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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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    MysticMisfire New Zealand 18/09/2016
    MysticMisfire New Zealand 18/09/2016

    I really like this new fangled audio-book thing.

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    "Good Voicing, Slightly Annoying References"

    I liked the voice over performance by the voice artist. The story was pretty good but all the references to the characters past (performances) was slightly irritating. Lastly the every chance possible referencing to the characters vehicle was kinda annoying but otherwise it was an okay book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kate Mancini 08/09/2016
    Kate Mancini 08/09/2016 Member Since 2017
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    "intriguing story"

    so engaging!! disappointed the story was resolved completely...it did feel like there was a lot still to answer for...but it was good nonetheless!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • sean huebner
    9/06/16
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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
  • Cydney
    8/09/15
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    "I actually loved this book!"

    I woukd actaully pay for this book if I had the chance. I will definitely be looking into more books/short stories from this author. The narrator was pretty good as well, I actually enjoyed the corky-ness (so not a word) of this book. I liked how he was a struggling actor, I also enjoyed when his failed movies came up throughout the book.

    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
  • alisa
    11/05/17
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    "meh"

    loved the voice and performance, but easy to see why the book was free. No real ending it resolution to what sounded like a bad b movie peppered with a hokey storyline and almost annoying inner monolog. I sort of wanted the main character to be killed.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    11/05/17
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    "Tegc"

    The content of book is good and I like very much the story of book

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A User
    3/05/17
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    "Listen to this twice"

    Haven't made up my mind if this is good or just ok
    It might be interesting

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Kaggy
    United Kingdom
    20/10/16
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • ddodson
    26/09/16
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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
  • r
    5/08/16
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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
  • Cathyt
    13/06/16
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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
  • Thomas Els
    12/06/16
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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
  • Suswati
    4/04/17
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    "Short, well-written but odd ending"

    Although extremely short, it was definitely engaging, well-written and interesting. However, I agree with any reviews that the ending was far too abrupt and therefore it was a total anti-climax. It actually made the entire story pointless in the end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kathryn
    16/03/17
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    "Felt like half a story"

    Nothing really gets answered and you feel like you only listened to half a story. The reader had a nice voice but was not great a conveying emotions or swapping between inner monologue and speaking.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • James Mitchell
    5/03/17
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    "Unsettling tense throughout abrupt nothingness end"

    very tense and mysterious throughout rather fizzled out in last 2 minutes . then leaves you hanging

    narration was excellent

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Patches
    15/02/17
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    "gripping and amusing"

    loved it! beautifully written and deliciously narrated. gripping yet amusing, held my attention throughout. would highly recommend.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peter G.
    8/02/17
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    "Don't bother"

    Implausible story, unconvincing characters, dull, monotone narration, unexpectedly disappointing ending. It occupied an hour and a half of my motorway journey, but that's all it did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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