Prime logo Prime members: New to Audible?
Get 2 free audiobooks during trial.
Pick 1 audiobook a month from our unmatched collection.
Listen all you want to thousands of included audiobooks, Originals, and podcasts.
Access exclusive sales and deals.
Premium Plus auto-renews for $14.95/mo after 30 days. Cancel anytime.
The Bell Witch  By  cover art

The Bell Witch

By: John F.D. Taff
Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
Try for $0.00

$14.95/month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Buy for $21.99

Buy for $21.99

Pay using card ending in
By confirming your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and Amazon's Privacy Notice. Taxes where applicable.

Publisher's summary

Sometimes the scariest tales are true  

Inspired by actual events.  

It's 1817, and Tennessee is on the Western frontier as America expands into the unknown. In idyllic Adams County, home of the Bell family, there exists a collection of tight-knit rural communities with deeply held beliefs. And even more deeply buried secrets.  

Jack and Lucy Bell operate a prosperous family farm northwest of Nashville, where life with their many children is peaceful. Simple country life. That is until those secrets take on a life of their own and refuse to remain unspoken.  

Much has been written about the legend of the Bell Witch of Tennessee, but the details of the Bell family's terrifying experience with the supernatural have never been told in quite the way that Bram Stoker Award-nominated horror author John F.D. Taff has conceived.  

In his novel, for the first time, the Witch has her own say. And what she reveals about the incident and the dark motivations behind her appearance reaches way beyond a traditional haunting. Forget what you've heard about this wholly American legend. What you believe you know about the mysterious occurrences on the Bell farm is wrong. Uncover the long-hidden reality that's far more horrifying than any ghost story you've ever heard.

©2017 John F.D. Taff (P)2018 John F.D. Taff

What listeners say about The Bell Witch

Average customer ratings
Overall
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    22
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    7
  • 2 Stars
    3
  • 1 Stars
    3
Performance
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    24
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    2
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    2
Story
  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    15
  • 4 Stars
    13
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    4

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

Sort by:
Filter by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Now this is a page-turner!

Absolutely loved this story! it was well written and hid some good truths in the story as well. loved the fact that it was based on a true legend and happening! not your typical ghost story, but it us intensely thought provoking and held my attention for the entire book. that is a rare combination for me. I give this 5 stars all the way!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars

A lot of triggers

If you're ok with long, detailed rape scenes, physical abuse, the N word, and many repeated conversations in which you know the answer before the characters even slightly catch on then it's not a bad story.

That being said, the story idea is creative on its take of witch stories which helped keep me going to the finish.

In sum, its a pretty good story, it's just hard to swallow.

I wouldn't recommend listening to it around children or at work.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

2 people found this helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Interesting

Not a bad story. I thought it would be a origin story of the Bell Witch from The Blair Witch Project. Suprising as it was, it still was a good story.

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Don't waste a credit

Struggled to get through. It was a hoax to be titled ....THE BELL WITCH....the premise was the Bell WITCH in name only..... told by a 12 year old. It was really BAD!!!!!! Not one scary part 😝 do NOT believe the reviews regarding what a good book this was. it was horrible.....WASTE OF A CREDIT!!! And my gosh, a discredit to the story of the BELL WITCH.......BAD!!!!!!

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!

1 person found this helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Such an awful waste of time

I will remember this author to make sure to never go near any of his work again

Something went wrong. Please try again in a few minutes.

You voted on this review!

You reported this review!