Tufa
Books in series4
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(4.3 based on 211 ratings)
  • 1
    The Hum and the Shiver: The Tufa Novels, Book 1 | Alex Bledsoe

    The Hum and the Shiver: The Tufa Novels, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Alex Bledsoe
    • Narrated By Emily Janice Card, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (106)
    Performance
    (95)
    Story
    (97)

    No one knows where the Tufa came from or how they ended up in the mountains of east Tennessee. When the first Europeans came to the Smoky Mountains, the Tufa were already there. Dark-haired and enigmatic, they live quietly in the hills and valleys of Cloud County, their origins lost to history. But there are clues in their music, hidden in the songs they have passed down for generations.

    Lacking something important

    I really wanted to like this book, and at times I found it promising. It wasn't until the last third or so that I felt a deep disappointment. If it wa..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 06 2011 by bluestategirl (Vermont)
  • 2
    Wisp of a Thing: A Novel of the Tufa, Book 2 | Alex Bledsoe

    Wisp of a Thing: A Novel of the Tufa, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Alex Bledsoe
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (56)
    Performance
    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    Touched by a very public tragedy, musician Rob Quillen comes to Cloud County, Tennessee, in search of a song that might ease his aching heart. All he knows of the mysterious and reclusive Tufa is what he has read on the Internet: They are an enigmatic clan of swarthy, black-haired mountain people whose historical roots are lost in myth and controversy. Some say that when the first white settlers came to the Appalachians centuries ago, they found the Tufa already there. Others hint that Tufa blood brings special gifts....

    Excellent Continuation to the Tufa Series

    This second book proved to be much more political in terms of how the Tufa live and what their future holds. As I mentioned in the last book, despite ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 01 2015 by T. L. Walker (Montgomery, Al, USA)
  • 3
    Long Black Curl: A Novel of the Tufa, Book 3 | Alex Bledsoe

    Long Black Curl: A Novel of the Tufa, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Alex Bledsoe
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    In all the time the Tufa have existed, only two have ever been exiled: Bo-Kate Wisby and her lover, Jefferson Powell. They were cast out, stripped of their ability to make music, and cursed to never be able to find their way back to Needsville. Their crime? A love that crossed the boundary of the two Tufa tribes, resulting in the deaths of several people. Somehow, Bo-Kate has found her way back and she intends to take over both tribes. The only one who can stop Bo-Kate is Jefferson.

    Our Tufa Returns ( in more ways than one!)

    Bittersweet, well crafted and a worthy continuation of the story.

    Reviewed on May 28 2015 by linda (SPRINGVILLE, UTAH, United States)
  • 4
    Chapel of Ease: The Tufa Novels, Book 4 | Alex Bledsoe

    Chapel of Ease: The Tufa Novels, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Alex Bledsoe
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    When Matt Johansson, a young New York actor, auditions for Chapel of Ease, an off-Broadway musical, he is instantly charmed by Ray Parrish, the show's writer and composer. As their friendship deepens, Matt learns that Ray's people call themselves the Tufa and that the musical is based on the history of his isolated hometown. But there is one question in the show's script that Ray refuses to answer: What is buried in the ruins of the Chapel of Ease?

    Another excellent Bledsoe listen

    When I get a Bledsoe story on audible, I always know it's good. I wish the narrator's voice wasn't so deep, but he did a great job with this book in p..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 24 2016 by E in Atlanta ()