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    • A Morbid Taste for Bones

    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 8 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 501
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 496

    Cadfael's return to his Welsh homeland for a visit proves a rather discomfiting homecoming when an honorable nobleman turns up in a patch of forest with an arrow embedded in his chest. There are questions about the arrow, the man's daughter needs Cadfael's help, and a very odd burial takes place.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Narrator and story are great fun

    • By Cynthia on 03-23-10

    Regular price: $21.52

    • The Leper of St. Giles

    • The Fifth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 220

    Brother Cadfael sets out to visit the Saint Giles leper colony outside Shrewsbury, knowing that a grand wedding is due to take place at the Abbey of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. As he arrives at Saint Giles, the nuptial party passes the colony's gates. He sees the fragile bride, looking like a prisoner between her two stern guardians, and the groom, an arrogant, fleshy aristocrat old enough to be her grandfather....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting and deeply moving

    • By E.D. on 05-03-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 367
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 310
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 312

    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

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Monk's Hood

    • The Third Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    When a fatal draught of Monk's Hood turns up in the dinner plate of a guest at the Shrewsbury abbey, fingers point at half a dozen likely suspects, including an abashed and bewildered Cadfael.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Series Hits Its Stride

    • By Carol on 12-18-10

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Virgin in the Ice

    • The Sixth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 9 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 243
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222

    Civil war continues to blaze in the autumn of 1139. Amid the uncertainty and peril of the moment two noble children make their escape, headed for Shrewsbury. But for reasons no one knows, the young fugitives never reach their destination.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story, Great Narrator

    • By Hedi on 09-11-12

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Adventures of Brother Cadfael

    • A Collection of Chronicles
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 17 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 141

    A collection of chronicles including The Summer of the Danes, Brother Cadfael's Penance, The Heretic's Apprentice, Monk's Hood, The Potter's Field, Saint Peter's Fair.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • destructive abridgements

    • By walterlouis422 on 03-20-16

    Regular price: $41.97

    • St. Peter's Fair

    • The Fourth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 9 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 244
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209

    King Stephen's bloody siege against the town of Shrewsbury has reduced many of its stores and homes to rubble. The townspeople, busy preparing for the annual St. Peter's Fair, complain that the Shrewsbury monks have not shouldered their fair share of the burden. Cadfael, hoping to assuage flaring tempers, is drawn into a worse kind of violence on the eve of the festival.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A perfect listen - outstanding narration

    • By Hedi on 07-30-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • An Excellent Mystery

    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117

    A mysterious pair of monks, whose abbey has burned down, have come to Shrewbury seeking refuge. Their story is tragic, and Cadfael quickly senses, riddled with half-truths. What dark secret are these strange monks hiding?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I Love Cadefael Mysteries, but...

    • By Joanna on 10-30-11

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Devil's Novice

    • The Eighth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 167
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    Meriet Aspley, a young novitiate, causes havoc at the Shrewsbury monastery when his violent nightmares cause him to scream his anguish in the dead of night, earning him the nickname, Devil's Novice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Five Star performance by Patrick Tull

    • By Milton on 04-30-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Sanctuary Sparrow

    • The Seventh Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 178
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 150

    In the middle of the abbey's evening services, an angry mob pursues a young boy into the sacred peace of the sanctuary. Terrified and in tatters, he clutches at the altar-cloth, grasping for mercy in the only sure place he might find it. He is accused of robbery and murder, but Cadfael senses his innocence and sets out to prove it.

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Fallen Into the Pit

    • An Inspector Felse Mystery
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    Helmut Schauffler, a young Nazi working in the small English village of Comerford, sets out to play upon the post-war sensibilities and fears by terrorizing his new neighbors.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A peek into an earlier time.

    • By ShySusan on 11-28-11

    Regular price: $38.49

    • The Hermit of Eyton Forest

    • The Cadfael Chronicles
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 152
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    Shortly after he inherits the powerful position of Lord of Eaton, 10-year-old Richard Ludel disappears from Shrewsbury Abbey, where he had been a student. Did he run away or was he kidnapped? Brother Cadfael suspects the hermit of Eyton Forest, a mysterious man rumored to have holy powers, knows the answer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Ellis Peters

    • By D Louis Jones on 07-25-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Raven in the Foregate

    • The Twelfth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123

    After years of studying with the Bishop, young Father Ailnoth has come to take over the parish of Holy Cross. But soon Ailnoth's true nature surfaces - harsh, cold-hearted, and merciless - and someone lures him from his home and murders him. Who in Shrewsbury would kill a priest on Christmas Day?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this series

    • By JRo on 01-13-15

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Devil's Novice

    • The Eighth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Benjamin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 97
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Outside the pale of the Abbey of Saint Peters and Saint Paul, in September of the year of our Lord 1140, a priestly emissary for King Stephen has been reported missing. But inside the pale, what troubles Brother Cadfael is a proud, secretive 19-year-old novice. Brother Cadfael has never seen two men more estranged than the Lord of Aspley and Meriet, the son he coldly delivers to the abbey to begin a religious vocation. Meriet, meek by day, is so racked by dreams at night that his howls earn him the nickname the Devil's Novice. Shunned and feared, Meriet is soon linked to the missing priest's dreadful fate. Only Brother Cadfael believes in Meriet's innocence, and only the good sleuth can uncover the truth before a boy's pure passion, not evil intent, leads a novice to the noose.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Poor Narration Detracts from Story

    • By Steven on 11-10-03

    Regular price: $19.57

    • Dead Man's Ransom

    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 8 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 137

    When the village of Shrewsbury's own sheriff, Gilbert Prestcote, is taken prisoner by the Empress Maud's forces, its citizens are prepared to exchange him for a man of equal value they have within their possession. But soon after Prestcote arrives for the prisoner exchange, he dies. Was it death by natural causes or a most unnatural murder?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Anther enjoyable read about the Welsh Monk...

    • By CBE on 09-17-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Pilgrim of Hate

    • The Tenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    As England's civil war draws to a close, two travelers arrive at Cadfael's herbarium door: the dark-eyed Ciaran who has vowed to walk unshod as a kind of penance and, his companion, Matthew. When Cadfael's old friend arrives with a tale of murder, the youths' puzzling association becomes darker and more inscrutable.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Nice Addition to the Brother Cadfael Saga

    • By John Roush on 01-31-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Rose Rent

    • The Thirteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Nadia May
    • Length: 6 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    A late spring in 1142 has the Abbey monks dismayed, for there may be no roses by June 22nd. For three years, the wealthy young widow Judith Perle has rented her house to the monks for the price of a single rose each year. When nature finally complies, a pious monk is sent to pay the rent—and found murdered beside the hacked rose-bush.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Ellis Peters in top form

    • By Milton on 08-30-12

    Regular price: $13.96

    • Radio Crimes

    • Cadfael: Monk's Hood
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Philip Madoc
    • Length: 2 hrs and 32 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 19

    After the violence of civil war in the spring, Shrewsbury has enjoyed a quiet summer and a good harvest. But, as Cadfael reflects ruefully, such a peaceful state of affairs cannot be expected to last. He's right. The trouble begins when Gervase Bonel, rich lord of the manor, proposes to sign all his property over to the Abbey. A welcome gift, but when Bonel is found poisoned, foul play is suspected somewhere along the line.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Can't get enough of Cadfael!!

    • By Christopher P. on 04-05-10

    Regular price: $15.49

    • The Heretic's Apprentice

    • The Sixteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 1 min
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    It is June in the Year of Our Lord 1143 when Elave, young clerk to William of Lythwood, returns from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with his elderly master's body. His mission is twofold, to bury William in his home abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, and to deliver a dowry to William's adopted daughter Fortunata. But Elave, suspected of harboring views inimical to church doctrine, is held for ecclesiastical trial. And when Aldwin, the Lythwood family clerk hired in Elave's absence, is stabbed to death, Elave is incarcerated not only for heresy, but for murder. Fortunata's dowry, an intricately carved box with mysterious contents, holds the key to the mysteries that spring up around Elave and the Lythwood family. Shrewd and patient, Brother Cadfael is at his best here. Performed by Tony Award-winning actor Derek Jacobi, this sixteenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael is sure to delight old friends and new fans.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Simon Prebble Preferred

    • By Joanna on 09-05-14

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Hermit of Eyton Forest

    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Roe Kendall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    The year is 1142, and all England is in the iron grip of civil war. And within the sheltered cloisters of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Peter and St. Paul, there begins a chain of events no less momentous than the political upheavals of the outside world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brother Cadfael unmasks a false holy man

    • By Amazon Customer on 04-14-18

    Regular price: $20.97

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