Witch Child

  • by Celia Rees
  • Narrated by Jennifer Ehle
  • 5 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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?

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Do Not Suffer a Witch to Live Among You

I confess I bought this audio book because the narrator's name was Jennifer Ehle. Whether or not, she is the actress who played Elizabeth Bennet in P&P, I don't know but she has a fine low British accent so in the end, it doesn't matter. I enjoyed this book but except for the narrator, there is nothing in the write-up which would have tempted me to listen to the thing. I do admit that the book very quickly captured my complete attention. The author is gifted and has written some of the best prose I have seen in a while and the narrator sweeps the listener along. I don't know, only surmise the author did considerable research and there is an element of truth at the genesis of this work. There is actual unrelenting tension permeating this work from moment to moment, hour to hour and day to day. When would she be found out? When would they come for her? When, like her grandmother, would she too be killed by the jeering crowd? I am pleased that the author left room for a happy ever after and let the readers conjecture the final outcome.
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- Joseph R

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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- Cindy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-14-2009
  • Publisher: Listening Library