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  • The Book of Life

  • The All Souls Trilogy, Book 3
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (867 ratings)

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The Book of Life

By: Deborah Harkness
Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
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Fall under the spell of Diana and Matthew once more in the stunning climax to the All Souls trilogy, following A Disocvery of Witches and Shadow of Night.

A world of witches, daemons and vampires. A manuscript which holds the secrets of their past and the key to their future. Diana and Matthew - the forbidden love at the heart of it.

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 in France they reunite with their families - with one heart-breaking exception. But the real threat to their future is yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for the elusive manuscript Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on a terrifying urgency. Using ancient knowl­edge and modern science, from the palaces of Venice and beyond, Diana and Matthew will finally learn what the witches discovered so many centuries ago.

©2014 Deborah Harkness (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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Fantastic narrator and book

This book is a fantastic end to a great trilogy. The narration is superb, as always.

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Book 3 - no surprises

Good read, good listen. no surprises in the story, deliciously predictable right to the end. feel good novel for the romantic readers who want to be swept off their feet - by a strong & controlling man, not but a mind-blowingly beautiful writing.

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outstanding novel

Well written and excellently read by deborah harness the final chapter in the book of light trilogy. thoroughly enjoyable.

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better than the middle one

this third book was more enjoyable than the middle one which seemed quite fake. and as vampire Romance novels go it is a very good version of that but it doesn't hold up to other more creative Romance novels that I have read in past.

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Superbly enthralling story

What I most enjoyed was the beautiful voicing of the characters. The story progressed in a very captivating pace and kept my interest throughout. It was so lovely to hear a couple of singing sections as well. A beautiful voice and well done to the author and narrator.

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Journey complete

The trilogy third book was a great ending to this wonderful story that kept me interested to the end and beyond. One of those that you just don’t want to end.

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Gripping satisfying conclusion

Wonderfully narrated and well written final book in the Discovery of Witches Series. Also very dark especially towards the end.

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Excellent narration that brings the book to life

Loved reading this series and listening to it was even better. The narration was superb!

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Best ever

I have listened to this series 5 times now and i still find joy and wonder in them all. I cannot recommend highly enough that you will not regret getting this series, it is so well worth it

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Fantastic

This was a Brilliant ending to the trilogy, fantastic narration as always! Will listen again and again.

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