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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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    Annamae Philadelphia, PA, United States 09-17-12
    Annamae Philadelphia, PA, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    Where does Shadow of Night rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Exceptional! The mix of history and time travel was unique. To see how she had to adapt to the "strange culture" was gradual and not as easy as one would believe.


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

    No. However, she was excellent because the story flowed as if timeless.


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    Wesley New Britain, CT, United States 09-17-12
    Wesley New Britain, CT, United States 09-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    "IF you liked A Discovery of Witches you'll love it"

    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.

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    A. Armitage Louisville, KY 09-16-12
    A. Armitage Louisville, KY 09-16-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Bring on Part 3!"
    Have you listened to any of Jennifer Ikeda’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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!

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    Jody Schlapper Wisconsin 09-15-12
    Jody Schlapper Wisconsin 09-15-12 Member Since 2012
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    "AWESOME!"
    Would you listen to Shadow of Night again? Why?

    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!


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    Timothy Wheaton Mesa, AZ 09-14-12
    Timothy Wheaton Mesa, AZ 09-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great story Line but a little bit too slow for me"
    If you could sum up Shadow of Night in three words, what would they be?

    Great story Line but a little bit too slow for me


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

    Buffy maybe (have only seen bits and pieces of that show...)


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

    the accents of the characters.


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    Rich Pollards Point, NL, Canada 09-13-12
    Rich Pollards Point, NL, Canada 09-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A Good Read, a little tedious at times..."
    Would you try another book from Deborah Harkness and/or Jennifer Ikeda?

    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.


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    Lee@Summerglen Tampa, FL 09-12-12
    Lee@Summerglen Tampa, FL 09-12-12 Member Since 2017
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    "Bored? How could you be."
    Would you listen to Shadow of Night again? Why?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The two main characters and you will just have to read it to come up with your own conclusions.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    All of them.


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

    Phillipe, if I have to chose ONE, read it to find out why.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    alexis Richmond, CA, United States 09-11-12
    alexis Richmond, CA, United States 09-11-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Great Read. Fantastic Reader."

    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 :-)

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    Linda Higley boise, idaho United States 09-11-12
    Linda Higley boise, idaho United States 09-11-12
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    "not a fan of vampires but this one sucked me in"
    If you could sum up Shadow of Night in three words, what would they be?

    stimulating, historical and escapism


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

    when Marcus meets Sophie


    What about Jennifer Ikeda’s performance did you like?

    She did a good job on Diana's voice


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

    everything you wanted to know about food and travel in the 1600th century but were afraid to ask


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't like the Mathew's voice or accent.. sounded false

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    Jeri ROCKWALL, TX, United States 09-10-12
    Jeri ROCKWALL, TX, United States 09-10-12
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    "As good as the first! Definitely worth it!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I love the characters, I can't wait for the next installment!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The danger and intrique, of course! The forbidden love story, having to keep her powers a secret. I love vampire love stories!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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