The Witch of Blackbird Pond
- Narrated by: Mary Beth Hurt
- Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 11-07-03
- Language: English
- Publisher: Listening Library
Regular price: $21.00
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Newbery Medal Winner, 1959
"Mary Beth Hurt gives an excellent performance" (School Library Journal)
"Speare's classic adapts well to audio, and Hurt gives it life, and hope." (AudioFile)
"Strong plot, fully realized characters, and convincing atmosphere distinguish this historical narrative." (Booklist)
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By E. Dickson on 08-26-05
Listen with a friend or relative!!
This book was great on audio. In the beginning it's a wee bit confusing, but stay with it and you will be rewarded with some great characters and a wonderful story. We (mom and 10 yr old daughter) listened to it on a road trip, and we thought it was fantastic! GET IT!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
By Susan on 02-28-04
Great characters - a delightful listen!
Set in colonial New England, harsh in the physical and social senses, young Katherine arrives in this seeming cruel environment and struggles to fit in. She is changed in the process and she brings about change in this severely prejusticed society. The relationships are well described between all the various characters giving the story a richness. Understanding for people grows past just the outward appearances.The mean uncle and the old Quaker are more than what they seem to be. And true love wins the day. My 11 year-old son loved the story which is still the best proof of this story's worthiness. He's a tough critic. It is a lovely listen.
22 of 26 people found this review helpful