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Publisher's Summary

A wealthy widow rents her house to the Shrewsbury Abbey for the price of a single rose cut from the bush near the house. Shortly before the rent is due, the rosebush is destroyed and the widow kidnapped. Brother Cadfael must discover who stands to gain from these peculiar crimes.
Solve another medieval mystery with Brother Cadfael.
©1986 Ellis Peters (P)1995 Recorded Books, LLC

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Patrick Tull reads Ellis Peters ... Great!!!

I have been an Ellis Peters fan for many years, and I found the Books-on-Tape Brother Cadfael books, that were read by Patrick Tull, in my local library years ago. I was dissappointed to NOT find them at Audible when I became a member. I am now enjoying myself listening to them again as Audible aquires them.

Patrick Tull is a wonderful reader. He seems to really enjoy the very texture of Ellis Peters' words, and this makes the Brother Cadfael books even better than they already are.

Thanks Audible - and thanks for getting the Ellis Peters "Inspector Felse" mysteries, too. Please get ALL of the B-O-T Ellis Peters recordings!!!!

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Med evil CSI

What made the experience of listening to The Rose Rent the most enjoyable?

Patrick Tull brings the characters to life. His accents are very good.

What did you like best about this story?

I find Cadfael to be an interesting individual.

Have you listened to any of Patrick Tull’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes, I enjoy his way of telling the story.

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

No

Any additional comments?

I Have read most of the Cadfael stories

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A very compelling listen

I bought this book because I am a huge fan of narrator Patrick Tull. I had listened to his reading all the way through the Patrick OBrian Aubrey-Maturian series. I am glad I did buy it because I found this Brother Cadfael novel to be very entertaining. You have to hang in there a bit if you start with this book because you don't have any of the backstory. That said, once you sort out the characters the book stands alone apart from the rest of the series. I will go back and start reading this new series from the beginning.

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Another great Cadfael Story

This book differs from most in that the story revolves around a strong and self-confident woman who, because she is s widow, owns her own business. With many twists and turns, it will keep you guessing!

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Way ahead of Christie

Christi has nothing on Ellis Peters! This is classic Peters! One of my favorite books!

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Cadfael sees it through

Content with his choice? Only so long as God sees fit to send him puzzles. We'll done again, Ellis Peters.

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Prefer other narrator!!!!!!

Great story as usual, but this narrator doesn't hold a candle to Stephen Thorne. All the characters sound alike, this is more just a "read-aloud" in a sing-song voice. Sadly, this seems to be the only recorded version of The Rose Rent". Don't know why there isn't a Thorne version ...but still love the series!!!

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Would you try another book from Ellis Peters and/or Patrick Tull?

Ellis Peters. Yes. If read by Stephen Thorne. Tull. Negative

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Not quite on the edge

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Patrick Tull?

Stephen Thorne, hands down the much better reader. Also, he's (Thorne) done most of this series on Books on Tape. Look it up

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Rose Rent?

This particular reader

Any additional comments?

Bring back Stephen Thorne

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