Grabbed this book on a whim and a sale. What a tremendous find! It was a little slow to start, but then I next found myself unwilling to get out of the car because I didn't want to stop listening. Can't wait to grab the second title!
Highly recommend and absolutely LOVED the narrator.
Omg this is the single most irritating storey I have ever listened to . I still have not finished it . I'm not sure it's the terrible narration or the inanely discriptive emotional diatribe that never ends. Could have been better storey if it was written by a 12 year old
The story turned wonderful unexpected curves in every direction! I was captivated and enchanted by the characters. The narration was great - I have a picture in my mind's eye of each character and a personality to match. This is the best book that I have read this summer and I have read several!
Matthew is so hot! He is the perfect picture of a vampire.
I love the scene where Diana flies from the pit to Matthew.
It fired up my imagination; I have always loved the idea of "what if".
I highly recommend this book. I generally do not like romances, but this book is so much more than a romance. It keeps you turning the pages and eager for more.
Yes, I loved how Jennifer Ikeda used her voice in various ways to depict the various characters. She was a joy to listen to.
My favorite part of the entire book is the sentient house where Diana grew up with her Aunt Sarah and Em. I LOVED that the house knew when people were going to visit it and created new spaces for guests, including what should be in the rooms. The house has temper tantrums, and hides/reveals things when it wants! And the ghosts that roamed it.
A delightfully written story of witches, vampires, and demons, with history that fascinated and kept me interested in the story line. As much as it is intricate she never looses the threads of the story being woven.
I enjoyed the entire book! I cannot wait to start on the next one! Her characters are smart and talented. Full bodied secondary characters were throughout the story. I felt full after the story was over.
Loved the descriptions of wine, tea and food that made me interested in trying what they were experiencing. I also loved the historical people and manuscripts referenced throughout the story. I just loved this book.
Yes, its fantastic.
She is a wonderful narrator. The way she captured the different characters is amazing.
Yes, but I don't want to give anything away.
I am now listening to the 2nd book and I love it too. Can't wait for the 3rd one to come out.
I really love books! I love physical books, e-books, and audio books! Since I tend to do several things at once, it's great to have a really good "listen" playing in the background. I think Audible is great, I even got my husband hooked on audiobooks!
Most definitely, I couldn't stop listening! In fact I already have recommended it to several friends!! And I have just purchased the second book in the trilogy.
Narration can make or break a book. When it's right, you simply "fall" into the story. That's the case with this narrator.
A magical journey you won't forget!
Yes ... especially if they love fiction. This book while entertain and enlighten. "A Discovery of Witches" grasps you from the very 1st chapter. I actually bought the book when it first came out and never had a chance to read it....I have little kids. The audio book is perfect for me becaue I spend a lot of time in the car throughout the week. I have read several trilogies and half the time I'm not interesting in moving on to the next book. This was definitely not one of them... I was ready the moment I finished listening to the last line to start the sequel. Thank goodness it already came out! Read this book... it's worth it.
No I haven't listened to any performances of Jennifer Ikeda's before; however she was stunning. I listen to 3-4 audio books a month and easily become irritated or disinterested when the performer doesn't match up to the pace of the book. Ikeda is enthralling and easily moves from character to character. I would definitely listen to a book based on knowledge of her performance only.
nope not the type of books i am into.
to read more about a book before i get it
such a sappy romance novel.
Not to listen to
She was fine.
Yeah, because they would cut out all the extra stuff that made it so long.
It was just a long story that took a while to get to the point. I am in the middle of it and I don't know if I am going to download the next part because it isn't that interesting. The plot/storyline is great, it just has a lot of "fluff" that makes it long and keeps it from getting to the point. I listen to books while I clean the house and this one grabbed my attention in parts, but lost it numerous times as well.
I'm a Joyful Vegan/Artist-Photographer who has become passionately addicted to Audible.
Engaging, Romantic, Mystical
It's combination of fantasy and history may not be unique, but I can't remember another book that does this so seamlessly.
Jennifer Ikeda's performance is impeccable. It feels like you are listening to a cast of men and women, old and young with a variety of accents. It's amazing.