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Wine of Violence Audiobook

Wine of Violence: The Medieval Mysteries, Book 1

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Late summer, 1270. Although the Simon de Montfort rebellion is over, the smell of death still hangs over the land. In the small priory of Tyndal, the monks and nuns of the Order of Fontevraud long for a return to routine. Their hopes are dashed, however, when the young and inexperienced Eleanor of Wynethorpe is appointed their new prioress. Only a day after her arrival, a brutally murdered monk is found in the cloister gardens, and Brother Thomas, a young priest with a troubled past, arrives to bring her a more personal grief. Now Eleanor must not only struggle to gain the respect of her terrified and resentful flock but also cope with violence, lust, and greed.

©2003 Priscilla Royal (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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    "Weak , bland, boring"

    I am very fond of historical novels. I have seen Royal's name and finally tried this one. Waste of time. Not to be mentioned in company with Penman, Dunnett, Weir output.

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    Candy Webster Jupiter, FL United States 10-10-16
    Candy Webster Jupiter, FL United States 10-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Wonderful Story"

    I truly enjoyed this story. Well-developed characters and a plot with plenty of twists. My only slight objection is to the title, which I think might have been better. Great writing. I look forward to reading or listening to the rest of the series.

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  • Aliza Bat-Ami
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    2/24/17
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    "Enjoyable Medieval whodunit"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - an easy read for historical detective addicts, read it almost in one.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Eleanor, the new prioress. Intelligent, intuitive, with a sense of humour - and of course beautiful.<br/>Also the details about the monastery life.


    What about Wanda McCaddon’s performance did you like?

    I have heard Wanda McCaddon on different books - all clear performances that help the book along with good rhythm and almost perfect diction.


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It is not high drama - but does have humour in the perennial quirks of people.


    Any additional comments?

    At the very end there are some anachronistic reflections on morality which were superfluous.

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