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The Vanishing Game Audiobook

The Vanishing Game

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Publisher's Summary

A down-on-his-luck actor is paired with a weather-battered Land Rover Defender on a seemingly innocuous courier job. But some things are too good to be true and this innocent journey quickly unfolds into a dangerous plot with a shadowy cast of characters.

©2014 Jaguar Land Rover USA (P)2014 Jaguar Land Rover USA

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    Kaggy 20/10/2016
    Kaggy 20/10/2016 Member Since 2013

    Will read anything within reason.

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    "A great taster for William Boyd"

    If you are curious to find out what William Boyd's work is like, then you would do very well by starting here. This is a neat little short story thriller which has an excellent main character and a plot to keep you intrigued. Ultimately I prefer a novel to a short story and in this case it is because It seemed a shame to have such a good lead man in such a brief tale. The reader is excellent and really adds to the atmosphere.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    ddodson 26/09/2016
    ddodson 26/09/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Good story rubbish ending."

    I enjoyed this audiobook, a new genre for me so I didn't know what to expect.
    I did enjoy the story and the narrator did a fantastic job bringing the characters to life, however I won't spoil it for future readers but I thought the end was appalling. It then ruined the story somewhat for me.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    r 05/08/2016
    r 05/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Beware: A Very Short Story"
    Any additional comments?

    There's nothing wrong with a short story in itself and this book certainly has an engaging plot. But one of the problems with audiobooks is that, unless you check first - which I didn't, you have little idea of the length of the book. In this case the story stopped abruptly and caught me unawares. I seriously thought there must be a Part 2 to come. It's literally one of the shortest books I've ever read !

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cathyt 13/06/2016
    Cathyt 13/06/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "The Vaanishing Game by William Boyd"

    Downloaded this as a freebie to see what it was like but with fairly low expectations. I was pleasantly surprised as I really enjoyed the story. It was short but was a complete story with a bit of suspense and intrigue to keep you guessing.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Els 12/06/2016
    Thomas Els 12/06/2016
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    "Fantastic"

    Brilliant listen. Smooth and collected narration coupled with an invigorating storyline that just gets more exciting and perceptive the more you listen; certain you will want to keep listening after the first chapter. Awesome.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    a addison 01/12/2016
    a addison 01/12/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story"

    Good advert for land rover and b grade action movies with a thriller as well

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    jbedders 15/11/2016
    jbedders 15/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Baffled"

    A shame because the book started off well but just fizzled out at the end and I feel as if Ive missed the point of the tale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Christian SOWERBY BRIDGE, United Kingdom 03/11/2016
    Christian SOWERBY BRIDGE, United Kingdom 03/11/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Very engaging story."

    I very much enjoyed this audiobook. Even though it is a relatively short story I found it thoroughly engaging and would definitely recommend it. It was on offer for free on Audible but I would not hesitate to purchase the book and would like to read more from the author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    walter menzies 31/10/2016
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    "Simple story well written"

    Enjoyed this great simple story with a tour of Scotland thrown in as a bonus

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    NAOMI P. 23/09/2016
    NAOMI P. 23/09/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "nice easy listening"

    I got this book as a free fields and I hadn't been expecting much but it actually turned it to be quite enjoyable. It's a good performance, well read and although the story is a little predictable, it's still good fun.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • sean huebner
    09/06/16
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    "Abrupt ending"

    The ending makes it feel as though the author stopped writing, just as things were getting really good. other than that, I can't complain. Decent story; thought the narration left something to be desired.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Laura B.
    16/04/16
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    "Frustrated"

    The end just left you with more ?'s than answers...I hate stories that don't really ever end, they just stop abruptly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Danny Townsend
    10/02/16
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    "The Vanishing Game"

    This book didn't catch my interest ,I had a hard time to understand what was going on .Might be good for for someone whom is used to having the story read to them . To be fair I bought this book by mistake .

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Elena Jones
    21/01/16
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    "anticlimactic."

    boring. kept waiting in something big to happen but really a whole bunch of nothing was going on the time. bit of a let down

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Irene
    23/03/15
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    "1 word: dissapointment"

    I was left thinking this can't be it.
    I guess I shouldn't have set my hopes up considering it was a marketing thing. I just don't see how building up interest only to disappoint the audience works for them.
    Well one can always choose to see it as a clever symbolic representation of the marketing-consumer relationship outcome.
    Well, there is one comfort in this disappointment. You don't pay for it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Carrera Hallett
    12/01/15
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    "Not enough"

    I didn't realize this was a short story. It was good and I liked the first person narrative. However it left me hanging as it didn't really have an ending.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    31/10/16
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    "Wait, what?"

    Apart from the rather sudden beginning and weird circumstance, I was really into this story. And then the end happened. There is so much unresolved in my mind. It's a good story if you're just trying to get your fix waiting for your next audible credits to roll around, but I'm definitely glad it was free.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas A Schleiffarth
    25/09/16
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    "very intriguing"

    I was intrigued the entire time. The ending left me a little perplexed, but otherwise it was a unique and well told story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tamlyn Mary Field
    10/09/16
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    "Monotone and weak"

    I found it Useless from start to finish for my entertainment purposes

    I'm Glad it was free

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wanda Dennison
    07/09/16
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    "The Vanishing Game"

    Good story line and intresting , would recommended it to anyone that likes mysterie story's.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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