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Publisher's Summary

This collection of recordings about Brother Cadfael—a Benedictine monk and amateur sleuth in the 12th century—are performed here by the ideal actor. Sir Derek Jacobi, who portrayed Cadfael in several television adaptations, captivates listeners with his renderings of Monk's Hood, Saint Peter's Fair, The Heretic's Apprentice, The Potter's Field, The Summer of the Danes, and Brother Cadfael's Penance.

©1996 Ellis Peters (P)1996 Phoenix Books, Inc.

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  • Gayle Harris
  • 05-20-22

Very entertaining

Easy to listen to, Derek Jacobi performs each story wonderfully.
Somehow gentle, the tales are still clever and engaging, the characters interwoven with historical events so they all become real and believable.
No downside, enjoyed it all the way through.

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  • Grahamat78
  • 05-15-22

Good stories but sound quality a bit iffy

As always I enjoyed the Cadfael stories but the recording has some background noise. A shame.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-09-22

Brother Cadfael

I enjoyed these stories, well adapted from the books. They were slightly spoiled for me by a lot of mispronunciation, especially of Welsh words. Cadfael was Welsh!

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  • Cara Bull
  • 06-01-22

Lovely nostalgia trip

Highly enjoyable and well read by Derek Jacobi. Sound was very occasionally dodgy and dropped out or 'blipped'.

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  • Miss Kate Grenyer
  • 07-03-22

For those who remember the TV adaptations.

I wish these had been recorded unabridged... but Jacobi's voice remains perfect for the character and reading.

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  • Kimmsie
  • 06-13-22

Really good

The only downside for me is the American introducer and one of the stories "The Summer of Danes", which really didn't feel like a Brother Cadfael. Other than that, this was really enjoyable.