I'm a relationship coach (QueenBeesCoaching), survived raising my children and have a loving relationship. Life is good!
I bought the book and liked it so much I bought the audio book to listen to again 6 months later. There is a lot of detail as it's a very long book at 24 hours of listening time, and I thought I could hear it/read it again without boredom. Today I just finished the audio book and I'm sad. I have to wait till July 2012 for the next one???? Say it isn't so!
The book is exceptionally well written and the old sciences were fascinating. I knew just enough from my own readings to recognize some of the alchemical elements. To have a story tied into alchemy, with history and an intriguing twist on vampires, witches and demons, well, just buy the book so you can find out yourself!! It's VERY well done and the demons here are not from hell at all. In fact, there were no discussions at all on heaven or hell.
READ this book! It's interesting and keeps coming up with twists I had not expected. It boggles my mind as to how much research this writer had to do before even beginning to write this book, much less keeping it all straight! She tied everything together so well that I was never wondering 'Who said what, or who was that or when?'.
I've given the book 5 stars all the way around. The narrator was fabulous, although I think the character of Diana spoke softer at times than I would have! But other than that, the voices were easy to follow and understand.
I'm so bummed the next book isn't out yet....
I think this book was a smart take on a very trendy genre.
The narrator is great, she switches from one accent to another effortlessly and her cadence makes listening a pleasure. She is definitely one of my favs.
The premise of the story was great, and for the first 3/4 of the book I couldn't stop listening... but then I got a little bored with all the logistics. I'd still recommend this book, and I'm sure I'll make time for the sequel- it just wasn't a five-star listen.
In short- the writing was great, the narrator was marvelous, the story was just trying a little too hard.
Motorcycling and listening to books. A perfect day.
bewitching, engrosssing, romantic
Their first kiss.
No, but pray, she does the entire series!
How can we wait for July for the second in the trilogy?
Retired USN! I enjoy movies, books, traveling and making quilts.
If your looking for and outstanding book with all the characters, (ie witches, vampries, demons, and a excellent story line this is a must. I am so looking for to her next book in this series. Harkness writes brillantly.
Matthew, he has old fashion ideas for a vamp
This was just a story that took elements of twilight and trueblood and added wicca. Not bad but drawn out and began to get borring.
Voices were ok but sounded like vampire diaries.
Borderline child book
Aaaaaargh. I hate cliffhangers, especially when I catch a great series at the first book and have to wait for subsequent books. This one is wonderful, it took a little bit of time to get into, but once I was hooked, I was hooked. The characters are quirky and offbeat, the mystery is really still a mystery (bummer!) and I'm all set for the next in the series.
I just finished this audio book and am wanting to know more about these characters. What will happen next...? Please Ms. Harkness don't keep me in suspense too long.... Excellent narration by Jennifer Ikeda and the story is well written. Thank you...
Retired Teacher Love reading and love listening to audio books in my car.
A Discovery of Witches is a paranormal romance. It's a love story first, and a mystery after that. I listened to this book while friends read it. I enjoyed it way more than they did due to the excellent narration. I think the book could have been a bit shorter, and I think the romance was too overdone. If I hear the phrase "moi couer" one more time, I think I'll scream.
Even with those drawbacks, I enjoyed the story. I'm looking forward to the 2nd book, hoping that the same narrator does the job.
I'm an avid audible book listener. I am a huge fan of supernatural books and like stuff that is scary but well written. I live in Denver Co
Fantastic story. I read this book PRIOR to buying the audible.. It is so well written, so well read, so creative! Rich in description with out being wordy.. I am listening to it again before the second book in the series comes out in a few months.. The author did her homework as this book is very smartly written, which is such a breath of fresh air!
It am not a fan of the Twilight books as I find them offensive. The lead character is weak and annoying and the love scenes are boring and far too chased, lets not even get into the bedazzled vampires. This is better then that as the lead character is stronger and the love story a bit more interesting but not as fun as say a Sookie Stackhouse novel which I really enjoy. I have read all the Stackhouse novels and am on a search for something I like as much. This book is good and I enjoyed it. I would read or listen to more form Deborah Harkness but I did find the main character to be a bit annoying, she is like the witch in the old show bewitched, all this magic and doesn't use it, stupid. The love story a little slow and chased for my taste but until there are more Sookie books this will do.