The Blood Doctor

  • by Barbara Vine
  • Narrated by Robert Powell
  • 15 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The First Lord Nanther, expert in blood diseases, particularly the royal disease of Heamophilia, and favoured physician to Queen Victoria, clearly hoped to be the subject of an admiring posthumous biography. But when his great-grandson, Martin Nanther begins to research his life for a biography, the Martin comes to suspect that his great-grandfather’s old records conceal more than they reveal. Henry had been obsessed with blood, to him, blood was a thing of beauty and he could not fathom how anyone could flinch or faint at the sight of it. As Martin’s research deepens, he begins to wonder whether the mysterious deaths of a number of friends and relatives of his great-grandfather really were mere coincidence or did Henry’s fascination with blood have a much darker side?


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Customer Reviews

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Complex and Convincing

This is among the best of the Barbara Vine books. The narrator, while researching the life of his great grandfather slowly uncovers tragedy. At the same time he can hardly control the way his own life is being swept along. The depth and detail of research, the interlinking themes, the convincing characters, their psychology and behaviours, the final resolutions make this a top quality work and a complete joy to have unabridged on audio book.
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- Carrie

Dry and dull

Struggled to get through it. Tedious and slow. Hard going and not engaging at all.
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- Julia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2010
  • Publisher: Audible Studios