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 The character evolution, the background description and the historical content is above par.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.
I like to give new genres and others a chance, but this one is for teenager. I felt like I was reading a soap opera after a while.
too many unattached tentacles
I really enjoyed this story. It took some unexpected twists and turns. It was easy to become invested in the main characters. I originally tried to read this novel, but found the story slow to start. I am a fan of fantasy, so six months later I decided to try listening to the book. Applause to the narrator that kept me focused and excited for more from the very beginning! Now I can't wait to buy the sequel. I loved this book.
YES! I have listened to A Discovery of Witches 3 times! After the first "listen", I immediately listened to it again- it is one of the best books i have ever read. Intelligent, and engrossing.
Gosh, very hard question. It is far more than a romance. Far more than Twilight, or any other I can think of. Perhaps, a bit like Diane Gabaldon Outlander series. Because of the history.
The lead.Or Mathew.
You will not be sorry. I have July 10th on my calendar!
I thought this was a fine book with a good premise. Unfortunately, it needed a really good editor. The last third of the book dragged and certainly could have been "tighter", but still a good story. I thought the narrator was great and I am looking forward to downloading the next book - I just hope that the second book has a better editor!!
I'm so happy I bought this one. It was a great listen and an excellent narrator. Can't wait for the next one in the series.