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.
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.
Enjoy audiobooks while driving from Ocean View to Kona or while doing yard work!
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
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A wonderful story with many twists and turns and vivid use of imagery. , great to have strong female characters rather than the traditional damsel in distress.
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I love the atmosphere of the abbey and the middle ages.
I have read many of the Brother Cadfael books, but not in order and not in the audio format. This first of the series seemed a little different with more action away from the abbey. still was good entertainment.
57 yr old Jerseyite (now) . Moved to SC in 1994
Yes . For me history + detective + Patrick Tull is a hands down winner . Listen to Master and Commander series you will be immersed by Tull's narrative . So period .
It's good . Saw the video already so no surprises.
I have listened to perhaps 60 books +- 10 on audible . Many have him as narrator . And yes some are better than others . But if in your minds eye it's a British/English dialect being spoken he is a wonderful choice .
If there is a sale I would buy the rest of the series.