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Extended Audio Sample The Wine of Angels (Unabridged) Audiobook, by Phil Rickman
3.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 53.93 out of 5 3.93 (27 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Phil Rickman Narrator: Rebecca Lacey Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2006 ISBN:
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A paradise parish of cobbled streets and timber-framed houses, and a huge, haunted vicarage were not what the Revd Merrily Watkins ever had in mind. Nor had she wanted to walk into a local dispute over a play about a curious 17th century cleric accused of witchcraft, a story that certain old-established families would rather remained in obscurity. But this is Ledwardine, steeped in cider and secrets. And also as Merrily and her teenage daughter, Jane, discover, a village where horrific murder is a tradition spanning centuries. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie Adams | 2/11/2014

    " Whoa! What a twist- and turn-packed novel. Fair disclosure: You must be able to get into the British rhythm of prose and follow Rickman's many asides meant to be muttered under the breath by the speaker, to the speaker. If you can get that trick, this novel is very much worth the adjustment to a different way of speaking. Ancient village hires its first woman Church of England vicar. Hauntings and disappearances and deaths ensue. At the heart of the story are realistic characters with faults, flaws and flashes of brilliance. The "eccentric" village elderwoman, the troubled former minor rock star, the "traditional" squire and the citified newcomers all come together to make the village of Ledwardine grow real and familiar in your mind. I deliberately prolonged the reading of this book just so I could stay in that environment longer. Wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Suzushii | 2/2/2014

    " Awesome beginning to an awesome series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mariah | 1/15/2014

    " Wonderful book But it was too dark for my tastes but it was a fantastic book. I think i'll stick with my romance novles for a while "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Caroline | 1/3/2014

    " Didn't do it for me "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hugh Shannon | 12/30/2013

    " Another rare 5 stars from me for this author! Really enjoyed it, and there are a load more in the series, hopefully will be a long lasting supply of fun light reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen Morris | 12/25/2013

    " Yes, I agree that the supernatural elements of Rickman's books are subtle. TOO subtle, in my estimation and so subtle as to be disappointing. They are fairly good as simple murder mysteries, but you have to know that's what to expect. I've read 4 of his now, each time hoping the supernatural would have a more overt role, and they've each had the same problem: promising more than they deliver. Ghosts turn out to be cats knocking around in unused wings of big, old houses, for instance. If I read any more, it will be simply to experience a British murder mystery with a lady priest as detective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deborah | 12/11/2013

    " I have friends who are women in the ministry, and it's interesting to follow Merrily's struggles with faith, church politics and single motherhood. I really like the immersion in the rural culture of life in a village on the Welsh border. And I love Lol! Also, thanks to Rickman for reintroducing me to Nick Drake. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda | 12/7/2013

    " I haven't given up on this book just yet but I haven't connected with any of the characters. I might pick it up again. I was hoping for more out of it since it was recommended by Diana Gabaldon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cass | 11/22/2013

    " Totally addictive series. Good story lines - excellent research. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tania Easton | 11/21/2013

    " it was a good read, but took a while to get into it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pauline Davies | 7/5/2013

    " Enjoyed the first Merrily Watkins book, Merrily and her daughter came across as human, flawed and likeable "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ani Vardanyan | 6/25/2013

    " I just checked the table of contents, and some titles are literally taken from Nick Drake's songs ("Black Eyed Dog", "Hazey Jane", "Pink Moon", "Way to Blue"). As a big fan of Drake's music I definitely want to read a book which seems to be a lot inspired by it. :)) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Readhead | 6/18/2013

    " Wow! What a wonderful, atmospheric, suspenseful, thoroughly satisfying book! I can't wait to read more in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 6/12/2013

    " I am totally biased: I loved ALL the Merrily Watkins series of books!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 2/16/2013

    " It took me a looooong time to get into this book but I am glad I stuck with it and I plan to read others in the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ruth | 12/14/2012

    " creepy and very different...really loved this "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 10/4/2012

    " A really absorbing read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 10/2/2012

    " I actually don't like crime- but Merrily and Jane really got my mind "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 CatBookMom | 8/6/2012

    " This is so much more than a mystery, not really a horror novel (though apparently these books are sometimes shelved as such), and mostly an interesting vision of late 20th-century life in an upscale English village. It is long, but not boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Bergin | 6/26/2012

    " Took a bit of time to get going, but as it is the first of a series, this is perhaps to be expected. Really like the Merrily Watkins character, so look forward to reading the other books in the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 10/2/2011

    " This was terrific. Complex with magic overtones and fascinating characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane | 3/6/2011

    " I am totally biased: I loved ALL the Merrily Watkins series of books!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Monica | 8/1/2010

    " This whole series is incredible. Merrily Watkins, girl priest, rocks the house! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlotte | 11/18/2009

    " I actually don't like crime- but Merrily and Jane really got my mind "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marc | 11/2/2009

    " One of my favorite modern authors. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barbara | 6/11/2009

    " It took me a looooong time to get into this book but I am glad I stuck with it and I plan to read others in the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teresa | 1/8/2009

    " This is a real soap opera. When every two pages end in suspense, it's meanwhile back in the orchard, and that goes on for six hundred plus pages. "

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