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Caught in the Light

By: Robert Goddard
Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
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Summary

On assignment in Vienna, photographer Ian Jarrett falls suddenly and desperately in love with a woman he meets by pure chance, Marian Esguard. Back in England, he separates from his wife and goes to meet Marian at an agreed rendezvous, only to hear her tell him on the telephone that she will not, after all, be coming. Then she vanishes from his life as mysteriously as she entered it.

Who and where is the woman he met and fell in love with in Vienna?

©1998 Robert and Vaunda Goddard (P)2012 Audible Ltd

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What a duo!

There are some combinations of author/narrator which are just perfect. This is one of them. So much emotion expressed through the writing and telling.

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Brilliant read of a great story

I always enjoy Michael Kitchen’s understated style. He is very easy to listen to. This was also a gripping story with lots of plot twists. I thoroughly recommend it.

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not his best work

good performance but story poor. was like it started in 1 directions ended elsewhere. as others have said, disappointed with ending, but glad it was over.

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The stunning performance by Michael Kitchen

Michael Kitchen is quite the best narrator there is for Goddard or Dibden. I'm sure he wouid make the telephone directory fascinating.

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Not what I expected

Well, this is the second Robert Goddard novel I've listened to now, read by the excellent Michael Kitchen. Goddard obviously has an interest in the spiritual world, as is evident in the two books I've listened to. I have wondered sometimes if Michael Kitchen felt just a little embarrassed when reading certain lines (I don't think dialogue is Goddard's strength), however, as an actor he has the ability to transport the listener into a make-believe world. This particular make-believe world sometimes verges on the Mills and Boon but is entertaining nonetheless simply listening to the narrator tell the story.

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Excellent reading of a well crafted story

One of the best Audible books I have heard. A sensitive reading of a story that maintains a focus on the photographic core.

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Outstanding

Very sorry to come to the end .great narration.story line keeps reader what is next

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Loved it

Think this is the 5th book of Robert Goddard’s that I have read and I couldn’t put it down. Very impressed. All the books follow a similar format e.g there will always be a rather insipid character that can’t make his/her mind up but overall the stories are good with lots of twists. This is well worth a read/listen

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Loved this story.

Fantastic performance from narrator, Michael Kitchen. What a great actor he is. The story was a compelling listen it’s true- but not believable at all. Incredibly imaginative and did keep me guessing. Lots of twists and turns and I love the way that the history of photography was woven into the plot with a great deal of poetic licence. Overall a thoroughly enjoyable listen. Especially the great Michael Kitchen.

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Gripping

The story has you spell-bound from the start and is beautifully and expertly read by Michael Kitchen. The twist at the end is so unexpected and tense - I was almost on the edge of my seat. At every turn, there is a new twist and the unpredicatable happens at each corner. Brilliant!

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