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  • A Discovery of Witches

  • A Novel
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,407
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,547
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23,580

Deep in the stacks of Oxford's Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery; so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks. But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of daemons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Started out intriguing, devolved into Twilight 2.0

  • By Elina on 11-13-17

I couldn't get through it...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-11

I listened to about half of the book but it just didn't hold my interest.
I was forcing myself to continue listening. So I finally gave up on it.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Storm's Heart

  • Elder Races Series #2
  • By: Thea Harrison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,131
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,860
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,855

During the rule of her murderous Dark Fae uncle, Thistle "Tricks" Periwinkle found sanctuary among the Wyr in New York. Her ethereal beauty and sparkling personality won the hearts of the public, but after her uncle's death, there are those who don't want to see her ascend to the throne. Able to wield thunder and lightning, Wyr sentinel Tiago Black Eagle has ruled the skies for centuries. He's sent to protect Tricks when she's almost assassinated in Chicago....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Story!!

  • By Amazon Customer on 08-13-11

Loved Dragon Bound but...

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-11

I loved the first book in this series Dragon Bound but this one missed the mark for me. I had to force myself to finish it.

10 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Dragon Bound

  • Elder Races Series #1
  • By: Thea Harrison
  • Narrated by: Sophie Eastlake
  • Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,619
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,087
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,100

Half human and half Wyr, Pia Giovanni spent her life keeping a low profile among the Wyrkind and avoiding the continuing conflict between them and their Dark Fae enemies. But after being blackmailed into stealing a coin from the hoard of a dragon, Pia finds herself targeted by one of the most powerful---and passionate---of the Elder Races.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Woo Freakin Hoo!

  • By Amazon Customer on 10-14-11

LOVED IT

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-30-11

I listen to a lot of books. This is one of the best I've listened to in quite awhile. It grabbed me right from the start and didn't disappoint.

18 of 20 people found this review helpful

  • Motor City Fae

  • Book 1 of Urban Arcana
  • By: Cindy Spencer Pape
  • Narrated by: Terry Donnelly
  • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 107
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

Detroit artist Meagan Kelly has had a strong sixth sense all her life, but that doesn’t mean the gorgeous stranger’s crazy story—that she’s a half-elf, half human heiress—is true. But Meagan can’t deny the evidence of her own eyes—he’s Fae. A tall, blond, handsome, pointy-eared elf—and a man she just can’t get enough of.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Horrible narrator!

  • By Samantha on 07-27-10

Horrible narrator!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-27-10

This could be a good book but I can't finish listening because the narrator's voice is wrecking the story for me. Definitely listen to the sample before you purchase. I wish I had.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful