Let me just say first off that this is a well written book, and I'm sure there is an audience for it. However, after listening to five hours of this, I can say that audience definitely does not include me. Too much sappy, melodrama for me. Slightly more literate version of the Twilight series.
I think I will try the second book, just because I was slightly intrigued enough to want to see how it turns out. It won't be the first on my list of books I want to get though.
Not really. Some fantasy is done well, and some of it is not done well.
I'm not really sure as I don't know a lot of the other narrators by name. She did ok, it was just a boring book and a boring read.
I'm not really sure what I would have cut, but only because I'm not really sure that anything could have made it more interesting.
Very interesting concept, boring book, boring read. I'm kind of disappointed.
Starts off interesting enough, but soon devolves into just more heavy breathing and intense dark looks. "Flesh" in every sentence.
The book was good, not five stars, but in my opinion a "page turner". Not a bad way to spend 20+ hours. Then it ends very abruptly. I literally thought I had another part to download and was eager to hear what was about to happen. Nope, that was the end. It clearly will have a sequel, otherwise I would give it one star for just suddenly ending without any closure and lots of loose ends.
I commute 120 miles daily, so I listen to a lot of books. I listened to "A Discovery of Witches" between the 3rd and 4th installments of the Outlander Series (which are great too!).
The subject is not novel: witches, vampires and demons trying to coexist with humans and while finding themselves in some sort of trouble they must sort through. However, I loved Ms. Harkness' scholarly approach, perhaps because the vampires and myself share the same scientific interests, and even caugh myself chuckling at some inspiring yoga classes, dinner dates and outspoken aunts. I do hope a sequel is forthcoming.
I throughly enjoyed the book and the narration. I just finished the book and checked to make sure the next book isn't available yet. It is a different twist on vampires, witches, and demons. I am looking forward to the next book with great anticipation! That said, I don't feel this type of book is for everyone. You have to enjoy reading/listening to Fantasy genre and have a good imagination to really enjoy this type of book.
As others have mentioned, the narrator is not the best and butchers an English accent however the story is so compelling it didn't really bother me - especially as I listened to it at 2x speed. At regular speed it was waaaay too slow. I can't wait for the next book in the trilogy!