Fear in the Forest

  • by Bernard Knight
  • Narrated by Paul Matthews
  • 13 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

June 1195: A tall, brown mare gallops into the sleepy village of Sigford, its rider dragged by the stirrup, the broken shaft of an arrow protruding from his back. The embroidered badge on the dead man's tunic identifies him as a senior officer of the Royal Forest. But with plenty of money still in the victim's purse, the motive is a mystery. When a second forest officer is violently attacked, County Coroner Sir John de Wolfe begins to uncover evidence of a sinister conspiracy. And why is his unscrupulous brother-in-law, the sheriff Sir Richard de Revelle, taking such an interest in the case?


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Crowner John Fights Corruption

Fear in the Forest is an enjoyable listen. In addition to a being a well paced mystery, it is also a good study of the Crowner, his wife, and his mistress. Both the reader and the Crowner discover unexpected truths about his character. As in other Crowner John stories, Fear in the Forest contain a wealth of period details and history. The royal forest system, laws and courts are intriguing. The corruption in the courts and enforcement of the laws could easily have taken place in any century. Is it comforting to know that things never change?
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- Marie

Pedestrian – not sure why

Read, rather than narrated; very even pacing. The story, quite simple, needed something more to lift it into “drama”.

The medi-evil details, very scholarly, the multi-faceted threads and giving all the possible factors that “might be”, sub-clause after sub-clause, are well presented, but there are just too many of them.

In the end I didn’t care who did it and gave up.
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- Paul McMahon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-25-2012
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks