The Raven in the Foregate : Brother Cadfael

  • by Ellis Peters
  • Narrated by Vanessa Benjamin
  • Series: Brother Cadfael
  • 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Christmas, 1141 A.D. Abbot Radulfus returns from London, bringing with him a priest for the vacant living of Holy Cross (known as the Foregate), a man of presence, scholarship and discipline, but neither humility nor the common touch. When he is found drowned in the mill-pond, suspicion is cast in many directions, not least toward a young man who came in the priest's train, sent to work in Brother Cadfael's garden. For he has little obvious priestly calling. Indeed, he soon attracts the friendship of a girl both beautiful and formidable.To Brother Cadfael, once wordly, now dedicated, if gently cynical, is left the familiar task of sorting the complicated strands which define guilt and innocence.


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Cadfael has become horribly English

What disappointed you about The Raven in the Foregate?

The story is good, I have read it and enjoyed it. The reader seems to be reading without understanding. These stories are set in 12th Century Shrewsbury close to the Welsh border. The hero, Cadfael is Welsh, yet he along with all the other characters bar one, is given an extremely well spoken, posh, English voice. Ugh!

Would you be willing to try another one of Vanessa Benjamin’s performances?


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- Demeter

Avoid this narrator

This narrator is terrible, pronounces common words wrongly and gives male characters absurd booming voices...
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- Zero Wolf

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-10-2000
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.