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Borrowed Time

Narrated by: John Telfer
Length: 14 hrs and 53 mins
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One fateful summer evening, businessman Robin Timariot meets a strikingly beautiful woman while out walking. They exchange only a few words, but those words prove to be unforgettable. A few days later, the newspapers are full of the rape and murder of Lady Louise Paxton - and to his horror, Timariot realises that this was the woman he met just hours before her death.

A man is swiftly charged and convicted of the crime, but a series of bizarre events begin to convince Timariot that all is not what it seems. Against his better judgment, he is soon sucked into the tortuous complexity of the dead woman's life. But the closer Timariot gets to the truth, the more hideous and uncertain it seems to be. And far too late, he realises that anybody who uncovers it is unlikely to live....

©1995 Robert Goddard (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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  • Belinda Spiteri
  • 04-10-2018

Excellent As Always

I don't know what it is about Robert Goddard novels but they stay with you long after you've finished listening to them. He makes you think you already know what his plots twists and turns will be so you spend countless hours mulling over endless possibilities. And then of course when the final twists are revealed you realise you never could have guessed the outcome! I love his books so much, they are set within a very real place. In fact as I write this I am sitting not 5 miles away from Sapperton and the Daneway Inn. John Telfer's narration is absolutely superb, I actually forgot I was listening to one person. I will definitely be seeking out more books narrated by him in future. Brilliant all round.

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  • Lesley Paxman
  • 01-03-2018

Thought it would never end

I feel as if this book was about 100 hours long. Great, if convoluted, murder story dragged out to such an extent that the drama was all but lost. Good narration.

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  • John Milsted
  • 28-11-2018

Disappointing

I have heard good things about Robert Goddard but this book would not convince me to try more. The idea of the protagonist meeting a woman just before her murder held a lot of promise but the storyt doesn't deliver. The main character has a very tenous link with the victim and her family and so it is not credible how embroiled he becomes in the aftermath of her murder. The story goes on and on in tedious detail with very little development and reveal until the end of the book. The writing style is very good and the narration was very good although the male lead sounds older than the character he was portraying. and I personally prefer female characters to be narrated by females.The accents especially the French were good . I struggled to finish book and would not recommend it although I will give Robert Goddard another chance and hope for better.

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  • SMG
  • 26-11-2018

Quite interesting though lacking

I quite enjoyed listening to this book but I struggle to believe that the main character would have got entangled in the first place, it’s a bit far fetched.

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  • Gail
  • 23-11-2018

Good story, but a bit same old same old.

This is the second Robert Goddard book I've listened to and I have really enjoyed them. However they both followed the same format, families in conflict, with serious crimes thrown into the mix. Still,the stories and characters are very interesting and he certainly keeps you guessing. Hasn't quite put me off listening to another.

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  • Nigel
  • 29-09-2018

Not up to his usual standards

Unfortunately this book lacked pace and repeated things constantly, it could have been concluded much earlier and was consequently considerably 'padded out.'

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  • Bob
  • 07-03-2018

very satisfying tale

as usual, Robert Goddard has a well thought out plot with some interesting twists although I did manage to partly solve the mystery before the end. Nevertheless this is a really good listen .

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-03-2018

Disappointing

Old fashioned must have originally been written in the 70s big errors as well for period I felt but had to listen to ending

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