It is the Summer and Autumn of the Year of Our Lord 1143 in which the gentle monk, Brother Cadfael, is forced to leave the tranquility of his herb garden to find the whole truth behind the murder of a young women whose body was unexpectedly discovered in a newly tilled field recently acquired by the Shrewsbury Abbey in a land exchange.
Tony Award-winning actor Derek Jacobi narrates, using his thespian talents to bring the characters, suspense, and intrigue to life in this seventeenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael adventure.
Crack another case with Cadfael.
©1990 Ellis Peters (P)1996, 2014 Dove Audio, Phoenix Books
Benedictine, detailed, historical
Cadfael, of course, because he's the reason we read the story.
Everything. Every single thing.
No, nothing extreme.
New reader. Between his accent and trying to read so fast, I could not understand much of it.
Much better. Read slower and more distinctly.
As a story, yes. Difficult to listen to.
Not the most satisfying Chronicle as the range of experience is narrower
But it is a classic tale of jealousy and loss. Well written and maintains the high standard of characterisation as other cChronicles.
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