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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
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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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Cydney 09-08-15
    Cydney 09-08-15 Member Since 2017
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    "I actually loved this book!"

    I woukd actaully pay for this book if I had the chance. I will definitely be looking into more books/short stories from this author. The narrator was pretty good as well, I actually enjoyed the corky-ness (so not a word) of this book. I liked how he was a struggling actor, I also enjoyed when his failed movies came up throughout the book.

    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stef 11-01-17
    Stef 11-01-17 Member Since 2017
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    "predictable and dumb"

    sorry but this was Dumb story with no point of ending. short and preformed well. the story was abruptly ended with no resolution.

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    tester 10-11-17
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    "Good"

    G n j j k k k m k m inn inn k k m m hmmm

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    Anonymous 10-09-17
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    "Yfdthht"

    uterus itch Judy out itchy infringing jug in my jug in y Kucinich inn j in in

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  • Kaggy
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    10/20/16
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    "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.

    4 of 4 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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Patches
    2/15/17
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    "gripping and amusing"

    loved it! beautifully written and deliciously narrated. gripping yet amusing, held my attention throughout. would highly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    1 of 1 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 !

    1 of 1 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    11/16/17
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    "Test"

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • John
    10/13/17
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    "Not the best Boyd"

    I'm a huge fan of William Boyd's work, my bookcase is full of his novels. When I first joined audible, I saw this and looked forward to listening to it.

    In all honesty, it's very "okay" - the narrator was fantastic, but the story itself lacked the pace and narrative development of a signature Boyd novel. Of course, it's very normal for a short story to not have either of these but I guess I was hoping for more.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Roberta Leedham
    10/4/17
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    "Terrible Ending"

    A good short story but then it just ends! Its like the author couldn't come up with a suitable explanation for the plot so far, so instead decides to just stop writing.
    I had about 3 theories for how it all connected, any one of those would have been more satisfying than "ignorance is bliss".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    9/27/17
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    "Good"

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    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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