Library Ed. Blackstone Audiobooks 2008
CS ISBN 9781-4332-3553-5 $44.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 9781433235542 $60.00 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781-4332-3557-3 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
FORSAKEN SOUL will appeal to fans of Ellis Peters's medieval Brother Cadfael mysteries. Herbalist/sleuth Prioress Eleanor helps solve a murder during the summer of 1273 in the British village of Tyndal, where Martin the cooper has been poisoned at the local inn. Assisted by Crowner Ralf, Eleanor and the innkeeper's niece gather clues amid multiplying bodies and disappearing suspects. Vanessa Benjamin, a native of the British Isles, provides an atmospheric reading. She clearly differentiates between the religious and coarse country folk, as well as between the sexes. She easily delivers the strong emotions of the story and depicts the deep superstition and awe-laden religious context of the period. A.W. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: NOVEMBER 2008]
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