Traitor's Blood

  • by Reginald Hill
  • Narrated by Seán Barrett
  • 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

His refuge had become a prison. The world outside a trap. But it was time that was his greatest enemy…Viscount Bessacarr was once the centre of a notorious trial. When the news comes that cancer is suspected, he is determined to see his young daughter again. But the price of being allowed back in Britain is high. Bessacarr’s job is to kill a famous traitor and defector – his father. Soon he is caught up in a mad race from London to Rome and along the coast to Amalfi. His opponents are the KGB, British Intelligence and his own family. He can hardly hope to win the race, but he can’t afford to lose either….

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Customer Reviews

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Not Reginald Hill's best book

Is there anything you would change about this book?

It wanders a bit in the middle. Could have been a bit more dynamic.


What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Liked the ending, quite surprising


What does Seán Barrett bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Seán Barret is a really good narrator. He never disappoints me.


Was Traitor's Blood worth the listening time?

On the whole, yes, but meanders too much in the middle.


Any additional comments?

I have read a very large part of Reginald Hill's books, but this have enjoyed many of them more than this one. However, I often read/listen a book more than once, and I might give this one another go. I think that maybe I'll enjoy it more the second time around.

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- Ulla

ridiculous story line!!

excellent narrator but his voice is too mature for the 40year old main character and the story line is ridiculous far fetched and all over the place.
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- Jane

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-12-2011
  • Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd