Why yes, I do frequently burst out in song!
One of the first books to get me in this genre - it became addictive
Cannot wait for the sequel.
new twists kept coming up
easy voice to listen too, will look for something else she has read
no that would make a long day, but looked forward to my next time for listening
Hope you will present the second book. Thanks
I bought this audiobook thinking it would be about magic, witches, etc. I was excited to be reading something without vampires in it... or so I thought. I should have done my research better.
Turns out this is another entry in Bit Lit... Not only is it about vampires, it's also about ROMANCE with vampires. The book starts off promising; I actually enjoyed the descriptions of the Oxford library, and the introduction of "the manuscript" as the MacGuffin made me think there was going to be a plot in there somewhere. This kept me listening to page after page of whiny heroine, headstrong, ancient vampire. The middle 8 hours of the book, in which the romance was the only feature, was especially intolerable, and the plot seemed totally on hold. During this time, the heroine also seems utterly spineless and unable to do anything for herself... the reader's dreamy voice when speaking as Diana did not help dissuade from that image. By the end of the book I was sick of hearing that tone.
I continued on gamely, especially when there were some hints at plot movement in the last third of the book. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. The book ended without even ever really starting down the promised road. I can only conclude the author is planning a sequel. She certainly raised more questions than were answered in this book, and spent close to 24 hours to start the idea of a plot.
Deborah - maybe. She seemed like she was trying to do Diana Gabaldon & Charlaine Harris; but failed.
This could've been condensed down by 1/2 & been a WHOLE lot more interesting. How many times do you have to say that he's a vampire, or a witch, or a demon? A few times is all that is needed - even for my short-term memory! I found that the most irritating of the whole book.
It could've been an interesting story if all of the romance was cut by 75% too.
Jennifer - definitely. I found her voice easy to listen to, & thought that she did great character voices.
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.