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The Tale of the Body Thief Audiobook

The Tale of the Body Thief: The Vampire Chronicles, Book 4

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Audible Editor Reviews

“Rice is our modern messenger of the occult, whose nicely updated dark-side passion plays twist and turn in true Gothic form.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

Publisher's Summary

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

What the Critics Say

"Tinged with mystery, full of drama.... The story is involving, the twists surprising. " (People)

“Hypnotic...masterful.” (Cosmopolitan)

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    Victoria Evrard Tucson, AZ USA 07-31-15
    Victoria Evrard Tucson, AZ USA 07-31-15 Member Since 2016
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    "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.

    Happy Happy!!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Melissa Chatham 11-13-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Fantastic exciting from start to finish"
    Would you listen to The Tale of the Body Thief again? Why?

    Yes action from start to finish


    What did you like best about this story?

    First of all the narrator is out standing not a dual moment


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

    He was able to capture and separate each person


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

    Lestat is so sensitive


    Any additional comments?

    Great book worth every minute

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    R. Campbell Glastonbury, CT, United States 11-09-15
    R. Campbell Glastonbury, CT, United States 11-09-15 Member Since 2009

    Ray Campbell

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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    4Dzone Atlanta, GA 08-13-15
    4Dzone Atlanta, GA 08-13-15

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    "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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    dtip446 11-17-16
    dtip446 11-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "awe inspiring"

    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.

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    Miranda Stefan 10-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Beautifully written"

    Loved this book, if you love the vampire lestat you will love this one too.

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    Robert 10-10-16
    Robert 10-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "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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    Jessica Ford Brazil 07-25-16
    Jessica Ford Brazil 07-25-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Anne Wonderful Rice"

    I have read these books twice now and I could read them a thousand times that's the way she makes me feel, the books are so interesting, never a moment that I'd wanna skip.

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    Kevin 06-07-16
    Kevin 06-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "One of my all time favorites."

    Anne Rice is one of my all time favorite authors, and Body Thief is my favorite book in the Vampire Chronicles. Mr. Vance does a wonderful job with the narration, and his voice for Lestat has now become my internal voice of Lestat.

    This is a wonderfully written and performed audiobook that's brought some old friends back into my life.

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    Marc 04-17-16
    Marc 04-17-16 Member Since 2015
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    "all around great."

    amazing story. written very well. read wonderfully! highly recommend this one. even if you haven't read the other books.

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    "Another Great Anne Rice book!"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Brett
    5/26/16
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    "Wonderful"

    La Stat strikes again, this novel is another tour dear force from Ann Rice, she interweaves common mythology and in so doing creates a world that is alive. Beautiful.

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