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    • A Morbid Taste for Bones

    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 627
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 516
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 511

    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 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 159
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147

    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

    • 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 377
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 319
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321

    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 Nice Derangement of Epitaphs

    • An Inspector Felse Mystery
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 114
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 93

    A vacation in Cornwall embroils the Felse family in the beguiling 18th-century legend of Jan Treverra and his beloved Morwena. When Felse assists a famous scholar in exhuming their bodies, he pulls away the stone on an even greater mystery.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting Location, Good Characters

    • By Sarah on 04-24-16

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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

    • An Excellent Mystery

    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Patrick Tull
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    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

    • Fallen Into the Pit

    • An Inspector Felse Mystery
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 77
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    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 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 135

    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

    • 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 248
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 213

    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

    • City of Gold and Shadows

    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 8 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 70
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    In search of a missing uncle, Charlotte Rossignol travels to the ancient Roman site of Aurae Phiala on the Welsh border, where she is assisted in her search and the solution to a murder by Inspector Felse.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Hard Story to Set Aside

    • By Beverly on 01-26-12

    Regular price: $20.26

    • 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 145
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127

    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?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Slow start and similar to previous stories

    • By LCNanny on 11-13-18

    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 102
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    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

    • 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 269
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 217
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 217

    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

    • Death and the Joyful Woman

    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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

    • The Piper on the Mountain

    • An Inspector Felse Mystery
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 6 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    The death of unpopular Herbert Terrell seems accidental - although this expert mountain climber plunged off a mere hill in Czechoslovakia. The saddest part of the tragedy is that no one cares, not his ex-wife, his step daughter Tossa at Oxford, or his colleagues at a British scientific institute...until Tossa is shocked into emotion by a mysterious note suggesting Terrell was murdered.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Master author and master narrator

    • By rodney foutz on 02-15-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • 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 153
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121

    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

    • Rainbow's End

    • An Inspector Felse Mystery
    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41

    Wealthy, talented Arthur Rainbow was a guaranteed success. But there was one place he hadn't expected to end up, and that was beneath the steeple of St. Eata's church, his body smashed like a cracked walnut. Superintendent George Felse is charged with sifting through a long list of suspects to catch the killer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Good

    • By James K. Miles on 07-08-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Black is the Colour of My True Love’s Heart

    • By: Ellis Peters
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Sparks fly when two famous folksingers and former lovers encounter each other at a folk music seminar. When one of them disappears, Dominic Felse and his girlfriend Tossa struggle to find an explanation. Although he doesn’t know it, Dominic holds one of the most important clues to solving the mystery.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Best

    • By Greg on 04-25-10

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Die schönsten Weihnachtskrimis

    • By: Agatha Christie, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Wallace, and others
    • Narrated by: Oliver Kalkofe, Beate Himmelstoß, Peter Fricke, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Kuschelige Weihnachten? Von wegen! Mörder und Halunken machen keine Weihnachtsferien - und so haben auch Ermittler keine besinnlichen und erholsamen Feiertage. Sherlock Holmes spürt den Dieb eines Diamanten auf, der in einer Weihnachtsgans gefunden wurde, während Miss Marple vor dem prasselnden Kaminfeuer von einem Mord erzählt. Bei einem traditionellen Weihnachtsessen verschwindet ein Halsband.

    Regular price: $12.49

    • 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 247
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 225

    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

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