• by Phil Rickman
  • Narrated by Seán Barrett
  • 22 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For 400 years, the curfew bell has tolled nightly from the church tower of the small country town, Crybbe's only defence against the evil rising unbidden in its haunted streets. Radio reporter Fay Morrison came to Crybbe because she had no choice. Millionaire music tycoon Max Goff came because there was nothing left to conquer, except the power of the spirit. But he knew nothing of the town's legacy of dark magic - and nobody felt like telling him....


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An Enthralling Listen

I really enjoyed this book. I was a bit hesitant about the subject matter but I need not have been. It is a story that centres on the impact of the supernatural/spirit world on a down at heel and rather grim rural town. Anyone who has ever lived in a similar community will recognise and appreciate the wonderfully descriptive way that Phil Rickman has drawn it. They will also recognise his depiction of so many of the "local" characters who are again, very well drawn. The book manages to play out the supernatural story yet weaves it around the lives of the main characters and the town.

The book is narrated by the brilliant Sean Barrett. He is one of my favourite narrators and in Curfew, surpasses himself with his excellent portrayal of a range of characters.

The supernatural element gives food for thought but Rickman’s analysis of a community that has not embraced the 21st Century will keep me thinking about how people react emotionally and intellectually in such a situation. Curfew and its characters will stay with me for some time and I can’t think of a better thing to be able to say about a book.

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- Rosemary

Like a spooky version of the Archers

It's a good long, deep, slow burning winters evening of a book. Phil Rickman, as ever, really gets across the feel of the gray and chilly border country. The narration is spot on, Sean Barrett was born to read Rickmans novels and he does the characters perfectly.

The story is satisfying and a bit spooky..It really is like Stephen king writing the Archers...Worth a credit, but not a Pool side read, save it for the winter.
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- Tim

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-02-2013
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd