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  • The Witch's Daughter

  • Written by: Paula Brackston
  • Narrated by: Marisa Calin
  • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

In the spring of 1628, the Witchfinder of Wessex finds himself a true Witch. As Bess Hawksmith watches her mother swing from the Hanging Tree she knows that only one man can save her from the same fate at the hands of the panicked mob: the Warlock Gideon Masters, and his Book of Shadows. Secluded at his cottage in the woods, Gideon instructs Bess in the Craft, awakening formidable powers she didn’t know she had and making her immortal. She couldn't have foreseen that even now, centuries later, he would be hunting her across time, determined to claim payment for saving her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phenomenal story

  • By Sarah B on 2018-09-19

Phenomenal story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-19

Am engrossing story encompassing the main character Elizabeth’s many lives and solitary existence after she meets a young woman also on the fringes of society. This book is a story of family and enduring bonds, isolation and wonderfully crafted imagination.

This book is one I now own in both audio and kindle formats, and enjoy going back to.

The historical detail is fascinating and believable, and the story will keep your attention long after you’ve set it down or finished listening. Don’t be deterred by the theme of witchcraft - this is not a mass market tween stereotype. This book, the first in a series -
is still a favourite.

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  • The Wee Free Men

  • Written by: Terry Pratchett
  • Narrated by: Stephen Briggs
  • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 7
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6

Up on the chalk downs they call The Wold, witches are banned - ever since the Baron's son vanished in the woods. Anyway, as all witches know, chalk's no good for magic. Nine-year-old Tiffany Aching thinks her Granny Aching - a wise shepherd

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One of Practchett’s Best subseries

  • By Sarah B on 2018-09-19

One of Practchett’s Best subseries

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 2018-09-19

Set within the Discworld universe, this is the first story about Tiffany Aching, many other characters already beloved in the Discworld, and others making their first appearance. This book features all the humour and satirical commentary that made Pratchett amazing, but I would also recommend it for young readers grieving the loss of someone they love, or experiencing a big life change. The wee free men and their shenanigans and Tiffany’s determination make a great story for readers of all ages. Stephen Briggs is phenomenal as a narrator of the Discworld series, I can’t hear the voices of Pratchett’s characters by anyone else!