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The Secret Healer
- By: Ellin Carsta, Terry Laster - translator
- Narrated by: Angela Dawe
- Length: 10 hrs and 17 mins
In the fourteenth century, opportunities for women are limited to the home. But spirited young Madlen finds her calling as assistant to the city's trusted midwife, Clara. Working alongside Clara, Madlen develops a surprisingly soothing technique and quickly becomes a talented healer. After Clara's tragic death, Madlen alone rushes to assist the birth of a local nobleman's child. But rather than the joy of birth, Madlen walks into an accusation of murder and witchcraft because of her extraordinary gifts. Forced to flee her own town, she establishes a new identity in the home of her aunt.
- By marylou on 16-04-2021
I listened to the audible version because it suits me in most cases. I loved the story but the narration was irritating. I think it would have been better if the narrator did not try to imitate male voices. It was very off putting. My score is reflected by the irritation I felt whilst reading the book.