The Summer of the Danes

The Eighteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (36 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Brother Cadfael finds himself caught up in a bitter feud between two royal brother whose armies teeter on the brink of civil war.

©1991 Ellis Peters (P)1996, 2014 Dove Entertainment, Phoenix Books

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  • 09-04-20

Narrator takes away from the enjoyment.

I’ve mentioned before how poor of a job this narrator does. I keep listening because I’ve grown used to the characters and it’s a comfort to hear these stories, despite all the drawbacks. But make no mistake - this narrator seems completely untrained and without the first clue about performing. Or reading for that matter. I mean - he doesn’t even pronounce “Cadfael” correctly. How can an error like that make its way all the way to the finished product? And MULTIPLE BOOKS!!! It would be funny if it weren’t so annoying.

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Slow start to an interesting story.

I am unsure about the historical accuracy of this take. In the time of Steven and Maude, I think the Danes where either gone, or fully absorbed into the Irish population.