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Publisher's Summary

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....

Evil Unveiled

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.

©2002 Robert McCammon (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“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)

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Wonderfully written

I don't usually write reviews but I had to with this book. It is very well written. The narrator was wonderful. And the story really held my interest. I liked it so much I immediately purchased the second book in the series

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An excellent story that could use some brevity.

I really enjoyed this story but at over 800 pages, it was a bit on the long side. It took years work up the courage to start it.

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  • Alan
  • BRIGHTON, TN, United States
  • 07-24-17

Simply Outstanding

I can't say enough about this. I'm a Reacher, Bosch, anything Baldacci and DeMille write - and chose this one on a whim. I see the comments about the length, well... I humbly disagree. I absolutely thought it was incredible! It is long, but it is real - you feel part of the story, and face it, 1699 was not a year for speed - the author takes the time to make you feel as though you were there, in that year. I am downloading the third in the series right now - the second one does not disappoint either. Excellent reader as well, pleased to see he is reading 3-6!!!!!

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Breathtaking!

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I love everything about this book. Eduardo Ballerini is a master of voices and image creation. I felt very much like I was there as an observer to the goings on in 1699. The author is superb. I was taken by surprise of the emotions brought forth - cringing, chuckling, a tear or 2, gasping, delighting in the details of the period language and history. BRAVO!

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Read this now. And don't stop till it's done.

A near biblical work of humanity, cruelty, good and evil. Offer yourself the education of this story.

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Kept me interested

Listen to it on my long rides to and from work. Was actually excited to get in my car for that long ride.

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Super wonderful adventure of intrigue.....awesome!

Loved every moment......spellbound and intrigued to know what was to happen next! Wonderful till the very end :-)

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Great story

Enjoyed this story and the performance. It lived up to the expectations I had. The reading enhanced the storyline. Great job.

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  • Kim
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • 05-26-17

Great book

This was an Excellent performance and story, The authors book was captivating and intriguing. I'm going on to do the rest of the book series.

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I've listened twice

I recently purchased the fifth book in this series, and I wanted to refresh my memory. I loved this book even more on the second hearing. Eduardo Ballerini is one of my very favorites.