The Witching Hour : Lives of the Mayfair Witches

  • by Anne Rice
  • Narrated by Kate Reading
  • Series: Lives of the Mayfair Witches
  • 50 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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What the Critics Say

"[A] huge and sprawling tale of horror." (The New York Times Book Review)

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Customer Reviews

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Simply stunning and exceptionally well read.

A really good book from start to finish. It can seem a little repetitive in parts, but not so bad, as to put you off the book. The narration was outstanding, a voice that is easy to listen to, and really pulls you into the storyline. I found I couldn't turn it off. Oftentimes listening into the early hours instead of getting my truly needed beauty sleep. Trust me, I need as much of that as I can get. But Kate managed to keep me rivited to my Earphones. Often to the annoyance of my family. Overall, a fantastic audio listen made all the better by the narration of Kate Reading. A highly recommended Audiol Book. Happy Audiobooking.
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- Jon Lambert

Whit a Belter!

This was a monster book at 50 hours, but I enjoyed every minute!

Strangely, for such a long listen, you didn't really have a huge story to digest and the space for a sequel is obvious.

A family of witches from their start in Scotland, typical of us(!), through to New Orleans and the French Quarter span four centuries. Like my family they are practically all women, maybe there's something I don't know!

Each member has a specific talent like ESP or healing, that will make a mysterious 13th witch all powerful. Who is this witch and why does the women's demonic familiar have so much control over them all?

A great listen, I only hope it doesn't take another ten years to record a sequel!
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- sarahmoose2000

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-10-2015
  • Publisher: Random House Audio