Great narrator and a great story.
YES! I think I broke an App Record with this one!
I can't wait till the next one comes out!
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I read A Discovery of Witches when it was published. I'm not usually a fan of romance novels, but thoroughly enjoyed author Harkness' rollicking story and engaging, well developed characters. I particularly enjoyed the way she infused the tale with her broad knowledge of European history and wines.
I decided to purchase the audiobook in advance of the release of the second book in the series and heard a completely different story from that which I read a year and a half ago: in the audiobook, narrator Ikeda transformed my strong, brave and bookish heroine Diana into a ditzy, sometimes breathless, sometimes simpering twit. While a technically very accomplished reader, either Ikeda or I got this story ALL wrong- and while I may well be the reader at fault, my mind's Diana was a far more vibrant and interesting character with whom to spend so very many hours.
I can certainly understand why so many reviewers disliked A Discovery of Witches' audiobook.
Give your ears a rest and read this one.
The storyline blew my mind! I was apprehensive to get this book once I read reviews that it was an "adult twilight" book (I refuse to read the series and I'm not into those kind of vampire books).
Nevertheless, I forged ahead and got it - what a great move. This book is not only magical, but it's also a very smart read. If you love historical fiction, science fiction and any part of fantasy, this book is for you.
The narration was solid with wonderful accents and colorful characters. It flows like a mix between.
The best way to describe this book was a mix between Ken Follett, Ilona Andrews and Meg Cabot.
I can't wait for book two.
I had to give this one a second chance. I had a hard time getting through the first few chapters, but I'm glad I did! The book is a little slow to start but once it got going, it was well written and interesting. I enjoyed all the characters, even the "bad guys". The narrator did a fabulous job at bringing the characters to life!
I might listen to it again although it is not a habit of mine to listen to books more then once.
The narration was done well and kept the story moving right along.
This was a light story for entertainment, no strong emotions.
I can't wait for the sequel. This story isn't quite over yet.
This is at the top of my list - one of my favorite books. Perfect amount of romance, suspense, action, drama, etc. I was totally engrossed. I also like that it had some science in it, so it makes you think. Can't wait for the rest of the series!
The narrator had perfect differentiation with the characters and I didn't feel like I was listening to a girl try to sound like a guy. Perfect!
More of a romance novel and not a good romance novel. I am disappointed that I cannot return this book to regain my credits. I tried to like it but gave up after the second part. The charactors lack in every way. Do not waste your credit on this book.
The info and history of Oxford.
I actually loved the character of Sophie - the demon. She doesn't come in to the story until very nearly the end but I loved her sweet nature and her complete trust in the fact that good would triumph over evil.
When Diana kills Juliette.
I wasn't keen on reading this book based on some of the reviews but I got a good deal on it and picked it up. Well - I really enjoyed it. I think that the narration really made the book, she did such an amazing job with the different accents and made each character individual. Her description of Oxford and the history was great. From someone who was prepared to NOT like this book, I am now eagerly awaiting the second.
I can't wait for the next book in the series. It was like sitting in a collegiate history seminar and Hogwarts at the same time!
The yoga class for magical creatures.
Ikeda's voices were convincing. She mastered accents from British to American to French and moved seamlessly from male to female.
No laughing or crying - just an impatience to get to the next page!
Great story, believeable, fun, interesting couldn't wait to get to the end, and now I find out the auther has written another book, too Cool!!