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The Unquiet Bones

著者: Mel Starr
ナレーター: Steven Crossley
再生時間: 8 時間 53 分
カテゴリー: 洋書, Mysteries & Thrillers

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First in the medieval whodunnit series set in Bampton, Oxfordshire, during the plague years and featuring a newly qualified surgeon

Hugh of Singleton, fourth son of a minor knight, has been educated as a clerk, usually a prelude to taking holy orders. However, feeling no certain calling despite a lively faith, he turns to the profession of surgeon, training in Paris and then hanging out his sign in Oxford. 

A local lord asks him to track the killer of a young woman whose bones have been found in the castle cesspit. She is identified as the impetuous missing daughter of a local blacksmith, and her young man, whom she had provoked very publicly, is in due course arrested and sentenced at the Oxford assizes. 

From there the tale unfolds, with graphic medical procedures, droll medieval wit, misdirection, ambition, romantic distractions, and a consistent underlying Christian compassion.

©2008 Mel Starr (P)2019 by Blackstone Publishing

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • AKowalczyk
  • 2020/01/05

Wonderful!!!

So glad to have found this series!! Very well written and Steven Crossley’s narration is superb! If you enjoy CJ Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake or Susanna Gregory’s Matthew Bartholomew- I’m sure you’ll enjoy this!!

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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  • Chana Goanna
  • 2019/12/29

Thrilled to have found this series

It’s hard to find a book that combines interesting history, good writing, a great narrator, and an excellent mystery. This one is a winner in all four aspects. If you’re a fan of CJ Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake series, try this book. Surgery in the 14th century was a ghastly affair, and Starr provides enough grisly detail for interest while not overdoing it. Stephen Crossley of the Shardlake series narrates this one as well, and he’s wonderful as always. I listened to this in two sittings, and it kept me distracted and entertained while deep-cleaning my kitchen. I can’t think of a better recommendation than that!

  • 総合評価
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  • Gail N.
  • 2020/02/29

Enchanting medieval mystery

This book has much to enjoy: a bit of philosophy, a bit of theology, a bit of pleasure in nature, reflections on the human condition and several captivating mysteries. The characters are interesting and not at all stereotypical. The writing is first rate with quite a bit of wry humor and quite a bit of drama to enliven this medieval story. Above all, the narration is understated and relaxing, a perfect pairing. I look forward to enjoying the rest of this series.

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  • Paul M. Stackhouse
  • 2020/01/23

Intriguing and Interesting

What a multi-faceted character Starr has created! Looking forward to "reading" the next books in the series. Highly recommended.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Pro Bachlor
  • 2020/03/03

Heart warming <br />

Good guys win, bad guys die. just as it should be.
Nice narration. Relaxing listening

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020/02/04

Light but enjoyable

Quite an easy and unchallenging read but enjoyable. I may read more in this series.

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  • Belinda J Johnson
  • 2020/03/16

Unquiet Bones

Narrator took a bit of getting used to, but good story. Willing to try next in series

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  • The Curator
  • 2020/01/15

Enjoyable

Surgeon turned Bailiff hunts killers. Rattled along decently and was a good solid plot. The main character didn’t grab me but but might grow on me in later books.

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  • james k s smith
  • 2020/03/21

well told interesting story

enjoyed the narrative, story well told thank you
plot was good , love story well told too

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  • Jennifer Chennell
  • 2020/03/18

pleasant book

Its a reasobable book, story quite good and goes at a reasonble pace. Not particularly taxing so great for when listening to while doing other things just not while operating machinery because the narrator is soporific.. not so terrible that you cant dtand listening to him but not a real story teller.

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  • 匿名
  • 2020/04/21

A Gem.

At last a medieval mystery that's exceedingly well researched, and sufficiently descriptive without rambling on over background minutia. Easily followed and very well plotted. Credible! Plotpoints very clearly and logically illustrated.

The narrator was excellent. The first person dialogue and voice changes were convincing. I really enjoyed looking up the obsolete words used at this time. The medical side is fascinating and equally, the role of bailiff. My view, superior to Sister Fidelma and Cadfael.

The lack of surplus adornment and convoluted spider web plotlines was greatly appreciated. I am turned off by books that unceasingly launch into prose at every opportunity as filling or padding. A great yarn well told, is what I want, and one that is inherently believable and interesting.

The author, in a very simplisic and circumspect way, suceeds in bringing vividly to life the time and place whilst involving the reader intimately with his characters. No razzamatazz, hearts and flowers, action aplenty stuff here, just courtesy, courtly respect juxtaposed with humbly superior yet fallible, sleuthing and investigation.

Highly recommended.

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  • 匿名
  • 2020/05/27

For insomnia suffers

Narrator was excellent, story so so. ENTERTAINMENT for insomnia suffers. If you like a mystery with an historical background, you might get a bit excited about this book.

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