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Blood Is Blood

Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 10
Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (265 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

In 19th-century London, Cyrus Barker and his associate Thomas Llewelyn are renowned private enquiry agents, successfully employed by the highest levels of Her Majesty's government as well as private citizens. Their success, however, has led to their acquiring a powerful group of enemies, many of whom are determined to have their revenge.

At least one of those enemies is responsible for a bombing of their offices that puts Cyrus Barker into the hospital and endangers Thomas Llewelyn's rapidly forthcoming nuptials. To add to the confusion, Barker's long-lost brother Caleb turns up on the rubble of their doorstep not long after the not-quite-fatal bombing.

Unsure of Caleb and warned about him by Barker, Thomas reluctantly accepts Caleb's help both with a new case that comes in as well as trying to pinpoint which of Barker's enemies is making a move against them. As Thomas works his way through their enemy list, someone else is winnowing down that list: One by one those enemies are dying.

With time running out - and his bride-to-be reconsidering their marriage - Llewelyn must (with the sick-bedbound Barker's help) uncover the killer and the plot before it's too late.

©2018 Will Thomas (P)2018 Tantor

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Another great read!

After listening to each book, it’s so difficult to wait for the next one! I love to listen to Anthony Ferguson, he has the perfect voice for reading the series!!

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I needed this

I’m a Barker & Llewelyn fan I truly love these stories and I wish Wil Thomas had so many more written. I’m somewhat melancholy because even thought I thoroughly enjoyed this book I’m sad because I’ll have to reread everything until a new version comes out again. Bravo Wil keepem coming.

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My favorite detective series!

Wow Will Thomas delivers again, these are my absolute favorite detective series! Keep them coming please!

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Not his best effort

I've read all the books in the series, in fact, twice. This is my first listen. The reader was okay, not great, moving from character and accents with some ease, but not total skill. The story seemed a bit forced, and not as intricate and well constructed as some of the others. Not every book can be a masterpiece, but one hopes that as a series moves along, that the characters will develop depth, the reader will gain more understanding of the time and place, or the book will somehow elucidate in an entertaining way a social issue. Sometimes it seems more like an exercise in order for the author and publisher to make sales, and although I suppose that is always the goal, I don't want to be aware of it as I read (listen).

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Very enjoyable

The fighting is written in a style that puts you right in there. Bloody, but not gory. The brother’s American accent is not quiiite American. It can be forgiven, as it fits the storyline. Looking forward to the next installment!

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Very good story.

The series seems to be back on track now with another solid story added to the collection. The characters, with the exception of Rebecca, were all very enjoyable and a little more was added to everyone's backstory.
I found the plot engaging and the narrator fantastic. Now I will have to wait until the next book comes out. I hate waiting for the next book as this has been such an excellent series. Enjoy!

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Conclusions

Answers abound in this 10th book. This might be my favorite in the series and my worry is that it could be a wonderful conclusion to the series or a wonderful jumping point to an expansion of characters and new stories. Whichever it is, this is a fine 9 hours of entertainment.

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Still it’s Barker an Llewelyn.

This book is ok but as good as the rest. Don’t get me wrong I love the Barker series, this one had to many villains out to get the guys and was just to busy. Still worth a listen.

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Thank you Will Thomas for another terrific read!

I'm looking forward to the next adventure with the new changes in dynamics, thank you!

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Absolutely Marvelous.

I love all the books in this series and this one does not disappoint. The narration is perfection and the story twisted. The characters are varied, deep and layered and and an absolute delight. Read this entire series and you will be a fan of Will Thomas' always.