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To Kill or Cure

The Thirteenth Chronicle of Matthew Bartholomew
Narrated by: David Thorpe
Series: Matthew Bartholomew, Book 13
Length: 15 hrs and 1 min
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Summary

Cambridge University is in dire financial straits: the town's landlords are demanding an extortionate rent rise for the students' hostels, and the plague years have left the colleges with scant resources. Tension between town and gown is at boiling point and soon explodes into violence and death. Into this maelstrom comes a charismatic physician whose healing methods owe more to magic than medicine, but his success threatens Matthew Bartholomew's professional reputation - and his life....

©2017 Susanna Gregory (P)2017 Little Brown Book Group

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One of the best!!!!

One of the best Matthew Bartholomew books. Gripping story and lots of fun! Had to laugh out loud many times! Brilliant!

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One of the Best

This is possibly my favourite so far, working through from the beginning. They are always better in my opinion when the motley crew at Michael House are involved and in this story much time was spent there. Fair enough Clixby and Sutton were missing but Brother William was on form with his rabid hatred of Dominicans, whom he blames for everything with such uncompromising virulence that it always makes me laugh. Plenty of twists and turns and Matthew and Michael are as slow as ever but then with Matthew's naivety and basic goodness and Michael not being able to pass the Brazen George for some nosh and ale, it is no wonder. The usual high mortality rate but our intrepid duo plod on regardless, going round in circles whilst they occasionally manage to carry out their teaching roles. Death or no these books are such fun.

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written & performed as good as ever

the ever reliable pairing of author & narrator . the only negative being poor production & very distracting editing .

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Fascinating and intricate storyline.

Susanna Gregory's books are always extremely well written and this is no exception. The characters in the story are well drawn and Brother Michael, Matthew Batholomew, Cynric, Langella, Brother William and the rest of the Fellows from St Michaels are old friends. Putting the reader/listener into life in the 14th century makes it very real. This series of books always make good listening,[David Thorpe creates each part wonderfully]