• The Irish Inheritance

  • Jayne Sinclair Genealogical Mystery Series, Book 1
  • By: M. J. Lee
  • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Europe
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (97 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

July 8, 1921. Ireland. A British Officer is shot dead on a remote hillside south of Dublin.

November 22, 2015. United Kingdom. Former police detective Jayne Sinclair, now working as a genealogical investigator, receives a phone call from an adopted American billionaire asking her to discover the identity of his real father.

How are the two events linked? Jayne Sinclair has only three clues to help her: a photocopied birth certificate, a stolen book, and an old photograph. And it soon becomes apparent somebody else is on the trail of the mystery: a killer who will stop at nothing to prevent Jayne discovering the secret hidden in the past.

©2016 MJ Lee (P)2017 Tantor

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Unpredictable, well written.

I really enjoyed the story. I would probably have enjoyed it more with a different narrator. Lucy Raynor's performance is technically perfect but her reading has a sing-songy quality that I find rather grating. I'm sure those very inflections make her popular with others. Just a matter of personal taste.

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Trying hard to get used to the narrator. She has a cadence that is kind of grating on the ears. I hope I can finish it. It seems like a great story.

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Why the foul language?

I enjoyed the story line and the historical evidences provided. What I truly objected to was the smattering of foul language in various parts. The story would have been just as enjoyable without seeing the word "tuck" in many places. Surely the author has a better command of language that such words could have been avoided entirely.

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An excellent mystery

Loved the book. Both the mystery in the past that requires the heroine to search for answers and the mystery of who and why someone doesn't want her to find them make a great story.

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Superb writer Gripping storyline

This is an excellent mystery of intrigue, danger and emotional ties to the past.
Historically the story encompasses England, Ireland and the U.S. Couldn't stop listening and was engrossed until the end.

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Genealogical mystery with too much vulgarity

Story line is wonderful but there is too much vulgarity and use of sacrilege. Narrator does a good job but definitely not Christian type literature. Interesting subject matter but was definitely detracted by use of so much vulgarity. I like a good Genealogical mystery but will probably not read more by this author. I much prefer G G Vandagriff’s genealogical mysteries. Even the genealogical mysteries be Steve Robinson were not so vulgar as this on.

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I particularly enjoyed the narrators ability to use the various regional accents to bring the story to life.

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No Mystery Here

If you haven't figured out the "mystery" by the time the "genealogist/policewoman" by the time she sees the return address on the letter, you don't read many mysteries.

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the Irish Inheritance

The story was good but left one hanging in parts which could of been resolved worth a bit more information. I especially don't like the rushed ending. She did give you some information after the fact, but it was the climax to the story and to rush it with very little information on what happened is not what most readers would classify as good writing! Yes you know there will be another book but it will be about another adventure and have nothing to do with this book. Therfore the rushed ending was not required nor liked. Will have to think about reading/ listening to more of this author's books. I did like the person reading the book and would listen to her read an other person's book.

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A nice mystery

I loved the story, but had a hard time with the narrator. Not very believable.

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  • Maureen Frost
  • 07-24-21

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I would love to listen this book as like the storyline but I couldn’t even get through the first chapter listening to the ridiculous affected voice of the narrator, a couple of words in every sentence being raised a few octaves. Presumably she thought it gave an emphasis. It didn’t. It was incredibly irritating. Awful, painful. I went on a few chapters to see if it improved. It didn’t! I listen to audiobooks to relax, this did the opposite. Will see if it’s available to read on Kindle. I have to put stars. I haven’t listened to it beyond the first character. I do think I would enjoy reading it. Who picks these narrators?

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  • Ms. C. Mullan
  • 03-18-21

Could have been better

I love anything to do with ancestry/genealogy so was delighted to find this book. The mystery bit of the book was good but other parts of the storyline were cringe worthy.
The narrator was something else, almost drove me insane, I would never listen to another book she has narrated.
This could have been a good book but for the narration and the un-necessary farcicle bits.

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  • supernan
  • 05-18-20

Good tale

Enjoyed the story but it was spoilt by the narrator. Would buy more books by this authornbut not using this narrator

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  • J
  • 08-02-19

Excellent

A real pleasure and delight to listen to, characters and story was detailed and moved swiftly along.can not recommend highly enough.