The Cold Calling

  • by Will Kingdom
  • Narrated by Seán Barrett
  • 14 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Maiden is revived in hospital after dying in a hit and run incident, his memories are not the familiar ones of bright lights and angelic music, only of a cold, harsh place he has no wish to revisit...ever.
But his experience means that Bobby Maiden may be the only person who can reach The Green Man, a serial murderer who returns to stone circles and burial mounds in the belief that he is defending Britain’s sacred heritage.
Meanwhile, New Age journalist Grayle Underhill arrives from New York to search for her sister. The bloody trail leads to a remote village on the Welsh Border...and to people who know there are more crimes in heaven and earth...


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If you could sum up The Cold Calling in three words, what would they be?

Undeniably Phil Rickman

What did you like best about this story?

Loved it all, the style, the locations, the characters and of course the story. This is much more like Mr Rickman's pre Merrily books. Don't get me wrong, I love The Merrily series but I first discovered Phil Rickman through titles like Crybbe, December etc and welcome a return to a more overtly supernatural story.

What does Seán Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Sean Barrett seems to have a great understanding of Phil Rickman's Characters and performs them just as I had imagined them. Try Curfew and December, also the 2 Doctor Dee books.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would have loved to but had to listen to it on my daily commute to London, so I got about 2 hours a day which made the daily crush on trains more than endurable.

Any additional comments?

Yes, Please Audible can we have the other Will Kingdom title Mean Spirirt which I understand has many of the same charcters. Also can we have the other older Phil Rickman Titles, The Man in The Moss, The Chalice, Candelnight etc all read by Sean Barratt please! And the missing Merrily Watkins books would be nice.

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- Michael

Narration adds to superb story.

As always Phil Rickman writes a story which holds the reader from the first paragraph ...Sean Barrett ' s narration is equally superb -a perfect match . highly recommended.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-08-2013
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books