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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,632 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Burke Davis Narrator: Christopher Hurt Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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Robert E. Lee, a Christian and a gentleman, was the most remarkable man to emerge from the Civil War and is one of the greatest tragic figures of American history. Reserved and unflappable, savvy and fearless, shrewd and tenacious, fatherly and kind are but a few of the adjectives commonly used to describe this noble hero.

By using a dramatic form of narrative and relying on numerous eyewitness accounts, Burke Davis brings Lee to life. Listening to this powerful work gives you the feeling you are there, with Lee, Jackson, and the rest. It is a rare blend of history and emotion, a book that speaks to both the mind and the heart.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lorraine | 2/1/2014

    " First appearance of Brother Cadfael? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Scott | 1/30/2014

    " I liked this one a lot, but I don't know if these are too formulaic or if I'm just getting in sync with the author, but I felt it was too easy to figure this one out. I still love brother Cadfael!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joyce Lagow | 1/20/2014

    " No. 6 in the Brother Caedfel series.[return][return]In the late fall of 1139, the civil war between King Stephen and the Empress Maude for the throne of England flares up and engulfs the city of Worcester which lies close to the Welsh border and not far south of Shrewsbury. As a result, a tide of refugees washes over Shrewsbury Abbey and the town itself. To the abbey comes a messenger from a brother house in Worcester, seeking the whereabouts of two children of a noble family, Ermina and her younger brother Yves Hugonin. Part of the refugee crowd, they were making their way north to Shrewsbury accompanied by a Benedictine nun, Sister Hilaria. But they have disappeared, and their uncle, newly returned from Jerusalem, is frantically seeking them. [return][return]Brother Caedfel becomes involved when he is summoned to the abbey at Bromfeld, where a monk, who has been beaten nearly to death by brigands, turns out to have a connection with the sought-for Hugonins. [return][return]In one of the more complicated and excellent plots of the series, Peters, through the eyes of Brother Caedfel and his efforts to both heal the wounded and rescue the Hugonins, describes the human cost of the civil war: missing relatives, bandits who take advantage of the civil chaos, murder, rape� and the poignant human tragedy of families split asunder by differing allegiances.[return][return]One of the best in the series. Highly recommended. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 1/18/2014

    " I like this book very much but I like a mystery to move faster. This book was a little slow for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 12/26/2013

    " Perhaps one of Ellis Peters' best works. Peters' descriptions of the 12th century are thorough. This novel has been adapted to the TV series starring Derek Jacobi as well as an audioplay by the BBC. For people in the UK, this series is available on BBC iPlayer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 12/19/2013

    " An excellent read, with plenty of plot twists, adventure, and a wonderful revelation for Brother Cadfael. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 12/16/2013

    " This series gets better and better--so well-plotted and I love the insights into medieval life and history. This is one of my favorites because of the complex but excellent plot and the personal insights into Brother Caedfel's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Fabiano | 2/18/2013

    " Definitley a good Cadfael mystery with a bit of happiness for our monk thrown in. Nice read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette | 9/25/2012

    " Brother Cadfael is a very real and very practical sleuth with a great knowledge of people, and this is what makes this book special. It captures ones imagination to be in the year 1142 or there about! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CatBookMom | 9/15/2012

    " This is another great read by Patrick Tull, but honestly I want to shake the boy Yves and particularly his sister until their brains kick in, and they sit down and stay in one place. So I guess it amounts to deducting a star (from 4) for the tedious part of the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/5/2012

    " An entertaining series about a 12th century monk who turns detective. These books were also turned into a PBS series. I enjoyed the historical perspective also, but the characters are well-developed and the last book is particularly good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 4/1/2012

    " I little slow in places, between it and my cold medicine I kept nodding off. But a wonderful portrayal of all the characters, at least the male ones, more like a study of people and reactions than a mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 2/27/2012

    " Love the Brother Cadfael series of 12th-century historical mysteries, and this might have been the best one yet. A bit more violent and adventurous than the rest, with quite an unexpected revelation at the end. Highly recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beka | 5/5/2011

    " A very difficult to figure out story beautifully handled by Cadfael. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 4/27/2011

    " Can we fit another star into this lineup? This Brother Cadfael book was perfect. A tight plot, well paced: from the chilling discovery of the frozen maiden, to the swashbuckling sword fight at the outlaw fortress, to the surprising revelation at the end. "

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About the Author

Burke Davis is the author of Gray Fox and many other books. He lives in Meadows of Dan, Virginia, and Greensboro, North Carolina.

About the Narrator

Christopher Hurt is an accomplished narrator with a lengthy résumé of popular titles for Blackstone. A graduate of George Washington University’s acting program, he currently resides in New York City.