• Witch Child

  • By: Celia Rees
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ehle
  • Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-14-09
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Listening Library
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.2 (90 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Enter the world of young Mary Newbury, a world where simply being different can cost a person her life. Hidden until now in the pages of her diary, Mary's startling story begins in 1659, the year her beloved grandmother is hanged in the public square as a witch. Mary narrowly escapes a similar fate, only to face intolerance and new danger among the Puritans in the New World. How long can she hide her true identity? Will she ever find a place where her healing powers will not be feared?
©2002 Cynthia Rees; (P)2009 Listening Library
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5 out of 5 stars
By Cindy on 10-19-10

Witch Child

I loved the book, the history of Mary and others like her need to be remembered...What a terrible time in American history for Women....

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5 out of 5 stars
By Desarae on 11-18-13

History Comes to Life with Real Magic near Salem

A story of the narrow minded. Bless her for keeping a diary, I wonder how much of it is true. It's a beautiful thing to imagine how harmonious Indians where with the land. Varied culture has been greatly lost with the advent of pop culture, mainstream media, and corporations. The world is similar inside any border these days, this story gives you insight into a different time. Sad to think that people would give up so much to cross oceans for freedom only to find a worse kind of stifling terror because of childish boredom. This is a story of history; one girl-turned women's loss and struggle in the early dawn of the Salem witch trials. The diary implies much and ends abruptly. It also gives the idea that she has an engrained deeper magic in her blood.

You will have many musings while listening, or at least I did. I wonder how many buildings and settlements to this day desecrate Indian burial sites or other kinds of holy lands. We all can be close minded, even me, this story will definitely give you something to chew on regardless of your beliefs. Christian or otherwise - the true moral here is of truth, tolerance, fortitude, and suffering. The injustice of meddlers and bored seekers of false justice. I wonder what happened next?

Great narrator. Random music. Excellent book.

Not my favorite listen but well done from start to finish. I listened to the whole thing in one sitting.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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