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Angelique's Descent, Part 1 (Dark Shadows Dramatic Readings #1)

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The first passions of Angelique and Barnabas are revealed at last. Growing up in the island paradise of Martinique , Angeliue Bouchard finds herself plunged into a world of betrayal and corruption. Imprisoned by her cruel father, she turns to the dark arts for solace, not knowing that a chance meeting with the young Barnabas Collins will soon change her life forever.

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Published August 31st 2007 by Big Finish Productions

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If you loved the Dark Shadows daytime soap opera (1966-1971), you’ll remember two of the show’s most popular characters: Barnabas Collins and Angelique Bourchard, who appear in the 1795 storyline. The television drama revealed that Angelique—maidservant to the lovely Josette Du Pres—was also secretly a voodoo-practicing witch, who hailed from the island of Martinique. Intimated was Angelique’s once-romantic involvement with the dashing Barnabas Collins, heir of a Maine shipping magnate. But ...more
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Jan 16, 2015 Carol Stowe rated it liked it
This book is a must for any Dark Shadows fan as it gives the early history of the witch Angelique. Barnabas, now living in the 1970's, finds Angelique's journal and begins to read. Chapter by chapter, the plot switches from the present to Angelique's past as recorded in the journal. Her personality slowly darkens as she ages and is preyed upon by power-hungry men. One can almost feel sorry for her at the end. Almost.
Jul 01, 2009 Susan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio, dark-shadows
I love Dark Shadows so any story associated, no matter how bad, has to be good. However, that wasn't the case here. I loved this story. It traces Angelique's life from childhood up till her living in Collinsport as Josette's maid.

Lara Parker added so much detail to Angelique's life that reading gave me a completely different perspective on who she is. If I had had this back story while watching the series, I don't think I would have disliked her so much!

I completely enjoyed this story from beg
Nov 08, 2011 Reeny rated it really liked it
I have always loved Angelique she was my favorite character on the Dark Shadows television series as a child. I had always believed she was misunderstood and after reading this book I found I was correct.

It's a shame this book could not have been written when the television show was in progress forty five years ago, this book gave us inside depth to Angelique and who else better to do this than Lara Parker a great actress, I wish we could have got to see more of her upon the screen.
Mar 16, 2014 Linda rated it it was ok
Lara Parker is quite the writer, but the sadomasochistic sex that permeated throughout the mumbo jumbo voodoo world did not resonate well with me. Just did not adhere to the "Dark Shadows" genre and was just plain convoluted in points. I will stick to the tormented vampire Barnabas stories any day...
Mar 03, 2016 Kathleen rated it liked it
I LOVE the old tv show Dark Shadows. I thought I would give this a try since it gives you a background story of Angelique, that you don't hear in the show. Angelique's Decent was well written and at parts interesting. However, there was a lot of sexual content and child abuse, so not a book for the weak-hearted.
Set during the Haitian Revolt, better and more interesting than a "extended adventures from a tv show" should be.
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LARA PARKER played the role of Angelique on Dark Shadows. She grew up in Memphis Tennessee, attended Vassar College, majored in Drama at the University of Iowa, and received her MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University at Los Angeles. She lives in Topanga Canyon, California.
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