The Witches of New York

  • by Ami McKay
  • Narrated by Laurence Bouvard
  • 14 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The year is 1880. Two hundred years after the trials in Salem, witches Adelaide Thom and Eleanor St Clair finally feel safe and have opened a tea shop in Manhattan, specialising in cures, palmistry and potions.
When an enchanting young woman called Beatrice joins the witches as an apprentice, she soon proves indispensable, but her new life is marred by strange occurrences. She sees things no one else can see. She hears voices no one else can hear. Objects appear out of thin air, as if gifts from the dead. Has she been touched by magic, or is she simply losing her mind?
Amidst the witches' tug-of-war over how best to nurture her gifts, Beatrice disappears - but was it by choice or by force? In the desperate search, the witches are confronted by spectres from their own pasts. In a time when women were corseted, confined and committed for merely speaking their minds, were any of them really safe?

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An easily listened to rather curious book!

This book needed perseverance on my part to get into the story and the "feel" of the book. It is a book that needs the reader to be open minded about the supernatural otherwise you could find yourself not having any sympathy with the main characters, but luckily they are so well and gently portrayed that I don't think their being witches would be a problem to most people!

The story shows the best and worst of human nature, the way that even people who should know better can exploit those they care about, the way fanaticism pervades in all walks of life but also how people can care about each other in the face of perversity. It also tries to show how women , even in the 1880s, could be strong in time when they were supposed to be shadows of men.

All in all, not one of the most memorable books I've ever listened to or read, but quite pleasant if you persevere.
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- Amanda

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-10-2017
  • Publisher: Orion