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The Witch of Blackbird Pond Audiobook

The Witch of Blackbird Pond

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Publisher's Summary

Orphaned Kit Tyler knows, as she gazes for the first time at the cold, bleak shores of Connecticut Colony, that her new home will never be like the shimmering Caribbean islands she left behind. In her relatives' stern Puritan community, she feels like a tropical bird that has flown to the wrong part of the world, a bird that is now caged and lonely. The only place where Kit feels completely free is in the meadows, where she enjoys the company of the old Quaker woman known as the witch of Blackbird Pond, and on occasion, her young sailor friend Nat. But when Kit's friendship with the "witch" is discovered, Kit is faced with suspicion, fear and anger. She herself is accused of witchcraft!

©1958, 1986 Elizabeth George Speare; (P)2002 Random House, Inc., Listening Library, An Imprint Of Random House Audio Publishing Group

What the Critics Say

  • Newbery Medal Winner, 1959

"Mary Beth Hurt gives an excellent performance" (School Library Journal)
"Speare's classic adapts well to audio, and Hurt gives it life, and hope." (AudioFile)
"Strong plot, fully realized characters, and convincing atmosphere distinguish this historical narrative." (Booklist)

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    CH.KIM 09-11-17
    CH.KIM 09-11-17 Member Since 2016
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    "This book is amazing!!!"

    Kit's adapting to the new town is hard but the help from Nat id great!!!!

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    "Not a bad read indeed."

    Pleasantly, the book was better than my son and I had anticipated. It was our first audiobook, and my 7th grader found it far more interesting and entertaining than flipping pages alone.

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    09-01-17
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    "The book"

    It was fun and adventures. I liked the lady's voice. I read it as I listed to it and it worked great

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    Catessa Hills 08-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "One of my all time favorites"

    I loved this book as a teenager, and still do as an adult. it encourages free thinking, consequences, change, and being true to your self. it is a wonderful read.

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    08-21-17
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    "my favorite book"

    This is my all time favorite book. I read the book and listen to it over and over and over again!

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    Amazon Customer 07-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "One of my favorite books!"

    Great story that keeps you on the edge of your seat! Narrator could be better though.

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    Rhonda 07-16-17
    Rhonda 07-16-17

    It's always too soon to write a fair review of a great book when they always keep you thinking. 4 & 5 stars are worth repeat listenings.

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    "Well written. Glad I didn't miss it."
    What does Mary Beth Hurt bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Mary Beth Hurt did an excellent job with all of the character voices.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Too long to listen to in one sitting, but it surely moved along and I was drawn in.


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    Brought to light for me the Quaker and Puritan conflicts during this time

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    Sherry Latham Crescent City, CA United States 05-19-17
    Sherry Latham Crescent City, CA United States 05-19-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Wonderful story "

    Wonderful story about resilience, longing and acceptance. A must read. characters are full of life.☺☺

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    Amazon Customer 03-10-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome"

    I loved it it was awesome and sad 😭 but I loved 💕 it 😘😍thank you for this book 📚

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    Rebecca 01-01-17
    Rebecca 01-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    love this book!!!! I have read/listen to this book many times and it never gets old. It Needs to be made into a movie!!!

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