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The book of life [sound recording] : a novel /

by Harkness, Deborah E; Ikeda, Jennifer [nrt].
Material type: materialTypeLabelSoundSeries: Harkness, Deborah E., All souls trilogy (Recorded Books, LLC): bk. 3.Publisher: New York : Penguin Audio, p2014Edition: Unabridged.Description: 19 sound discs (ca. 24 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.ISBN: 9781611762662; 1611762669.Subject(s): Witches -- Fiction | Vampires -- Fiction | Fantasy fiction | AudiobooksRead by Jennifer Ikeda.Summary: "After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches--with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy's final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago" -- from publisher's web site.
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The highly anticipated finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling trilogy that began with A Discovery of Witches <br>  <br> After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchant­ing series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they re­unite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches —with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its miss­ing pages takes on even more urgency. In the tril­ogy's final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowl­edge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.<br> <br> With more than one million copies sold in the United States and appearing in thirty-eight foreign editions and translations, A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night have landed on all of the major bestseller lists and garnered rave reviews from countless publications. Eagerly awaited by Harkness's legion of fans, The Book of Life brings this superbly written series to a deeply satisfying close.

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Read by Jennifer Ikeda.

Compact discs.

"After traveling through time in Shadow of Night, the second book in Deborah Harkness's enchanting series, historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont return to the present to face new crises and old enemies. At Matthew's ancestral home at Sept-Tours, they reunite with the cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches--with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency. In the trilogy's final volume, Harkness deepens her themes of power and passion, family and caring, past deeds and their present consequences. In ancestral homes and university laboratories, using ancient knowledge and modern science, from the hills of the Auvergne to the palaces of Venice and beyond, the couple at last learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago" -- from publisher's web site.

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Library Journal Review

Starred Review. Harkness's final trilogy installment (after Shadow of Night) is a satisfying conclusion to the series. The author weaves the intricate threads of vampire, witch, and demon lore carefully into a colorful tapestry of characters and settings, dangers and resolutions. Historian and witch Diana Bishop and vampire scientist Matthew Clairmont must separate in order to seek the knowledge and power they need to make the world safe for their unborn children. Yet, to best their adversaries, Matthew and Diana must both give up something. Will the price be more dangerous than the enemy? It is pure pleasure to listen to Jennifer Ikeda read. She brings each character to life-an amazing achievement considering the number of people who live in these pages. Accents, pacing, and timbre are all spot on. VERDICT Highly recommended. ["History, science, and the unpredictable actions of paranormal characters with hidden agendas all swirl together to create a not-to-be-missed finale to a stellar paranormal series," read the review of the Viking hc, LJ 6/15/14.]-Juleigh Muirhead Clark, Colonial Williamsburg Fdn. Lib., VA (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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