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Nights of the Witch Audiobook

Nights of the Witch: War God, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

A young girl called Tozi stands at the bottom of a pyramid, waiting to be led to the top where her heart will be cut out....

Pepillo, a Spanish orphan who serves a sadistic Dominican friar, is aboard the Spanish fleet as it sails towards Mexico.... This is the epic story of the clash of two empires, two armies and two gods of war.

Five hundred desperate adventurers are about to pit themselves against the most brutal armies of the ancient Americas, armies hundreds of thousands strong. This is a war of gods and men.

Dark powers that work behind the scenes of history show their hand as the prophecy of the return of Quetzalcoatl is fulfilled with the arrival of Cortes. The Aztec ruler Moctezuma fights to maintain the demands of the war god Huitzilopochtli for human sacrifice. The Spanish Inquisition is planning an even greater blood-letting.

Caught up in the headlong collision between two gods of war are Tozi, Pepillo and the beautiful sex slave Malinal whose hatred of Moctezuma runs so deep she will sell out her own land and people to destroy him.

©2013 Graham Hancock (P)2016 Audible, Ltd

What the Critics Say

"[P]art historical fact, part fantasy, the effect is as intense as the events themselves. It's a fascinating read that will have you booking a flight to Mexico long before you finish the book." (Evening Standard)

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    ben 04/07/2016
    ben 04/07/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it."

    Great story. Very well read. Endearing characters and despicable villains. Looking forward to book two.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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  • austin
    05/02/17
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    "great read, excellent research was done. "

    A truly unbelievable time in history. This book is a must for anyone interested in the fall of the Aztecs and the truly fearless Spaniards that battle them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Richard E. Pozzuto
    Naples, Florida
    02/02/17
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    "I adore Graham and his non fictional work but..."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No. It was painful to get through and left me feeling dark and kind of soul sick.


    Would you recommend Nights of the Witch to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. I really dislike the penchant Hancock has for graphic physical and sexual violence. I love the history he covers but it's strung together with gruesome markers of killing and mayhem. This may in fact be an historical accuracy and part of a point he is making; however, I feel cynical and sick after listening to books like this. Sorry Graham. I'm no Pollyanna, but this really grosses me out. There are ways to talk about sex and violence without digging the knife into the listener's gut or having him/her feel like he has been raped and abused. This is my last time purchasing Hancock's fiction.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I agree with others the accents through me a bit, but you get used to them.


    Do you think Nights of the Witch needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. It should be burned by Christian missionaries and never heard from again. (ironic kidding)


    Any additional comments?

    Love Graham Hancock. Can't abide the violent and savage nature of his fiction. I feel tainted after I listen to his fiction books like I need to take a shower.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Pieter saris
    26/01/17
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    "I love this book. Cant wait for the third."
    Where does Nights of the Witch rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I really like this series. My favorite so far.


    What about Barnaby Edwards’s performance did you like?

    He has great voices for the Characters.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Brett
    28/12/16
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    "Good Read"

    I enjoyed the combination of the historical events interwonen with the fictional story and characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dennis Lewis
    14/12/16
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    "engaging story."

    The historical fiction is filled with action and adventure. A really great story well performed and well read. makes one want to study again this time in history though the lens of this story-telling.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    04/12/16
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    "Beyond historical fiction, a great book."

    Graham Hancock dives into history with a flurish of a master writer and historians careful eye for detail; while blending it all in colorful, rich and violent world of conquest.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Scott Monson
    Mesa, AZ, US
    16/11/16
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    "Living History"

    Never has the discovery and exploration of the "New World" been so vibrant and alive.
    What a satisfying treaty of a history that was to me, until now, lost in a quagmire of gray all too boring mist.
    Well done Mr Hancock!
    Thank You.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ludwig
    10/11/16
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    "Graham tells some great stories."

    History and fantasy clash in a very entertaining way. I will be waiting anxiously for the third book of this trilogy.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Danny
    TAMPA, FLORIDA, United States
    14/10/16
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    "Absolutely incredible."

    This book had me from the start. Really enjoyed the flow of the book bouncing around from story to story. it really painted an interesting pucture of the Spanish Reconquista. and the crazy part is that most of it is true. Obviously excluding the supernatural aspect of the novel.
    All in all I loved it, and Im just glad they made an audiobook of this finally!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Andy B. (ND28)
    10/07/16
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    "First audio book, quite pleased"

    Looking forward to more Of Graham Hancock work in the fictional and non fictional genera.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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