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Shadow of Night Audiobook

Shadow of Night

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Publisher's Summary

"Together we lifted our feet and stepped into the unknown." (From the thrilling sequel to the New York Times best seller A Discovery of Witches)

Deborah Harkness exploded onto the literary scene with her debut novel, A Discovery of Witches, Book One of the magical All Souls Trilogy and an international publishing phenomenon. The novel introduced Diana Bishop, Oxford scholar and reluctant witch, and the handsome geneticist and vampire Matthew Clairmont; together they found themselves at the center of a supernatural battle over an enchanted manuscript known as Ashmole 782.

Now, picking up from A Discovery of Witches' cliff-hanger ending, Shadow of Night plunges Diana and Matthew into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew's old friends, the mysterious School of Night that includes Christopher Marlowe and Walter Raleigh. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.

Deborah Harkness has crafted a gripping journey through a world of alchemy, time travel, and magical discoveries, delivering one of the most hotly anticipated novels of the season.

©2012 Deborah Harkness (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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    jazmin burnaby, bc, Canada 08-25-12
    jazmin burnaby, bc, Canada 08-25-12 Member Since 2011
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    "I think it's my favorite series!"

    I just wish the next book was out! Fantastic in the top 5's for me!! Clever and well written, fantastic narration. I love it!

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    Amazon Customer jacksonville, FL, United States 08-25-12
    Amazon Customer jacksonville, FL, United States 08-25-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Keeps your imaginate spinning..."
    If you could sum up Shadow of Night in three words, what would they be?

    Very well written


    Have you listened to any of Jennifer Ikeda’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Discovery of Witches - This sequel was wonderful. The performance kept me engaged, as well as the story line.


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    Karen 08-24-12
    Karen 08-24-12 Member Since 2011

    I'm a DJ who travels a lot and listen to books while I drive 4 hours in each direction weekly. I've been an avid reader since the age of 5!

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    "I really wanted to love it..."
    Would you listen to Shadow of Night again? Why?

    I wouldn't listen to it again...I really wanted to love it, but it wasn't even close to the thought out story of the first book that held my attention. It hopped all over the place to make sense of what it needed to explain.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    I knew there would have to be another book - the ending was expected.


    Have you listened to any of Jennifer Ikeda’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She's good. I would listen to her again.


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    Kim Stemler CA, USA 08-24-12
    Kim Stemler CA, USA 08-24-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Disappointed - what's up with all of the sex scene"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I'm not sure who would enjoy it honestly. Her first book was entertaining and it made me look forward to this book. Then this book came out with interesting characters and then this bizarre soft porn side to it that made it extraordinarily unattractive for me (a single un-prudish mother of 50 and my sons (20 and 17) - also not prudish. We started fast forwarding and then none of us finished. I would love my money back.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not any follow up to this.


    What does Jennifer Ikeda bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She's very good at clearly differentiating voices.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    disappointment in the book.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't buy - it's not worth it. And Deborah Harkness - please don't make this into 50 shades of vampires and witches.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Hope Hartland, MI, United States 08-22-12
    Hope Hartland, MI, United States 08-22-12
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    "Loved it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book caught my attention immediately and never wanted to stop listening


    What other book might you compare Shadow of Night to and why?


    What about Jennifer Ikeda’s performance did you like?

    The reader was great!


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


    Any additional comments?

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    robyn 08-22-12
    robyn 08-22-12
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    "Great Narration"
    Would you try another book from Deborah Harkness and/or Jennifer Ikeda?

    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.


    Would you recommend Shadow of Night to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. Juvenile and dramatic without the heft to support the drama.


    Which character – as performed by Jennifer Ikeda – was your favorite?

    Henry, with the hearing impairment.


    Did Shadow of Night inspire you to do anything?

    no


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    Kathi Idaho, USA 08-21-12
    Kathi Idaho, USA 08-21-12
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    "Now I'm Hooked!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Shadow of Night to be better than the print version?

    About the same


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's not predictable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not sure. I particularly liked when Diana performed magic.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Probably, but it was a LONG book.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 08-21-12
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    "Liked it better than the first book"
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    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.

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    Lynn Temecula, CA, United States 08-21-12
    Lynn Temecula, CA, United States 08-21-12 Member Since 2010

    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!

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    "I wasn't looking for a vampire / witch love story"
    Where does Shadow of Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 15% - I listen to five or more books a month for the last three years.


    Which character – as performed by Jennifer Ikeda – was your favorite?

    She did a great job with all characters, male and femail.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    mary harvard, MA, United States 08-21-12
    mary harvard, MA, United States 08-21-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Only books I've listened to more than once.."
    What made the experience of listening to Shadow of Night the most enjoyable?

    Jennifer Ikeda brings a different voice and accent to a multiplicity of characters making it more enjoyable and easier to understand,


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Shadow of Night?

    There are too many memorable moments to just pick one....


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

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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...

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