Wine of Violence : Medieval Mystery

  • by Priscilla Royal
  • Narrated by Wanda McCaddon
  • Series: Medieval Mystery
  • 7 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Late summer, 1270. Although the Simon de Montfort rebellion is over, the smell of death still hangs over the land. In the small priory of Tyndal, the monks and nuns of the Order of Fontevraud long for a return to routine. Their hopes are dashed, however, when the young and inexperienced Eleanor of Wynethorpe is appointed their new prioress. Only a day after her arrival, a brutally murdered monk is found in the cloister gardens, and Brother Thomas, a young priest with a troubled past, arrives to bring her a more personal grief. Now Eleanor must not only struggle to gain the respect of her terrified and resentful flock but also cope with violence, lust, and greed.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Enjoyable Medieval whodunit

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

Yes - an easy read for historical detective addicts, read it almost in one.


What did you like best about this story?

Eleanor, the new prioress. Intelligent, intuitive, with a sense of humour - and of course beautiful.
Also the details about the monastery life.


What about Wanda McCaddon’s performance did you like?

I have heard Wanda McCaddon on different books - all clear performances that help the book along with good rhythm and almost perfect diction.


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

It is not high drama - but does have humour in the perennial quirks of people.


Any additional comments?

At the very end there are some anachronistic reflections on morality which were superfluous.

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- Aliza Bat-Ami

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-12-2015
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.