The Apothecary Rose

  • by Candace Robb
  • Narrated by Stephen Thorne
  • 10 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is the year of our Lord 1363. And in the cathedral city of York, people are dying in mysterious circumstances. But there seems to be a common thread - the herbal remedies dispensed by Nicholas Wilton, Master Apothecary. The first victim is an anonymous pilgrim. But when a highborn nobleman dies after taking the same potion the authorities decide to act.
Dispatched to York, in disguise, to unravel the mystery, Owen Archer, former Captain of Archers, apprentices himself to the Apothecary. But it is from Wilton's beautiful wife Lucie that he must learn the arcane secrets of the trade. Slowly but surely, Owen begins to uncover the truth. And when the deaths continue, he realises to his horror he must count Lucie among the suspects.

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Good historical who done it

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you are a fan of the medieval-ish period and who done its then I highly recommend this audio book. Good plot and well read.


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- R. J. Bartlett "RB"

Different from the norm.

What did you like most about The Apothecary Rose?

The characters and setting were realistic. Also the descriptions of the places and people weren't overdone and still kept it atmospheric enough without going overboard.


Which scene did you most enjoy?

The death of the mand behind the murderer.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The death of Potter


Any additional comments?

This is a series I could really get into. Unfortunately, I am unable to find Unabridged recordings of book 2 'The Lady Chapel' and book 4 'The King's Bishop' on audible UK. I hope that they will become available soon.

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- A. Hodgson "X!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-03-2011
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks