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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellis Peters Narrator: Patrick Tull Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN:
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King Stephen's bloody siege against the town of Shrewsbury has reduced many of its stores and homes to rubble. The townspeople, busy preparing for the annual St. Peter's Fair, complain that the Shrewsbury monks have not shouldered their fair share of the burden. Cadfael, hoping to assuage flaring tempers, is drawn into a worse kind of violence on the eve of the festival. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel Ribera | 2/18/2014

    " The annual fair is here. The town is still hurting from the siege. the merchants are not happy. Fair vendors are turning up dead. It all seems to surround one young lady. Cadfael.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 2/14/2014

    " Ellis Peters' Cadfael chronicles are fascinating. This was another great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Delilah Des | 2/6/2014

    " Slightly cheesy and predictable but a great comfort read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 1/31/2014

    " Nothing is ever quite as it seem in the Benedictine Abbey in Shrewsbury where Bother Cadfael lives and this book was not a disappointment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zuzana | 1/26/2014

    " Good story well-written. 3.5 stars "

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

    " Great twists and turns--I could really sense the murderer closing in. I had guessed who it was partway through but I enjoyed how the author tried to divert me from him. Really sweet love story too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gregg | 1/16/2014

    " Cadfael books are like a palate cleanser between larger, more demanding novels. As such, I always enjoy going back to them every couple of books. This one is no exception! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Westerville | 1/15/2014

    " Alice says, "I always enjoy the author's deft descriptions of each character in the Brother Cadfael mysteries." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marlene | 1/13/2014

    " I still liked this book, but it was a little different from the others and didn't hold my interest as much. "

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

    " Listening to Patrick Tull is such a delight. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 12/25/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 11/22/2013

    " This was my first Father Cadfael mystery and was loaned to me by a friend. I am now hooked and must find the rest of Ellis Peters' books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frode | 7/28/2013

    " Another good novel of Brother Cadfael with Hugh Beringar along to help. I liked it; it was fun to read. The evildoers came to light slowly. It was a good yarn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 7/5/2013

    " A pretty good mystery, overall. Likeable protagonists and some international intrigue thrown into the mix, with a few red herrings to keep you guessing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 11/16/2012

    " Once again figuring out "whodunnit" fairly quickly but enjoying the stories greatly! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trish | 6/22/2012

    " Interesting mystery with a twist. Also loved this quote by Brother Cadfael: 'The manifold gifts of God are there to be delighted in, to fall short of joy would be ingratitude.' "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan Patrick | 4/28/2012

    " Another solid addition to the series. Operates at a couple of different levels which maintains the suspense throughout. Even when you think you know who did it, you don't know why. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 benebean | 4/19/2012

    " the more I read, the more I like these books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kat | 3/22/2012

    " St. Peter's Fair is the fourth novel in the Brother Cadfael series. Not bad, but they are all very similar. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beka | 12/10/2011

    " An interesting novel taken a little out of its usual setting, but still solved by the amazing Cadfael. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindi | 10/3/2011

    " Very good, as always! Plot got a bit slow in spots, but overall well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 ~Anita~ | 8/23/2011

    " I'd watched the tv episode of this recently. The two stories are close enough to stop this being exciting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 5/12/2011

    " As with all of Peters' books, this was well-written and interesting, and I loved immersing myself within Cadfael's world. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 3/26/2011

    " Slow start for a Brother Cadfael mystery, but a barn-burning end. You won't be able to stop once you get to the "Day After the Fair" section! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 3/8/2011

    " Nothing is ever quite as it seem in the Benedictine Abbey in Shrewsbury where Bother Cadfael lives and this book was not a disappointment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elena | 12/5/2010

    " Great twists and turns--I could really sense the murderer closing in. I had guessed who it was partway through but I enjoyed how the author tried to divert me from him. Really sweet love story too. "

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

    " An interesting novel taken a little out of its usual setting, but still solved by the amazing Cadfael. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 9/11/2010

    " As with all of Peters' books, this was well-written and interesting, and I loved immersing myself within Cadfael's world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Westerville | 5/11/2010

    " Alice says, "I always enjoy the author's deft descriptions of each character in the Brother Cadfael mysteries." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 1/13/2010

    " Very interesting to learn about how the fair operated and conflicts between the town and the abbey. This one was more about politics than the last one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gwen | 6/12/2009

    " I think this is the one (warning: spoiler) where they find the guy with his tongue cut out. That was fun. "

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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.