Just when I thought I was getting bored to death, something happens and I keep reading. It was well read, and entertaining. I started READING the book, and kept putting it down too often. Once I put it on my LISTEN TO LIST, BOOM...DONE!!! HURRY UP next book!!! I'm anxiously awaiting July 10th for the next in this series!
Yes. I have fallen in love with a book before, and often hate it when I reach the end... but this one I have not only loved, but listened repeatedly, very rare for me. There is nothing about this book that is not totally addictive. Not a fan of Witches, Vampires and 'demons'? It really won't matter!!! This is a tale that I cannot reccommend highl enough.
The narrator is wonderful and every charactar has a life of their own.
Who would not love Mathew and Diana? There are so many wonderful, colorful, and fascinating charactars in this book that if I could not choose one of the lovers I would not be able to point out just one other....
All... I did not lose interest for a moment. From simple moments, to the highs and lows there is not a single scene I would not wish to relive.
I laughed, cried,giggled and shrieked.... I fell in love with this book and it's charactars... what more extreme reaction is there than that? The narrator made sure that every moment was as real as if you were there listening to them.
Counting the days to the next book has been almost painful with anticipation. I follow the author, Deborah Harkness, on facebook and her website. And have fallen in love with the scribble ring.... you can not go wrong with this book, author or narrator.
I never thought I would enjoy a book about witches and vampires, nearly 30 hours long, and part 1 of a trilogy. But a friend recommended it and I admit she was correct. I look forward to the next book.
Oh It was really good! The writing was brilliant, always kept me on my toes and kept me thinking, not to mention the preformance was really good. It was just a whim to get this book, I didn't think it'd be all that good, but Oh...OH...Oh did it blow me away. I DEFINETLY recommend it to Everyone!
captivating, historical, inspiring
When Dianna and Matthew time walked to see Isabo and Mart.
very good voice
When Dianna saved Matthew's life of course.
I love books set in today's world with historical concepts as well.
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I tried to enjoy it. I tried to keep going. I wanted to be sucked into their world. It just never happened. I usually enjoy a nice fantasy piece but I just couldn't get into this one.
I don't know if another narrator could have done better. I think it was the books itself.
I just didn't enjoy it.
This book has gotten a lot of great reviews and people did enjoy it. I, however, am not one of those people. I thought it was boring. The plot was there, the characters were there, the idea was there, but something was missing.
Discovery of Witches held my interest and I found myself believing in the Witches, Vampires and Demons.I would listen to it again, finding the pace moving along and not dragging.
I recommend this book. I love the love story but the details of history was really awesome.
Mathew is my favorite character b/c I am intrigue with his experiences. What he saw through time.
I thought Jennifer Ikeda narration is great. I love the way she switches between characters and her ability to read other languages.
This book was recommended to me by a friend. I was skeptical at first, but I found myself engross in this book. I could not stop listening to it. I thought the comic relief was clever at times and very funny.
I can't wait for the 2nd book, Shadow of Night.
My book club selected this book. One chapter in and the pace was excruciatingly slow -- so much detail surrounding the simple act of our heroine going to the librbary to retrieve a book! I considered abandoning it. Glad I stuck with it. Soon I was rocketing along on a fast paced adventure. A great mix of sci-fi and romance. I recommend this book for fans of Diana Gabaldon. btw - the book was a critical element of the story that followed so I forgive the lenghy telling of her first encounter with it.