Friends of the Dusk : Merrily Watkins

  • by Phil Rickman
  • Narrated by Emma Powell
  • Series: Merrily Watkins
  • 14 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When autumn storms blast Hereford, centuries-old human bones are found among the roots of a blown down tree. At the nearby Cathedral, another storm is building around a new bishop who believes that the Church must phase out irrelevant archaic practices.
Not good news for Merrily Watkins, consultant on the paranormal. Especially as she's now presented with the job at its most medieval. A rambling 12th-century house is thought to be haunted. Although its new owners don't believe in ghosts, they do believe in the need for exorcism.
Merrily's discovery of the house's links with the medieval legend of a man who resisted mortality threatens to expose the hidden history of a more modern cult and its trail of insidious abuse.

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The anticipation of a new Merrily Watkins!!!

I love this series and I hope that there are many more to come and that they are all read by
Emma Powell. (Actually, all his books are well read and I wonder if the author has some say in choosing the readers). I love the characters, the descriptions of place, and of course the plots which keep one foot planted in the real world, and particularly the place of women in that world, and the other in a much scarier, darker world of fairy tales and old beliefs which the author makes all too believable.
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- Ann

BEST SERIES EVER.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

WITHOUT HESITATION. I WOULD RECOMMEND ALL OF HIS BOOKS.


What did you like best about this story?

ALL OF IT. ALSO THE FACT THAT IT MIRRORS REAL LIFE AND CAN BE VERY BELIEVABLE HOW PEOPLE ACT. THE WAY IT IS BUILT ON REAL FACTS AS WELL


What about Emma Powell’s performance did you like?

SHE IS PERFECT FOR BRINGING OUT THE CHARACTERS AND MAKING THEM LIVE AND GREAT AT THE DIFFERENT VOICES.


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

NOT SURE.


Any additional comments?

I have listened to and enjoyed every single one of Phil Rickman's books. Especially his Merrily Watkins series. He has a rare talent, not just for story telling, but in fleshing out his characters so that they become real people. People that you can empathise with and connect to and have real histories. They become like old friends. I also like the way that his stories are extremely well researched and built upon real facts. I have never before listened to 14 books in a series one after the other like that. I am really sorry to have come to the end of them and will miss "my friends" at least until his next one which I am looking forward too. The mix of supernatural, crime and myths works really great. Read his books and you will not be disappointed in any way whatsoever. He is my favourite Author of all time and I have read a lot of books. Emma Powell is the perfect narrator for the Merrily series. Nobody could do better. Likewise Sean Barrett for the other books of Phil's.

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- maria graham

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-03-2016
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd