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To the Grave Audiobook

To the Grave: Jefferson Tayte Genealogical, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

A curiously dated child’s suitcase arrives, unannounced and unexplained, in a modern-day Washington suburb. A week later, American genealogist Jefferson Tayte is sitting in an English hotel room, staring at the wrong end of a loaded gun.

In his latest journey into the past, Tayte lands in wartime Leicestershire, England. The genealogist had hoped simply to reunite his client with the birth mother she had never met, having no idea she had been adopted. Instead, he uncovers the tale of a young girl and an American serviceman from the US 82nd Airborne, and a stolen wartime love affair that went tragically wrong.

With To the Grave, Steve Robinson confirms his status as a master of the taut and delicately constructed historical thriller.

This is the second audiobook in the Jefferson Tayte mystery series, which begins with In the Blood but can be enjoyed as a stand-alone story.

©2014 Steve Robinson (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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    RavidReader Detroit, MI, United States 07-22-14
    RavidReader Detroit, MI, United States 07-22-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Worthwhile listen!"

    Totally absorbing story. A woman in her early sixties learns she was adopted. She hires a genealogist to discover her past. The story of her parent's past runs in parallel chapters with the genealogist current investigation. Very engaging! Totally enjoyable!

    After this first listen, in the Jefferson Tayte series, I enjoyed it so much, I purchased another in the series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Oenophile 03-28-14
    Oenophile 03-28-14

    In vino veritas

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    "Much better..."

    than the first book. I had been hesitant to buy the second book because the first was difficult to get into. I was, however, surprised to find myself interested in this one.

    The WWII flashbacks were well done as were the characters and family interactions.

    Simon Vance, as always, was a good listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    cyndyloowhoo 09-11-16 Member Since 2015
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    "strong series so far"

    the narration is very good. I'm planning to read the next entry soon. interesting plot lines

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    Happy girl 09-09-16
    Happy girl 09-09-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Really well written book and series"

    I'm an audiobook addict and really enjoy getting pulled into a series. This one is well above average and not your usual formulaic boring series. Great characters and intriguing plots as well as solid narration. Looking forward to the next one, which I have already purchased.

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    Teresa Olney, IL, United States 09-05-16
    Teresa Olney, IL, United States 09-05-16
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    "Second in the genealogist's mystery"

    Another great combo of genealogy, crime, and mystery. I'm hooked on Tayte's escapades! Robinson has written five so far.... Three more to go!

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    zoraster new york,usa 08-22-16
    zoraster new york,usa 08-22-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Mystery at it finest"

    I give it ***** stars the story was very romantic and sad at the same time

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    Amazon Customer Council Bluffs, IA, United States 08-08-16
    Amazon Customer Council Bluffs, IA, United States 08-08-16
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    "loved it. really captivates. I love his style."

    usually don't leave reviews, but I really enjoy this series. I loved the mystery and intrigue.

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    Quilter Grany LA USA 06-20-16
    Quilter Grany LA USA 06-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Story was entralling & kept me reading fast"
    If you could sum up To the Grave in three words, what would they be?

    Creative, Different, Guessing


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not really, it took lots of spins and curves that kept you Guessing what next?


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

    When the hired finder person escaped the killers....


    Any additional comments?

    There were a few curse words in this book that Didn't fit and Shouldn't have been thrown in there b/c it Wasn't Necessary to make it a Good book! Really don't understand these Good Authors having to corrupt their books with Bad Language (meaning CURSING)???

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    Matt P. Western New York 05-18-16
    Matt P. Western New York 05-18-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Really left me wanting to hear more of his books"
    What was one of the most memorable moments of To the Grave?

    How the whole situation was caused by a BIG MAMMOTH miscommunication. The was disheartening.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I hated the mother in this book so much which said to me the characters were well written.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Andrea F Speirs 11-01-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Family History and intrigue"

    This story is wonderful. Steve Robinson is masterful at weaving the real story with the documents that trace the facts into a mystery mist proper.

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    4/16/14
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    "Compelling mystery"
    Would you listen to To the Grave again? Why?

    I would listen to it again. I found it absolutely compelling and just could not switch it off. Listened to it in one day.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of To the Grave?

    When it was revealed that Mena had been raped after keeping us guessing


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The scene with JT and Eliza and Mr Wells when it was revealed that although Mena had had an unhappy life at least she knew some happiness in her final years.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely. Luckily I was on leave.


    Any additional comments?

    I intend to recommend this book to my family and friends. I enjoyed it so much more than 'In the Blood' and sincerely hope there will be more as good as this one from Steve Robinson.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Helen
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    1/22/15
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    "Superb"

    I loved this book and it had me totally engrossed to the last when all the questions were answered. It was so very sad and as I got to the end the tears were brimming. The narrator did an excellent job. I would definitely read more by Steve Robinson.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Louisa Simpson
    8/3/16
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    "Brilliant and heart wrenching."

    I had tears in my eyes by the end. Living in Leicester it made me realise just how much the city and it's shires has seen. Made me proud and heartbroken.

    An absolute must listen.

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  • Aliza Bat-Ami
    Haifa, Israel
    6/13/16
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    "Second in a series of disappointing stories"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I had great hopes that this might join my twin interests of whodunits and genealogy ( a different sort of mystery). The writer encumbers the book with a backstory and adversary that seem too heavy.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Steve Robinson? Why or why not?

    no thanks


    What three words best describe Simon Vance’s voice?

    fitting the story


    Was To the Grave worth the listening time?

    not really


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  • pat taylor
    3/3/16
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    "wonderful story"

    I realy enjoyed this book,the narration by vincent vance was wonderful, the story was intriguing,i could not wait to turn to the next page,patricia

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gma
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    12/28/15
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    "Great first experience of this author's work"

    Loved this ...it satisfied my needs on three levels . 1 I love murder mysteries . 2 I'm into family history, and three I love the period from late 1800's onwards. It has pace and style. Going to try first in the series now!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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