The Rose Rent: The Thirteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael Audiobook, by Ellis Peters Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Ellis Peters Narrator: Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Chronicles of Brother Cadfael Release Date: December 1998 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481546492

Publisher Description

A late spring in 1142 has the monks of Shrewsbury Abbey dismayed, for there may be no roses by June 22. For three years, wealthy young widow Judith Perle has rented her house to the monks for the price of a single white rose each year, in honor of her late husband. When nature finally complies, a pious monk is sent to pay the rent—and found murdered beside the hacked rosebush.

Without a rose, the monks' rental contract becomes void, adding greatly to the widow's dowry. But before Brother Cadfael can ponder whether a greedy suitor has done this dreadful deed, another crime is committed. Now the good monk must thread his way through a tangle more tortuous than the widow's thorny bushes and root out a killer.

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  • “The joys in the Peters mysteries lie in the telling—the historical detail, the view of medieval life in town and monastery, the lively characterization, and the author’s graceful, literate prose.”

    - Washington Post
  • “Not only immensely competent and professional, but also a delight to read.”

    - Times Literary Supplement (London)
  • “Brother Cadfael, in this thirteenth adventure, is as keen and human as ever. The Rose Rent is one of his most satisfactory chronicles.”

    - Financial Times (London)
  • “Peters is in fine form in this thirteenth book, with a leisurely mystery that once again creates a twelfth century world that is both comfortable and strange, and a series of delightful, interesting characters.”

    - Publishers Weekly

Customer Reviews

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  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Not my favorite in the series, but definitely enjoyable. Another interesting look into the society of the time. The story was sad, but told sympathetically. "

    - Miriam, 4/16/2011
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " A typically good mystery solved by the quirky brother Cadfael. "

    - Beka, 11/12/2010
  • Overall Performance: 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Or maybe this one is the most romantic .... "

    - Robin, 5/1/2009
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " This was one of my favorite in this series. I actually cried at the end but I cry very easily. Any story about a woman who's lost a baby resonants with me and this one was very well done. As always I would recommend this series to anyone and everyone. "

    - Haywardpoolpj, 2/4/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Worth the read. I knew from the first who donit. But I would not trust myself to the end so I add two other perps through the read. Read it through in one sitting with a couple nodding thrown in. "

    - David, 1/12/2009
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Brother Cadfael is the Colombo of the 13th c. Great fun. "

    - Julie, 12/14/2008
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Fairly typical Cadfael. Always enjoyable but not spectacular. "

    - B.O.B.(bob), 10/28/2008
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " Love the Cadfael series. It's wonderful to be transported to 12th century Shrewsbury (such a unique setting for a mystery) and to follow Cadfael, an ex-crusader turned monk, while he solves the murder of a fellow Brother. "

    - Neysa, 10/24/2008
  • Overall Performance: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " A good mystery that involves many suspects with many motives but even better, each suspect is involved to some degree...a good twist and a surprising lack of the young love sub-plot, although two are brought together by the end. "

    - Korynn, 9/30/2008
  • Overall Performance: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5

    " One of favorite Ellis Peters novel love the ending "

    - Sherree, 6/4/2008

About the Author

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 Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America.

About the Narrator

Wanda McCaddon (a.k.a. Nadia May or Donada Peters) has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous Earphones Awards, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.