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A Morbid Taste for Bones Audiobook

A Morbid Taste for Bones

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Cadfael's return to his Welsh homeland for a visit proves a rather discomfiting homecoming when an honorable nobleman turns up in a patch of forest with an arrow embedded in his chest. There are questions about the arrow, the man's daughter needs Cadfael's help, and a very odd burial takes place.

©1977 Ellis Peters; (P)1991 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Lee Mounds View, MN, United States 12-13-11
    Lee Mounds View, MN, United States 12-13-11 Member Since 2014

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    "a must for Brother Cadfael fans"
    What made the experience of listening to A Morbid Taste for Bones the most enjoyable?

    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


    What was one of the most memorable moments of A Morbid Taste for Bones?

    Brother Columbanus's


    Any additional comments?

    Highly recommend for those who like historical fiction/mystery and for those who are already Brother Cadfael fans.

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    Melvin PALMDALE, CA, United States 07-08-16
    Melvin PALMDALE, CA, United States 07-08-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Great Story and Better Performance"

    No one beats Patrick Tull as a reader. Great story. Put the two together and you have a joyful experience.

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    Susan WEST CHESTER, OH, United States 04-09-16
    Susan WEST CHESTER, OH, United States 04-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not my favorite narrator"

    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.

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    Robert Bulger Ocean View, Hawai'i 04-08-16
    Robert Bulger Ocean View, Hawai'i 04-08-16 Member Since 2016

    Enjoy audiobooks while driving from Ocean View to Kona or while doing yard work!

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    "Hard not to like Cadfael!"

    This is the first in Ms. Peters amazing series. If you are looking for period murder mysteries - I highly recommend it!

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    Cadfael at his finest, a great series and a great reader. Ellis Peters' series is the best medieval series on the market

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    CDR Eric Wallischeck 07-20-15
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    "A different kind of mystery"

    My first experience with Ellis Peters. A good story and a nicely done dramatic presentation by Patrick Tull

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    HomeIsARetreat Mom 02-27-15
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    "Intriguing ancient story set in Wales!"

    Loved this first book in the series.. Intriguing ancient story set in Wales! Part of our Classical Conversations curriculum! - Anita

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    Reynold Lewke Germany and California 12-31-14
    Reynold Lewke Germany and California 12-31-14 Member Since 2014

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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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    KU Jayhawk Lawrence, KS USA 06-22-13
    KU Jayhawk Lawrence, KS USA 06-22-13

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    What made the experience of listening to A Morbid Taste for Bones the most enjoyable?

    I love the atmosphere of the abbey and the middle ages.


    Would you recommend A Morbid Taste for Bones to your friends? Why or why not?

    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.


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    Daniel Lexington, SC, United States 03-01-13
    Daniel Lexington, SC, United States 03-01-13 Member Since 2016

    57 yr old Jerseyite (now) . Moved to SC in 1994

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    "Patrick Tull = Win !"
    Would you listen to A Morbid Taste for Bones again? Why?

    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 .


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It's good . Saw the video already so no surprises.


    What does Patrick Tull bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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 .


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

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    Any additional comments?

    If there is a sale I would buy the rest of the series.

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