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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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    Robin Byers TEXAS 08-13-12
    Robin Byers TEXAS 08-13-12 Member Since 2013

    Tell us about yourself! Mystery and Sci-fi/fact reader. Audio books read to me while I'm driving or if I'm sick and can't read. Love to be entertained.

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    "So, where is the third book?"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The story picked up from the first book very well. Just enough so you immediately remembered where it had left off and not so much that she was retelling the story. The story ended leaving me wanting more


    What about Jennifer Ikeda’s performance did you like?

    Consistency in the voice characterization


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

    There is more magick in the world than we know


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    Leanne Stone Mountain, GA, United States 08-13-12
    Leanne Stone Mountain, GA, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "couldn't put it down"
    What did you love best about Shadow of Night?

    The story line


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mac Although he was just a flegling he was strong enough to help when he needed to.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When Riker had Lokar and waited for Angela to shoot him so that she could have closer


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

    Forge. He had a kind heart. He allowed himself to be captured to be near his child.


    Any additional comments?

    I can't wait for the next book in this series.

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    JoAnn Hart 08-13-12
    JoAnn Hart 08-13-12 Member Since 2015
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    "excellent.."
    What made the experience of listening to Shadow of Night the most enjoyable?

    The way the author made you see so much detail.


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

    The whole book


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Whole book


    Who was the most memorable character of Shadow of Night and why?

    All


    Any additional comments?

    Good book.

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    Jene Blanchard, ID, United States 08-13-12
    Jene Blanchard, ID, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Holding my breath"

    This trilogy is well thought out, well performed, and exciting. I am holding my breath for the next installment.

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    Carla United States 08-13-12
    Carla United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2011

    milhone

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    "Do I have to wait a whole year for the next one???"
    Where does Shadow of Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Top 10- as a Trilogy, although it can waddle in sentimentality sometimes AND I have been known to find Diana somewhat less than believe able, I do love this series


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love some of the new characters- specifically Gallowglass and Henry Pearce. The witch teachers and the children are also welcome additions


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Gallowglass in the modern day with his motorcycle


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

    No


    Any additional comments?

    Best of the vampire/witches/demons genre

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    elaine United States 08-11-12
    elaine United States 08-11-12 Member Since 2011

    I'm an avid audible book listener. I am a huge fan of supernatural books and like stuff that is scary but well written. I live in Denver Co

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    "Good follow up"

    Good follow up to Discovery of Witches. Reading Discovery obviously is a must prior to this story. I didn't like it quite as much as the first book but enjoyed it. The writing is fabulous and the story is well mapped. Narration top knotch. A little too much "romance" for my taste which is why I think it wasn't as good to me as the first.
    Get the series!

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    Amazon Customer 08-11-12

    Breez

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    "Perfect combination of a Great Story and Naration"
    What did you love best about Shadow of Night?

    I love stories about relationships and this one has plenty to offer. I think I've listened to this book a dozen times already and pick up something new each time.


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

    One of the most memorable moments is between Phillip, Dianna and Mathew. I don't want to ruin the story, but I love the part of the story where Mathew and Dianna meet Mathews father Phillip. Mathew’s guilt, Philip's love and insight and eventual acceptance are played out perfectly.


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

    I've not heard Jennifer Ikeda narrate before, but I'd say she's one of the best, if not the best, I've heard so far. She brings all the characters to life and can somehow do male as well as female voices making them all sound real and not forced. I'm not sure how she is able to master so many accents and cadence to make each voice sound unique enough that you know who id speaking without hearing the character name.


    If you could rename Shadow of Night, what would you call it?

    I think Shadow of Night is the perfect title.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Nyokia Conway, AR, United States 08-09-12
    Nyokia Conway, AR, United States 08-09-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Mesmerizing"

    Loved this story. A wonderful 2nd novel in the All Souls trilogy. Dianna and Matthews adventures into the 16th century were totally mesmerizing. Once again Ms Harkness intertwined real historical figures with her wonderful fictional characters resulting in a wonderful story. Can't wait for the third book. Jennifer Ikeda does another excellent job in narration.

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    Kickez United States 08-09-12
    Kickez United States 08-09-12 Member Since 2012

    PNR is my prefered genre, but I also enjoy any lighthearted, funny, steamy stories. Listening to books helps me to do mindless housework.

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    "An enjoyable blend of fantasy and history!"
    What made the experience of listening to Shadow of Night the most enjoyable?

    I'm nowhere near an expert on history, but I've always enjoyed this period of time, and Ms. Harkenss does an AMAZING job illustrating life in the later 16th century in wonderful detail. Moreover she has woven in another of my interests, supernatural creatures, as well as continues the relationship between Matthew and Diana.


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

    Um, a history book mabey? I was reminded of the Showtime series "The Tutors" and the days (before I had kids) when I could go to Ren. Faires!


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

    Love, love, love her ability to beliveably deplict charater voices!


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

    Yes, most definatly, but, waaay to long to do so.


    Any additional comments?

    I personally thoughly enjoyed all the detail Ms. Harkness uses, it's very apparent she is aquanted with the time period. It would be hard for me to say which I enjoyed more the 1st or 2nd, and I'm going to have a very difficult time waiting for the 3rd installment!!

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    A. Villhauer Iowa 08-09-12
    A. Villhauer Iowa 08-09-12 Member Since 2012
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    "A pretty good second book in the series."

    At times, the story seemed to drag a bit, but overall, it was a pretty good continuation of the story started in A Discovery of Witches. I enjoyed the historical figures that popped up throughout the story.

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