I love to read and since 2011 I have been mostly listening to audiobooks because oftentimes there is nothing like a good narrator.
I stumbled into this All Sould Trilogy because I thought the book would have plenty of witchcraft, magic, etc. I was disappointed somewhat by the first book in that it didn't explore the main character's magical ability much at all.
That said, I was pulled in because it is still an enjoyable read. I am enjoying both Diana and Matthew's relationship as well as the interaction between 'both sides of the family'. The characters are fleshing out so to speak and becoming very enjoyable.
I would recommend this book to my friend's but in good conscience I have to warn away those looking for a lot of witchcraft and magic. It just isn't here.
Jennifer is SO amazing in everything I have listened to. With that said, there is something special about what she does for this series of stories....I have listened to the first book so many times...it is truly one of my favorites. She takes each character and weaves them into a part of a wonderful tapestry.
I got lost a little in the history of this story, but I still loved it. The people you meet and places you go are such a fabulous adventure. The scenes with both dads made me laugh and cry...and want to slap them at times...but those were my favorites...
The first book still has my heart as my clear favorite though. The wait for Part 3 will feel like forever!
Awesome, awesome, oh, did I mention AWESOME? Wonderful sequel. Can't wait for the next. Great story and great narration. Who knew I could get sucked into the world of vampires and witches? (No pun intended). LOVED IT!
Great story Line but a little bit too slow for me
Buffy maybe (have only seen bits and pieces of that show...)
the accents of the characters.
I generally liked this book. I had been looking forward to its release for over a year. The first release "A Discovery of Witches" was the kind of book that you just can't put down. As you're introduced to a very unique world of Witches, Demons and Vampires the plot becomes very exciting and continually leaves you wanting more. This second book was a little different. I guess first of all it was written with more of a feminine viewpoint than the first. Even though the character hasn't changed the sorry is told a little differently than the first installment. There was too much filler material for me, very descriptive at times and a lot of exploration of the emotions of the main character Dianna and less action and interacting with the magical world than I would have liked. Mind you the book is still a very good book and at many times very griping with an excellent last few chapters and still enough twists to keep me reading!! It just wasn't in my mind as enthralling as the first novel.
Lee in Tampa
Yes. It and its predecessor are two of the best books I have read (or listened to) in years and I was absolutely captivated by both of them. I can't believe the other reviewers used words like bored, and unnecessary information in the same sentence about this book.
The two main characters and you will just have to read it to come up with your own conclusions.
All of them.
Phillipe, if I have to chose ONE, read it to find out why.
Not all of us reading this book are scholars regarding the period in which the book takes us, therefore we would be enchanted by this book, not BORED. Boredom is individual and not a word to be used when talking about a book as good as this one. If you felt like turning it off, you should have because it wasn't written for you. I, for one, enjoyed every single minute, and think most other people who would be interested in vampire and witch stories would also.
author & web developer
Not as enjoyable as Discovery of Witches, but still, wonderful characterization. Next time, a little less London history and travelogue would be nice. Could have been edited down quite a bit and still would have been a five-star read.
Congratulations to Ms. Harkness. She deserves the acclaim she's won :-)
stimulating, historical and escapism
when Marcus meets Sophie
She did a good job on Diana's voice
everything you wanted to know about food and travel in the 1600th century but were afraid to ask
I didn't like the Mathew's voice or accent.. sounded false
Yes. I love the characters, I can't wait for the next installment!
The danger and intrique, of course! The forbidden love story, having to keep her powers a secret. I love vampire love stories!
The second book in the series was a good listen. I really like how the narrator brings the story another dimension. This is a good story line, which is refreshing.