Rate It File It Audiobook Review: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

Posted December 10, 2014 by Felicia S in 2014 Read, 4.25 Wine Glasses, Audiobook, Reviews / 11 Comments

Rate It File It Audiobook Review: The Book of Life by Deborah HarknessSource: Audiobook Review, Provided by Penguin Audio

Format: Audiobook

The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness
Narrator: Jennifer Ikeda
Length: 23 hrs and 52 min

Date Read: August 2014

Genre: Fantasy, Magical

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.

More Information:
Publisher: Penguin Audio, Viking Adult
Series: All Souls Trilogy #3

Also by this author: Time's Convert

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NOTE: These “reviews” are as simple as it gets (and mostly for tracking purposes)! They will have a rating, first thought, narrator thought (quick), and will officially be filed 🙂 

Listened for Review (Penguin Audio)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.50

Audio Rating: 4.50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness was a fantastic end to a wonderfully written series!

Audio Thoughts: Jennifer Ikeda was brilliant through out the whole series. I thought she did a great job with such a huge cast of characters from all over the world. It was a big challenge and I felt she knocked it out of the park.

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Overall Rating
4 / 5
Story Rating
4 / 5
Character Rating
4.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
4.5 / 5
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11 responses to “Rate It File It Audiobook Review: The Book of Life by Deborah Harkness

  1. I have this on audio and I am worried about tackling it via audio as I fear there will be too much to keep track of, and it is so long, still that is the only way I am going to get it done. I am so glad it worked for you.

    • Honestly for being “bulky” the storylines are pretty linear so it was easy to follow. I didn’t find it hard but if you are having to stop/start a lot it might be 🙂

  2. I’ve heard such great things about this series Felicia, it’s on my “you really need to make time for this” list:) That list is kind of intimidatingly long however, there are so many good books out there I want to get to! Glad this was a solid conclusion to the series, I always have stress before reading the last book, worried it won’t be everything I hoped it will be. Doesn’t seem like that was the case here!

    • My list is sitting by your list saying the same thing. I swear even if I had more hours in the day there is no way I would get through it 🙂 I need paid vacations to remote retreats once a quarter just to even put a dent in it 🙂

  3. I still need to listed to the second one but I am afraid I can’t remember much of what happened in the first one and don’t want to re-listen..ugh. 🙁

    • Enough is given in the 2nd one that you will remember pretty quickly. I felt the same way but had no problem after a long lag. Now I will say with this one I wish I would have read the 2nd one closer to this release because it jumped right in.