Audie Award Nominee, Fiction, 2013
Judgment of the Witch
The Carolinas, 1699: The citizens of Fount Royal believe a witch has cursed their town with inexplicable tragedies - and they demand that beautiful widow Rachel Howarth be tried and executed for witchcraft. Presiding over the trial is traveling magistrate Issac Woodward, aided by his astute young clerk, Matthew Corbett. Believing in Rachel's innocence, Matthew will soon confront the true evil at work in Fount Royal....
After hearing damning testimony, magistrate Woodward sentences the accused witch to death by burning. Desperate to exonerate the woman he has come to love, Matthew begins his own investigation among the townspeople. Piecing together the truth, he has no choice but to vanquish a force more malevolent than witchcraft in order to save his beloved Rachel - and free Fount Royal from the menace claiming innocent lives.
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“Edoardo Ballerini performs this story of accusation and fear flawlessly. He effortlessly switches his pitch, accents, and timbre to suit the unfortunate Rachel Howarth, the endless curious Corbett, and the various determined characters, good and evil.” (AudioFile)
"a compelling story that should find a wide readership. Highly recommended for popular fiction collections." (Library Journal)
"An excellent story, full of tension and suspense.” (Stephen King)
I would recommend this book to anyone who liked historical novels or anyone who liked a good mystery. This novel was written wonderfully it grabbed you from chapter 1 and never let you go until the very end. Matthew Corbett is a wonderful character, and I can not wait to read the rest of the novels in this series.
This was an excellent book in every way. The narration was beyond excellent. He was wonderful with the voices of all even the Indians.
The story was a bit long and I wanted him to get the girl in the end but the story was great. It tells about the superstitions of people no matter what time or age. They go with a spot of gossip and before you no it, someone is a witch. Even thou you no there is no such of a thing. Rumors can get so big that no one really has an idea what is really going on. Doesn't matter if it's 2015 or 1699. We will always be the same. Our evil ways will always be our downfall.
I listen to a lot of audio books and I would rate this one of the best so far. The story was clever and interesting, characters interesting and witty. The plot made you play detective to listen for clues. The reader was excellent and the writing outstanding. I love historical fiction and this one was a great listen!
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Very well-written and engaging but not a pleasant read
I loved the story, very unpredictable, my favorite of all Robert Mccammon works.
I was truly spooked by the Episode in Indian village.
He is a true artist. Loved his performance.
After I listened to it for the first time, the few consecutive time I had to skip through certain parts, they were just too spooky. But I loved it nonetheless.
Apostolic Christian. Love History.
I was really looking forward to this book but had to stop when the profanity became too bad. I wish there was a rating system for books!
I listen to and from work generally, but couldn't stop listening. ...great glimpse into 1699 Carolina territory as well. laughed, cheered, was shocked and elated. wonderful performance by narrator!
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