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The Rose Rent [Abridged, Audiobook] [Audio Cassette]

Ellis Peters , Derek Jacobi
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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18 Mar 1996

The disappearance of a young and beautiful heiress tests Brother Cadfael’s investigative powers to the limit.

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  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Abridged edition edition (18 Mar 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0001052098
  • ISBN-13: 978-0001052093
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 145,540 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Cosy as a teapot. (THE TIMES) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Derek Jacobi reads this compelling whodunnit from the bestselling Brother Cadfael chronicles, now on CD for the first time. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the rose rent 15 Mar 2013
By Cammie
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I really like ellis peters cadfael and when I was sick and couldn't read to listen to them on my cd player was wonderful especially read by dereck Jacobi.
I would reccomend them to anyone. But I only like them read by Dereck Jacobi, my personal choice.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A peppercorn rent paid in roses 3 Dec 2004
Format:Audio Cassette
If you're interested in an audio edition, check that you're getting the unabridged recording narrated by Stephen Thorne. If you're interested in the Derek Jacobi video, I warn you that the BBC rewrote the backstory of both Judith and Niall to make them more melodramatic; as compensation, they came up with one additional clever ploy on the part of the murderer that's worth seeing.
This May of 1142, spring has begun late; winter's prolonged grip has been reflected in human affairs. King Stephen, freed by a prisoner exchange after THE PILGRIM OF HATE, raised the Empress' hopes by falling ill, but her move to Oxford was premature; he's now in fine fettle, picking off the empress' outposts. While these events, and the war at large, have little effect on this story, they'll be relevant in the next book, THE HERMIT OF EYTON FOREST. Cadfael's worries are more immediate, but easing now that the crops have finally been sown and it looks as though the roses will be out by the 22nd of June, the feast of St. Winifred's translation.
The Widow Perle - 25-year-old Judith Vestier that was - lost her husband to a terrible fever four years ago, despite everything Cadfael could do, then lost her only child in miscarriage shortly thereafter. In the depths of her grief, she couldn't bear to stay in the house where they'd been happy, so she deeded the place to the abbey in exchange for an annual rent of one white rose from her favorite rosebush, to be paid into her hand each June 22nd. (As heiress to the Vestier clothier business, Judith has ample property even without the house; she moved in 'over her shop', as it were, with her widowed aunt and her cousin Miles.
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5.0 out of 5 stars as good as the tv-episode 3 April 2014
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it was rather hard to get a copy of this cd but in the end i succeeded !
on my shelf i already have the cadfael-dvd's but i wanted the cd's as well and i'm not disappointed. on the contrary, derek jacobi - once more - brings all the needed nuances.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mystery, murder, misguided suspicion. 28 Jan 2014
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The usual fare from Ms Peters, murder, misguided suspicion and mystery. This one had more than the usual number of suspects. The history aspect is always interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another Cadfael stunner 30 Jan 2013
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It has all the ingredients necessary for a gripping read - drama, suspense, a delicate love story. Don't miss it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Lovely Book for Incurable romantics! 11 May 2012
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My Husband reads to me every night before we go to sleep and this book was wonderful! I love stories that have happy endings and where the 'prince' gets his 'princess.' Ellis Peters is a great writer and I enjoy her Cadfael books even more than the T.V. series. Five Stars.
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