Brother Cadfael
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  • 1
    A Morbid Taste for Bones | Ellis Peters

    A Morbid Taste for Bones

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Ellis Peters
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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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.

    Very pleasant if not much of a mystery.

    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 fre..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 15 2010 by Zenjen (Charlton, MA United States)
  • 2
    One Corpse Too Many: The Second Chronicle of Brother Cadfael | Ellis Peters

    One Corpse Too Many: The Second Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ellis Peters
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    When the castle of Shrewsbury is taken during the war between Empress Maud and King Stephen, 94 prisoners are taken, 94 are hanged. When Brother Cadfael arrives to perform the burial rites, he finds one corpse too many among the bodies stacked about the fortress.

    A Must-Listen!

    This, the second of the Brother Cadfael mysteries, introduces Cadfael to Hugh Beringar, who becomes a valued friend and the under-sheriff of Shrewsbur..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 08 2010 by CatBookMom (Los Angeles area, CA, USA)
  • 3
    Monk's Hood: The Third Chronicle of Brother Cadfael | Ellis Peters

    Monk's Hood: The Third Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ellis Peters
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (136)
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    (91)
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    When a fatal draught of Monk's Hood turns up in the dinner plate of a guest at the Shrewsbury abbey, fingers point at half a dozen likely suspects, including an abashed and bewildered Cadfael.

    The Series Hits Its Stride

    The early books (at least chronicles 1-5) in the Brother Cadfael series are a must for anyone who enjoys historical murder mysteries. Indeed, Ellis Pe..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 18 2010 by Carol (Massachusetts)
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    St. Peter's Fair: The Fourth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael | Ellis Peters

    St. Peter's Fair: The Fourth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Ellis Peters
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    King Stephen's bloody siege against the town of Shrewsbury has reduced many of its stores and homes to rubble. The townspeople, busy preparing for the annual St. Peter's Fair, complain that the Shrewsbury monks have not shouldered their fair share of the burden. Cadfael, hoping to assuage flaring tempers, is drawn into a worse kind of violence on the eve of the festival.

    A perfect listen - outstanding narration

    Patrick Tull (god rest his soul) could perform the encyclopedia and make it entertaining. His rumbling voice, grasp of dialect, and acting skills are..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 30 2012 by Hedi (Alameda, CA, United States)
  • 5
    The Leper of St. Giles: The Fifth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael | Ellis Peters

    The Leper of St. Giles: The Fifth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Ellis Peters
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (111)
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    (93)
    Story
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    Brother Cadfael sets out to visit the Saint Giles leper colony outside Shrewsbury, knowing that a grand wedding is due to take place at the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. As he arrives at Saint Giles, the nuptial party passes the colony's gates. He sees the fragile bride, looking like a prisoner between her two stern guardians, and the groom, an arrogant, fleshy aristocrat old enough to be her grandfather....

    Exciting and deeply moving

    I will listen again, but not for a while. This is not a an upbeat story, it's an excellent story, but parts of it are very sad. I don't put myself thr..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 03 2012 by E.D. (California)
  • 6
    The Virgin in the Ice: The Sixth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael | Ellis Peters

    The Virgin in the Ice: The Sixth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ellis Peters
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    Overall
    (113)
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    (97)
    Story
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    Civil war continues to blaze in the autumn of 1139. Amid the uncertainty and peril of the moment two noble children make their escape, headed for Shrewsbury. But for reasons no one knows, the young fugitives never reach their destination.

    Good Story, Great Narrator

    Patrick Tull, may he rest in peace, gave seamless performances, and this is one of them. The story is classic Ellis Peters - a well-crafted mystery s..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 11 2012 by Hedi (Alameda, CA, United States)
  • 7
    The Sanctuary Sparrow: The Seventh Chronicle of Brother Cadfael | Ellis Peters

    The Sanctuary Sparrow: The Seventh Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Ellis Peters
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    Overall
    (91)
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    (70)
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    In the middle of the abbey's evening services, an angry mob pursues a young boy into the sacred peace of the sanctuary. Terrified and in tatters, he clutches at the altar-cloth, grasping for mercy in the only sure place he might find it. He is accused of robbery and murder, but Cadfael senses his innocence and sets out to prove it.

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  • 8
    The Raven in the Foregate: The Twelfth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael | Ellis Peters

    The Raven in the Foregate: The Twelfth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Ellis Peters
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
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    After years of studying with the Bishop, young Father Ailnoth has come to take over the parish of Holy Cross. But soon Ailnoth's true nature surfaces - harsh, cold-hearted, and merciless - and someone lures him from his home and murders him. Who in Shrewsbury would kill a priest on Christmas Day?

    Love this series

    Excellent story. Prefer the reading by Patrick Tull. One of the best series out there. Heard these were on PBS so will also check that out.

    Reviewed on January 13 2015 by JRo (Syracuse, NY)
  • 9
    The Rose Rent: The Thirteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael | Ellis Peters

    The Rose Rent: The Thirteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Ellis Peters
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (38)
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    (29)
    Story
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    A late spring in 1142 has the Abbey monks dismayed, for there may be no roses by June 22nd. For three years, the wealthy young widow Judith Perle has rented her house to the monks for the price of a single rose each year. When nature finally complies, a pious monk is sent to pay the rent—and found murdered beside the hacked rose-bush.

    Ellis Peters in top form

    This is a repeater. The narrator put me off at first, but she did a first rate job. Sister Magdalen is back with another of her spectacular rescues an..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 30 2012 by Milton (Falls Church, VA, United States)
  • 10
    The Hermit of Eyton Forest: The Cadfael Chronicles | Ellis Peters

    The Hermit of Eyton Forest: The Cadfael Chronicles

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Ellis Peters
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (60)

    Shortly after he inherits the powerful position of Lord of Eaton, 10-year-old Richard Ludel disappears from Shrewsbury Abbey, where he had been a student. Did he run away or was he kidnapped? Brother Cadfael suspects the hermit of Eyton Forest, a mysterious man rumored to have holy powers, knows the answer.

    A glimpse into the past

    I totally enjoyed this reading! The reader is one of my favorites who makes the twelth century come to life with all of its struggles and passion...Show More »

    Reviewed on March 03 2015 by Leslie ()
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