I have read many Nora Roberts books and enjoyed them for the most part; however, this book was so slow-moving, the male lead not likeable, the romance forced, and the narrator had an irritating staccato-type speech pattern that I couldn't listen to anymore. I gave it 2 stars because I love dogs and the training tips were fun, but not enough to finish the book.
Loved the story and historical references, long and involved but went very fast because the story is so interesting. The narrator could not have been better. She did a wonderful job of character differentiation. You absolutely knew who was speaking which can be a problem with some narrators. Give it a try. The sequel Shadow of Night is even better, but you need to listen to this one first or you will be too confused.
I loved A Discovery of Witches, and Shadow of Night was even better. The narrator, Jennifer Ikeda, is superb and really differentiates the multiple character voices.The story is so involving with a lot of history thrown in that I was stunned when I finished it. It really made the time fly. Although long, I wish it could have gone on longer. The followup can't come soon enough!
I love SEP books but this narrator irritated me so much that I could barely finish the book. She made every character sound like a "valley girl". If I hadn't liked the author so much I would have stopped listening. I'll avoid this narrator in the future.
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