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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,764 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellis Peters Narrator: Stephen Thorne Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2005 ISBN:
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It is mid-December in the year 1141 and a new priest, Father Ailnoth, a harsh and callous man, arrives at Holy Cross, outside the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. His accompanying train includes his housekeeper and her nephew, Benet. Gentle Benet, quite the opposite of Father Ailnoth, spends his days working in Brother Cadfael's herb garden. After Father Ailnoth is found murdered, suspicion falls on Benet. Now Brother Cadfael must sort out the complicated strands of innocence and guilt. This medieval whodunit has Peters' usual richness of detail, intricacy of plot, and satisfying characterization. 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 Bonnie | 12/20/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laurel | 11/21/2013

    " This quaint mystery lacked substance and really did not hold my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 M Christopher | 11/13/2013

    " Another fine entry in the Cadfael Chronicles by Ellis Peters. I especially liked this one as it relies less on the the "young lovers in danger" trope that Peters used to the point of staleness in her earlier books. Instead, the focus is on detective work by Cadfael and Hugh Berengar and there is an especially nice scene between the two of them late in the book. Delightful! "

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

    " One of my favorites in the entire series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hazel | 11/3/2013

    " 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 Beth | 10/21/2013

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 9/16/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 8/25/2013

    " 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. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beka | 8/18/2013

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 8/17/2013

    " 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 | 8/8/2013

    " 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 Daniel Ribera | 6/18/2013

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

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 3/30/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 1/24/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeremy | 10/1/2012

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Miriam | 12/20/2011

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Frode | 10/7/2011

    " 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 | 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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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

Stephen Thorne trained at RADA and played several seasons with the Old Vic Company and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford and London. He has worked extensively in radio, with over two thousand broadcasts for the BBC, including Uncle Mort in the Radio 4 comedy series and the part of Treebeard in The Lord of the Rings. His television work includes EastEnders, Boys from the Bush, Death of an Expert Witness, and David Copperfield.