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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,876 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellis Peters Narrator: Derek Jacobi Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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Gervase Bonel, his wife and his servants are guests at the Shrewsbury Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. They Have bequeathed their manor home to the monastery in exchange for care and lodging during the rest of their lives. Brother Cadfael, the monastery's resident herbalist, is urgently called upon one evening to rush to Bonel's bedside. Bonel has been fatally poisoned by one of Cadfael's own herbal remedies, monk's-hood, which has been mysteriously added to his dinner plate.

In this enchanting medieval tale of mystery and intrigue, Cadfael, driven by his own personal reasons, sets out to vindicate Bonel's stepson Edwin, the Sheriff's primary suspect. Drawing upon his knowledge of both herbs and the human heart Cadfael ultimately uncovers a deadly recipe for murder. 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 Mary Diegert | 2/9/2014

    " Entertaining mystery set in medieval period. I like the main character. "

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

    " Book 3. A man who donates his manor to the monastary in exchange for life-long care of his family upon monastary grounds is poisoned by one of his household with one of Brother Cadfael's healing, yet lethal,ointments. It's more complicated than this, but essintally this is the premise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lily | 1/25/2014

    " The Cadfael series is my go to series. Ellis Peters (aka Edith Mary Pargeter) draws you into the stories. She has clearly done her homework on the time, place, and life of a monk in early 12th century. They aren't deep books, though occasionally a truth comes out that grabs your heart. The series is an easy read and "predictable" which makes it nice to read. Sometimes you need books that don't take you down one path, lull you into thinking you know what's going to happen only to drive you over a cliff you didn't see coming. She occasionally takes a turn you don't see, but she never drives you over the cliff. I love the Cadfael series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erica | 1/17/2014

    " I don't read a lot of mysteries but this was entertaining and a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tal | 1/9/2014

    " Cadfael the tv adaptations are an old favourite of mine (Sir Derek Jacobi! monks! stuff!) and i'm glad to see the books are as delightful! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 1/8/2014

    " I did not like Monk's Hood as much as the previous two books in the series, mostly because the ending did not sit well with me. The mystery kept me guessing for most of the book, which was well and good, but Cadfael's ultimate disposition of the situation rubbed me the wrong way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Oscar Climent | 1/2/2014

    " Another great Cadfael mytery! The only downsides: a bit short, and little too obvious. Still, very enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alana | 11/24/2013

    " more of a 3.5, but it made me impatient to read the next one, so I'll give it a 4. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alice | 10/29/2013

    " Wise Brother Cadfael knows how to set a trap to gauge the guilt or innocence of a suspect. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jonathan | 10/13/2013

    " In the hands of a good author, the formula can be fun every time even as it is the same every time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elena | 5/12/2013

    " More heart-warming than some with a murderer who wasn't all bad and a glimpse into Brother C's past life & love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 AleÅ¡ | 2/9/2013

    " getting more fun with each book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Murphious | 11/15/2012

    " Some of the words "Ellis Peters" uses in the Brother Cadfael series are so archaic, I need to keep a dictionary handy. But that is not a complaint. The words that were chosen and the manner of their usage are like poetry when combined into these well-written historical mysteries. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindi | 7/27/2012

    " Great book! Ellis Peters knows how to grab your attention and keep it! Going to get the next book in the series at the Lawton Library! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jacqui | 4/20/2012

    " I loved this book. I particularly love the interaction between Brother Cadfael and Hugh Beringar the Deputy Sheriff! Also, it has the best ending of the Cadfael series when Jerome and Prior Robert don't end up getting what they want! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Fabiano | 4/13/2012

    " Much better paced then #2. Nice little mystery story. I love how all of Cadfael's cases get rolled up into "neat little packages". I think one of the lingering themes of the character is his understanding of moral ambiguity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra aka Sleo | 12/12/2011

    " Sigh, Peters has such a nice feel for human nature. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Priscilla | 9/22/2011

    " My first Cadfael mystery & I enjoyed it very much. All the descriptions of life in the 12th century (the food, the occupations, etc.) are just so cozy for a winter's read. Really, really, really liked it (thank goodness I bought another six at the thrift shop with this one). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki Cline | 8/6/2011

    " No young lovers this time, but we learn more about the abbey and its occupants. Cadfael gets to go to Wales again, which he loves. And Hugh Beringar helps to clear up the mistaken charge of murder against the son of a very old flame of Cadfael's. Plus a very tense ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky | 7/13/2011

    " Hate his writing style, but books themselves are OK. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 6/30/2011

    " Brother Cadfael investigates the suspicious death of Gervase Bonel, rich lord of the manor. This full-cast dramatization stars Philip Madoc as the medieval monk and sleuth, Brother Cadfael. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Murphious | 4/10/2011

    " Some of the words "Ellis Peters" uses in the Brother Cadfael series are so archaic, I need to keep a dictionary handy. But that is not a complaint. The words that were chosen and the manner of their usage are like poetry when combined into these well-written historical mysteries. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 3/23/2011

    " Poison, Christmas, horses, Welsh lands....a quintessential Cadfael classic! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 2/26/2011

    " I love this series! Cadfael would have been an absolute prize in England's grim 12th century! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/18/2010

    " Entertaining mystery set in medieval period. I like the main character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 12/6/2010

    " No young lovers this time, but we learn more about the abbey and its occupants. Cadfael gets to go to Wales again, which he loves. And Hugh Beringar helps to clear up the mistaken charge of murder against the son of a very old flame of Cadfael's. Plus a very tense ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 La Chipie | 11/25/2010

    " Pas l'intrigue que j'ai préférée, mais Cadfael est toujours aussi futé. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beka | 11/12/2010

    " This one has a lot of interesting twists and turns, especially with Cadfael's former love interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 11/6/2010

    " Brother Cadfael investigates the suspicious death of Gervase Bonel, rich lord of the manor. This full-cast dramatization stars Philip Madoc as the medieval monk and sleuth, Brother Cadfael. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elena | 11/2/2010

    " More heart-warming than some with a murderer who wasn't all bad and a glimpse into Brother C's past life & love. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 9/10/2010

    " Each one of Peters' Cadfael series gets better and better--finding out more about Cadfael's past in this book was lovely, though I felt it lost something by not having Hugh Berengar enter the action until almost the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 8/16/2010

    " I love the Cadfael mysteries. Just re-read this for the first time in years and enjoyed it again - its stood the test of time "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alana | 6/8/2010

    " more of a 3.5, but it made me impatient to read the next one, so I'll give it a 4. "

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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

Sir Derek Jacobi has had a long and distinguished career. He has toured in Becket and Uncle Vanya, and he received a Tony Award for his performance as Benedick in the RSC’s production of Much Ado about Nothing. His work in television includes the lead roles in Cadfael and I, Claudius, and his film credits include Henry V, Gosford Park, and Hamlet. His narrations have won him multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards.