I'm a landscape architect by profession and an avid listener of audio books ! I particularly love the historical based fiction series, like Courteney, McCammon, and Gabaldon,. I listen in the car, while designing in my studio and most evenings.
The story line was really weak. The first book had good characters and a well developed story. This sequel just rambled and stumbled along playing off the original story and other books of this type.
No this book just turned me off!
I sure hope not, but considering the downward spiral of what is called "entertainment" today, who knows.
Don't waste your time, $$$, or points!!
This second book of the Discovery of Witches trilogy is as riveting as the first. I can't wait for the third book. Jennifer Ikeda is an outstanding narrator whose voice performance stirs the imagination and helps develop the characters in one's imagination. I'm betting this series is in queue to become a blockbuster movie-series, a-la-Twighlight.
I don't have one favorite character-they are all part of the tapestry of the story and they are all central to the plot in some manner.
The easy flow and connection from A Discovery of Witches. No unnessary
preamble - it began as if you had just turned a page from the first book.
I'm an eclectic reader. I'm 5 foot 3 in, brown eyes and silver hair. The rest is subject to change.
Just when you think you know where this is going, she takes you in another direction. Enough back story for you to believe you're there. Believable characters and a good pace. Kept my interest though out the narrative
Pierre. Everyone should have a friend like Pierre. He's there but he doesn't get sucked into the drama. He's fun.
I love her inflections and different voices. Her emotes and characterizations just give it that special umph.
Often the second book in a trilogy lags or drags. Not this one. Don't miss "Shadows of Night" if you enjoyed the first in the series.
In the top 10
Great story, well constructed, logically sequenced - better than Discovery of Witches
Hard to say. For me, I'm just looking for the reader not to distract from the story - She doesn't. All her men sound the same to me but it doesn't distract.
This is a fantastic story! Jennifer's reading style and character voices are captivating! I can't wait for Book 3 to come out!
The continuation of a magical and engaging love story spiced with history and alchemy, topped off by another masterful performance by Jennifer Ikeda.
Jennifer Ikeda is perfect. Her characterizations are flawless and easy to fall into.
It was a good sequel but lacked some of the magic of the first book. Deborah Harkness has a way of constructing sentences that flow into rhythmical paragraphs which leave you exceptionally satisfied. I feel I have inhabited the world she has created, wether reading the novel or listening to the audio book. Jennifer Ikeda makes that world come alive brilliantly.
I had never heard of this author. I thought her first book in this series was something else. This book is even better. She weaves history into the story and brings both to life. Can't wait for her next book!