Owen Archer
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  • 1
    The Apothecary Rose | Candace Robb

    The Apothecary Rose

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    It is the year of our Lord 1363. And in the cathedral city of York people are dying in mysterious circumstances. But there seems to be a common thread - the herbal remedies dispensed by Nicholas Wilton, Master Apothecary. The first victim is an anonymous pilgrim. But when a highborn nobleman dies after taking the same potion the authorities decide to act. Dispatched to York, in disguise, to unravel the mystery, Owen Archer, former Captain of Archers, apprentices himself to the Apothecary.

    Good historical who done it

    If you are a fan of the medieval-ish period and who done its then I highly recommend this audio book. Good plot and well read.

    Reviewed on 07 February 2015 by R. J. Bartlett (UK)
  • 2
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  • 3
    The Nun's Tale | Candace Robb

    The Nun's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
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    When a young nun dies of a fever in the town of Beverley in the summer of 1365, she is buried quickly for fear of the plague. But one year later a woman appears, talking of relic-trading and miracles. She claims to be the dead nun resurrected. Murder follows swiftly in her wake, and the worried Archbishop of York asks Owen Archer to investigate.

    The Nun's Tale

    This was another good book from the Owen Archer series, though quite a disturbing story.

    Reviewed on 05 August 2013 by Penelope (Callander, United Kingdom)
  • 4
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  • 5
    The Riddle of St Leonards' | Candace Robb

    The Riddle of St Leonards'

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
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    The year is 1367, and the people of York are suffering. Not only has the harvest failed, but the plague has returned. In the midst of this, scandal threatens St Leonard's Hospital, which is struggling to stay solvent and has suffered thefts. The deaths of several of its aged residents seems timely, for their care has long exceeded the sums they bequeathed. Rumours start to fly that their deaths were no accident.

    The Riddle of St.Leonards'

    Once again, another good story from Candace Robb's Owen Archer books. I enjoyed it very much and Stephen Thorne is a good narrator.

    Reviewed on 05 August 2013 by Penelope (Callander, United Kingdom)
  • 6
    A Gift of Sanctuary | Candace Robb

    A Gift of Sanctuary

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
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    The sixth medieval whodunnit to feature Owen Archer, one-eyed former soldier and occasional sleuth, opens as he accompanies a pilgrimage to Wales, country of his birth. His task is to recruit archers to send to France, but, with his companion Geoffrey Chaucer, he must also investigate the threat of an uprising against the English led by a charismatic Welshman. As he arrives, a young man is rescued, injured, from Whitesands Beach outside St. David's, by the poet Dafydd ap Gwylim, and given refuge.

    Good yarn pleasantly narrated

    I just wish the Welsh names could have been correctly pronounced otherwise I could listen to Stephen Thorne all day.

    Reviewed on 02 July 2015 by Ariadne ()
  • 7
    A Spy for the Redeemer | Candace Robb

    A Spy for the Redeemer

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
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    Late spring, the year of our Lord 1370. Owen Archer, ex-soldier and spy, is preparing to depart Wales, his work for John of Gaunt completed. But his attempts to arrange safe passage home to York are thwarted by a mysterious suicide. In York Lucie Wilton is disheartened by her husband’s long absence and concerned by allegations against her apothecary. Then Brother Michaelo brings upsetting news, forcing her to journey to her father’s manor outside the city.

    A Spy for the Redeemer

    I do enjoy Candace Robb's Owen Archer books. With each book, the characters build and I like that. Another good story.

    Reviewed on 05 August 2013 by Penelope (Callander, United Kingdom)
  • 8
    The Cross Legged Knight | Candace Robb

    The Cross Legged Knight

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Stephen Thorne
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    England 1371. A solemn procession winds out of York Minster, after the funeral of Sir Ranulf Pagnell, patriarch of a powerful Yorkshire family. William of Wykeham, Bishop of Winchester, escorted the knight's remains north after his death in France, but he is shunned by the family. They hold him responsible for failing to negotiate the Sir Ranulf's ransom.

    They got the wrong midwife!!

    The blurb gave me hope that the seriously annoying weird sister who's infested this series would come to grief, but no such luck... Well narrated,
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    Reviewed on 28 May 2016 by Mary Carnegie (UK)
  • 9
    The Guilt of Innocents | Candace Robb

    The Guilt of Innocents

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Christopher Scott
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    Winter 1372, York. A man has drowned in the River Ouse after a skirmish with boys from St Peter’s School. It soon becomes clear that his death was not an accident – but why would a humble pilot on the river be killed for possessing a young boy’s purse? Suspicion falls on Father Nicholas Ferriby – Vicar of Weston and master of a small grammar school – who has already offended many with his unpopular beliefs. But is he really a murderer?

    NOT THE SAME

    The story of Owen Archer and his cohorts continues apace. The series is a great insight into medieval life. However, my enjoyment of the book was le..Show More »

    Reviewed on 19 July 2011 by Mr. David A. Jenkins ()
  • 10
    A Vigil of Spies | Candace Robb

    A Vigil of Spies

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Candace Robb
    • Narrated By Christopher Scott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A CALLOUS MURDER. A DEVASTATING SECRET. A CRIME OF PASSION.Bishopthorpe Palace, York. September 1373: John Thoresby, the Archbishop of York, lies dying. One of the most powerful men in the country, his imminent demise has the dominant families of the north vying to influence his succession.Owen Archer, Thoresby’s master of the guards, is one of the few men Thoresby trusts

    A Vigil of Spies

    Candace Robb's Owen Archer books are a favourite and I enjoyed listening to this book.

    Reviewed on 05 August 2013 by Penelope (Callander, United Kingdom)