The Secret Healer
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(4.2 based on 18 ratings)
  • 1
    The Secret Healer | Ellin Carsta, Terry Laster - translator

    The Secret Healer

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Ellin Carsta, Terry Laster - translator
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (10)

    In the fourteenth century, opportunities for women are limited to the home. But spirited young Madlen finds her calling as assistant to the city's trusted midwife, Clara. Working alongside Clara, Madlen develops a surprisingly soothing technique and quickly becomes a talented healer. After Clara's tragic death, Madlen alone rushes to assist the birth of a local nobleman's child. But rather than the joy of birth, Madlen walks into an accusation of murder and witchcraft because of her extraordinary gifts. Forced to flee her own town, she establishes a new identity in the home of her aunt.

    The secret healer

    Badly written and researched, not at all convincing would not recommend this book to anyone.

    Reviewed on 30 June 2016 by angela ratheram ()
  • 2
    The Master of Medicine: The Secret Healer, Book 2 | Ellin Carsta, Terry Laster - translation

    The Master of Medicine: The Secret Healer, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ellin Carsta, Terry Laster - translation
    • Narrated By Angela Dawe
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In medieval Germany, Madlen Goldmann left her passion for medicine behind to live a life of quiet contentment with her devoted husband, Johannes, and their children. But when Madlen's aunt delivers the news that Johannes's father, Peter, has gone blind, Madlen must use her healing skills to help just one more time. While caring for her father-in-law, Madlen assists a handsome young doctor, Franz von Beyenburg, in a procedure to restore Peter's sight - something she never dreamed possible.

    Trite and poorly written

    A trite modern story set in an undefined historical period. The two do not sit well together. Modern values should not be applied to the past in this ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 24 May 2017 by FourEyes (Nottingham, UK)