The Weiser Field Guide to Witches

  • by Judika Illes
  • Narrated by Arika Escalona
  • 5 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Witches peek from greeting cards and advertisements, and they dig twisted roots from the ground. Witches dance beneath the stars and lurk around cauldrons. Witches heal, witches scare, witches creep, and witches teach!
A compendium of witches through the ages, from earliest prehistory to some of the most significant modern practitioners, The Weiser Field Guide to Witches explores who, and what, a witch is. From such famed historical legends as Aleister Crowley, Marie Laveau, and Elizabeth Báthory to the popular literary and cinematic figures Harry Potter and the Wicked Witch of the West, Illes offers a complete range of the history of witches. Included also are the sacred - sis, Hekate, Aradia - and the profane - the Salem Witch Trials and The Burning Times. The Weiser Field Guide to Witches is appropriate for listeners of all ages and serves as an excellent and entertaining introduction for those fascinated by the topic.


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Customer Reviews

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Good, breif, and biased

Trudy privation though very short summaries. This was definitely a popular reader it did not go into historical or academic detail. Fact it is moved that he supernatural things were true and gave credence to many mythical people and creatures.
But well read and a good introduction book.
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- Paul

Rapid Reading

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

Yes, well spent b/c the subject matter was unlike any I had been previously exposed to.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Dump the caffeine high of the narrator.

How could the performance have been better?

A narrator who didn't speed throughout the book. Had to listen on "slow" speed, which distorted the quality and certainly was extremely annoying.

Did The Weiser Field Guide to Witches inspire you to do anything?


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- Laura "Why ever would I do that?"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-08-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios