I enjoyed this story, it was a fun listen especially heading in to the autumn but either I am an especially cunning listener or the story was a bit obvious. Still just because you figure out the mystery pretty early on it doesn't make it less interesting to listen to. The historical aspect was very interesting and (I have no idea but guessed) was well researched.
Enjoyed the story. It proves that books can be good without descriptive violence. As witch books go it is one of the best. I would love to read more books by this author that are bound to be better than a 1st book.
This is the first intelligent historical thriller I've encountered since The Historian. I couldn't stop listening. My one qualm was with the narrator, who, like so many other narrators and actors, seems to think that everyone from Massachusetts sounds like a Kennedy or even better, like they are from Maine. While this annoyed me, it wasn't enough to keep me from thoroughly enjoying the story.
It started out a little slow but picked up towards the end. Although unfortunately it was predictable towards the end. I usually don't enjoy witches and spells but this wasn't over done with some well written historical scenes mixed in.
I choose this book to take with me to our cabin. I was looking for something to listen to on a quiet night on the deck or a walk in the woods. It was great for that as the book takes place in the summer/fall and lent itself to long walks. I also liked the music between chapters. In my opinion it added to the atmosphere. The reader was also, I thought, perfect for the book.
I enjoyed this book and hearing about the history surrounding the Salem Witch trials. This was an easy book to follow and so was a good book to carry along while I did other things.
Starts off interestingly enough and some of the historical flash backs are okay, but the modern day "love story" and the villian Advisor made this book extremely difficult to finish. I had to force myself to do it. Any wonder the author was working on her PhD when she wrote this and made the Faculty Advisor the "bad guy".
I had to keep listening. I love historical fiction and this has a great story line with and interesting historic event. The story line was predictable, but fun anyway.