SAN JOSE, CA, United States | Member Since 2008
I am continually chilled by the revelations, character deepening, plot twists; and the awesome performance by Jennifer Ikeda! There are a handful of books that feel like the readers where meant to be paired with the authors and this is added to my list... and Jennifer Ikeda has been added to my list of all time favorite readers. A completely natural fit with Deborah Harkness' revolutionary tale of Witches, Vampires and Demons. Thank you both for this excellant experience!
Not only have I been waiting very impatiently for the second book (Shadow of Night,) but I decided I HAD to listen to this first book of the series again. I was not disappointed! I still have chills from the revelations that come out in the final section.
I originally picked up A Discovery of Witches last year after seeing it for weeks and weeks on the top 5. I pick up a lot of different books and it took me a few weeks after getting this on to finally start listening, I was hooked on the first chapter!
Not only is the writing perfectly paced but the narration by Jennifer Ikeda seems like the words were written just for her to read to us. I always wonder when the narration and authors fit so well together. as if there is some other connection we aren't privy too.
I highly recommend this book and so look forward to the following!!
I love Stefan Rudnicki's reading!! And I really loved OSC's Ender series. Really hankering to hear Mr. Rudnicki reading again I picked up this book.
Starts slow. Hard to get into. Seems written like a fairytail, like the beginning of a modern mythology. And before I knew it, I am trying to put the far apart pieces together - getting confused... but lead along the path for the story.
I don't immediately like the main character, and I don't really like his first few friends, the people in the book. But along the way I started to see the beginnings of the connections, the broader picture. And the story is not just new mythology, or a young adult novel about a "magical" kid growing up. It is both and more: gripping, and intriguing, and adventurous, and mythical, and growing up, and... fun. Surprising fun.
And I can't wait for the next books - and bummed I have to wait ;)
Good job from both Stefan Rudnicki and Emily Janice Card - and wonderful development of the plot and characters from Mr. Card.
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