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.
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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.
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 .
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.
Good narrTuon nice video , feel good book audible can listen over over gain buy for sure
"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.
"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.
"nice easy listening"
I got this book as a free fields and I hadn't been expecting much but it actually turned it to be quite enjoyable. It's a good performance, well read and although the story is a little predictable, it's still good fun.
"Beware: A Very Short Story"
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 !
"Passed the time..."
Got this for free and played the audio whilst I was doing housework. Not a bad wee story, not great, but passed the time. A great advertising ploy delivered in an entertaining way x
"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.
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.
"Enjoyable short story"
Ticked along at a good pace, quite enjoyable
Has hints of The 39 steps
A robust short story
a convoluted and unconvincing premise with contrived plot. full of holes and unlikely scenarios. the narrator is lack-lustre and occasionally unclear.
"Neat short story"
This book was a very neat short story a bit of mystery & intrigue. Enjoyable
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