Short and sweet, LOVED IT!!!! The author actually took everything I love about vampires and other supernatural areas, tossed in some wonderfully fun history and gave me my perfect book.
A non-stop read for those who enjoy vampires with souls and different times in history. Can't wait for Book 2!
Yes, I would. I enjoyed Ikeda's narration very much. Harkness' story had some very interesting ideas that, I think, brought a new twist to the increasingly popular paranormal fiction genre. I enjoyed her conceptualization of a world in which demons, witches and vampires exist in tenuous balance. Her treatment of the growing need for these groups to move past their xenophobia into a place where members of each
I would have focussed less on the boring details of Matthew's eating habits, the yoga classes and the tedious and repetitive details of their early courtship. I would also introduce more complex characterization for Diana and Matthew.
I am looking forward to the next book. However, I hope that Harkness matures as a writer and spends more time detailing her interesting ideas about xenophobia, warfare, desire, time travel and love and less time boring us with the details of what people are eating and doing for exercise.
I purchased this book on audible to use up a credit....Boy am I glad I did....I couldn't get enough of it. The story line, the history, the narrator were all great. I lost myself in the telling of the tale. I can't wait for the second book in the trilogy....The Anticipation is killing me....
Yes. There is just so much to catch. The story line has a lot of details woven into it. It takes more than once to see what was said in one encounter and then how it plays into another encounter.
When Matthew saw what had been done to Diana by the Finnish Witch.
She does a wonderful job on how Matthew's accent changes from Oxford English to French English as his emotional state changes.
I kept trying to figure out what really was
Fun Dependable Easy
She did a great job on each character. I loved her
No. I did listen to it fairly quickly, but I didn't feel the need to visually inhale it.
I liked this book a lot overall and look forward to listening to the second book in this trilogy. The author's persistence in an over-delay of gratification is kind of annoying though... just sayin'.
I read it first- borrowed it from the library so I didn't pay for a book from a new author that could be lame- then bought it on Audible because I enjoyed it so much. People have compared it to the Twilight series, but this is SO much richer and much more adult in plot and theme. There is no comparison in my mind at all.
What a colourful story! Deborah makes it easy to move between present time and historical times, and has put her own spin on 'what kind of temperament do Vampires, Witches and Demons really have?'
I am waiting with bated breath for the second in the trilogy, which comes out in July of this year.
Tell us about yourself! Avid reader. My life was complete when my husband gave me "audible" as a Christmas present. BEST GIFT I EVER GOT.
I would listen to this movie more than
It's a mystery and a love story with heartache and redemption.
....And the book fell off the shelf....
Many. They were hurt and reborn, suffered and redeemed. Lost and found. What else can I say?
WE should start a petition to the author for the next in what will absolutely make for a great series. Good Work!
My favorite thing about the story was that there wasn't a character you didn't get to know. You never spent time asking yourself who is that again. The characters are all fairly fleshed out. I did like that it was long and gave me plenty of listening time in the car.
The ending certainly isn't in this book and it feels like it. It's a huge book but it's not standalone and feels like it's been cut.
The narrator had a lot of accents to cover and a lot of voices to cover, however a lot of them ended up sounding same-ish. If two characters shared an accent, chances are they weren't given a unique voice.
A Discovery of Witches ranks really high on the list of books I have enjoyed from audible. An acquaintance from work recommended me this book after we discussed American Gods by Neil Geiman. This book, performance and overall likeability is much higher than American Gods... LEAPS higher. I enjoy reading fiction that tells a story I haven't heard before. I wasn't even able to anticipate the turns in the storyline. Great story. Well read. LOVE IT!
Don't compare this book to a Stephanie Meyers, Anne Rice or Charlaine Harris book. This stands by itself. The lore is different and engaging. The history and real-life-relevance of this fiction piece is well woven and great to immerse into. If you visit the author's website you can read more about the history and relevance of the manuscripts and historical documents that are mentioned.
Her voice work was excellent and seamless.
The last few chapters of the book really grabbed me. I listened to them non stop in a day.
I don't know about which would be better, I would lean toward the audio. Anyhow this book was great! I listened to it last summer while I was gardening. I am pretty picky about narrators and I enjoyed this one. I loved the story and I can't wait for the next one. I think sometimes people get to caught up in
Mattew, the why would give it away.
This was the first time listening to Jennifer Ikeda, i enjoyed her and was able to loose myself in the book. I could close my eyes and picture everything as it was being read and forget the world around me...until the stupid phone would ring!