©1977 Ellis Peters; (P)1991 Recorded Books, LLC
I think this is the pleasantest book I've read in a while - the main and supporting characters are very nice, not hard, cynical or vicious as they frequently are in mysteries. I smiled all the way through and enjoyed the story and the historical aspects thoroughly. Very low-tech by way of forensics - much more about thoughtful, deductive reasoning. The narrator is quite engaging!
This is my first Brother Cadfael audiobook and the narrator brought all the drama and characters to life. Enjoyed it all!
This is one of my favorite Brother Cadfael stories, and the new narrator, Patrick Tull, does a very good job of bringing the characters to life.
This is one of the best. Patrick Tull is perfect for Brother Cadfael. Ellis Peters and Brother Cadfael are classics, and this is the best of the series.
Without giving away the ending, the ending shows Ellis Peter's humor at its peak. She has a subtle humor, that satirizes many aspects of Medieval life at once.
Other Brother Cadfael books. Patrick Tull captures the aging contemplative, who still keeps one foot in the outside world, perfectly.
How do you solve a murder, and make everyone happy at once?
If you want a well written Medieval mystery series, this is the place to start.
The first in a long series of historic mysteries that keep you want to experience the adventures of this stout old monk. The narrator makes you see the different characters easily. The different people in the story are well developed and become real and complex. The author is in this story especially able to let the listener step back and look at the happenings with a human and wistful view. One of my most favorite listens ever.
To Say Nothing To Say About The Dog. by Connie Willis. This book is much slower in pace, but has also great writing and fun.
Tull makes Catfael rounder and sturdier and more humorous and human, more forgiving.
Any suggestions for books like that?
This is a wonderful mystery in a historical setting beautifully read. The characters and setting are well developed with a level of detail that lets you really get to know them and "see" them, too. Patrick Tull's voice telling the story is perfect-you will quickly be immersed in Brother Cadfael's world.
A terrific book that is also a wonderful audio book. Thoroughly enjoyable.
Si hoc legere scis nimium eruditionis habes.
I must say this audiobook was absolutely wonderful. Hated to stop it and couldn't wait to find out what happened next. A great start to Ellis Peter's mysteries.
Witty and charming, yet a real "page turner"! Patrick Tull is in a league of his own as a narrator.
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
Highly recommend for those who like historical fiction/mystery and for those who are already Brother Cadfael fans.
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!
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