This story has it all. I couldn't stop listening.
Diana is independent and stuborn. She is very powerful and doesn't see what she is capable of. When she falls in love there is no changing her mind. She trusts her intuition and follows her heart.
I thought she did wonderful performing the character of Matthew. He has different accents and even speaks different languages.
Yes this book has it all. Love, pation, mystery, history, war and more.
I am surprised by how much I enjoyed this book! It was a different application of the cut and dried fantasy outline. I am really looking forward to the next book...
I so enjoyed this book. I listened to it quite some time ago and it continues to "haunt" me. Great characters, good narration and an intriguing story-line. Looking forward to Shadow of Night in July 2012.
She did an excellent job of narration.I was able to keep track of all the characters in this far ranging book. I hope she does the other two as well.
I was prepared to hate this book. I am so tired of witches, vampires, and all the rest of their supernatural relatives. What a pleasant surprise! It was interesting, complex, and unpredictable. Count me in for the rest of the trilogy.
I purchased this after a co-worker recommended it. After hearing me wax and wane about Night Circus she said, "you will love it." It was a mistake. This is a blouse-buster in vampire and witches clothing. Nothing wrong with that for those who like this type of thing, but I don't. Couldn't finish it. It got to the point I was laughing at segments that were written to be serious. Removed it from my device.
I should never purchase any literature about vampires or witches. Science fiction, ghosts stories and magic are OK. A book can be a fantasy and it still be enjoyable.
I thought the narration was fine.
All of it.
Advice: find out what a book is about before spending money. I didn't read the reviews. And if someone recommends a book based your liking a book he or she has not read, don't take their advice.
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.