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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,556 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellis Peters Narrator: Stephen Thorne Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Brother Cadfael searches for his own endangered son, and in so doing, forsakes his order and boldly defies his abbot. What he finds challenges his soul. It is autumn 1145, and the battle rages between Empress Maud and her cousin Stephen for the throne of England. One who previously had been among Empress Maud's greatest champions, Sir Philip FitzRobert, has turned coat and imprisoned thirty knights and squires who stayed loyal to the empress. One still held is Olivier de Bretagne, who is not aware that he is the son of Brother Cadfael. Word reaches Cadfael that Olivier's life is in peril. Brother Cadfael decides to leave the monastery without his abbot's permission; he must break his monastic vows in order to try to save his son's life. Cadfael must find his son before it is too late. Download and start listening now!


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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Liisa | 2/5/2014

    " An end to the Cadfael series, this book dealt with the mystery more as a vehicle to tie up the one loose end of Cadfael's life: his son, Olivier. The Civil War takes a more prominent role than usual, and we meet up again with characters from previous Cadfael books. Hugh has a minor role, but we get to meet the Empress Maude. An enjoyable way to say good bye to a beloved character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gwyn | 1/27/2014

    " There's nothing outstanding about Brother Cadfael's Penance--nothing more so than any other Cadfael book, at leadt--except that it is, in many ways, so different than most Cadfael books. After you've read a lot of them, as I have, you start to see a very definite pattern. There's usually a young man wrongly accused of murder, who must go on the run, and a case of love-at-first-sight between the fugitive and lovely young woman, who usually winds up helping him--and of course, they get married or run away together or something at the end. Aside from the wrongly-accused young man, none of those things happen here. In fact, there is hardly any mystery at all. More than anything, Brother Cadfael's Penance, the last of the Cadfael mysteries, is a fairly straightforward historical fiction, and none the worse for it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ann | 1/21/2014

    " Alas! This is the last (I think) of the Brother Cadfael books. All are such beautifully written mysteries set in medieval times of King Stephen and his cousin Empress Maude who bring civil war to the country through their battles for supremacy. This volume allows several threads to come together while leading the current monastic, former crusader, throughout much of England as he seeks for his son's release from imprisonment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Terry | 1/19/2014

    " love Cadfael...this one took awhile to get started but great story! LOVE the social and historical details!!!! "

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