The Monastery


Read by Bill Boerst

(3.4 stars; 12 reviews)

Dame Elspeth is kept in a tower after the death of her husband. The widow of the Baron of Avenel and her daughter seek safety with Elspeth in her tower. Hearing the baroness's deathbed confession, Father Philip notices her Bible. As he carries it to the Lord Abbot, it is taken from him by a White Lady. A sub-prior investigates this story and finds that the Bible is now back in the owner's hands. Later, Elspeth's son sees the White Lady when he snatches the Bible from a flaming altar. Intrigue follows intrigue. Halbert and Sir Piercie Shafton fight, and Halbert flees, leaving Sir Piercie mortally wounded. Shafton, however, recovers only to be accused of murdering Edward's missing brother. Mysie helps Shafton escape from jail. Edward has vowed to become a monk at the urging of the White Lady. After a battle between English and Scottish soldiers against Sir John's troops, Mysie is declared a suitable wife for Sir Piercie. The monks are allowed to keep their monastery. Summary by Bill Boerst, based on Wikipedia (17 hr 40 min)

Chapters

Introduction, Part A 18:09 Read by Bill Boerst
Introduction, Part B 21:04 Read by Bill Boerst
Introductory Epistle, Part A 22:49 Read by Bill Boerst
Introductory Epistle, Part B 19:47 Read by Bill Boerst
Introductory Epistle, Part C 19:05 Read by Bill Boerst
Answer by the Author of Waverly 19:42 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 1 12:48 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 2 21:50 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 3 18:03 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 4 22:52 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 5, Part A 13:52 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 5, Part B 16:23 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 6 16:35 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 7 13:46 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 8 22:45 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 9, Part A 13:58 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 9, Part B 15:47 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 10, Part A 13:22 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 10, Part B 10:40 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 11 18:37 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 12 18:07 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 13, Part A 11:44 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 13, Part B 11:47 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 14, Part A 19:33 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 14, Part B 17:41 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 15, Part A 14:55 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 15, Part B 11:33 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 16, Part A 12:12 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 16, Part B 21:56 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 17 21:35 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 18 16:55 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 19, Part A 14:03 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 19, Part B 12:51 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 20, Part A 13:22 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 20, Part B 11:41 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 21 22:38 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 22 18:26 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 23 15:48 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 24, Part A 18:00 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 24, Part B 14:10 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 25, Part A 14:09 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 25, Part B 14:06 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 26, Part A 11:52 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 26, Part B 11:46 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 27, Part A 17:40 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 27, Part B 21:08 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 28, Part A 11:50 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 28, Part B 12:27 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 29, Part A 18:29 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 29, Part B 17:56 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 30 18:54 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 31, Part A 15:30 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 31, Part B 10:02 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 32 21:48 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 33, Part A 11:47 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 33, Part B 13:39 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 34, Part A 18:54 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 34, Part B 15:31 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 35 23:14 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 36, Part A 14:35 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 36, Part B 17:01 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 37, Part A 17:15 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 37, Part B 16:19 Read by Bill Boerst
Chapter 37, Part C 24:14 Read by Bill Boerst

Reviews

UNHERALDED GEM


(4.5 stars)

Not one of Scott's noted novels, but readable and informative, as usual. The comment about disunity puzzles me because all of his novels seem to begin this way. IVANHOE, his crown jewel, initially suffers from this problem, and WAVERLEY, perhaps the most widely read by his comtemporary audience, suffers from this malady throughout. Read this one; it helps us understand some of the turmoil of this period.


(2 stars)

Sadly, I could not follow the story. It seemed to ramble on gabbing a load of rubbish. Strangely for such a famous author. Very difficult to read by the sound of it. Perhaps I will try to listen to it again another time.


(4.5 stars)

Very good book,That makes us raise our brows,the suspense is very good.The only abjection I would have to the ruler of England by Being greedy

Introductions convinced I wouldn't like the book!


(2 stars)

what else can one say