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by | Read by Sutton Foster

Fiction • 13.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

Tony Award winner Sutton Foster narrates the prequel to PRACTICAL MAGIC. In 1664, Hannah Owens takes in baby Maria and teaches her the craft. Maria grows up and falls in love but is abandoned. She follows the object of her affection to Salem, Massachusetts, where she invokes the curse that will affect generations, and, in the process, she learns the real rules of magic. Foster sings beautifully and keeps to a steady pace for the descriptive story. Her emphasis on the word "blood" as a spell ingredient highlights its importance as compared to common items, which are read softly. Whispered pleas drive home the characters' desperation. The sweetly confident voice of a young witch contrasts with the dry, sardonic tone of the embittered but fair man assisting her in her journey. A.L.C. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2020]

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 2020

CD ISBN 9781797111247 $39.99 • Eleven CDs

DD ISBN 9781797111254 $24.99

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