Tufa

6 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 537 ratings

The Hum and the Shiver Publisher's Summary

In this valley songs live … and kill.

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.

Private Bronwyn Hyatt, a true daughter of the Tufa, has returned from Iraq, wounded in body and spirit, but her troubles are far from over. Cryptic omens warn of impending tragedy, while a restless “haint” has followed her home from the war. Worse yet, Bronwyn has lost touch with herself and with the music that was once a part of her life. With death stalking her family, will she ever again join in the song of her people and let it lift her onto the night winds?

©2011 Alex Bledsoe (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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  • Book 1

    • The Hum and the Shiver

    • The Tufa Novels, Book 1
    • By: Alex Bledsoe
    • Narrated by: Emily Janice Card, Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 207
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 191
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 192

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story that combines music and folklore

    • By T. L. Walker on 10-01-15

    Regular price: $19.56

  • Book 2

    • Wisp of a Thing

    • A Novel of the Tufa, Book 2
    • By: Alex Bledsoe
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    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....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Continuation to the Tufa Series

    • By T. L. Walker on 10-01-15

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 3

    • Long Black Curl

    • A Novel of the Tufa, Book 3
    • By: Alex Bledsoe
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 10 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Our Tufa Returns ( in more ways than one!)

    • By linda on 05-28-15

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 4

    • Chapel of Ease

    • The Tufa Novels, Book 4
    • By: Alex Bledsoe
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great book.

    • By Melanie Weitkunat on 01-11-17

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 5

    • Gather Her Round

    • By: Alex Bledsoe, Claire Bloom - director
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 8 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Love and tragedy are not strange bedfellows among the Tufa. Young Kera Rogers disappears while hiking in the woods by Needsville. When her half-eaten remains are discovered, the blame falls upon a herd of wild hogs, a serious threat in this rural community. In response, the county's best trackers, including game warden Jack Cates and ex-military Tufa Bronwyn Chess, are assembled to hunt them down.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Hear the Nightwinds...

    • By Lonnie-The GreatNorthernTroll-Moore on 01-10-18

    Regular price: $24.47

  • Book 6

    • The Fairies of Sadieville

    • By: Alex Bledsoe, Claire Bloom - director
    • Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    "This is real." Three small words on a film canister found by graduate students Justin and Veronica, who discover a long-lost silent movie from more than a century ago. The startlingly realistic footage shows a young girl transforming into a winged being. Looking for proof behind this claim, they travel to the rural foothills of Tennessee to find Sadieville, where it had been filmed. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • a fascinating series comes to a close...

    • By apricot mango on 08-07-18

    Regular price: $24.47