The Potter's Field

  • by Ellis Peters
  • Narrated by Sir Derek Jacobi
  • 3 hrs and 1 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is the Summer and Autumn of the Year of Our Lord 1143 in which the gentle monk, Brother Cadfael, is forced to leave the tranquility of his herb garden to find the whole truth behind the murder of a young women whose body was unexpectedly discovered in a newly tilled field recently acquired by the Shrewsbury Abbey in a land exchange.
Tony Award-winning actor Derek Jacobi narrates, using his thespian talents to bring the characters, suspense, and intrigue to life in this seventeenth chronicle of Brother Cadfael adventure.


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Customer Reviews

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Jacobi is Cadfael

If you could sum up Potter's Field in three words, what would they be?

Benedictine, detailed, historical

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cadfael, of course, because he's the reason we read the story.

What about Derek Jacobi’s performance did you like?

Everything. Every single thing.

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

No, nothing extreme.

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- Lorraine Poirier

Poor Reading

Is there anything you would change about this book?

New reader. Between his accent and trying to read so fast, I could not understand much of it.

How could the performance have been better?

Much better. Read slower and more distinctly.

Was Potter's Field worth the listening time?

As a story, yes. Difficult to listen to.

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- Tomw

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-02-2009
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books