The Witch's Daughter : Shadow Chronicles

  • by Paula Brackston
  • Narrated by Marisa Calin
  • Series: Shadow Chronicles
  • 13 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

My name is Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith, and my age is 384 years. Each new settlement asks for a new journal, and so this Book of Shadows begins...
In the spring of 1628, the Witchfinder of Wessex finds himself a true Witch. As Bess Hawksmith watches her mother swing from the Hanging Tree she knows that only one man can save her from the same fate at the hands of the panicked mob: the Warlock Gideon Masters, and his Book of Shadows.
Secluded at his cottage in the woods, Gideon instructs Bess in the Craft, awakening formidable powers she didn't know she had and making her immortal. She couldn't have foreseen that even now, centuries later, he would be hunting her across time, determined to claim payment for saving her life.
In present-day England, Elizabeth has built a quiet life for herself, tending her garden and selling herbs and oils at the local farmers' market. But her solitude abruptly ends when a teenage girl called Tegan starts hanging around. Against her better judgment, Elizabeth begins teaching Tegan the ways of the Hedge Witch, in the process awakening memories - and demons - long thought forgotten.
Part historical romance, part modern fantasy, The Witch's Daughter is a fresh, compelling take on the magical, yet dangerous world of Witches. Listeners will long remember the fiercely independent heroine who survives plagues, wars, and the heartbreak that comes with immortality to remain true to herself, and protect the protégé she comes to love.

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Good story - poor narrator

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I am still in the middle of listening to this - and enjoying it, so yes would recommend the story but would say that I find the narrator very irritating.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Witch's Daughter?

When I get to the end of the story - I will let you know. But interested in how the Gideon Masters character comes into play.


Was The Witch's Daughter worth the listening time?

As in my comment above, I find the narrator very irritating. Not a strong reader, and her voices didn't change much when doing other characters - thought she was going to burst into tears! I have been spoilt by the wonderful narrator Davina Porter who I think is brilliant.

I will be checking further audibles with this narrator and make a point of not downloading them, although I have downloaded the second book in this series - so I will have to suffer the narration.


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- Amazon Customer

Slow to get into the rhythm of the story but....

It all becomes clearer, once you get further into it! :-)

It IS worth the time and effort, but it is a book you're better of not getting distracted by other 'stuff', while you listen, There are so many aspects that could appear benign but really are not :-)

It left me feeling sad that Bess's final story, she told, didn't go the way I had hoped....... :-(

I hope this has been helpful, without spoiling your listen! X
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- Cindy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-11-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios