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  • The Potter's Field

  • The Seventeenth 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 34
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 26

It is the Summer and Autumn of the Year of Our Lord 1143 in which the gentle monk, Brother Cadfael, is forced to leave the tranquility of his herb garden to find the whole truth behind the murder of a young women whose body was unexpectedly discovered in a newly tilled field recently acquired by the Shrewsbury Abbey in a land exchange.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • good listen but not the best oration or plot.

  • By N. Dyne on 20-05-18

Love betrayed.

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

Reviewed: 07-03-15

Not the most satisfying Chronicle as the range of experience is narrower
But it is a classic tale of jealousy and loss. Well written and maintains the high standard of characterisation as other cChronicles.

  • The Private Patient (Dramatised)

  • By: P. D. James
  • Narrated by: Richard Derrington, Deborah McAndrew, Carolyn Pickles
  • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25

In the seventeenth century, a witch is burned in a stone circle. Three hundred and fifty years later, an investigative journalist arrives at a nearby clinic to have cosmetic surgery - and a week later, she is dead. Dalgliesh and his team, called in to investigate the murder and later a second equally horrific death, find themselves confronted with problems even more complicated than the question of innocence or guilt.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • an enjoyable listen

  • By Annette on 02-07-10

Dalgleish challenged!

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

Reviewed: 24-02-15

I found this an absorbing read. The twists and turns n pursuit of the killer was dramatic PD James at her best and most devious.

  • One Corpse Too Many

  • The Second Chronicle of Brother Cadfael
  • By: Ellis Peters
  • Narrated by: Stephen Thorne
  • Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 167

In the summer of 1138, war between King Stephen and the Empress Maud takes brother Cadfael from the quiet world of his garden to the bloody battlefield. Not far from the safety of the Abbey walls, Shrewsbury Castle falls, leaving its ninety-four defenders loyal to the empress to hang as traitors. With a heavy heart, Brother Cadfael agrees to bury the dead, only to make a grisly discovery: 95 bodies lie in a row, and the extra corpse tells Cadfael that the killer is both clever and ruthless. But one death among so many seems unimportant to all but the good Benedictine.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A lovely listen!

  • By anne on 07-09-15

Better Abridged

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

Reviewed: 12-01-15

Peter ELLIS 'One Corpse Too Many.

My interest in Peter Ellis work was triggered after receiving the Brother Cadfael Stories on disk when I'll. I bought the unabridged version by mistake. I found it too long. The story does hold up well and the more u listen the plot action and characters become. It was pleasure but editing would improved the experience of listening
Pat Brown