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Author: Ellis Peters Narrator: Patrick Tull Publisher: Recorded Books, Inc. Audio Length: Release Date: January 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781440788734

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When a fatal draught of Monk’s Hood turns up in the dinner plate of a guest at the Shrewsbury abbey, fingers point at half a dozen likely suspects, including an abashed and bewildered Cadfael.

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Murphious, 2/14/2014
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Laura, 2/11/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Ruth, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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. "

    - Vicki, 1/28/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Martha, 1/17/2014
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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 "

    - Karen, 12/20/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

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

    - Alana, 12/3/2013
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Erica, 11/26/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A very enjoyable novel in this series, though perhaps not as strong as the first two. The plot is as carefully sculpted as in the first two books, but it takes a little bit for the action to begin. "

    - liirogue, 11/14/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " The Brother Cadfael series by Ellis Peters is a wonderful set of mysteries that take place in 12th century England. Ellis Peters does a wonderful job of describing all the characters and she is a great mystery writer. The cases are complicated enough to make them interesting. "

    - Hazel, 10/16/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " 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! "

    - Cindi, 10/15/2013
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " This one I solved pretty early in, although I don't generally try to solve mysteries as I'm reading them, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. "

    - Meghan, 7/27/2013
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Wonderful audiobook narrated by Derek Jacobi--it was like having Cadfael read to me! "

    - Sue, 11/1/2012
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " getting more fun with each book "

    - Aleš, 10/4/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " 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! "

    - Tal, 9/5/2012
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Totally enjoyed this third book in the Brother Cadfael series. Well written. "

    - Brenda, 6/28/2012
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

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

    - Mary, 7/20/2011
  • Overall Performance: 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

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

    - Becky, 5/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love that each of the books in this series so far has been of consistently good quality. I also really enjoy seeing glimpses of Cadfael's past! "

    - stitchnsnitch, 5/10/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " One of my favorite Brother Cadfael mysteries! I absolutely love Brothers Cadfael Mark, and wish they lived next door so we could swap gardening tips! "

    - Jill, 3/29/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of my favorites of the series. "

    - Picklefactory, 3/27/2011
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Another great volume in the Brother Cadfael series. Ellis Peters demonstrates the classic mystery writing style of dropping clues and making the reader feel as though they are making the discoveries along with the characters. I enjoyed the little twist at the end too. "

    - Katie, 1/23/2011
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " This was a good one - good, simple story; good characters. "

    - Mary, 12/18/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Ouhou, il est terriblement sombre celui-là aussi. "

    - La, 11/25/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Original title for U.S. release (1981): Leapers, Lepers & Love Affairs. Overly whimsical, confusing; did not sell. "

    - Amy, 10/11/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " The solution to this one was easy to reach, but I enjoyed the journey with the good brother, as usual. "

    - Alice, 7/14/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " I love the characters in this book. I'm not sure I love the love story, however. "

    - Cat, 4/11/2010
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Another good one, although none so far are nearly as good as One Corpse Too Many "

    - Brent, 3/7/2010
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " It was very interesting reading about the leper hospital. What a terrible disease. The young lovers in this book seem to have been in more peril than in other of the Cadfael books, but it's comforting to know all will be well by the end of the book. "

    - Vicki, 1/13/2010

About the Author

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 Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America.

About the Narrator

Patrick Tull (1941–2006), born in the United Kingdom, was a multitalented actor of the stage, screen, and television, as well as an award-winning audiobook narrator. He acted in numerous American television shows from 1962 to 1996, including Crossroads, and he had roles in six Broadway plays between 1967 and 1992, including Amadeus. His film credits from 1969 to 1996 included roles as Cecil in Parting Glances and Jerry the bartender in Sleepers. He served as narrator for the television series Sea Tales. He narrated nearly forty audiobooks, and his readings of The Canterbury Tales, The Letter of Marque, Monk’s Hood, The Vicar of Wakefield, and How Green Was My Valley each earned him an AudioFile Earphones Award. His narration of Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey/Maturin novels was praised by novelist Stephen King as among his ten favorite audiobooks of 2006.