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Shadow of Night Audiobook

Shadow of Night: The All Souls Trilogy, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

It began with A Discovery of Witches. Historian Diana Bishop, descended from a line of powerful witches, and long-lived vampire Matthew Clairmont have broken the laws dividing creatures. When Diana discovered a significant alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, she sparked a struggle in which she became bound to Matthew. Now the fragile coexistence of witches, daemons, vampires and humans is dangerously threatened. Seeking safety, Diana and Matthew travel back in time to London, 1590. But they soon realise that the past may not provide a haven. Reclaiming his former identity as poet and spy for Queen Elizabeth, the vampire falls back in with a group of radicals known as the School of the Night. Many are unruly daemons, the creative minds of the age, including playwright Christopher Marlowe and mathematician Thomas Harriot.

Together Matthew and Diana scour Tudor London for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782, and search for the witch who will teach Diana how to control her remarkable powers....

Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew once more in this stunning, richly imagined, epic tale.

©2012 Deborah Harkness (P)2012 Headline Digital

What the Critics Say

"Intelligent and off-the-wall, it will be irresistable to Twilight fans." (The Sunday Times)

"A bubbling cauldron of illicit desire...all the ingredients for an assured saga that blends romance with fantasy." (Daily Mail)

"A romp through magical academia." (Guardian)

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  • Amy G
    4/28/15
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    "Shadow of Night: A good follow up"

    I really enjoyed this book and the narration was very pleasant to listen to. I love how this series focuses on intelligence and academics in a supernatural context. It's something I find to be very lacking in this genre so this book is a breath of fresh air.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vikki
    2/20/15
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    "Annoyingly..."

    After a fantastic Book 1, Book 2 begins slow. .. remains slow... and picks up a bit at the end.
    Unfortunately as Book 1 was so good, even after somehow managing to listen to all of Book 2 I will be buying book 3!
    I just hope it goes back to the high standards of the first in the trilogy!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amanda
    CHATHAM, United Kingdom
    1/3/15
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    "fabulous"

    thoroughly enjoyed both books so far and cannot wait to start next book in this series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    12/29/14
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    "loving all souls trilogy, please make the film"

    the text can be a bit jumpy but if you love the twilight saga you will love these

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Sally Moores
    UK
    11/27/14
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    "Still not disappointed"
    Any additional comments?

    Having listened to the first book I could hardly wait to get started on the second to find out what happened! Quite often I can be left disappointed by follow-up's as they fail to capture the excitement of the first but this did not disappoint. The cast of characters grew and so did the plot line and I found myself immersed in the story. Loved it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sas
    11/5/14
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    "Once again... good story but rubbish narrator."
    What did you like best about Shadow of Night? What did you like least?

    There's no question that Harkness can spin a yarn... even if she gets tedious and saccharine hokey at times, and the historical inaccuracies make me wince. When she writes a new book though I'll probably give it a try.


    What didn’t you like about Jennifer Ikeda’s performance?

    She murders every *single* accent that isn't her native American. English, French, Spanish... and her idea of Scottish nearly took my skin off. And considering huge swathes of the trilogy are set in Europe IT HURTS. Why on earth don't publishers actually get these people an accent coach? Consider carefully whether to buy these audiobooks if you're British (and don't say I didn't warn you).

    A further bugbear are the endless mispronunciations. Since when does laboratory rhyme with lavatory for a start? If you're narrating and aren't sure how to pronounce an unusual word, surely you should CHECK rather than just having a wild stab at it?


    Was Shadow of Night worth the listening time?

    That was a looooooong book to listen to those dreadful accents, but by the time I got halfway through I decided to soldier through. I'm listening to the 3rd book atm... I don't know what's got into me. Must be a glutton for punishment as the accents have actually got worse...


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    9/5/14
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    "An extremely convoluted and boring plot"
    Would you try another book written by Deborah Harkness or narrated by Jennifer Ikeda?

    I found the second book boring and extremely difficult to follow. I consider myself an intelligent individual but one needs a degree in history to follow the storyline. So many characters and twists are thrown at you in quick succession that it made me feel dizzy and gave me a headache. Eventually, I resolved to opening a notepad and taking notes in order to follow along.


    Has Shadow of Night put you off other books in this genre?

    No


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

    None


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

    Frustration


    Any additional comments?

    Unless you have a strong knowledge and interest in Elizabethan history, I would give this book a miss.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • jashy
    8/26/14
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    "I wrote a review of this."
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Better narrator.


    Has Shadow of Night put you off other books in this genre?

    yes.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Awful airy fairy, slow, American accent that turned to bitch when the tempo increased. The English accents were slow to the extent of making the characters appear mentally deficient. The heroine is supposed to be a strong, self motivated, self confident woman (professor - academia is not for the faint hearted), and this characterisation produces a spineless wisp of a girl in need of a good strong Vampire direction and domination.


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

    Very annoyed.


    Any additional comments?

    Didn't need the sex scenes.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Damian
    8/7/14
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    "Gorgeous Vampires & timeless love = ladies read"
    Would you try another book written by Deborah Harkness or narrated by Jennifer Ikeda?

    no


    What could Deborah Harkness have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    slightly less verbosity would be good. Also introduce fewer characters simultaneously otherwise it is hard to keep up with everyone and the plot.


    What didn’t you like about Jennifer Ikeda’s performance?

    Lovely voice, very clear. Does characters well


    Any additional comments?

    Gorgeous, well muscled vampires, endless love....definitely a good read for ladies. Be warned, you'll need a strong appetite for adjectives and a rather healthy lexicon.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tracy Stevens
    6/25/14
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    "Amazing"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Shadow of Night to be better than the print version?

    yes


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Matthew, he Made me fall in love with his protective way's.The way he loves her is so nice.


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

    All of them she is great at narrating .


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    witch and vampire love


    Any additional comments?

    cant wait for the next one

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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