A Discovery of Witches : All Souls

  • by Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by Jennifer Ikeda
  • Series: All Souls
  • 23 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

An epic, richly inventive, historically sweeping, magical romance.
When historian Diana Bishop opens an alchemical manuscript in the Bodleian Library, it's an unwelcome intrusion of magic into her carefully ordered life. Though Diana is a witch of impeccable lineage, the violent death of her parents while she was still a child convinced her that human fear is more potent than any witchcraft. Now Diana has unwittingly exposed herself to a world she's kept at bay for years: one of powerful witches, creative, destructive daemons, and long-lived vampires.
Sensing the significance of Diana's discovery, the creatures gather in Oxford, among them the enigmatic Matthew Clairmont, a vampire genticist. Diana is inexplicably drawn to Matthew and, in a shadowy world of half-truths and old enmities, ties herself to him without fully understanding the ancient line they are crossing.
As they begin to unlock the secrets of the manuscript and their feelings for each other deepen, so the fragile balance of peace unravels....


What the Critics Say

"Intelligent and off-the-wall, it will be irresistible to Twilight fans." ( The Sunday Times)
"Write what you know, debut novelists are told and Professor Deborah Harkness has accordingly set hers in the world of academia…. 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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Customer Reviews

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Fantastically captivating

I didn't think I was going to find another book(s) that engrossed me like the OUTLANDER series by Diana Gabeldon and Davina porter. ......but my goodness THIS series of books did it..and even perhaps more. Brilliant flow of imaginative writing that was captivating. Exciting tasteful romance that pulsed and pulsed and had me hooked, strong intriguing characters that were easily liked or disliked as the author wished and Imaginative narration that made listening to this series outstanding. Thank you.
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- Monique M.

Yawn. Not for me.

I’m sure there’d be loads of people who’d love this book, especially if they hadn’t read Twilight. It was a very similar story. If I had been reading it myself I wouldn’t have made it past the first couple of chapters. I stuck it out, but have no compulsion to find out what happens next. If I never hear Ashmole 782 again I won’t be sorry.
What a talented narrator. So many different accent.
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- Fiona Robinson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-02-2011
  • Publisher: Headline Audiobooks