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3.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 53.85 out of 5 3.85 (26 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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Brother Cadfael sets out to visit the Saint Giles leper colony outside Shrewsbury, knowing that a grand wedding is due to take place at the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. As he arrives at Saint Giles, the nuptial party passes the colony's gates. He sees the fragile bride, looking like a prisoner between her two stern guardians, and the groom, an arrogant, fleshy aristocrat old enough to be her grandfather. With his usual astuteness he suspects that this union may be more damned than blessed.

He is horrifically proved right when a savage murder disrupts the May-December marriage leaving Brother Cadfael with a dark and terrible mystery to solve. For the key to the killing - and a secret - are hidden among the lepers of Saint Giles, and Brother Cadfael's skills must diagnose a sickness, not of the body, but of a twisted soul.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hazel | 2/20/2014

    " These books keep getting better. I really must find the ones I don't have copies of. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 2/4/2014

    " 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 Cat | 2/1/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 amy | 1/26/2014

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin | 1/12/2014

    " It has been too long since I read one of these, several years at least. Brother Cadfaels mysteries are akin to the Ladies Detective Club for me, in that they are so pleasant and relaxing to read, although Brother Cadfaels is usually faced with a murder to unravel. I so admire his calm and his kindness in the face of just about anything. Can't wait to get some more from the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 12/29/2013

    " Book 5. Entertaining, but predictible. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill Crosby | 12/17/2013

    " 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! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peter | 11/15/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mbrooke | 11/4/2013

    " The first I read in the series, passed along to me by my Dad. Can't wait to pick up the rest. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tame | 10/22/2013

    " I'm going to have to re-read this again---one of my favorite books by Ellis Peters :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Diegert | 6/12/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Patrick | 1/8/2013

    " I doubt if endings were ever so romantic (in all senses of that word) in the Middle Ages, but it sure makes for an enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janice | 12/6/2012

    " This was a nice light read, perfect for the beach or a long plane trip. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki Cline | 6/17/2012

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 2/29/2012

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 8/9/2011

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 3/29/2011

    " 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! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Picklefactory | 3/27/2011

    " One of my favorites of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 1/23/2011

    " 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. "

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

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 La Chipie | 11/25/2010

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

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

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 7/14/2010

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

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

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brent | 3/7/2010

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

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

    " 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. "

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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.