cover image Witches of America

Witches of America

Alex Mar, read by Amanda Dolan. Tantor Audio, , unabridged, 7 CDs, 8.5 hrs., $37.99 ISBN 978-1-4945-1645-1

Mar takes a look at the modern witchcraft movement by digging into the history of the witchcraft and exploring places where magic is practiced and the people who practice it. Rather than reaching back centuries, though, she looks mainly at the 20th century and how it has shaped the many varieties of witchcraft practiced across the world today. Dolan maintains a warm and welcoming voice, guiding the reader through Mar’s prose and the worlds that she introduces to the readers. She captures the changing tone of the book, as Mar shifts from skepticism to intrigue and from bemused to amused. She provides strong voices for the people Mar interviews and avoids using clichéd voice tricks. She, like Mar, treats the exploration respectfully and thereby keeps listeners’ attention throughout the production. An FSG/Crichton hardcover. (Oct.)