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  • By: Anni Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zindzi Okenyo
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (970 ratings)

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The Game You Played

By: Anni Taylor
Narrated by: Zindzi Okenyo
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It's a blindingly hot summer. International visitors surge into Sydney's Darling Harbour. Two-year-old Tommy is sailing his toy boat in the park there with his mother Phoebe. Tommy vanishes into thin air. The following winter, taunting notes written as nursery rhymes begin arriving at his parents' home.

Little Boy Blue, where did you go? Who led you away? Only I know...

The police believe the messages are just a cruel prank. But Phoebe becomes obsessed with tracking down the writer of the rhymes. Her marriage ends up shattering.

When the shocking identity of the writer is discovered, Phoebe's desperate race for the truth has only just begun.

ANNI TAYLOR lives on The Central Coast, north of Sydney, Australia, with her partner and four boys. Her thriller novels include Stranger in the Woods, Birds in Flight and Poison Orchids.

©2016 Anni Taylor (P)2022 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

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enjoyable

I enjoyed listening to this story great twist and turns. you think it is going one way then changes.

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Great Reading

Fantastic read. Great twist in the story. Had to keep listening. Finished the whole story in two sittings. Found the narrator easy to listen to as well.

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This kept me guessing.

Great read/listen, I really enjoyed it. Great audio, fantastic story, a good who’s to blame here.

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A page turner

Wow, what a cast of characters...and the plot!
Do yourself a favour and grab this title.

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  • 02-03-2023

Kept me guessing

Clever! I could hardly wait to get to the end to find out what happened!

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couldn't stop listening

Yet another well written book that keeps you constantly guessing and questioning what your thoughts!

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wow

a well written an narrated book. worth a listen. give it a go. Cheers

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Wow. What a ride!

Clever, well written, had me guessing… loved it! Performance was also really well done. Great listen.

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Great listen that keeps you guessing

Loved this book with its ever changing clues leading your mind in different directions as to what really happened. Narrator was also great, very easy to listen to

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great book

well worth a credit. great performance with different voices for characters and gripping, we'll written story

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  • Gianna Motz
  • 10-10-2022

so bad it's good

this was preposterous, with about 6 plot holes covered with "had i forgotten?' or leaps of coincidences that stretched the fabric of probabilities. i finished it only bc i had to see how ridiculous it would get and by golly i was not let down. That's why it wasn't a 1 star review. the nonsense was consistent from cover to cover.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-10-2022

Love this author

Just like my previous experience with Annie Taylor, she kept me guessing until the very end with so many fun and riveting possibilities! I found myself on my long commute to work yelling at the characters. There was never a time through the day, where I wasn’t thinking “can I listen to my audiobook right now?”. I can’t wait to experience more from this in-depth author.

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  • Cari Brotherton
  • 13-10-2022

Lacked emotion.

Some of the story really drug on and was irrelevant fill. I felt the main character was just a whiny, self absorbed person lacking in the emotion expected from having your son kidnapped. The last few chapters got better, but there were several times where I was going to stop listening. Glad the ending was better than the middle.

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  • Liz
  • 14-10-2022

Hard to stop listening!

A little slow in places but wanted to hear everything! I had so many suspects but there was one I had a feeling would not be what I thought! Many layers to the story and many mysteries in the story. I loved it and got nothing done until I finished. Great listen!

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  • Sunshine Esparza-Davis
  • 13-10-2022

Twist and turns all the way! Hold on for the ride!

It goes to show, you never truly know those closest to you. Sometimes you don't even know yourself.

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  • Brittany Ann Barrett
  • 13-10-2022

Mind Blowing

I could not stop listening once I started. I thought the mother was going insane. Legitimately, was not on team phoebe. Maybe I missed the part about her friend "kitty" being nicknames by Luke. Totally not what I expected. Great book.

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  • Lisa Johnson
  • 13-10-2022

Great Book!

This book keeps you riveted from start to finish. It’s full of twists and keeps you guessing. I definitely recommend it to readers who like a good who done it!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 13-10-2022

Amazing and completely gripping.

The Game you Played was an amazimg story that kept me wanting more. I found myself not being able to put it down as I had to know where the twist and turns were going.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-10-2022

Wow!

This book will keep you hooked to the end. There were some sad parts to get through, but it had a fantastic ending! Not your typical conclusion to a psychological, suspense novel. Loved it!

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  • Karenique
  • 03-10-2022

Phenomenal narration

Though author Anni Taylor weaved a suspenseful kidnapping case, it was too long and lagged midway through. I then fast-forwarded to the last three chapters and I was satsified. Zandzi Okenyo’s narrative skills shine through and are precise with her vocal tones. Thankfully, this was in the Audible Plus section at no cost.

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  • Mandy Dockery
  • 15-09-2022

Tough Going.

Great narrator, but the book only gets going in the last few chapters. So not a winner for me.

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  • Rebecca Triggs
  • 27-10-2022

just a bit odd

the story was OK, the ending was far fetched and in the middle there was a pointless and unrelated side story that wasn't needed.

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  • Rachel
  • 25-10-2022

So much filler

I thought the book and the story were fine, but there is so much filler! The book could’ve been about half as long and still had the same story. The middle section of the book went on for way too long! The performance was great though.

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  • Laura
  • 26-10-2022

Slow start, wouldn't recommend to a friend.

I didn't find the characters relatable, and when the story finally got going I thought it was unrealistic.

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  • T nester
  • 04-10-2022

excellent

very good book never guessing how it's going to go twist and turns all the way

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  • Mrs. Linda Tree
  • 20-02-2024

Confusing at times, but interesting. A good narrator made it worth the listen

It was, for me, a slow and difficult start. I found it difficult to warm to the main character but this got better as the story unfolded. Some nice twists and very good narration.

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  • Sue
  • 08-02-2024

The whole plot !recommend to his read to FB I’m

Loved it read it well into the night I will now review away don’t tell me how words to use !
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It was good !!
It’s 4.00 int the morning give me a break!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-01-2024

Good story

Loved the story but didn't keep me quite as gripped as some of the other books from this author. Still a good listen though and stool enjoyed it

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  • Vikki Cooper
  • 26-01-2024

great dramatic story

loved it. great intensity and dramatic atmosphere comes across really well. you can feel the emotions of the characters through the story telling.

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  • Rebecca Elizabeth Clews
  • 19-01-2024

Loved it !

Brilliant story. If you like a book with lots of twist and turns that keeps you guessing then this is the book for you. 

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