Sweet Fun Romance
There are so many, but love the side story about going to the yoga class.
The wonderful accents!
Even the supernatural have to fight for equality.
I wasn't sure what to expect as the reviews were all over the board. I really liked this story as there was an element of romance, challenging family relationships (which may remind you of your own families), and a hint of mystery. All elements I enjoy when listening to a good book.
I have nothing to add to the other disgruntled reviews of this book; those folks all said it as well as, or better than, I could. I had all the same complaints and noted the same positives.
In fairness, my frustration is partly due to personal taste - I strongly dislike role-playing romance. However, I can stomach it if it's well-written and the story has some depth or doesn't take itself too seriously (i.e. Barbara Michaels/Elizabeth Peters.)
That said, it's rare that I can't finish a book. I got more than half way through this one but I was so completely annoyed by the formulaic romance and stereotypes that I had to walk away. I wish romances had their own Audible category so I could better avoid them!
There is potential here for the author, though, and the narrator was fine.
I have not read the print version. I do not think I will need to even though I own it. The audio was one of the best audio books I have ever listened to!
There is no comparison. This book is amazing. I love when a book mixes all the supernatural and paranormal together into a story. This story goes even beyond that.
I admit that the beginning of the book was a little dull. Not that it was written badly but it just takes a bit to really get into the story. With that being said, I was then HOOKED! I could not wait to find out what would happen next. Diana and Mathew are amazing as is the world they live in!
There were several actually. The book is so well written that it actually makes you want to go back in time and experience life as it was when Mathew was in other times.
If you love witchcraft, love, friends and great incredible characters, this is the book for you! Honestly, the reader of this audio book is amazing. She does the voices of all the characters so well. you never doubt who is speaking at all. Best audio I have ever heard!
A Book Addict who found she could clean house and get her book fix with audio books.
This book is good but it can drag. My friends who read it struggled through those parts. The narration of Jennifer Ikeda helped that greatly. The story is good, the characters engaging but listening to it makes all the difference.
I am a Youth Services Librarian at a public library and I love my job. I am also a runner and I love listening to great books while staying healthy. That's Elsie in the picture...she is my favorite running partner and typically perks her ears up during the tense portions of the books :)
I so enjoyed listening to this book. The reader was just amazing and suited Diana perfectly. She also did some pretty convincing accents for the various characters throughout the story. This really is like Twilight for adults, but there is an actual plot line that makes it that much more enticing.
I relate to Diana in more ways than one and think she is a wonderfully fleshed out character.
Too many to choose from :)
Their love was forbidden, but too deep to be ignored.
Just a great book and the audio makes it even better. One I will listen to again and again.
Absolutely...in fact, I plan to this week to be ready for Book 2.
I liked the way the relationship between Diana and Matthew developed.
No, I haven't heard her before.
Would if I could, but it was way too long to do in one sitting.
Can't wait for Shadow of Night
Jennifer Ikeda did a wonderful job. Her ability to convey each voice and personality of characters made teh book much more interesting than just reading the book.
Yseabeau (Yes it is spelled that way in the book!)
I have listened to the book three times since September 2011.
Can't wait for the sequel!
It depends on the friends taste. It's well written and clearly some people enjoy it but I didn't. The story sort of wandered, ambled far to slowly for my taste.
As I said the plot ambled and sort of waffled around without a whole lot actually happening
33 Year old professional male with a love of SciFi and Fantasy
Hard for me to tell if this was a romance novel, or a scifi / fantasy novel. All in all, it was a good listen, and I believe I will obtain the next book when it comes out, but SOME editing could have been done.
Good setup for another book, while leaving the listeners in a comfortable place
Hand knitting and crochet are my hobbies in retirement, listening to books makes the time and the stitches fly by!
Yes, have done so at every opportunity. It is my opinion that this is one of the most well written books I've listened to in ages. The character evolution, the background description and the historical content is above par.
Uniqueness, and the many threads that pop up to keep you turning the pages.
I can not imagine this book read by anyone else. She does a wonderful job.
Yes, the emotions, all kinds, are tweaked in so many ways. The sadness when Matthew leaves France for England can put one in the doldrums for days.
I can't tell you how many times I have listened to this book in the last 18 months, since it was published. I own it in three formats and can't wait till the sequel comes out.