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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
  • 10-04-18

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
  • 03-01-18

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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  • Alison Bennett
  • 11-02-19

Not for me ...

This was a poor book by Robert’s standards. It rambled on and went round the houses that many times that I was bored with it. Slightly different format to his other books that seem to be set in two time zones, this was all set in the present. Boring and uninspired and unfortunately it’s put me off getting another of his books.

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  • martin thomas
  • 09-16-19

Unlikely premise compromises the rest

This is a reasonably entertaining yarn, but one that stretches credibility to breaking point.

A chance meeting is one thing, but the way the narrator gets drawn in to the remains of a dead woman’s history and grieving family was quite a stretch. Especially the role of Bella throughout, which was particularly fanciful.

The denouement was somewhat predictable and the end just a little contrived for my taste.

But, if you’re looking for an engaging well read tale, Borrowed Time might be just what you need.

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  • Charlie Watson
  • 08-11-19

Loved it

Loved the twists and turns. Can’t wait to read another Robert Goddard, what a convoluted mind he must have.

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  • piazzacharlie
  • 06-08-19

classic Goddard

Really enjoyed this audiobook. I know some people think Goddard's books can be a bit slow but I love the detail and style of storytelling - and if you do too, you'll enjoy this one. Telfer reads it to perfection.

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  • Dolly
  • 03-18-19

Not gripping

Good author but not his best book. Started well but not a very believable plot as the story progressed with some tedious meanderings and complexities. Persevered to the extraordinary ending however. Well read by narrator though.

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  • Milly63
  • 11-28-18

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
  • 11-26-18

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
  • 11-23-18

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.