A collection of chronicles including The Summer of the Danes, Brother Cadfael's Penance, The Heretic's Apprentice, Monk's Hood, The Potter's Field, Saint Peter's Fair.
©1980, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995 Ellis Peters (P)1996, 2014 Dove Audio, Phoenix Books
I try to practice advocacy journalism and avoid posting negative reviews but in this case i am called to speak truth to the marketplace.
These abridgements are destructive to the rhythm and substance of Peters’ historical narratives and dialog.
Jacobi’s reading is [as always] masterful — none the less--
In my view— these recordings are acceptable only as a kind of memory aid supposing you are intent on reading and studying Peters’ marvelous series.
Unabridged versions of these novels as audio books are available tho quite expensive.
Hopefully Audible will make these available to us in the future.
These are GREAT stories. I love the characters,the tales are intriguing, and it's great historical fiction.
If you like either light mystery, historical fiction, or just a good story, you should love these.
Derek Jacobi is perfect as the narrator.
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