The Witching Hour

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
October 2015
49 hours 57 minutes
'[A] huge and sprawling tale of horror.' —The New York Times Book Review

Demonstrating once again her gift for spellbinding storytelling, Anne Rice makes real for us a great dynasty of four centuries of witches—a family given to poetry and incest, murder and philosophy, a family that over the ages is itself haunted by a powerful, dangerous, and seductive being called Lasher who haunts the Mayfair women.

Moving in time from today's New Orleans and San Francisco to long-ago Amsterdam and the France of Louis XIV, from the coffee plantations of Port-au-Prince to Civil War New Orleans and back to today, Anne Rice has spun a mesmerizing tale that challenges everything we believe in.
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Acacia C.

when everything comes together at the end of the story so twisted

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Fleur Adams

I know and love the book, off course - so to have it read is hard, as you know what it's like, you've created the characters in your head and the sound of them...... but this narrator is magnificent! I give her my best of recommendations!! I feel as if the story is told by all the characters; she understands the story, she makes it even more tangible and interesting! she speaks English, American with Dutch accent, with Irish sound and sing - and she makes me believe the passages told by a doctor!! She is truly a narrator!

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Just amazing! Creating this family history!! Such a beautiful, twisted journey!!! Stunning.

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Loved it!!!! Had to re-read it before I watched the AMC series. Both are well done. Can’t wait to start the 2nd book in the series.

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I did enjoy the witch story but some of the other stuff wasn't my cup of tea. It couldn't seem to make up it's mind if it was a good witch mystery or a try to be 50 shades of grey!

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Ken B

I forgot Anne Rice can suck you into a story so much. I haven’t listen to her in a long time but, oh man, this was a great book.

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Robert M.

Her beautiful use of language in describing a family's generational heartbreak, loss, and tragic stories of loved ones that resonates long after the last page is read.

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Jeremy L.

I actually read the book many years ago thoroughly have enjoyed so far so have about 10 hours left

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Dianne Hush

Screw the vampires. Anne Rice knows how to write about witches!!!

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This was an awesome read!

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Absolute poetry, as always.

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Liesl D.

Superb! I greatly enjoyed the narration and plot.

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Ethel Eileen R.

I really enjoyed this book. It left me wanting more

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Troy Linkous

Amazing book and every well narrated too.

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Lynda Snart

This was well worth the listening time that this unabridged. The narration is believable, and sets the feel. I am looking forward to buying more from this author as well as from

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Tara Sramek

I enjoyed the book and the mystery of it. Anne rice is a great author. The narrator is alright. She does well at acting out the dialogue

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Joe Bellave

Good story, good narration. It kept my attention, and that's pretty good for an over-50 hour story

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craig specht

Good long book, it kept me interested. The narrator was great. I've always liked the horror genre.

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Michelle Goode

My 5-star rating is based solely upon the original unabridged STORY. I have NOT listened to this recording, so please take that into consideration. The original book, however, is one of my favorites of all time ;)

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