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Download The Virgin in the Ice: The Sixth 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 (2,632 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: January 2011 ISBN:
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The winter of 1139 will disrupt Brother Cadfael's tranquil life in Shrewsbury, as raging civil war has sent refugees fleeing north from Worcester. Among them are two young orphans from a noble family and their companion, a young Benedictine nun. The trio, never reaching Shrewsbury, have disappeared somewhere in the wild countryside.

Cadfael feels afraid for these three lost lambs, but another call for help sends him to the Church of Saint Mary. A wounded monk by the roadside will surely die without Cadfael's healing arts. Why this holy man has been attacked and what his fevered ravings reveal soon give Brother Cadfael a clue to the fate of the missing travelers. Now Cadfael sets out on a dangerous quest to find them. The road will lead him to a terrible murder and a tale of passion gone awry, in Ellis Peters' most stunning depiction yet of love and war.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 2/2/2014

    " I like this book very much but I like a mystery to move faster. This book was a little slow for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beka | 1/26/2014

    " A very difficult to figure out story beautifully handled by Cadfael. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 CatBookMom | 1/25/2014

    " This is another great read by Patrick Tull, but honestly I want to shake the boy Yves and particularly his sister until their brains kick in, and they sit down and stay in one place. So I guess it amounts to deducting a star (from 4) for the tedious part of the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Fabiano | 1/3/2014

    " Definitley a good Cadfael mystery with a bit of happiness for our monk thrown in. Nice read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 12/14/2013

    " An excellent read, with plenty of plot twists, adventure, and a wonderful revelation for Brother Cadfael. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/8/2013

    " An entertaining series about a 12th century monk who turns detective. These books were also turned into a PBS series. I enjoyed the historical perspective also, but the characters are well-developed and the last book is particularly good. "

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

    " This series gets better and better--so well-plotted and I love the insights into medieval life and history. This is one of my favorites because of the complex but excellent plot and the personal insights into Brother Caedfel's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam | 10/21/2012

    " There was more action in this volume than in some of the other Cadfael mysteries; it was handled well. I particularly liked the end of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amberle | 9/12/2012

    " It was well written and exciting enough that I didn't get distracted by the BBC version I had seen a million times. But then again, is being distracted by visions of Derek Jacobi a bad thing? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marlene | 6/25/2012

    " I liked how the characters were developed in this book. I also liked how the book ended with a little surprise. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eeg | 5/24/2012

    " The second best of the series.. excellent "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Anest | 4/18/2012

    " Probably the best Brother Cadfael book I've read yet. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kris | 11/26/2011

    " I little slow in places, between it and my cold medicine I kept nodding off. But a wonderful portrayal of all the characters, at least the male ones, more like a study of people and reactions than a mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Westerville | 9/23/2011

    " "A tight plot, well paced: from the chilling discovery of the frozen maiden, to the swashbuckling sword fight at the outlaw fortress, to the surprising revelation at the end." - Alice "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 5/19/2011

    " An excellent read, with plenty of plot twists, adventure, and a wonderful revelation for Brother Cadfael. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miriam | 2/23/2011

    " There was more action in this volume than in some of the other Cadfael mysteries; it was handled well. I particularly liked the end of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 2/5/2011

    " A bit darker in subject matter than some of the other books in the Brother Cadfael series, but all the more realistic for that. [spoilers removed] "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mosunflower | 8/20/2010

    " This is a good mystery set in England during the time of Queen Maude and the Crusaders. A good tie-in to Pillars of the Earth if one is interested in that era. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Westerville | 7/29/2010

    " "A tight plot, well paced: from the chilling discovery of the frozen maiden, to the swashbuckling sword fight at the outlaw fortress, to the surprising revelation at the end." - Alice "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 7/28/2010

    " Can we fit another star into this lineup? This Brother Cadfael book was perfect. A tight plot, well paced: from the chilling discovery of the frozen maiden, to the swashbuckling sword fight at the outlaw fortress, to the surprising revelation at the end. "

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

    " A very difficult to figure out story beautifully handled by Cadfael. "

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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

Vanessa Benjamin, a native of the British Isles, graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London. An accomplished actor and narrator, she has recorded over two hundred audiobooks. When not traveling the seas with her husband on their forty-one-foot sailboat, she is in the recording studio in Maryland.