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The Witch of Blackbird Pond

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Elizabeth George Speare

Narrated By: Mary Beth Hurt

Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)

Date: July 2002

Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes


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 island 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!


  • Erin W

    This was one of our favorite books to listen to! The narrator was absolutely amazing!! We really enjoyed how each character had their own distinct voice. It really brought the story to life!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Catherine W

    Great, well written story. I like the way the narrator changed voices

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Dresden B

    A good book for today's youth to read; provides perspective. Narration was great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Smyth B.

    I loved it. It was just AWESOME. When I read it it almost was like I was with them.

  • carol c

    great book for everyone. it is nicely narrated. it is very interesting to listen

  • Kathy

    If I could give this book zero stars, I would. I never made it through more than the first CD as it was childish and seemed almost stereotypical in the descriptions of the English settlers.