Peccavi


Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

(4.5 stars; 28 reviews)

How does a man who as committed a heavy sin — not a crime, but a sin with terrible consequences — atone for his behaviour? What if the man is a priest of the Church of England? That is the central question of E. W. Hornung’s Peccavi (I have sinned). The Rev. Robert Carlton, rector of the rural parish of Long Stow, now finds not only his parishioners turned against him, but also his patron Wilton Gleed, for under English ecclesiastical law’s allowance of advowson, a patron (usually a notable) could in effect name a particular clergyman to a church living, or benefice, under his control. What the patron could not do, however, was to eject a rector from his church and his rectory; that was a matter for the local bishop, not him. ( Nicholas Clifford) (11 hr 11 min)

Chapters

Dust to Dust 16:59 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Chief Mourner 10:34 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
A Confession 20:04 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Midsummer Night 28:21 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Man Alone 11:12 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Fire 24:32 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Sinner's Prayer 19:10 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Lord of the Manor 20:26 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
A Duel Begins 17:24 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Letter of the Law 24:31 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Labour of Hercules 16:30 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
A Fresh Discovery 9:24 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Devices of a Castaway 10:09 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Last Resort 22:39 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
His Own Lawyer 18:15 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
End of the Duel 39:52 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Three Weeks and a Night 11:46 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Night's Work 25:36 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The First Winter 35:49 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Way of Peace 34:01 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
At the Flint House 21:47 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
A Little Child 19:48 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Design and Accident 24:59 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Glamour and Rue 23:52 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Signs of Change 14:52 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
A Very Few Words 12:33 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
An Escape 18:39 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Turning Tide 22:02 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
A Haven of Hearts 23:14 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Woman's Hour 26:37 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Advent Eve 19:50 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
The Second Time 11:33 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)
Sanctuary 14:59 Read by Nicholas Clifford (1930-2019)

Reviews

An Excellent Tale


(5 stars)

Mr. Clifford sets the perfect tone for this story with his flawless narration. We hold our clergy to the highest of standards and yet, like us, they are mere human. The reverberations of sin across many lives is told here. Is there any chance for redemption. I highly recommend “Peccavi”. It is a tale that will leave you a fan of E. W. Hornung.

Too meandering


(3 stars)

An interesting idea. I found that it dragged out with characters only sketchily formed and their personal stories which had little or nothing to do with the main idea, My credulity was tried by the way the main character took on completely alien tasks and succeeded straight away

Very good


(5 stars)

Interesting story, very very good reader. Hopefully Mr. Clifford is in a better place now, far away from this flawed Earth.

great reader


(3.5 stars)

I don’t quite understand the title of the book. It was a good read, interesting take on clergy and so on.

Brilliant story, wonderful reading


(5 stars)

I am so glad I came across this masterpiece. Love the character's development.The reading is just perfect!


(5 stars)

An unknown to me, but surprisingly good story, well read.