Killing the Witches: The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts Audiobook, by Martin Dugard Play Audiobook Sample

Killing the Witches: The Horror of Salem, Massachusetts Audiobook

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Read By: Robert Petkoff Publisher: Macmillan Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 6.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 4.50 hours at 2.0x Speed Series: The Killing Series Release Date: September 2023 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9781250902368

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

38

Longest Chapter Length:

27:18 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

42 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

14:18 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

21

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Publisher Description

With over 19 million copies in print and a remarkable record of #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestsellers, Bill O'Reilly's Killing series is the most popular series of narrative histories in the world. Killing the Witches revisits one of the most frightening and inexplicable episodes in American history: the events of 1692 and 1693 in Salem Village, Massachusetts. What began as a mysterious affliction of two young girls who suffered violent fits and exhibited strange behavior soon spread to other young women. Rumors of demonic possession and witchcraft consumed Salem. Soon three women were arrested under suspicion of being witches--but as the hysteria spread, more than 200 people were accused. Thirty were found guilty, twenty were executed, and others died in jail or their lives were ruined. Killing the Witches tells the dramatic history of how the Puritan tradition and the power of early American ministers shaped the origins of the United States, influencing the founding fathers, the American Revolution, and even the Constitutional Convention. The repercussions of Salem continue to the present day, notably in the real-life story behind The Exorcist and in contemporary “witch hunts” driven by social media. The result is a compulsively listenable audiobook about good, evil, community panic, and how fear can overwhelm fact and reason. A Macmillan Audio production from St. Martin’s Press.

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About the Authors

Martin Dugard is the New York Times bestselling author of several books of history. His book Into Africa: The Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone was adapted into a History Channel special. He lives in southern California with his wife and sons.

Bill O’Reilly is a former high-school history teacher and the author of many bestselling books, including Lincoln’s Last Days and Hitler’s Last Days. He is also the anchor of The O’Reilly Factor, the highest-rated cable news show in the country.

About Robert Petkoff

Robert Petkoff is an actor and audiobook narrator who has won a prestigious Audie Award and multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been named an AudioFile Golden Voice. He has appeared on Chappelle’s Show, Law & Order, and Quantum Leap. His Broadway credits include Sir Robin in Spamalot, Perchik in Fiddler on the Roof, and Tateh in Ragtime.