In the Blood : Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mysteries

  • by Steve Robinson
  • Narrated by Simon Vance
  • Series: Jefferson Tayte Genealogical Mysteries
  • 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Two hundred years ago a loyalist family fled to England to escape the American War of Independence and seemingly vanished into thin air. American genealogist Jefferson Tayte is hired to find out what happened, but it soon becomes apparent that a calculated killer is out to stop him.
In the Blood combines a centuries-old mystery with a present-day thriller that brings two people from opposite sides of the Atlantic together to uncover a series of carefully hidden crimes. Tayte's research centres around the tragic life of a young Cornish girl, a writing box, and the discovery of a dark secret that he believes will lead him to the family he is looking for. Trouble is, someone else is looking for the same answers and will stop at nothing to find them. In the Blood is the first in the Jefferson Tayte mystery series.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Great hopes disappointed

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This would do for a trans-Atlantic flight or similar


Would you recommend In the Blood to your friends? Why or why not?

no - even if, like I am, they are fans of both whodunits AND genealogy, this book annoys more than entertains


Did the narration match the pace of the story?

Yes


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

no


Any additional comments?

Well - I did give the writer an format another chance with book 2 in this series, but was confirmed in my disapointment

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- Aliza Bat-Ami "Likes whodunits (especially historical ones), history (especially European), genealogy and really well written English wherever I find it."

Enjoyable

I enjoyed this book. It's not mind-blowing, but it is well worth a listen and a great way to wile away the afternoon. I also really like the fact that they have used a British narrator despite the main character being American as the story isn't told from Jefferson's POV. In fact 99% of the book is set in Britain, and most of the characters are British, so I personally think it makes perfect sense to have the story narrated by a British narrator - plus it's really nice not to have to listen to the British accents and places being mangled by an American narrator, something that I have had to endure far to often as an Audible.co.uk customer.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and will probably get the next in the series.
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- L

Book Details

  • Release Date: 18-03-2014
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio