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Sight Unseen

Narrated by: John Telfer
Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
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Summary

It is a hot summer's day in the tourist village of Avebury. A man sits outside the Red Lion pub, waiting. He sees a woman with three young children, two of them running ahead while their sister dawdles behind. A child's voice catches on the breeze.

For want of anything more interesting to do, the man watches. He sees nothing sinister or threatening. Even when another figure enters his field of vision, he does not react. The figure is ordinary - male, short-haired, stockily built. But he is moving fast, at a loping run.

And then it happens.

In one swift movement, the running man grabs the youngest child and carries her away. Still the man outside the pub does not react. Suddenly, a white transit van bursts into view, its engine racing, its rear door slamming shut. The child and her abductor are inside. The child's sister rushes forward. The man outside the pub jumps up....

The tragedy begins at Avebury. But it does not end there.

©2010 Robert Goddard (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Gripping mystery

Enjoyed this, good voices even though I,d read it before, it came alive by the reader.

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Perhaps I have read too many

I like Robert Goddard books, I really do and this was no exception, twists and turns and a convoluted plot but I wish he could change his main characters, middle aged men veering towards a failure label. It doesn't detract from the plot but it lends the book a fatalistic feel.
Still, a good story

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Its one of the best crime thrillers I have read !!

After about three pages l knew it was going to be a great read, it kept up a brilliant story line right to the end, l would suggest that a lot more people give it a try.

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A great story teller

I've read most of Robert Goddard's books and they all demonstrate the author's ability to tell a good story.
This book has some historical content, and a number of twists and turns, some admittedly more realistic than others. However they do hold the attention and like most of Goddard's books I found it hard to break away and did not really want it to end. The narrator was excellent.

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Very Enjoyable Listen

I haven’t read a Robert Goddard book for years as I had slightly overdosed on them when younger. I came across this one on audible whilst browsing so decided to give it a listen. I had forgotten what a great storyteller he is. I was thoroughly engaged from start to finish. The historical background was at times a little convoluted but interesting nonetheless. I thought the narrator had an excellent voice taking on all character parts very well.

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A well balanced and written story

Up to the usual standards of Robert Goddard, with lots of twists and turns and incorporating a little factual background detail based on an historical mystery to hold it all together. john Telfer is an excellent narrator for these typically "English" stories. Well worth a listen as, unlike his latest Max novels, it is self contained and brought to a satisfactory conclusion by the end of the book.

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Enjoyable

Enjoyable and very well narrated by John Telfer. An interesting idea for a story. I zoned out at points when the plot became convoluted and the historical detail a bit mind numbing but overall it’s well paced and there’s enough to keep you going. And his stories always have a kind of old fashioned charm.