Blood Royal

  • by Eric Jager
  • Narrated by Rene Auberjonois
  • 8 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A riveting true story of murder and detection in 15th-century Paris, by one of the most brilliant medievalists of his generation.
On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of masked men. The crime stunned and paralyzed France since Louis had often ruled in place of his brother King Charles, who had gone mad. As panic seized Paris, an investigation began. In charge was the Provost of Paris, Guillaume de Tignonville, the city's chief law enforcement officer - and one of history's first detectives. As de Tignonville began to investigate, he realized that his hunt for the truth was much more dangerous than he ever could have imagined.
A rich portrait of a distant world, Blood Royal is a gripping story of conspiracy, crime and an increasingly desperate hunt for the truth. And in Guillaume de Tignonville, we have an unforgettable detective for the ages, a classic gumshoe for a cobblestoned era.


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An epic tale and a B+ for René Auberjonois

A good police thriller is made by the quality of the the villain. In this History the victim AND the villains are fantastically callous and despicable individuals , only their remoteness in time makes them safe for reading.
The story is fascinating, wonderfully alien in people's daily dealings of the occult and the holy. At one time a woman brings in a grievously wounded man and rather than tending to the man's wounds, she rushes out to find a priest so his immortal soul can be saved.
This story is made for the big screen, certainly an epic tale worthy of your time.

For me the story matters more than the reader but for this French medieval detective story a person with command of French is appreciated . René Auberjonois, of Deep Space Nine fame, with that French sounding name gives you momentary hope, that it will be perfection. It is not; but René is an American with notions of French so many pronunciations of names and place names are pretty good so B+!
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- Sebastian

Could not stop listening

This book was excellently researched and excellently written. It is a subject, medieval justice, that I don't read much about. I found it fascinating and the narration is some of the best I have ever listened to.

I highly recommend this book
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- Martin Muravyav

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-25-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio