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  • The Lost Abbot

  • The Nineteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
  • By: Susanna Gregory
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 117
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 100
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

Matthew Bartholomew doesn't want to travel to Peterborough in the summer of 1358, but his friendship with the lovely Julitta Holm has caused a scandal in Cambridge, so he has no choice. He is one of a party of Bishop's Commissioners, charged to discover what happened to Peterborough's abbot, who went for a ride one day and has not been seen since. When the Commissioners arrive, they find the town in turmoil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An entertaining mystery

  • By Learning is fun! on 14-06-14

A different perspective

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-08-18

I have read all the previous books in this series and can say that I enjoyed this one the most. This book introduced new places and new characters, and the narrator presented the characters differently, but this did not detract from my enjoyment.
I am looking forward to completing this series of murder mysteries.

  • The Tarnished Chalice

  • By: Susanna Gregory
  • Narrated by: Andrew Wincott
  • Length: 17 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 106
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 77
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

It is not long before they learn that the friary in which they are staying is not the safe haven they imagine - one guest has already been murdered. It soon emerges that the dead man was holding the Hugh Chalice, a Lincoln relic with a curiously bloody history. Bartholomew and Michael are soon drawn into a web of murder, lies and suspicion in a city where neither knows who can be trusted.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • So SLOW!!!

  • By twigs way on 12-02-10

Different !

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-18

I LOVE this series of books, but to have two in the middle read by a different narrator and with different voice characterisation rather spoils the storyline. The story however is as intricate and fascinating as always.