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Summary

Jennet Preston was an ordinary woman with an extraordinary death. Pursued and vilified by her young lord and master, Thomas Lister, she was accused and tried - twice - for murder by witchcraft in 1612. This is the story of her second trial.

A friend of the Device family of Malkin Tower, Jennet Preston’s story starts and ends in Yorkshire, yet is inextricably entwined with the most famous witch trial in British history - that of the Pendle Witches.

Murder by Witchcraft is the first book in an exciting new series of five historical fiction short stories exploring the true life events that inspired Karen Perkins’ forthcoming supernatural novel: A Question of Witchcraft.

©2019 Karen Perkins (P)2019 Karen Perkins

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Sounds like it was recorded in a bathroom

Gutted!! I was looking forward to listening to this and think the story may even be good, but the recording is awful and sounds so bad I can't concentrate or enjoy the book....real shame.

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Karen Perkins Is Bewitching

A beautiful rendering of a tragic story. Karen's storytelling is emotive and powerfull as she pulls you into Jennet's world artfully woven with the rich Yorkshire language of the time. Just enough to draw you into time and place, without stifling the story. The injustice crawls under your skin as you ride on the waves of Jennet's frustration, anger, sadness and fear. The highs and lows through her ordeal is palpable through Karen's reading. What an introduction to Audible.

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Need more like this

Proper lass!
loved how you could be with her until her final say, you can really feel her miss justice.

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brilliant

brilliant book, kept me listening wanting to hear the next part. written in the first person, I really felt like I was there.

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Sound Quality is Horrific

A book about Pendle witches based in the north of England. Well I'm a northerner and even I couldn't understand what the narrator was saying.
The narrator sounded like she was a southerner putting on a dreadful fake northern accent whilst trapped in a tin box that was wrapped in bubble wrap. It was nigh on impossible to decipher what she was saying.
You have more chance of being bitten by a lettuce than getting any enjoyment out of this story which is a shame because the history of the Pendle Witches is fascinating.

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Thank you

Fantastic but very sad to hear about what happened. Thank you for the insight #remembertheaccused

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  • 06-10-19

A bit of history

Enjoyed this sad story. Felt like I was there. Religion is so corrupt. Church evil is a monster.