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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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    sean huebner 06-09-16
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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
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    Laura B. 04-16-16
    Laura B. 04-16-16
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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
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    Danny Townsend 02-10-16
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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
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    Elena Jones 01-21-16
    Elena Jones 01-21-16 Member Since 2016
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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
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    Irene 03-23-15
    Irene 03-23-15
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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
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    Carrera Hallett 01-12-15
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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
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    Thomas A Schleiffarth 09-25-16 Member Since 2014
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    "very intriguing"

    I was intrigued the entire time. The ending left me a little perplexed, but otherwise it was a unique and well told story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tamlyn Mary Field 09-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Monotone and weak"

    I found it Useless from start to finish for my entertainment purposes

    I'm Glad it was free

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wanda Dennison 09-07-16
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    "The Vanishing Game"

    Good story line and intresting , would recommended it to anyone that likes mysterie story's.

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    08-06-16
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    "Good, good narration , nice voice"

    Good narrTuon nice video , feel good book audible can listen over over gain buy for sure

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • ddodson
    9/26/16
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • NAOMI P.
    9/23/16
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    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • r
    8/5/16
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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 !

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Lisa Glamazon
    6/18/16
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    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cathyt
    6/13/16
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas Els
    6/12/16
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • I
    5/11/16
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    "Enjoyable short story"
    What did you like most about The Vanishing Game?

    Ticked along at a good pace, quite enjoyable


    What other book might you compare The Vanishing Game to, and why?

    Has hints of The 39 steps


    Any additional comments?

    A robust short story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Gill Hancock
    3/26/16
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    "pointless, unconvincing"

    a convoluted and unconvincing premise with contrived plot. full of holes and unlikely scenarios. the narrator is lack-lustre and occasionally unclear.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • David
    Bangor., United Kingdom
    3/6/16
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    "Neat short story"

    This book was a very neat short story a bit of mystery & intrigue. Enjoyable

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ian
    2/29/16
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    "pretty good tale. "

    nice tight story kept the tension right up to the end. well worth hearing many thanks look forward to hearing more from this writer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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