Suffer Little Children audiobook – Sister Fidelma, Book 3

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Status: Completed
Version: Unabridged
Author: Peter Tremayne
Narrator: Caroline Lennon
Series: Sister Fidelma
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Updated: 02/02/2024
Listening Time: Unknown
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Suffer Little Children Audiobook: Unraveling Medieval Mysteries with Sister Fidelma

The past whispers to us through the pages of history, but when those whispers evolve into the haunting lilt of Caroline Lennon’s voice in the Suffer Little Children Audiobook, they roar to life. As a former author turned audiobook connoisseur and now a chronicler of my listening journey, I was eager to delve into the labyrinthine world crafted by Peter Tremayne once more.

As I pressed play, I found myself transported to the Venerable Decan in the midst of the 7th century AD – a time when faith was both shield and sword. The murder of a revered Celtic Church scholar ignites a story that is as much a puzzle as it is a portal into an era steeped in shadow and intrigue.

Peter Tremayne’s meticulous research is evident in every turn of phrase, every description of ancient rites, and every political maneuver. It is this dedication to authenticity that makes the Sister Fidelma series stand out – not merely as historical fiction but as a time machine crafted from words. However, Suffer Little Children does not simply rest on the laurels of its predecessors; it carves its own path, albeit with less fanfare than some might expect.

Caroline Lennon returns with her narrative prowess, embodying each character with finesse and bringing Sister Fidelma’s sharp intellect and unyielding determination to life. There’s an energy in Lennon’s performance that captures the essence of Tremayne’s writing – the urgency, the suspense, and the ever-present cloak of death that seems to hover over Muman’s abbey.

As I listened, I was drawn deeper into Fidelma’s quest to thwart impending war. Each clue she uncovered was a testament to her skills as both a dalaigh – an advocate of Brehon Courts – and a religious figure. The audiobook format accentuated every twist and turn with Lennon’s evocative delivery painting scenes that lingered long after silence fell.

Yet despite these strengths, there’s an undeniable sense that Suffer Little Children doesn’t quite reach the exhilarating heights of its series siblings. The plot meanders at times, lacking the razor-sharp tension that defined earlier entries. But make no mistake – this is not an indictment of Tremayne’s storytelling; rather, it is an observation that even within a series lauded for its consistency, there can be variances in tempo and impact.

By its conclusion, Suffer Little Children leaves listeners with satisfaction but also contemplation – the mark of any good mystery. It’s not just about who did it or why but what these acts say about humanity and justice in an age so different yet eerily similar to our own.

For those seeking their next auditory adventure in historical whodunits, Suffer Little Children awaits at It may not be the pinnacle of Sister Fidelma’s escapades, but it remains a worthy chapter in her storied career – one that fans and newcomers alike can appreciate for its cerebral challenges and vivid immersion into another time.

Looking forward to our next foray into storyscapes where voices from beyond beckon us into worlds unseen. Happy listening!



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