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Download The Raven in the Foregate: The Twelfth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,761 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellis Peters Narrator: Vanessa Benjamin Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2000 ISBN:
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Christmas, 1141 A.D. Abbot Radulfus returns from London, bringing with him a priest for the vacant living of Holy Cross (known as the Foregate), a man of presence, scholarship and discipline, but neither humility nor the common touch. When he is found drowned in the mill-pond, suspicion is cast in many directions, not least toward a young man who came in the priest's train, sent to work in Brother Cadfael's garden. For he has little obvious priestly calling. Indeed, he soon attracts the friendship of a girl both beautiful and formidable.
To Brother Cadfael, once wordly, now dedicated, if gently cynical, is left the familiar task of sorting the complicated strands which define guilt and innocence. 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 Teresa | 2/5/2014

    " In my favorite period of time to study, Brother Cadfael is again called on to understand what has occurred to result in the death of an unwelcome and fierce priest into his community. The backdrop of the wrestling match between King Stephen and Empress Maud colors alliances but doesn't break too far into the village life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cat | 2/2/2014

    " One of my favorites in the entire series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 1/19/2014

    " I don't think there was one of the Brother Cadfael books that I *didn't* like! "

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

    " At least Brother Cadfael had a murder to solve in this one unlike the last one. "

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

    " Another charming and well written Brother Cadfael mystery. Ellis Peters takes the opportunity to write some sermons here but they are, predictably, heartfelt and loving. It took me a bit outside my comfort zone but they called Brother Cadfael mysteries after all so it shouldn't take a detective to anticipate a little of that. In any case her characters continue to inhabit their world of a millennium ago. Often historical fiction figures seem to trumpet modern sensibilities while mired in their historical setting, not so here. Peters' characters are of their time and she finds the common human traits that bind our times together as humans on earth. Jealousy, love, compassion, ingenuity, desire ... murder yep got 'em. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 1/5/2014

    " I'd say this is one of my favorites in the series. I love the pleasure EP takes in language. Her characters are so well drawn you can miss it. But listening to the book, you can hear the sheer pleasure she took in the sound of English. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 1/3/2014

    " Slower paced than usual, I had the feeling she needed to stretch the conclusion to suit a contract or editor's whim. Still and all not a bad book, with much Cadfael and Hugh interaction to make it wholly satisfying. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 12/25/2013

    " I did not enjoy this Brother Cadfael book. I'm not saying that I won't try another later; but I'm not as keen to get started on the series at this time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda Haven | 12/17/2013

    " Again, an excellent read from Ellis Peters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 12/11/2013

    " A strong entry in this series, with a twist ending not usually seen in the Cadfael novels. The larger historical context is especially well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sam | 12/3/2013

    " Love anything Cadfael at the mo... A great yarn! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frode | 11/30/2013

    " I liked it, but for me it didn't quite match up to some of her earlier novels. I will admit I couldn't figure out who the murderer was until the final revelation, but that is good mystery writing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miriam | 10/11/2013

    " It took me a while to get into this one, but once I did it was a pretty quick read. I liked the humorous twist at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 3/25/2013

    " I love the Brother Cadfael series. Not only is the mystery aspect great but the medieval monk detective is a very relatable character and always clever and amusing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fredrick Danysh | 11/10/2012

    " A former knight and now religious monk, Brother Cafreal investigates mideveil murder. A truely great writer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Trever | 11/3/2012

    " Oh how I adore Brother Cadfael! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 10/3/2012

    " A pretty good mystery, with some good twists and turns. I suppose there is some satisfaction in the idea that haughty people will someday get their comeuppance. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beka | 7/12/2012

    " An interesting story with a hard to figure out ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bonnie | 6/2/2012

    " Took my time re-reading. Savored the rhythmic style of Ellis Peters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 10/31/2011

    " 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 Daniel Ribera | 7/12/2011

    " Bad priest comes to Shrewsbury. Bad priest dies. Everyone has a motive. Enter Cadfael. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miriam | 4/4/2011

    " It took me a while to get into this one, but once I did it was a pretty quick read. I liked the humorous twist at the end. "

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

    " An interesting story with a hard to figure out ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cat | 4/17/2010

    " One of my favorites in the entire series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 4/5/2010

    " I don't think there was one of the Brother Cadfael books that I *didn't* like! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 9/1/2009

    " I love the Brother Cadfael series. Not only is the mystery aspect great but the medieval monk detective is a very relatable character and always clever and amusing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 3/22/2009

    " Entertaining enough, although it generated a sense of deja vu.

    Charity shop find. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 D.w. | 1/21/2009

    " The prose of Ellis Peters is phenomenal in it's own way. This time out the mystery has clues and red herrings a plenty, with the background of the civil war still thrown in to keep us entertained. A much better addition to the canon then some of the other previous ones of late. "

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