The Last Watcher by D. B. Clifton

Why I Read It: Spooky & suspenseful – just what I needed to start the day.

Where I Got It: Won it from Reviews by Martha’s Bookshelf (thanks!)

Who I Recommend This To: Those into dark guardian against evil stories.

Narrator: Simon Prebble

Publisher: Mind Wings Audio

Length: 1 hour and 2 minutes

Series: This is the 1st part in a 4 part adventure.

This story starts with a young, unassuming man, Philip Thomas, traveling through the old Byzantine lands – Turkey, Bulgaria. His beloved and trusted mentor recently died from a horrible, wasting, painful disease and he is racked by his doubts in God. This young seminary student ends up driving the backroads of Bulgaria and running out of gas. Sigh. It’s happened to me to, just not in Bulgaria.

He takes to his feet, and that is when the spooky shit starts to happen. The imagery was vivid and detailed enough that I could picture myself walking side by side with this young man – the odd scrabbling sounds in the dark, the intense feeling of being alone in unknown woods. He ends up at a cabin that is filled with religion icons, music, and an elderly monk who is a guardian of some trapped evil.

While this was a short listen, D. B. Clifton thoroughly entertained me. I look forward to reading more of his work, and completing The Last Watcher series. In an hour, Clifton took our main character from feeling lost and disillusioned to finding his place in the world, along with a realization of his on mortality.

Simon Prebble provided an intense performance in this demonic religious drama. His Bulgarian accent and Greek pronunciation were quite believable.

What I Liked: The intensity of the story; the Bulgarian monk & his music appreciation; the mystery of the situation; unifying take on religion.

What I Disliked: All male cast.

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