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Download Dead Man's Ransom Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,646 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellis Peters Narrator: Roe Kendal Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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It is early in the twelfth century, and the civil war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud rages with renewed vigor. In the battle of Lincoln, the sheriff of Shropshire is captured, and the king himself is detained by his enemies. An exchange of prisoners is arranged: the sheriff will be bartered for a young Welsh lordling who has been captured during a misguided assault on a convent. All seems to be going according to plan until one of the prisoners dies under mysterious circumstances before the exchange is completed.

Canny as ever, Brother Cadfael suspects that more than a little evil is afoot, and before long his suspicions are confirmed. How Cadfael determines that the man's death was not a natural one is the stuff from which the best and most satisfying suspense stories are made.

In this case Ellis Peters's sleuthing Benedictine bases his indictment for murder on literally a single thread. Of extraordinary softness and hue, this filament will bind together the destinies of an unusual trio of young lovers. The unraveling of their tale yields a powerful subtext that explores the nature of love, identity, and divided loyalty.

A stunning conclusion and a memorable cast of characters, including the debut of the irrepressible Sister Magdalen, are sure to engage every devotee of medieval suspense. 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 by Kristin | 2/16/2014

    " Any man (or woman) is capable of anything (even murder) in a rash moment. How I admire Brother Cadfael. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laverne | 1/28/2014

    " Like the Brother Cadfael books. "

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

    " Ellis Peters' Brother Cadfael series - set around 1000/1100, a Welsh man who had been with the Crusades, soldier/sailor, loved women etc settles down to retirement as a Benedictine monk, working as an apothecary within the abbey and the community, and assisting the sheriff with mysteries. He's a really wholesome character who understands people and life, not at all narrow and irritating. There is also a series of movies made based on these books with Derek Jacobi playing Brother Cadfael "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cathy | 1/23/2014

    " This is a wonderful series, and I particularly enjoy the stories that see Cadfael romping through Wales as this one did. The audio version is well done -- good to hear those Welsh names pronounced correctly after so many years of making it up. "

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