Library Ed. Blackstone Audio 2009
CS ISBN 9781433288326 $54.95 Six cassettes
CD ISBN 9781433288333 $76.00 Seven CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781433288364 $29.95 One MP3-CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
Royal's medieval mysteries keep the characters believable to the time and offer enough details and personal traits that listeners will relate to them. Narrator Vanessa Benjamin delivers the quirks of this story with verve; hilarious nicknames, insulting personal descriptions, deliberate mispronunciations, and diverse accents are all splendid as they flow from her lips. Prioress Eleanor has her hands full solving a murder, caring for her charges, and dealing with Brother Thomas, for whom she has warm feelings. The highlight of this fascinating story is the scene in which Eleanor and Thomas communicate in Latin—as if they are praying—a clever deception that enables them to talk in front of the enemy. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2010]
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