Deborah Harkness, probably not. The first of the trilogy was all right, but I had to force myself to get through this one.
Jennifer Ikeda had an amazing range in her performance and a wide range of accents. It was an enjoyable narration but I could have done with a few less accents.
No. Juvenile and dramatic without the heft to support the drama.
Henry, with the hearing impairment.
About the same
It's not predictable.
Not sure. I particularly liked when Diana performed magic.
Probably, but it was a LONG book.
Parts of the love story seemed a bit contrived but overall I liked the character development and it's unpredictability.
I liked it better than The Discovery of Witches.
I was hesitant about listening to this book after some of the violent scenes in the first book. However, the characters were compelling and I wanted to know what was going to happen to them. I found this book to be gentler than the first and more to my liking. All of the details build a rich world that is hard to leave. Looking forward to book 3.
I listen to books on tape typically about 10 or more hours a week during my commute time. A good book makes you kind of forget your driving!
Top 15% - I listen to five or more books a month for the last three years.
She did a great job with all characters, male and femail.
Great followup to Discovery of Witches. Had to really reach sometimes but when you are talking about fantasy ad supernatural having to bridge a plot gap may require a reach.
Jennifer Ikeda brings a different voice and accent to a multiplicity of characters making it more enjoyable and easier to understand,
There are too many memorable moments to just pick one....
I am not one for bodice ripper romances but the narration of Matthew and Diana's wedding night was done well and sticks in my mind as well written and performed.
I have been a devoted audiophile....I have only listened to two books more than once: A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night....I enjoyed them that much...
Yes. Wonderful, interesting, and great narrator.
Everything. Been looking for stories just like this. Felling lucky to have found them.
The excellent accents the reader uses to keep us up with who's talking and what part of the world we currently find our characters in.
The travel and the secondary character insights.
I enjoyed hearing about how Matthew dealt with loss in this book... it seemed so honest, but I was a little frustrated by Diana's ignorance of the common dangers in the time they traveled to for a historian. Overall a fantastic second novel with many questions answered but many more raised!
Deborah Harkness writes an amazing addition to Discovery of Witches with Shadow of Night! I can't wait for the third! Jennifer Ikeda does a great job of narrating this rich story!
The details and richness of the story. The Humor that she continues to bring to the tale.
Each different voice.
Philippe. We were able to get to know him and love him for all the things a parent does for their children, and those that he loves.
Yes I would recommend. I was a bit disappointed that I didn't enjoy it as much as A Discovery of Witches. Historical details were interesting to me, but the whole book seemed to lack the suspense of the first. Some of the characters and relationships between them and 1600's Matthew seemed a little too convenient.
The obvious comparison is to its predecessor, A Discovery of Witches.
She did a great job with all the voices, my favorites were Diana and Matthew.
Although this book did not live up to the first for me, it was still very good, and I will anxiously await the next installment.