Now actress Lara Parker, Angelique herself, tells the story of how it all began.

The dashing heir of a New England shipping magnate, Barnabas Collins captures the heart of the exquisite, young Angelique amidst the sensual beauty of Martinique, her island home. But Angelique's brief happiness is doomed when Barnabas deserts her and becomes engaged to another. With this one betrayal, Barnabas unleashes an evil that will torment him for all time.

For Angelique is no ordinary woman. Raised in the mysterious black art of voodoo witchcraft, she long ago pledged her soul to darkness and became immortal. Vowing to destroy Barnabas, a vengeful Angelique damns him to eternal life as a vampire - a companion to accompany her forever. Little does Angelique understand the depth of Barnabas's fury....

This edition of Dark Shadows: Angelique's Descent has been updated by the author with an all-new final chapter.

©1998, 2012 Curtis Holdings, LLC. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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    Alabama purchaser 07-19-15 Member Since 2015
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    Where does Angelique's Descent rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is at the very top or near the top of the audios I have listened to. I've listened to a half dozen audiobooks each year for the past 20 years. My favorites would also include Fannie Flagg's Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man & Fried Green Tomatoes.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The original author (who just happened to play this character 1967-1971 on TV's Dark Shadows, and 2003-2015 in the ongoing audio series) really knows her stuff. She lives and breaths Angelique and writes of her very convincingly.


    Have you listened to any of Lara Parker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I've heard several of her audio performances, especially the recent Bloodlust audio drama, in which she was one of a dozen performers. 10 years or so ago she did an abridged Version of Angelique's Descent which had wonderful sound effects and another actor in some scenes. But this is an unabridged book, so every delicious word is here. It's an adventure story, so it's one part vacation around the world, and one part immersion into the best of the beloved soap opera.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    It's too long to listen to in one sitting. It can be listened to for a couple of hours a day and be finished in about a week.


    Any additional comments?

    I read the book when this came out, but had forgotten how sexy it was. I enjoyed it immensely. It's a true benchmark.

    By contrast, I'm reading and loving Harper Lee's new book. It's truly a sequel for the lives of well loved characters -- and it's not a ripoff, because it was written first. So nothing that might happen at the end of the book (even if Scout ends up murdering her father) -- nothing can spoil the fact we have an important, enjoyable new sequel. After I'd read about five chapters, I discovered Audible's audio version which I downloaded. I hate to say it, but after listening to the first 10 chapters of Go Set a Watchman, I'm stopping and going back to the book. I always thought that actress was so good. Aside from her accent being okay, I'm just sad that her reading isn't on a par with Ms. Parker's. I'll listen to the rest of the Go Set a Watchman audio on an upcoming trip, but I want to read the real book first.

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    Michael D. Hannah 07-30-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Angelique's Descent is Enchanting!"
    What made the experience of listening to Angelique's Descent the most enjoyable?

    It was such a treat listening to this book narrated as well as written by the amazing actress that brought the character to life in the original Dark Shadows!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was so interesting hearing Angelique's "side of the story". We see how she was drawn to to the things she did.


    Have you listened to any of Lara Parker’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to her performances on the Dark Shadows audio plays by Big Finish productions. Her performances are always so vivid and beautifully performed. I am always instantly drawn into her work.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was particularly moved when Angelique discovered that Andre DuPres was actually her father and Josette and she were really half sisters.


    Any additional comments?

    I have been a Dark Shadows fan most of my life. It is reassuring that Lara Parker is so devoted to her fans that she wrote and continues to write these books so that we fans have a continuing tie to what has been an important part of our lives. Hearing her voice bring these characters to life is so exciting. Her characterizations are so entertaining and diverse the you are always kept involved in the story.

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    Delia D. Holland USA 08-16-16
    Delia D. Holland USA 08-16-16

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    "Wonderful and Mysterious"

    Just loved this book. We finally get to see how Barnabas and she knew each other. And her childhood was quite intriguing. A must for any Dark Shadows fan!

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    Mary Lynn Cox 07-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    I loved the bood and Lara reading it was wonderful. Even tho I new all the story lines I was held.

















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