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3.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 53.8 out of 5 3.80 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellis Peters Narrator: Stephen Thorne Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN:
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This audiobook contains three tales of intrigue and treachery that let the listener hear Cadfael at the best of his sleuthing form and chronicle the events that led Brother Cadfael into the Benedictine Order. The three tales are: A Light on the Road to Woodstock in which Cadfael makes his transition from soldier to cleric; The Price of Light in which a harsh and self-indulgent manor lord seeks divine help from the brothers of the abbey at Shrewsbury to counter the effects of a mild seizure; and Eye Witness in which the abbey's rent collector is found in the river nearly drowned after having been robbed, beaten, and left for dead. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam | 3/5/2011

    " Five stars for the first story, "A Light on the Road to Woodstock". I liked the other two as well, but not as much. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marisa | 3/2/2011

    " I have really like the Brother Cadfael books that I have read so far, but these stories just didn't grab me like the novels. The only one I found interesting was the last story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 amy | 11/30/2010

    " Liked the first story best. Oh, and the cover. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beka | 11/12/2010

    " First of all, I read these before I knew a lot about Brother Cadfael, so I didn't really know what to expect (and they're not your typical stories). Secondly, they are a bit confusing. Still, I think if I went back and read them now, they would make a little more sense. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 JoAnn | 11/4/2010

    " Serious reading, no, but an awful lot of fun. In fact, reading the stories are just as much fun as I remember the PBS series being. I look forward to reading more Father Cadfael Mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 6/1/2010

    " A delightful and quick read. There are three short stories about Cadfael - his decision to join a monastery and two further stories of his early days as a monk.
    A gentle read, but most enjoyable. Ellis Peters' character is kindly and yet formidable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 4/30/2010

    " Just a collection of Brother Cadfael stories--mini-mysteries. The best was the story of how the soldier Cadfael,returning from the Crusades, decided to join the Benedictines. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 1/13/2010

    " This book contains 3 short stories/novellas, including one about how Cadfael became Brother Cadfael. All very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Koji | 8/16/2009

    " A generous three stars for a sentimental reason (it was a going away gift when I left England), though certainly the Brother Cadfael mysteries were an excellent read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alan | 6/14/2009

    " wonderful! Three Cadfael short stories, maybe even better than the Cadfael novels. "

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About the Author
Author Ellis Peters

Ellis Peters (1913–1995) was the pen name of English novelist Edith Pargeter, author of scores of books under her own name. She was a recipient of the Silver Dagger Award and the Cartier Diamond Dagger Award, conferred by the Crime Writers’ Association of Great Britain, as well as the coveted Edgar, awarded by the Mystery Writers of America.

About the Narrator

Stephen Thorne trained at RADA and played several seasons with the Old Vic Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford and London. He has worked extensively in radio, with over two thousand broadcasts for the BBC, including Uncle Mort in the Radio 4 comedy series and the part of Treebeard in The Lord of the Rings. His television work includes EastEnders, Boys from the Bush, Death of an Expert Witness, and David Copperfield.