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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 588
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 481
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 477

    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 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 132
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114

    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 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 141
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 131

    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 walter louis on 03-20-16

    Regular price: $41.97

    • 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 146
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126

    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 Confession of Brother Haluin

    • The Fifteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 7 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102

    After a miraculous escape from death, Brother Haluin wishes to confess that he was responible for the death of the girl he loved and the baby she was to bear, 18 years previously. Brother Cadfael accompanies a crippled young monk on his journey of penance - a path that leads them into a web of old jealousy and deceit. The mission to beg forgiveness also brings death, and Brother Cadfael investigates.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love a good mystery

    • By ninawynn on 05-07-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131

    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 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 125
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    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 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 232
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 212

    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 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 233
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 210
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 211

    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

    • The Rose Rent

    • The Thirteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 8 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Patrick Tull reads Ellis Peters ... Great!!!

    • By Yvette on 12-04-09

    Regular price: $24.49

    • 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 233
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 200
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 199

    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

    • 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 254
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 203
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    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 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 171
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 143
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    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

    • Brother Cadfael's Penance

    • The Twentieth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 6 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52

    It is nearing the end of the Year of Our Lord 1145. A monk vows to abandon all earthly ties, but how can Brother Cadfael obey when his son is captured in battle? Olivier de Bretagne is one of many young knights taken prisoner in the current power dispute in Britain, but he is also Cadfael's son, and the monk cannot be objective. A council is planned at Coventry to try to appease the warring factions, and Brother Cadfael asks leave to attend, knowing he must do all in his power to find and deliver his son. This most thrilling and humane of Ellis Peters's novels is filled with excitement, intrigue, and a meticulously depicted medieval background.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed in Abridged

    • By Joanna on 10-18-12

    Regular price: $17.47

    • 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 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128

    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

    • St. Peter’s Fair

    • The Fourth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Johanna Ward
    • Length: 7 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28

    In the summer of 1139, there is a pause in the civil war racking the country, and St. Peter’s Fair promises to bring some much-needed gaiety to Shrewsbury—that is, until the dead body of a wealthy merchant is found in the river Severn. Was Thomas of Bristol the victim of murderous thieves? If so, why were his valuables abandoned nearby?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic Cadfael

    • By Carol on 08-11-11

    Regular price: $20.97

    • Death and the Joyful Woman

    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Alfred Armiger was like a bull in the ring, belligerent and sure of himself. But Armiger was mortal after all. There was no stronger proof of it than the blood that oozed from his skull, mingling with the red wine he'd spilled on the floor at the moment of impact.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Deserves its Edgar.

    • By ShySusan on 11-28-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 349
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 293
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296

    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

    • A Brief History of the Celts

    • Brief Histories
    • By: Peter Berresford Ellis
    • Narrated by: Christopher Oxford
    • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 92
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    For centuries the Celts held sway in Europe. Even after their conquest by the Romans, their culture remained vigorous, ensuring that much of it endured to feed an endless fascination with Celtic history and myths, artwork and treasures. A foremost authority on the Celtic peoples and their culture, Peter Berresford Ellis presents an invigoration overview of their world. With his gift for making the scholarly accessible, he discusses the Celts' mysterious origins and early history and investigates their rich and complex society.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A bit dry, but overall interesting

    • By Lokkish on 04-13-15

    Regular price: $15.98

    • The Summer of the Danes

    • The Eighteenth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Sir Derek Jacobi
    • Length: 3 hrs and 12 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

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

    Regular price: $14.95

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