Candlenight

  • by Phil Rickman
  • Narrated by Siriol Jenkins
  • 14 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Corpse candles. Phantom funerals. The bird of death. It was insidious.... For Bethan, the schoolteacher, the old superstitions woven into the social fabric of her West Wales village are primitive and distasteful. Which is why she's pleased to welcome the sophisticated newcomers: London journalist Giles Freeman and his wife, Claire. Surely they'll let in some fresh air.
But the Freemans are keen to absorb this different culture, a whole new way of life - rejecting the advice of an old colleague who warns them of a hard and bitter land where they've always danced on the edge of the abyss. They soon learn that this community hides an ancient, bloody, and pagan secret - one that will haunt them forever....

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Brilliant Rickman.

I've loved Phil Rickman books for years, primarily the utterly addictive merrily Watkins series but lately I've been listening to his other works. I have found them to be beautifully detailed and each has an ability to draw you in slowly until your engrossed totally. I love his characters and the settings he lays out for us. I can't express enough how much enjoyment I find from his writings.
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- GirlOnThePhone

classic phil rickman

Where does Candlenight rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Phil Rickman is always high on my list of authors


What did you like best about this story?

The readers of rickman's books are all excellent and Siriol Jenkins was particularly good. I understand this is one of the first of his books and it did not disappoint.


Which character – as performed by Siriol Jenkins – was your favourite?

No particular favourite. He has the same skill as Stephen King-he brings characters alive
with a few spare strokes.


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

Atmospheric and scarey.


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- Ann

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2015
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd