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Publisher's Summary

Identifying the murderer of the Chancellor of the university is not the only challenge facing physician Matthew Bartholomew. Many of his patients have been made worse by the ministrations of a 'surgeon' recently arrived from Nottingham, his sister is being rooked by the mason she has commissioned to build her husband's tomb and his friend, Brother Michael, has been offered a bishopric which will cause him to leave Cambridge.
Brother Michael, keen to leave the university in good order, is determined that the new Chancellor will be a man of his choosing. The number of contenders putting themselves forward for election threatens to get out of control, then more deaths in mysterious circumstances make it appear that someone is taking extreme measures to manipulate the competition.
With passions running high and a bold killer at large, both Bartholomew and Brother Michael fear the very future of the university is at stake.
©2016 Susanna Gregory (P)2016 Soundings Ltd
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4 out of 5 stars
By Julie on 09-15-16

Excellent series, looking for more in audio

What made the experience of listening to A Grave Concern the most enjoyable?

Susanna Gregory has developed an excellent series, maintaining certain enjoyable and evolving characters throughout the series while always introducing new people, new history to the story.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Matthew, the complexity of his character grows.

Would you listen to another book narrated by David Thorpe?

Not sure; there was rather a lot of what seemed like over-dramatization - as much as I loved the story, I was tempted to fast forward through some of the more emotional scenes.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Greed. politics, and scheming... a historical curriculum.

Any additional comments?

I do hope audiobooks of the earlier books in this series are done, especially if they are narrated by Andrew Wincott.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Shirley on 06-27-16

Poor reading

Excellent story brilliant research spoils by very disjointed reading with confusing voices all rather similar spoils flow of story trying to differentiate between them. Pity excellent book spoilt

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1 out of 5 stars
By SEB on 10-15-16

So disappointing

What would have made A Grave Concern better?

the story is repetitve to such an extent that we checked to see if the iPod had reset itself.

Would you ever listen to anything by Susanna Gregory again?

Thomas challanor series, yes, this one, no

What didn’t you like about David Thorpe’s performance?

to pronounce Cymric as Simrick instead of Kumric grates dreadfully upon me, a Welshwoman

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Grave Concern?

The area round 3 hours into part 2 which seems to repeat earlier material

Any additional comments?

Such a letdown after enjoying several of Gregory's Thomas Challenor books.

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