This number-one New York Times best-selling novel is Sidney Sheldon at his best...a novel complete with tortured romantic entanglements, reverses of fortune, thrilling suspense, and ultimate justice.
In Paris, in Washington, and in Greece in a fabulous villa, an innocent American becomes a bewildered, horror-stricken pawn in a game of vengeance and betrayal. She is Catherine Douglas, a woman caught in a web of four lives intertwined by passion as her handsome husband pursues an incredibly beautiful film star...and as Constantin Demeris, a legendary Greek tycoon, tightens the strands that control them all.
©1973 Sheldon Literary Trust (P)1995, 2016 Dove Audio, Phoenix Books
"A total spellbinder.... Sex, love, hate, revenge.... Read it." (San Francisco Chronicle)
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"Forget the movie. Read the book."
I saw this movie back in 1977. Thought it was great but it made me want to read the book. The book was better. Fast forward 35 years and there's an audiobook. Why not and guess what, the audiobook was even better than the print copy! and that made me want to go back and watch the movie again. This is where the love story ends. Watching the movie today after listening to the book, was pathetic.
Steven Pacey's reading is great and Sidney Sheldon's story holds up. It kept me awake until 5am.
I had good memories from having read this book a long time ago. This time the plot seemed a little too much convenient at times, and more linear and obvious than I remembered. The narrator was very good, not excellent, but overall it was an enjoyable experience. Not all readings are masterpieces, right?
Unable to put down, even upon second reading. Wonderful narration adds to the timeless story. There's much more sex than I like in a book, but it's an intricate part of the story, not just put in to scintillate.Sheldon weaves a tale of intriguing characters , with a remarkable time as his backdrop. 5 Stars all the way.
"One of Sheldon's Best!"
Admittedly, Master of the Game is, and probably will always be, my personal favorite as it was the first novel I read (back in the early 80's) and thus began my love of reading fiction. I read (in book form) every book he'd, and 5 other authors, had written up until I started college. Then, of course, my attention turned to school and I just didn't have time to read fiction. Now, some 35 or so years later,being retired, I have time to listen to all of his books through Audible and the first one I listened to was "The Other Side of Midnight". It was like reading it for the first time all over again and it was glorious! Interesting complicated characters, many twists and turns fill the story line from the very beginning to the very end! Next I will purchase "Memories of Midnight ", which I have not yet read, then one by one I'll re-read EVERY Sidney Sheldon masterpiece followed by Danielle Steel, Dean R Koontz, etc until I've listened to my entire original library from so long ago.
YOU CANNOT MISS THIS ONE OR MASTER OF THE GAME & MISTRESS OF THE GAME! IF YOU READ NOTHING ELSE, START WITH THESE 3 (I'm sure the sequel to "The Other Side of Midnight", "Memories of Midnight" will be just as great, but I haven't read it yet so I'll let you know soon! Happy Reading,
All I can say is "Wow"!This is the most captivating book I've come across since the Kite Runner. Excellent book and an out this world performance by the reader.
Must read book of revenge. Cannot say enough about this book. Take a chance. You'll enjoy.
"Great Road Trip Audio Book!!"
Loved this story of two women who led completely different lives in different countries with one common thread that changes their fate. Great story telling which was really brought to life by Steven Pacey through his narration. The length was great made me excited to get in the car each day of my trip!
"The danger creeps up on you."
I like all books by this author and was especially excited when I found more titles available on audible. This story is not on like a lot of Sidney Sheldon's books in that it has a lot of twists and turns. It is a little less graphic in its description of violent scenes. I enjoyed getting to know all the characters and even started to to empathise with the antagonist. I like the way he is able to get you to see what goes on in the minds of all the characters. It's really interesting read if you like adventure. The only thing I would like to add is that it could be a little more descriptive of the outfits Noelle wore during grand occasions. You sort of had an idea but not a great picture of everything. I would strongly recommend that you never cross Constantine Demires 😨😰
"Brilliant book lots of twists and turns ....."
This gets a 10 out 10 from me . Great narration..... Fabulous plot that covers many countries ..... And fate of Katherine and Noelle is exciting
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