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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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    Peggy TERRELL, TX, United States 08-21-12
    Peggy TERRELL, TX, United States 08-21-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Hop this series never ends."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. Wonderful, interesting, and great narrator.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything. Been looking for stories just like this. Felling lucky to have found them.


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

    No.


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    sleepingeagle Massachusetts, USA 08-21-12
    sleepingeagle Massachusetts, USA 08-21-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Well Red! Strong Charatcer Growth Continues"
    What made the experience of listening to Shadow of Night the most enjoyable?

    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.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The travel and the secondary character insights.


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

    Glascock


    If you could take any character from Shadow of Night out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Marcus


    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    bkgrn 08-21-12
    bkgrn 08-21-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Good, but not great"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    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.


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

    The obvious comparison is to its predecessor, A Discovery of Witches.


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

    She did a great job with all the voices, my favorites were Diana and Matthew.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Dave Canada 08-20-12
    Dave Canada 08-20-12
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    "just Okay"

    The first book in the series was good, the second was okay, the third was tolirable. by the end, I was bored and just glad it was done. even if it ended in a cliff hanger. dont even know if I will get the 4rth book in the series. I would rather a 15 minute abridged version because really the entire series could have been 1 book. the rest is filler.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle 08-20-12
    Michelle 08-20-12
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    "Spectacular Read! Great Series!"
    What did you love best about Shadow of Night?

    I loved the fact that it starts where the first book left off...no recapping. The historical facts are great and pretty accurate!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    There are so many wonderful characters in her series. I do love the main character of Diana..and the way she comes into her powers she had so long denied. This author is a wonderful story teller!


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

    I have not listened to any of her other performances, but she was wonderful! I will definately look for other stories by her.


    If you could take any character from Shadow of Night out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Phillip...the stories he could tell would be endless!


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    Valerie Likely, BC, Canada 08-20-12
    Valerie Likely, BC, Canada 08-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "awesome read"
    Where does Shadow of Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Its a great read although a little slow to start.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Matthew and Dianna are the favourites of mine, I guess because they are the main characters in the book.


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

    Both Matthew & Dianna, although she is awesome at playing so many different characters. I had not realized that she played them all to begin with. I had thought there was others playing different parts.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No it is just a good read.


    Any additional comments?

    you have to read the first story first called "A discovery of witches" without reading the first one you would have no idea what the second one is about. Although she does keep refering to the past which is in the forst book.

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    M. Blandford 08-20-12
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    "Can't stop listening!!"
    Where does Shadow of Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is only the second audiobook I've ever listened to and the first one was A Discovery of Witches. In my opinion this book tops the 1st in the series (and I loved that one).


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

    I am enjoying learning about Diana's powers


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

    Ms. Ikeda does a wonderful job depicting all of the different characters and keeping them straight for me.


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

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm a newbie at audiobooks but I have found 2 favorites right off the bat. This book will keep you wanting more for sure!

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    Erica 08-20-12
    Erica 08-20-12 Member Since 2016
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    "My interest was held throughout the story"

    I loved the first book and couldn't wait for the second to be released as an audible book, but I didn't enjoy this as much as the first book. Something just didn't do it for me, I kept waiting for something more to happen and it never did...but the overall story is still interesting enough to hold your attention.

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    Melanie Cass Lake, MN, United States 08-20-12
    Melanie Cass Lake, MN, United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2012

    mongoliamel

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    "I love this series!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I highly recommend this audiobook. The reader, Jennifer Ikeda, is one of my favorites, an expert at accents. Bad accents is a pet peeve of mine, but she does at least five perfectly, probably more. The story itself is expertly weaved, but I would definitely tell you to read the first book before this one so you can get all the nuances.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Time travel is possible. YOu'll believe it.


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    Amazon Customer 08-20-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Good"
    What did you like best about Shadow of Night? What did you like least?

    Good continuation of the story. This one was a little slow and not very exciting.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm still interested in another book though. So I would suggest reading it if you liked the first book.

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