This book being about a 24 hour listen has been by far my favorite. Being able to listen to the book has made my mind imagine so much detail that the Author describes. It’s a bit long but when you finish you’ll be glad that everything is so detail orientated.
I don’t want to give anything away but there is not one memorial moment. You leave the book with it all being a memorial moment.
Not one but all, she did a fantastic job changing charters. Lovely voice she made this book easy to listen to and enjoying. I pray she reads Deborah Harkness next book about Matthew and Diana.
This book didn’t make me laugh or cry, but it did make you feel emotion. I do thank the Narrator for that she did a lovely job to make you actually feel every character
Jennifer Ikeda did a wonderful job performing this book making it my favorite audible book that I have listened too. I only hope she reads the rest of the books that will be coming out as well. As for Deborah Harkness applause to her for putting out a witch and vampire book without the cheesy teeny bopper dramatics. This book makes it believable that witches and vampires maybe do live amongst us!
Looking forward to the rest of the story
Story sucks you in and narration is amazing. I've listened to this over and over!
I enjoyed parts of this book immensely. The whole part of the story that takes place in France is quite lovely. There is a fair amount of setup in the beginning as other reviewers have mentioned, but I didn't mind that. What was incredibly irritating to me was that we had no conclusion. It just ends and if you want to find out what happens, you need to wait for the next book. What editor decided that was a good idea? I don't see how frustrating readers/listeners endears them to you. I was all set to give this a four-star review until out of the blue it ended. I doubt I'll be back for future books as I'm a tad bitter that I invested almost 25 hours of listening time for little payback.
The best book I have listened to in a long time.
The main character because of her never giving up.
I'm not sure exactly how to describe how I feel about this book. A small part of me was intrigued, a larger part was really disappointed. The main character Diana, was wussy, whiny, and kind of on the stupid side. For being a character with all this education, I don???t understand how she made it that far in life. Everything was ???the creatures this??? ???the vampire that???, did the author really expect us to believe there were that many witches, vampires and demons around and that the ???humans??? were none the wiser. That part of the story line was stupid. You want to like the vampire but he is so moody and dark that I was more annoyed with him than anything else.
It took over half the book to get anywhere near excitement and then it left you hanging. There were too many secrets between characters, too many things left unfinished and not explained. It was like the author spent 4 chapters describing the library and then leaves you hanging on the important stuff? REALLY? I realize that the ending was left open for another book to follow but with so much left undone, I???m not sure I would want to wait for the next one or put myself through the yammering of another one for that matter.
I guess that is what I get for trying a new genre.
I was leery about the vampire aspect of this book. I'm not into vampires. If you want to read gory, blood sucking details, then this is NOT the book for you. It has witches, vampires, and demons but they are portrayed as everyday people. This is a story of forbidden love between a witch and a vampire and is more about their relationship than about evil. I am near the end and am enjoying it thoroughly. It's one of those audible books you want to keep listening to. Might be in the Chick Lit category!
If I had realized I was buying a romance novel, well, I just wouldn't have bothered. This book starts out with promise, the main character is a history professor at Yale I believe (I listened to it last month, but still irked I spend my credit on it). I guess I expected more from a Ph.D at the top of her field. She has a plucky attitude and good knowledge of some obscure history but that's where her smarts end- especially when she falls in love and it's bye bye to her former life she would have worked hard for. After the vampire takes her to yoga class which was imaginative and fun, this tale went down the drain for me-just kind of a boring remix of various familiar ideas in this fantasy genre. I did finish it, but not w/ my full attention. Also quite annoying, right when it seems it might get interesting again (finally!) it ends. The narration was good except for the voice of the main character- very girlish, almost like a churlish 13 yr old which irritated me- not the voice of a professional used to lecturing who would speak with more authority. I think neither the author or the narrator get how competitive and difficult it is to land a prime position in academia, you have to be a very accomplished person. Since we're talking about the main character the book is built around- maybe more research? This book should have been labeled romance- it is very light and did not live up to my expectation or the story line potential.
Creative take on these familiar characters...well done!
This book made a long trip a lovely thing. It was charming to spend time with the characters and learn about their world.
I do not buy this type of book & do not know why I chose this one. But I am glad I did. The story is really good, I love the aspect this author gave to these characters & her vision of their lives. It was interesting from the very beginning. Loved the narrator she did a fantastic job with all these characters. She gave each one a personality. She did great with the accents. I don't want to take anything away from the author, the story she wrote...I look forward to the next one but a bad narrator can kill a good book. This one brings this story to life. Thorough enjoyment.