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Vanishing Games Audiobook

Vanishing Games: A novel

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Publisher's Summary

The gritty, riveting, highly anticipated sequel to the national (and international) best seller Ghostman, by the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roger Hobbs.

It's just before dawn on the South China Sea when three experienced pirates open fire on a small smuggling yacht. Their target: a bag of uncut sapphires worth millions. But when one of them stumbles across an enormous treasure that wasn't on the manifest, everything goes sideways. Within minutes two of them are dead, leaving the third, a coldblooded psychopath, to claim both the sapphires and the mysterious windfall for himself. If he disappears, he won't just be wealthy. He'll have the power to change the course of history.

His boss, Angela, isn't about to let that happen. She calls in a favor from her onetime protégé: a fixer sometimes known as Jack, or more often as simply the Ghostman. Within hours he's flying halfway around the world to find her in the glimmering neon slums of Macau. Jack has no real name, no address and no fingerprints - but given the right motivation, he can make serious problems vanish. Though the two haven't talked since they botched a job six years ago, as soon as Jack's off the plane they're back together again, facing down a crime boss, a hit man and a conspiracy bigger than anything they've ever encountered and more dangerous than they could've imagined.

Their partnership - between people with no lasting relationships whatsoever - is at the very heart of a novel that will cement Roger Hobbs's status as one of our most talented crime writers.

©2015 Roger Hobbs (P)2015 Random House Audio

What the Critics Say

"Weber's bass pitch and raspy timbre work well, and his narrative pace is smooth as the story takes the listener from the mines of Africa to the cities of Asia. He makes the most of the plot's twists and turns, which thriller lovers will appreciate." (AudioFile)

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    Justin 08-09-15
    Justin 08-09-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Not as good as the first"

    Not as interesting or engaging as the first book, "Ghostman". Story felt under developed and lacking in a lot of places, was bored by the end.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Ruth Bain 06-18-16
    Ruth Bain 06-18-16

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    "Action !"

    A fast paced thriller with plenty of action. The narration suits the style of the story.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    J. T. Carter 06-07-16
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    "Not bad - First book better"

    i cannot put my finger on specifics, but the first book was much more enjoyable. I don't regret reading it though. ~JTC~

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Army boy 06-29-16
    Army boy 06-29-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great audiobook"

    this was a great audiobook as well as its predecessor, ghost man. I've listened to both of Sam twice now and still enjoy them both.

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    Jon 05-18-16
    Jon 05-18-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great narration from Jake Weber"

    This was a good story but was not as strong as the first. The narration was beyond great as Weber's voice and performance are among the best. I enjoyed it a lot.

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    N. Price 04-12-16
    N. Price 04-12-16
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    "Pretty Decent"

    I will say that I like Hobbs other book "Ghostman" a little better than this one, but this was pretty decent

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    W. Williams Florida 08-04-15
    W. Williams Florida 08-04-15

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    "Good but less than expected. .."

    The narrator did a fantastic job reading this tale of a heist gone sideways, but you can only do so much with leftovers as a main course. Hobbs fell victim to the sophomore curse, in my opinion, by trying to do a little to much with characters that are best suited for
    misdirection, cunning, and resolve. Instead it is more physical, and even repetitive in both plot and analogy. I mean we get it... sapphires are blue!
    He excels in his background of the characters and literary references.
    His firefights are intense but when it comes to hand to hand interaction, he would do well to study Rex Stout and Robert Parker in the future. Or just avoid fisticuffs altogether for more cerebral struggles.

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    Pulplife Canton, Ohio 07-31-15
    Pulplife Canton, Ohio 07-31-15 Member Since 2013

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    "Now I'm No One"
    What did you love best about Vanishing Games?

    The inside tricks of being a Con


    What other book might you compare Vanishing Games to and why?

    It is like King Con on steroids


    Have you listened to any of Jake Weber’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He really completes the atmosphere of the characters and book


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    How to disappear


    Any additional comments?

    Just like Ghost Man as soon as you read the final sentence you want to see how long it will be for the next book to come out.

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    LilliasOleno 07-30-15

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    "Great caper"

    Interesting plot, good timing and excellent narration.
    Jake Weber is one of the absolute best narrators. Audible should use him much more often.

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    transferz 07-21-15
    transferz 07-21-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Another sucress"

    The details he uses are what make his books such a pleasure to listen to and of course there's the mystery aspect to his stories.

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