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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,225 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellis Peters Narrator: Patrick Tull Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2009 ISBN:
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When the castle of Shrewsbury is taken during the war between Empress Maud and King Stephen, 94 prisoners are taken, 94 are hanged. When Brother Cadfael arrives to perform the burial rites, he finds one corpse too many among the bodies stacked about the fortress. Cadfael reports the discrepancy to Stephen's newly appointed Sheriff Gilbert Prescote, who reluctantly announces it to the town, asking if anyone can identify the unknown man.Godith identifies the murdered man as Nicholas Faintree, a squire of the rebel leader FitzAlan. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eliz | 2/20/2014

    " WOW!!! this book is an amazing murder mystery...You never would have guessed who was the murderer... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank Edgar | 2/19/2014

    " Second in the series, but one of the best and really the start of the relationships between the main characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 2/18/2014

    " I listened to the audio version and it was wonderful. I love this series. Think they should be published anew! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joseph N. Anderson | 2/13/2014

    " A memorable medieval tale that I truthfully found to be much more a well-crafted story of honor, life and friendship than a traditional murder mystery. Cadfael is a character for the ages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen Dawson | 2/7/2014

    " The second Brother Cadfael novel, and this time set fully in Shrewsbury, with more characters introduced that are to become familiar over the rest of the series. While the title (rightly) suggests murder and the Cadfael novels are generally billed as mediaeval whodunnits, this is much more of a mediaeval adventure, with bits of love story and detective novel thrown in. As such it lacks a bit of focus, with the author apparently returning to the murder at the end, but it is still a good read. "

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

    " I enjoyed this book thoroughly. I thought the double love story in one week a bit much. I loved the character of Brother Cadfael and the representation of medieval life and faith had a nice authentic chord to it. Nicely written. I am sure I'll be reading more Brother Cadfael stories in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail Burkett | 1/25/2014

    " Ellis Peters has the most beautiful turn of phrase. And haveing seen the TV Cadfael, Derek Jacoby (sp?), who was more than perfect, i am reading all i have for a second time. and then i'll buy the ones i don't have to read, and read again, and again. . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/18/2014

    " I'd forgotten just how much I enjoy reading the Brother Cadfael books until I introduced them to my daughter. I picked up ONE CORPSE TOO MANY and could not put it down. I'll have to re-read the entire series now. "

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

    " I've read this before but have no memory of the plot, so I thought I'd read it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 CatBookMom | 12/1/2013

    " Excellent story, great narration. It doesn't get much better than this. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 11/20/2013

    " These thin mysteries look fairly unsubstantial but they have some really enjoyable and descriptive writing in them, drawing you into the landscape and characters. Looking forward to the next one, and glad for the recommendation for this series (although I can remember from whom)! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicola | 7/17/2013

    " Truly, it was one corpse too many. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brigitte | 4/10/2013

    " I really enjoy Brother Cadfael, as a monk, crime-solver, and man of the world, and I am delighted that the women in these books are not the damsels-in-distress type but can save both themselves and their men. I look forward to reading more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Murphious | 3/28/2013

    " A bit predictable but the writing style makes up for any qualms I may have had about the 'mystery'. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Naturegirl | 1/26/2013

    " The first of the Brother Cadfael books I read. He immediately became the ideal confidant. The one to heal the body and mind. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 2bnallegory | 8/27/2012

    " Always a good choice if you like the genre. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 5/9/2012

    " Brother Cadfael, the monk in Shrewsbury, butts heads with a young man seeking favor with King Stephen. They have a battle of wits as they solve murders and help a couple escape to France. Very good story and gives a nice picture of England of 1200's. Brother Cadfael is quite likeable. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jane | 11/30/2011

    " A good Bro. Caedfel book. Her second. Less religion than the first one, which works better for her. I don't know that I would read all of them, but she is as good as any of the mystery writers. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Radtin | 8/14/2011

    " Ellis Peters writes a very interesting book! The time period is interesting, as is the setting. The characters are excellent, well-drawn and fun. You want to have known Brother Cadfael! I'm looking forward to reading another of the books in this series by Ellis Peters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 5/31/2011

    " Excellent as are all the Caedfael books. Well worth reading if you like a novel set in a historical era. This describes the war between King Stephen and Maud very nicely as a backdrop to the mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 3/31/2011

    " Ellis Peters has the most beautiful turn of phrase. And haveing seen the TV Cadfael, Derek Jacoby (sp?), who was more than perfect, i am reading all i have for a second time. and then i'll buy the ones i don't have to read, and read again, and again. . . "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brigitte | 3/19/2011

    " I really enjoy Brother Cadfael, as a monk, crime-solver, and man of the world, and I am delighted that the women in these books are not the damsels-in-distress type but can save both themselves and their men. I look forward to reading more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 1/19/2011

    " As I continue to read further Brother Cadfael mysteries, this one remains my favorite and the one that hooked me. The premise of the mystery is clever and unique, and the story contains several twists and turns. Hugh Beringar is an ambiguous foe, and I really enjoyed that. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nicola | 1/14/2011

    " Truly, it was one corpse too many. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 1/10/2011

    " I dont usually go for mysteries too much but this series is a pleasure to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam | 1/6/2011

    " It took me a while to get into this book, but once I did it kept my attention. I really like the interaction between Cadfael and Hugh Beringar,and the action and suspense scenes are well-written. "

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

    " I liked this, but the plot was particularly far-fetched. Why would these warlords make a fuss about someone killed during a raid on a town? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 11/6/2010

    " My favorie Cadfael book that I've read, but it's been a while so I couldn't say why exactly. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 10/20/2010

    " I listened to the audio version and it was wonderful. I love this series. Think they should be published anew! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bill | 10/14/2010

    " Excellent as are all the Caedfael books. Well worth reading if you like a novel set in a historical era. This describes the war between King Stephen and Maud very nicely as a backdrop to the mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 amy | 10/11/2010

    " My dad thinks Brother Cadfael is too much of a "libertine" to be a realistic Dark Ages Benedictine brother. Probably Tony Shalhoub is a Monk more to his liking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 8/18/2010

    " This is the second installment in the Brother Cadfael series, and is just as interesting as the first, probably more so for the introduction of Hugh Berengar. Highly recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elena | 8/7/2010

    " Another fun Brother Cadfael mystery--he seemed a bit more holy this time. "

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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

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.