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Publisher's Summary

Masters of the historical mystery, authors Michael Jecks, Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Ian Morson, Philip Gooden, Simon Beaufort, and C.J. Sansom band together as The Medieval Murderers to craft this thrilling tale. In 1067 Greenland, a strange stone falls from the sky. Over the next 600 years, violence and death follow whoever possesses it, including crusading knights, a dying King Henry III, and a troupe of His Majesty King James I’s players.

©2010 The Medieval Murderers (P)2011 W.F. Howes, Ltd

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  • Margaret
  • San Francisco, CA USA
  • 01-09-13

It didn't keep me listening...

I liked this book, but it felt to me like a preview - or sample - of other series strung together. So, I found myself listening to the chapters more like short stories. I like historical mysteries and I was intrigued by the mystery of the stone. The writers are all proficient and the presentation was good. But I think this book is right for someone looking more for the short story genre, than a fully developed novel. In fact, some of these writers are new to me and I will be checking out their other work which is more developed.

10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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Great Reading by Paul Matthews

Which scene was your favorite?

Openning and closing.

Any additional comments?

Great reading that I really enjoyed, but mediocre stories. Too much filler. I expected better from the authors. I will find other books read by Paul Matthews. Well done.

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  • Christopher
  • 07-11-13

Not as absorbing as the summary would suggest

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Each story could be shorter and snappier

Would you recommend The Sacred Stone to your friends? Why or why not?

Not compared to all the great books available on Audible

Have you listened to any of Paul Matthews’s other performances? How does this one compare?

No

Did The Sacred Stone inspire you to do anything?

No

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There was a predictability about all the stories, and a lack of pace in the action which means that it somehow fails to really catch the imagination.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • David
  • 11-03-12

a series of parts

I purchased this because of enjoying the Shardlake stories by CJ Sanson. I found this more a collection of short stories along a single theme and time line and as a result enjoyed some parts more than others as I could reasonably expected given the different styles present. I could have though didn’t skipped a part I didn’t enjoy as the separate stories stand well alone. Overall if you like historic mystery you will enjoy this though some parts more than others.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Garethman
  • 09-04-12

Murky mediaeval mess

A bit disappointing really. I suppose most of the authors were commisioned to write different parts and while there was a theme, the books did not seem to have a any great continuity. It's a book which as they say , is good in parts Maybe to many cooks spoil the broth.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Karen
  • 06-06-12

Great historical mystery novel

As I am a big fan of Karen Maitland I thought I would try this book as she is one of the listed authors
I really enjoyed it .The story shows how this stone found in ancient times often changed the life (for the worst sometimes) in different peoples throughout history the narration is good and there is factual historical links to bind the story together. It has a good ending too.
For me this is far superior to the other story that I have read in this series Hill of Bones

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Linda
  • 04-30-16

excellent

Loved it . Excellent narration. Great plot. Hope for further collaborations from some of my favourite authors.