The Tale of the Body Thief is the fourth book in The Vampire Chronicles series, by famous author Anne Rice. This is a one-of-a-kind, mesmerizing book. The content of the story concerns the vampire hero, the mortal seducer called the beloved prince in the dark universe. Everything his vampire rationale, he believed in and felt safe in, was called into question.
Here are the top 3 reviews and comments that readers love about this fascinating book.
Review 1: The Tale of the Body Thief audiobook by R. Campbell
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.
Review 2: The Tale of the Body Thief audiobook by Victoria Evrard
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.
Review 3: The Tale of the Body Thief audiobook by leander
This is probably my least favorite of the vampire Lestat’s adventures. I don’t like seeing my favorite characters make dumb mistakes. It was however Lestat and of course, Anne Rice so I give them both a pass. The book is well worth reading, please don’t get me wrong.
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