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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,433 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellis Peters Narrator: Roe Kendall Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Release Date:
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The year is 1142. England is in the iron grip of civil war, and within the sheltered cloisters of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, there begins a chain of events no less momentous than the upheavals of the outside world.

First, there is the sad demise of the Lord of Eaton, whose ten-year-old son and heir, the young Richard, is a pupil at the abbey. The boy refuses to surrender his new powers to his formidable grandmother, Dionysia. Then there is the arrival of the hermit Cuthred, who enjoys the protection of Lady Dionysia, and whose young companion, Hyacinth, befriends Richard. Despite his reputation for holiness, Cuthred’s arrival heralds a series of mishaps for the monks. When Richard disappears and a corpse is found in Eyton Forest, Brother Cadfael is once more forced to leave the tranquility of his herb garden and devote his knowledge of human nature to tracking down a ruthless murderer.

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  • “Enchanting…Medieval England comes marvelously alive.”

    Washington Post

  • “A wonderful history lesson wrapped up neatly in a mystery and served with style and grace.”

    Cincinnati Post      

  • “Well-plotted…Brother Cadfael remains as shrewd and unpredictable as ever.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Ellis Peters does her usual neat job of history-cum-entertainment, and Roe Kendall does an equally neat job of delivery…Her presentation has a lyric, musical quality that is quite charming.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sandra Strange | 2/18/2014

    " These suspenseful stories include pinches of romance, devotion, and humor, as well as truly unique characters. The mysteries use as background superb portrayals of 12th Century England. The author is a noted Medieval scholar. Positive. Caution: the series is aimed at adults, not adolescents. Many themes of these mystery novels are ADULT themes, including rape, abuse of various sorts, etc. They are all positive, ultimately. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Frode | 1/7/2014

    " This one was interesting in that the murder comes along at an unexpected time to an unexpected victim. No motive is discernable. Of course the red herrings abound, and the story is replete with Cadfael's musings and Peters' descriptions of medieval life. It was a good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sue Jellum | 12/23/2013

    " This was very enjoyable, the characters in this series are so likeable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Angie | 12/20/2013

    " I think this was actually my FAVOURITE of the Brother Cadfael books that I've read thus far. I can't quite put my finger on why I enjoyed this one so much: Peters' writing was as fabulous as ever, her language beautiful and descriptions perfect. I think it had something to do with the three-layered plot and the way she pulled in all of the minor threads to make a really REALLY satisfying ending. "

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