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    You'll love this collection of three Anne Rice favorites at a bargain price.

    The Witching Hour: Demonstrating once again her gift for spellbinding storytelling, Anne Rice makes real a family of witches - a family given to poetry and incest, to murder and philosophy, a family that is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous and seductive being.

    Lasher: Now, Anne Rice brings us again - even more magically - into the midst of the dynasty of witches she introduced in The Witching Hour.

    At the center of Lasher: the brilliant and beautiful Rowan Mayfair, queen of the coven, and Lasher, the darkly compelling demon whom she finds irresistible and from whose evil spell and vision she must now flee. She takes with her their terrifying and exquisite child, one of "a brood of children born knowing, able to stand and talk on the first day."

    Rowan's attempt to escape Lasher and his pursuit of her and their child are at the heart of this extraordinary saga. It is a novel that moves around the globe, backward and forward through time, and between the human and demonic worlds. Its many voices - of women, of men, of demons and angels, present and past - haunt and enchant us. With a dreamlike power, the novel draws us through twilight paths, telling a chillingly hypnotic story of occult and spiritual aspirations and passion.

    Taltos: What can I confess? I'm Ashlar. I'm a Taltos.

    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 only come from the imagination of Anne Rice....

    ©1994 Random House Audio; 1993, 1995, 1996 Anne Rice

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    • Danielle
    • 22/01/2014

    Abridged Leaves a lot out

    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Depends on the friend - if they enjoy simple quick reads then yes. Friends who like the details and a meatier book - no

    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    First the books are out of order - Mayfair Witches is the first book. Second I'm currently reading the kindle version of the Mayfair Witches and the abridged parts leave out way too much for my comfort. I feel like it changes the story a bit too much, while you get the general gist you're missing a lot of the good stuff - it the movies version

    What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

    Yes the narrators did well but I thought the guy in abridged parts was little dull

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    • Lady Bird
    • 08/09/2014

    DON'T ever buy abridged!

    What disappointed you about The Witching Hour, Lasher, Taltos?

    The stories don't make sense, they move to quickly and are just terrible overall. I absolutely love Anne Rice but this was awful.

    What could Anne Rice have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Nothing. It was abridged, I should have known better.

    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The narrators were fine.

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    • grolarbear
    • 02/10/2015

    DO NOT BUY!!!

    The Mayfair Chronicles are exciting and terrifying because of the DETAILS. This crappy abridgment skips everything that makes the stories wonderful and instead gives you the bare bones of the outline. Terrible, horrible, no good, very bad product.

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    • Utilisateur anonyme
    • 20/04/2013

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    Would you try another book from Anne Rice and/or the narrators?

    Why on earth is Lasher the first story in this collection? The Witching Hour should be the first story, Lasher is a followup to the Witching Hour. I fail to understand why the order was chosen.

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    • Charo Botin
    • 18/03/2015

    Beware, It's an abridged version!

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

    There may be a market for abridged books, but I personally do not get the appeal.

    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I disliked all the characters, not sure if it is because of the narration or the loss in characterization due to the abridgement, but I could not relate to them or understand their motivations half the time.

    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I absolutly hated the narrations, in my opinion they get in the way of the good writing and misrepresent the emotion I imagine the characters are having way too many times. The lady narrator in the first story is not as bad, but here too the general tone of the narrating feels wrong to me. I wonder if Anne Rice would like it.

    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    One can glimpse the powerful writing style and the interesting story that is behind this unfortunate version.

    Any additional comments?

    I did not realize these were abridged versions when I bought the collection, and have been wondering how Anne Rice could have written a book like this one all the time I have been listening LOL I had been forcing myself to listen to it until the end but now I've realized it is abridged there's no point for me in continuing.

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    • Amber Worth
    • 11/10/2015

    At the time this was the only way to get them

    What disappointed you about The Witching Hour, Lasher, Taltos?

    These were abridged versions of the books.

    What was most disappointing about Anne Rice’s story?

    Most of the stories were missing.

    What aspect of the narrators’s performance would you have changed?

    It did not include the story.

    What character would you cut from The Witching Hour, Lasher, Taltos?

    The weak female taltos.

    Any additional comments?

    I wish there were a way to get this purchase out of my audible library... like a delete forever button.

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    • Jason McLennan
    • 28/06/2015

    Don't buy! It's abridged and very confusing.

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

    No one

    What could Anne Rice have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Anne rice is great but this book is abridged and done poorly.

    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrators’s performances?

    No

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    • Kathleen
    • 10/06/2015

    Cliff Notes version. don't bother! Read the book

    I read the witching hour many years ago and loved the thick richness of the story. Very detailed with lots of character development with entangled storyline.
    This audio was a narrative in many areas. That was Very disappointing.
    Lasher & Taltos were just silly in the audio version. Too bad

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    • Amy
    • 22/12/2013

    A hot Mess!

    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Absolute disappointment! And I'm a little mad at how theses books were packaged and bridged. The Witching Hour is the first book but for some reason it's packaged here in the recordings as second! So you start off with the audio-cast already lost.

    Also the way the books are bridged, or shortened, is a serious wrongdoing to the story and author. The part that is most important-family history-is bridged and frankly rushed thru like your at a fast-food drive thru!

    Any additional comments?

    The ONLY reason why I continued to listen to this massacre of a production was to get to Tim Curry's performance (a master of voice and character invocation - the Lon Chaney of our time). I give the performance 5 stars for Tim and ONLY Tim Curry. Joe Morton is a 3.5 and Lindsay...we'll she is just annoying.

    If you are interested in this book series, then just read the books. This 'packaging' is an otiosity.

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    • Batscales
    • 19/04/2013

    books out of place

    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I had to listen to certain parts more than once the first two books were out of place the witching hour should have been the first book it starts the three books.

    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was satisfying

    Was Anne Rice Value Collection worth the listening time?

    It was worth listening to I had to relisten to Lasher after the witching hour

    Any additional comments?

    I really liked the performance of the narrator

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