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Barbara

Knoxville, TN, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • A Discovery of Witches

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Deborah Harkness
    • Narrated By Jennifer Ikeda
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9715)
    Performance
    (7209)
    Story
    (7247)

    Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

    Tim says: "True Blood PG13"
    "A feast for the mind and imagination"
    Overall

    I briefly saw the recommendation for "A Discovery of Witches" and decided it was worth the one credit it cost. Little did I imagine what treasure was in store for me. Most books I read or listen to are just a good story, something that briefly occupies your mind and time in a pleasurable way. Rarely are there books that sweep you up in the arc of the story and puts the characters in your heart and mind in such a way that when you can tear yourself away from the story you find yourself thinking about the characters while you cook dinner or go about your daily life. This is that kind of book. I am thankful to Ms. Harkness for imagining such a wonderful richly written story. It's a grown-up book. If you are looking for gratuitous sex it's not there. It reminds of the way they used to make movies where you used your imagination to fill in the blanks instead of having it spelled out in front of you with graphic detail. Most books I read I can compare to junk food, a small bite of pleasure and then gone. This wondrous book is like a 10 course meal spread in front of you. I only wish it had not ended. I hate it that I cannot find any information as to when the next in the planned trilogy will be out. But I will be waiting......it's worth it. Thank you again Ms. Harkness
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    134 of 150 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Passage: Blood Destiny, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Connie Suttle
    • Narrated By Traci Odom
    Overall
    (109)
    Performance
    (98)
    Story
    (102)

    As the first female vampire successfully turned in 700 years, Lissa finds herself in demand by the Vampire Aristocracy. Forced into an unexpected engagement as a result, Lissa feels trapped and stifled as she continues training with her surrogate sire. When a request comes from the Grand Master of the werewolves, Weldon Harper, Lissa leaps at the opportunity to work as his bodyguard once more.

    Amazon Customer says: "More Please!"
    "Great story, equally great narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, i have read this whole series on kindle and it's even better to listen to it on audible. I like the main character and her story flows very quickly. I just want to know when the rest of her series will be out on audible. Because this book ended in quite a cliff hanger


    What did you like best about this story?

    Watching how the main character evolves and adapts to circumstances way beyond her control


    What about Traci Odom’s performance did you like?

    When a book has a good narrator I am never really aware of them. That's how good Traci is


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The last paragraph !


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone interested in a good series with vampires, other supernatural characters, a strong female lead and a little romance mixed in will like this series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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