We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
A Morbid Taste for Bones | [Ellis Peters]

A Morbid Taste for Bones

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.
Regular Price:$21.52
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.3 (272 )
5 star
 (132)
4 star
 (95)
3 star
 (32)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (6)
Overall
4.3 (195 )
5 star
 (94)
4 star
 (67)
3 star
 (28)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (2)
Story
4.4 (197 )
5 star
 (114)
4 star
 (51)
3 star
 (23)
2 star
 (8)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Dorothy 12-07-10
    Dorothy 12-07-10 Member Since 2009
    HELPFUL VOTES
    20
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    108
    17
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Tiresome"

    I typically love who-dunnits from this era - this one was, without doubt, the most boring book I've ever struggled through. I did love the narrator - the only thing that got me to the end. There was just nothing interesting about this - I figured it out almost immediately and there was just nothing there to hold interest. Skip it!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    KU Jayhawk Lawrence, KS USA 06-22-13
    KU Jayhawk Lawrence, KS USA 06-22-13

    Say something about yourself!

    HELPFUL VOTES
    0
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    38
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good story. A little predictabl"
    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Daniel Lexington, SC, United States 03-01-13
    Daniel Lexington, SC, United States 03-01-13
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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?

    yp


    Any additional comments?

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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    J. Lazarow Central Texas 01-14-13
    J. Lazarow Central Texas 01-14-13 Member Since 2010

    jml840

    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    7
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great Cadfael story."

    I enjoy the easy pace of Cadfael stories, the subtle humor, and historical perspective. A great twist at the ending. Great performance as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nomi 01-03-13
    Nomi 01-03-13
    HELPFUL VOTES
    4
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    151
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Delightful, As Always"

    Peters' Cadfail tales are always a pleasure for a quick, fun read. Tull handles the story with aplomb.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Louise Elfkind 12-19-12

    Louise2

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    15
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A Great Listen"

    A Morbid Taste for Bones is a good story. Brother Cadfael, a Benedictine monk, reminds me a bit of television's Lt. Columbo. He knows what he is doing, but it doesn't always show - until he solves the mystery. This book could be described as a mystery for history lovers as it takes place in the 1130s.
    A man dies under suspicious circumstances and although the evidence clearly shows who murdered the man, Brother Cadfael believes something is amiss, which it is, and he proceeds to prove it.

    Patrick Tull's voice and manner of speaking may not be for everyone, but I found that both seemed to fit the period of the book and were very much to my liking. He speaks with a rather old English inflection and performs the various accents (mainly Welsh) very well. I liked his performance so much that I have searched out his reading of the other Brother Cadfael books when I need another.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 11-16 of 16 results PREVIOUS12NEXT

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.