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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
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    "Loved it."

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

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Jay 03/07/2017
    Jay 03/07/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Compelling Historical Fiction, Excellent Narration"

    This book, the first in what is currently a trilogy, is definitely in my top three of 'fictional books that I have ever had the pleasure of listening to' (No mean feat). You may not struggle too hard to guess the other two. Okay so it is not entirely fiction, a lot of it is based on historical fact, but all of the story lines of the people involved are compelling and as the stories evolve the author has allowed us to love and hate almost every character, in fact you may find yourself 'jumping ship' and siding with your original enemy on many occasions before 'jumping back' again and again. Each to his own. In my humble opinion this is a very clever, compelling and absorbing book, as is the rest of the series, written by a very intelligent human being. To add insult to injury the narrator is the perfect man for the job and again is one of the best that I have listened to. All in all the combination of Author and Narrator really does make this the next audiobook you must listen to.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    david 04/05/2017
    david 04/05/2017
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    "not what I expected but!"

    Not what I thought it was going
    be but I enjoyed it an interesting mix of history and fantasy. I am now going to read the rest of the trilogy

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Amazon Customer
    23/03/17
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    "Informative, captivating and outright magical."

    War God is a great fusion of Hancock's untethered imagination and his exotic experiences in understanding the roots of our "modern" civilization.

    2 of 2 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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    1 of 1 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.


    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Maximo
    25/07/17
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    "Great Historical Retelling"

    loved this Book, The narration was great.
    An enjoyable read, I was disappointed when it ended, On to the next book in the series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ashley M. Elmore Drew
    04/07/17
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    "Excellent narration"

    The person who suggested we were in the shire and that a Spaniard should narrate since the z's sound like a speech impediment is apparently not familiar with how Spanish is spoken in Spain. It does sound strange to those of us who are used to how Spanish is pronounced in our hemisphere but it is accurate for Spain so chill out and don't be a jerk.

    The narration was excellent. He reads different ages and genders in a way that makes you forget you're being read to. Well done.

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  • Chris Flickinger
    28/05/17
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    "captivating"

    great read, thanks to Mr Hancock for this entertaining and informative piece. two thumbs up

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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