When Evil Calls Your Name : Dr. David Galbraith

  • by John Nicholl
  • Narrated by Emily Wilden
  • Series: Dr. David Galbraith
  • 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Even the darkest secrets can't stay hidden forever.
When 29-year-old Cynthia Galbraith struggles to come to terms with her traumatic past and the realities of prison life, a prison counsellor persuades her to write a personal journal exploring the events that led to a life sentence for murder.
Although unconvinced at first, Cynthia finally decides she has all the time in the world and very little, if anything, to lose. She begins writing and holds back nothing: sharing the thoughts she hadn't dared vocalize, the things that keep her awake at night and haunt her waking hours.

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Compelling Listening

Would you listen to When Evil Calls Your Name again? Why?

Yes I certainly intend to listen again as I'm certain to have missed something. There's a great deal to take in during the narrative, especially over the first couple of chapters where the story jumps around a bit.


What other book might you compare When Evil Calls Your Name to, and why?

I can't think of a direct comparison as the style of story is new to me. However, I would absolutely recommend listening to the first book in this series, White Is The Coldest Colour, to gain Doctor Galbraith's perspective on the events depicted here.


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

Emily is perfect for the narration given her delightful Welsh accent. I doubt the vocal inflections and pronunciations would easily be 'heard' in the mind when reading the book. The accent, considering the book is set in Wales, gives much more depth and realism.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The way that Dr Galbraith gradually brainwashed Cynthia made me very angry at the Doctor, and in despair that Cynthia could not break free from his torment. Having listened to the first book, where we hear more of the way Cynthia was treated, I felt even more sorry for her. Truly cruel what she went through.


Any additional comments?

Really enjoyed the drak gripping story, especially as it alternated chapted by chapter between prison and historical tales. The 'Journal Reading' style of story telling was my first of this type, and although it took me a couple of chapters to get comfortable with it, I thourougjly enjoyed the experience. Bravo to John and to Emily.

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- Devilish Accord

My first audio book experience

I have never thought about purchasing an audio book in the past but this absolutely gripped my attention. I could not stop listening and finished the book far quicker than I wanted. The narrator differentiated between the characters flawlessly and portrayed Cynthia's difficult experiences so much so you could feel her pain. I have not read the book previous to this and feel this could be a stand alone book as I did not feel I had missed out on any information.
Absolutely fantastic first audio book experience, down to both the fantastic narrator and the way the book has been written.
Highly recommend.
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- sarah

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-06-2016
  • Publisher: John Nicholl