Solve another medieval mystery with Brother Cadfael.
©1984 Ellis Peters; (P)1994 Recorded Books, LLC
As all the Brother Cadfael books, this one follows a formula, i.e., a murder by person unknown, Brother Cadfael's clever unraveling of the mystery, and young love blossoming in the background. However, the twists and turns can still surprise (and delight!) even the expereinced reader, who has been through a number of the chronicles.
I live on Puget Sound and my wife and I spend our summers on our boat out on the water.
I've listened to all of the Patrick O'Brian series, Sharpe series, and now most of the Brother Cadfael novels. In each of these series Patrick Tull does an amazing job with the narration. His voice and skill as a reader adds tremendously to my experience as a listener. When you have a choice, select the edition with Tull as the narrator. Ellis Peters (Edith Pargeter) has done a wonderful job with this series. From the first, the characters have grown and become more fully developed. It is a wonderful way to enjoy a first class murder mystery and feel you're in the 12th century as well.
Complex; Characters. Compelling
As usual, Brother Cadfael, because he is a wise and practical as well as a devout person who cares about people and justice and is great at solving problems that perplex others.
The late Patrick Tull provided top notch narration of thie Brother Cadfael series. I have listened to other narrators (by mistake) and find them not nearly so effective as Tull in the nuances of characterization in the narration.
I love all the Brother Cadfael series particularly the characters in them. They seem natural and real for their time and place. And the settings are wonderful. Actually Shrewsbury in the 12th Century is engraved in my mind through these stories.
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