David Collings reads this original novel adventure for the First Doctor and his companions, set in the 17th century during the Salem witch trials.
With the Doctor wanting to repair the TARDIS in peace, his companions, Barbara, Ian and Susan, decide to get some experience of living in the nearby village of Salem. But the Doctor knows about the horrors destined to engulf the village and determines that they should leave.
Susan has her own ideas and is desperate to return to Salem whatever the cost. Yet her actions will lead them all into terrible danger and cause the tragedy that is already unfolding to escalate out of control.
Featuring the First Doctor as played on TV by William Hartnell.
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- Ian Mccaul
She's a witch! She's a witch!
Yes I would listen to The Witch Hunters again. Not for a while due to the intense subject matter but I would listen to it again. It was a very well written and very well excecuted novel about the dangers of hysteria. Steve Lyons is an excellent author and I'm very glad I chose this book. I highly recommend it to those who enjoy the historical Doctor Who stories of the Hartnell era.
One of the best parts of this book was the references and comparisons to The Crucible. It made it easier to relate to some aspects of the story. I was also an admirer of the plot element regarding changing history.
It was interesting to see the differences in how Susan reacted to being close to a historical event she cared about as opposed to Barbara in The Aztecs. I can safely say that the consequences seem to suit Susan as a character.
I'm afraid that my favourite scene is something of a spoiler so I'll just say the last chapter. The scenes with The Doctor and...someone else at the end were absolutely beautiful.
Highly recommended. This book is well worth the time.