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3.00006189395502 out of 53.00006189395502 out of 53.00006189395502 out of 53.00006189395502 out of 53.00006189395502 out of 5 3.00 (96,940 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Deborah Harkness Narrator: Jennifer Ikeda Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The All Souls Trilogy Release Date:
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A richly inventive novel about a centuries-old vampire, a spellbound witch, and the mysterious manuscript that draws them together

Deep in the stacks of Oxford’s Bodleian Library, young scholar Diana Bishop unwittingly calls up a bewitched alchemical manuscript in the course of her research. Descended from an old and distinguished line of witches, Diana wants nothing to do with sorcery—so after a furtive glance and a few notes, she banishes the book to the stacks.

But her discovery sets a fantastical underworld stirring, and a horde of demons, witches, and vampires soon descends upon the library. Diana has stumbled upon a coveted treasure that has been lost for centuries—and she is the only creature who can break its spell. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A romp through magical academia.”


  • “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, editorial review

  • “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)

  • “An inventive addition to the supernatural craze.”

    Marie Claire

  • “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.”


  • “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

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month, February 2011
  • Selected for the February 2011 Indie Next List

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Karon | 10/2/2016

    " I have all three audio books and LOVE them! I have listen to them over and over. Jennifer ikeda really dose a great job! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Angie Pachniak | 2/19/2014

    " Very long story and so drawn out I wanted to skip ahead. Can't decide if I'll read the next one. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Tessa Scott | 2/13/2014

    " started off average, and just got more and more dull. I might come back to it one day but I got to the point where I just didn't care what happened next so I figured it was time to put it down and start on something else. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christa | 2/10/2014

    " If you loved Night Circus and want to continue on a mystical journey, then this is the book for you. What makes this book unique is it combines vampires, witches and demons in one story but it injected with tons of history. the romance btw the lead characters has all the perfect ingredients as well: tension, passion and inner turmoil. Love love "

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