Summary

Cambridge in 1352 is rife with terrible clashes between the fledgling university and the townspeople. Matthew Bartholomew, physician and teacher at Michaelhouse College, is trying to keep the peace when a student is murdered and the town plunges into chaos. At the same time, a skeleton is discovered that is rumoured to belong to a local martyr, and Bartholomew has his hands full investigating both deaths while the rioting intensifies....
©1997 Susanna Gregory (P)2017 Hachette Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs S on 21-07-17

Fantastic narration

Where does A Bone of Contention rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have previoulsy read these books and audio gives me an added pleasure

Who was your favorite character and why?

Matthew Bartholomew. He is the main character who explains the often convoluted story line very clearly.

Have you listened to any of David Thorpe’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Yes. David Thorpe is brilliant in bringing these medieval characters to life. His regional accents add humour and pathos to them. His narration is superb.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It involved me intellectually and made me smile.

Any additional comments?

Highly recommend this series.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Olivia on 30-05-17

Brilliant

This was my first listen to Susannah Gregory, and I'm pleased to note there are many more on audible. Brilliantly read, and a darned good yarn.

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