To Brother Cadfael, once wordly, now dedicated, if gently cynical, is left the familiar task of sorting the complicated strands which define guilt and innocence.
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Brother Cadfael saves again...
Ellis Peters(she, by the way) puts us square into the 11th century with Brother Cadfael in his Shrewsbury Monastery. Good plot, but I find Vanessa a little hard to understand at times. Fair paced reading, though.
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- JH Porter
Good but where's the Welsh?
Vanessa Benjamin does not give Cadfael a Welsh inflection, as do Stephen Thorne and Roe Kendall.
- Kindle Customer
Ellis Peters keeps you guessing until the end.
Would you consider the audio edition of The Raven in the Foregate to be better than the print version?
Not better but I enjoy having them both
Who was your favorite character and why?
Brother Cadfael is right up there with all the great literary detectives. The books give you a feel for life in medieval times but makes human nature seem truly timeless
What about Vanessa Benjamin’s performance did you like?
A very nice performance I don't think any of the other books were performed by a women actor but she was able to believable perform all of the parts well both male and female. Characters were given distinctive voices.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
It is in it's way a Christmas story so the parts that take place on Christmas Eve were among my favorites.
- Amazon Customer
A bit of a disappointment
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
Derek Jacobi would have lifted this to the top for me.
What was most disappointing about Ellis Peters’s story?
The Narrater did not do this story justice for me unfortunately.
Would you be willing to try another one of Vanessa Benjamin’s performances?
Yes, but it would have to be a different genre to historical mysterys.
What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?