The Elixir of Death

  • by Bernard Knight
  • Narrated by Paul Matthews
  • 12 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Prince John still plots to seize the throne from his brother, Richard the Lionheart - supported by King Philip of France who offers to help John financially by sending him a mysterious alchemist named Nizam, who claims to be able to turn base metals into solid gold.
But the ship that was transporting Nizam and his retainers is found wrecked off the south Devon coast, its crew savagely slaughtered. Then a Norman knight is foully murdered in Exeter cathedral.
It's up to Sir John de Wolfe, the county coroner, to find a motive and connection between the killings....

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

next best thing to a time machine.

brilliant narration believable story and my kind of escapism. can't wait to hear next volume.
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- gdjmason

Reliable Good Book

Would you consider the audio edition of The Elixir of Death to be better than the print version?

The performance of this audio was first class, helping to bring the characters to life while you can just relax and listen.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Hilda was my favourite character, she is a no nonsense sensible independant woman with a strong character.


What does Paul Matthews bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Paul has a good voice to listen to and easily portrayed the different characters without going over the top with changes in voice tone and accents.


Any additional comments?

As expected from this author, this was an interesting mystery with good characters and lots of historical detail. The performance was also excellent which just added to the experience.

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- Tracy Windridge

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-03-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks