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  • One Corpse Too Many

  • The Second Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
  • By: Ellis Peters
  • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
  • Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 349
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 293
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 296

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Must-Listen!

  • By CatBookMom on 05-08-10

A Wonderful Historical Novel

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-15

This book had stunningly good characters and a plot to match. I was transported back in time to 12th century England while Ellis Peters explored the complexities between good and evil, loyalty and betrayal in a time of civil war.

The narrator inhabited all the characters splendidly, namely Brother Cadfael. His voice was perfect in displaying the thought process of each individual in the story.