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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,434 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellis Peters Narrator: Patrick Tull Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781440788680
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Shortly after he inherits the powerful position of Lord of Eaton, 10-year-old Richard Ludel disappears from Shrewsbury Abbey, where he had been a student. Did he run away or was he kidnapped? Brother Cadfael suspects the hermit of Eyton Forest, a mysterious man rumored to have holy powers, knows the answer. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/14/2014

    " 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 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Patrick | 2/5/2014

    " Above average. This was almost Dickens-esque in the way that so many strands became wound together at the end. And of course, more young love developing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/3/2014

    " One of the better Cadfael stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Spuddie | 2/1/2014

    " I love Brother Cadfael and have all these books on my Keeper shelf, and have read them all a couple of times...but this is the first time I've listened to an audio production. This one was rather skillfully done by Roe Kendall, and I enjoyed the reading quite a lot. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Falina | 1/23/2014

    " I'm not sure what the first thirteen books were like, but this one was predictable and fairly boring. I was hoping that it would be satirical or at least humorous, but no, it was your basic crime novel...just set in the Mediaeval period. The change of time period wasn't enough to make it entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 1/23/2014

    " The fourteenth in the Brother Cadfael series set in Shewsbury, England during the 12th century. Ten year old Richard Ludel has been entrusted to the care of Prior of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul by his father both for his protection and his education. Upon his father's death, Richard inherits a large estate and his formidable grandmother, the Lady Dionisia, wants to marry Richard to his much older neighbor's daughter--she is 22--in order to eventually get control of their land. Lady Dionisia has also given refuge to a holy man, Cuthred and his helper Hyacinth, newly arrived in the area and installed him into a hermit's cell in the forest where Cuthred quickly establishes himself as a wise and devout priest. And then Richard disappears from the abbey and two men are murdered and Brother Cadfael has to utilize all of his healing and investigating talents before calm is restored. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Miriam | 1/18/2014

    " Nice light reading. A mystery novel without so much violence. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda Haven | 1/9/2014

    " Another great mystery from Ellis Peters! "

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

    " Perfect when I need escapism to another time and place. Great details and characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 12/26/2013

    " Let's hear it for Abbot Radulfus. He's the man. Seriously, he has a great role here as protector of an orphaned boy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Natasha | 12/26/2013

    " Always loved watching the show with Sir Derek Jacobi so of course had to read them. Short reads, I could usually finish them in a couple days but always enjoyed them. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alice | 12/17/2013

    " Rather disjointed and confusing. The marriage between the political intrigue and the human interest story was not very smooth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David | 5/26/2013

    " Maybe the best of the Cadfael of the series. The characters were varied and real. The end caught me completely by surprise. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frode | 11/29/2012

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 11/25/2012

    " 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 Sue Jellum | 8/17/2012

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bonnie | 7/22/2012

    " I love Brother Cadfael mysteries because they combine intrigue with the spiritual musings of a medieval monk. And this one did not disappoint in the least. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dixie | 4/15/2012

    " I do like Brother Cadfael. So well-written and a wonderful mystery. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trever | 2/17/2012

    " This one was a wee bit too predictable, but it also had a great dose of historical realism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen | 1/28/2012

    " Great Medieval mystery with time period insights, very clean. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Laverne | 1/28/2012

    " Just love Brother Cadfael books. This may have been the best I've read. These books a little of everything, romance, mystery, kids, religion, politics, etc. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Korynn | 10/4/2011

    " Certainly a complicated mystery but Cadfael is slow to join to the obvious conclusion of political intrigue until it is too late. But there is a nicely paced plot regarding a fought-over child and the e'er faithful young love sub-plot. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beka | 4/14/2011

    " A very interesting story, though a bit more transparent than most. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 12/9/2010

    " Like all the Brother Cadfael books, this is a well-plotted mystery with fascinating characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 3/17/2010

    " I first read this series many years ago and am greatly enjoying them again. "

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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.