A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness audiobook

A Discovery of Witches: A Novel

By Deborah Harkness
Read by Jennifer Ikeda

Penguin Audio 9780142429112

The All Souls Trilogy: Book 1

23.93 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781101484531

Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls Series—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People).   Now “[a] hot show that’s like Twilight meets Outlander” (Thrillist) airing on AMC and BBC America, as well as streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder. Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, book three, The Book of Life, and the fourth in the series, Time’s Convert.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

New York Times audio bestseller

An iBooks bestseller in Fiction

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

Selected for the February 2011 Indie Next List

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

Book one of the New York Times-bestselling All Souls Series—"a wonderfully imaginative grown-up fantasy with all the magic of Harry Potter and Twilight” (People).   Now “[a] hot show that’s like Twilight meets Outlander” (Thrillist) airing on AMC and BBC America, as well as streaming on Sundance Now and Shudder. Deborah Harkness’s sparkling debut, A Discovery of Witches, has brought her into the spotlight and galvanized fans around the world. In this tale of passion and obsession, Diana Bishop, a young scholar and a descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost and enchanted alchemical manuscript, Ashmole 782, deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont. Harkness has created a universe to rival those of Anne Rice, Diana Gabaldon, and Elizabeth Kostova, and she adds a scholar's depth to this riveting tale of magic and suspense. The story continues in book two, Shadow of Night, book three, The Book of Life, and the fourth in the series, Time’s Convert.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A romp through magical academia.” Guardian (London)
“An inventive addition to the supernatural craze.” Marie Claire
“Intelligent and off-the-wall, it will be irresistible to Twilight fans.” Sunday Times (London)
“A sparkling debut...A Discovery of Witches is heady mix of history and magic, mythology and love, making for a luxurious, intoxicating, one-sitting read.” Amazon.com
“Harkness brings this world to vibrant life and makes the most of the growing popularity of gothic adventure with an ending that keeps the Old Lodge door wide open.”  Publishers Weekly
“A compelling and sweeping tale.” Booklist (starred review)
“A bubbling cauldron of illicit desire...all the ingredients for an assured saga that blends romance with fantasy.” Daily Mail (London)
“From the stillness of Oxford’s Bodleian Library to a turreted French castle, narrator Jennifer Ikeda embarks on a magical journey. Her narration is quietly charming...This epic tale of the origins of magic will make listeners wish they could conjure the sequel.” AudioFile
“Set in our contemporary world with a magical twist, this sparkling debut by a history professor features a large cast of fascinating characters, and readers will find themselves invested in Diana’s success at unlocking the secrets of the manuscript...This enchanting novel is an essential purchase. Harkness is an author to watch.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Deborah Harkness

Author Bio: Deborah Harkness

Deborah Harkness is a #1 New York Times bestselling author of Shadow of Night and The Book of Life, among other titles. A history professor at the University of Southern California, she has received Fulbright, Guggenheim, and National Humanities Center fellowships.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 23.93
Audience: Adult
Language: English