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Narrated by actress and comedian Gemma Whelan, best known for playing Yara Greyjoy in the HBO fantasy-drama series Game of Thrones

In 17th-century England, civil war rages and witches have become pawns in a plot to oust the king. Red-haired Evey does not want to be a witch, but she cannot deny the magick coursing through her veins. In a country seething with civil war, superstition, dread and dark forces are at work. A storm is coming. After witnessing the brutal murder of her mother by witch-hunters, Evey vows to avenge her and track down her killers. Fury burns in her bright and strong. But she has promised her mother that she will keep Dill, her little sister, safe. Dill: the gifted one, their mother's favourite. Dill, who their mother entrusted with the scrying stone, which should rightfully be Evey's.

Battling a terrible jealousy of Dill, Evey seizes the scrying stone and abandons her little sister with their Aunt Grey at the coven in the woods. Even though Evey longs to be free she has a promise to keep and she cannot rest until justice is done. She sets off to town where the men who murdered her mother are gathering for the witch trials. But as the lust for blood and retribution rises to fever pitch, will Evey keep true to the bonds of sisterhood and to the magick that is her destiny?

A breathtaking debut about the power of women, witchcraft, fury, revenge and the ties that bind us.

©2020 Finbar Hawkins (P)2020 W. F. Howes

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loved it

I really enjoyed this book. the narrator was fantastic. she really brought the story to life.

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Hard to stop listening!

absolutely loved this book!

Very, very well read.

The characters in this book are so easy to invest in, brilliant book which I didn't actually expect to like but love!

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A Witch hunt

The narrator didn't give the characters much life in her telling of the tale.A story which didn't do much to make me excited.

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Loved the story. Well narrated

Really enjoyed this story, the narrator really brought the character Evey to life. : )

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i couldnt stop listning to this story

this had me enchanted from the beginning and was thrilling to listen too all the way through the story.

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All round great listen

This kept coming up on Audible's suggestions so I decided to give it a go and wasn't disappointed. A really gripping story and well narrated, I highly recommend Witch.

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  • Mindy Duncan
  • 18-01-21

Sincere Storytelling

I enjoyed the heartfelt performance and the charming folktale style of writing. I was impressed with the freshness and authenticity of the characters as the story focused on the family bonds that have often been overshadowed by the formidable power of covens in darker portrayals of witches. This story highlights the compassion that can be found in the heart of witches as mothers, daughters, sisters, healers and defenders of the community. Witches are human beings and they have hearts of gold.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-11-20

captivating

I was spellbound by the words and how they painted this captivating story. Beautifully written!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-10-20

Witch is rooted deep in rich earth and dark history

An astonishingly assured debut Hawkins WITCH is riveting in its tempo, and an authentic, visceral and insightful depiction of a young woman forced to embrace her power amid a brutal history of war and persecution. The unique historical setting, and period specific local dialect are brilliantly rendered in language that dances and crackles and draws us in deep into Evie’s struggle. So skilfully crafted and vibrant with ancient forest and lore, WITCH is cinematic in its intensity, yet intimate and tender at its core.