Patrick Tull's reading of the unabridged version of Ellis Peter's (Edith Pargeter) A Morbid Taste for Bones is lovely to listen to. The pacing is relaxed, feels unhurried, and keeps the spirit of Brother Cadfael. The
Highly recommend for those who like historical fiction/mystery and for those who are already Brother Cadfael fans.
Patrick Tull's narration was spot on, and I felt as if I was watching Derek Jacobi portray cadfael again within the book. Ellis Peters story is a literary master piece, and is well worth the listen/read.
No one beats Patrick Tull as a reader. Great story. Put the two together and you have a joyful experience.
This is the first Cadfael story by Ellis Peters, and it's a fine story, but I was annoyed by the narrator. Sometimes I couldn't tell who was speaking (voices between characters were not different) and sometimes lines were delivered more harshly than the context would suggest. Also words were a bit garbled. Not saying I could have done it better, and I got more used to it as I listened to the rest of the book, but in others stories in this series I became accustomed to and liked another narrator, Roe Kendall, a woman. Ms. Kendall rendered the characters cleanly and authentically.
This is the first in Ms. Peters amazing series. If you are looking for period murder mysteries - I highly recommend it!
Loved this first book in the series.. Intriguing ancient story set in Wales! Part of our Classical Conversations curriculum! - Anita