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  • Caught in the Light | Robert Goddard

    Caught in the Light

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
    Overall
    (87)
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    (81)
    Story
    (82)

    On assignment in Vienna, photographer Ian Jarrett falls suddenly and desperately in love with a woman he meets by pure chance, Marian Esguard. Back in England, he separates from his wife and goes to meet Marian at an agreed rendezvous, only to hear her tell him on the telephone that she will not, after all, be coming. Then she vanishes from his life as mysteriously as she entered it. Who and where is the woman he met and fell in love with in Vienna?

    Janice says: "Three rules when reading Goddard . . ."
  • Painting the Darkness | Robert Goddard

    Painting the Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
    Overall
    (237)
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    (200)
    Story
    (201)

    On a mild autumn afternoon in 1882, William Trenchard sits smoking his pipe in the garden of his comfortable family home. When the creak of the garden gate heralds the arrival of an unexpected stranger, he is puzzled but not alarmed. He cannot know the destruction this man will wreak on all he holds most dear.

    Janice says: "Skeletons in every closet"
  • The Ends of the Earth: James Maxted Thriller Series, Book 3 | Robert Goddard

    The Ends of the Earth: James Maxted Thriller Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    The Treaty of Versailles has finally been signed, officially ending the World War I peace negotiations, and the action shifts east to Tokyo, where a team assembled at Max's behest anxiously awaits his arrival on the docks. Max had arrived in Paris soon after the end of the Great War to investigate the suspicious death of his father, a British diplomat named Sir Henry, and is soon plunged into a treacherous game of cat and mouse with the people behind his father's death.

  • Dying To Tell | Robert Goddard

    Dying To Tell

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    Overall
    (55)
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    (49)
    Story
    (50)

    Best-selling author Robert Goddard presents an intricately woven and perfectly satisfying mystery with Dying to Tell. Autumn has come to the small town of Glastonbury. Lance Bradley is contemplating his own idleness when he receives an unusual phone call from the disabled sister of an old friend. Apparently, Lance’s old friend Rupert has gone missing and there are some pressing debts left unpaid. Travelling to London, Lance falls victim to an unfortunatestring of events before he realizes the only way out is to dig deeper and uncover Rupert’s secret.

    John says: "A great use of a credit. Highly recommend."
  • Into the Blue | Robert Goddard

    Into the Blue

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Paul Shelley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (75)
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    (70)
    Story
    (69)

    Harry Barnett, a middle-aged failure, leads a shabby existence. He is reduced to caretaking a friend's villa on the island of Rhodes and working in a bar to earn his keep. Then a guest at the villa - a young woman he had instantly warmed to - disappears on a mountain peak. Under suspicion of her murder, Harry becomes obsessed by the mystery that has changed his life and begins to trace back the movements and encounters that led to the moment where she vanished into the blue.

    John says: "Goddard never lets me down. Another great book."
  • På lånt tid | Robert Goddard

    På lånt tid

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Janek Lesniak
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    Robin Timariot er EU-kommissær i Bruxelles. På en vandretur i England møder han en smuk kvinde, Louise Paxton - de udveksler et par ord, som han aldrig glemmer, men han tager ikke imod hendes tilbud om et lift i hendes bil. Senere læser han i avisen, at kvinden er blevet voldtaget og myrdet få timer efter deres korte møde. Robin kan ikke få kvinden ud af hovedet, og da han opfrodres til at tale med hendes datter siger han ja - og indvikles i en families edderkoppespind af løgn og bedrag.

  • The Corners of the Globe: James Maxted Thriller Series, Book 2 | Robert Goddard

    The Corners of the Globe: James Maxted Thriller Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
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    (11)
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    In The Corners of the Globe, Max is sent on his first mission for legendary German spy Fritz Lemmer, the very man who claims responsibility for the murder of Max's father. As Max travels to Scotland's remote Orkney Islands to collect a mysterious gray file from a German captain, he must keep his true allegiances in mind. Further complications arise when a fellow tourist recognizes Max from their school days and threatens to blow his cover.

    Amanda says: "My best author"
  • Name to a Face | Robert Goddard

    Name to a Face

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    In 1707, the HMS Association was lost with no survivors. Thirty years later, an admiralty clerk is tasked with a secret mission. And 200 years after that in 1996, a dive results in a fatal accident. Ten years later, an expatriate is called home to identify a woman he only vaguely recognizes. These seemingly disconnected events come together to form a trail of deceit, murder, and greed.

    John Tinsley says: "Great Goddard spoilt by poor reading"
  • Set in Stone | Robert Goddard

    Set in Stone

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Recovering from the recent tragedy of his wife's death in a cliff fall, Tony Sheridan goes to stay with his sister-in-law, Lucy, and her husband at their new home - Otherways - a strange circular, moated house. Disturbed by memories of his wife and a growing attraction to Lucy, Sheridan is also troubled by weird and vivid dreams. And as he and Lucy embark on a secret and passionate affair, Sheridan begins uncovering the truth about Otherways.

    Lee Chemel says: "Not Goddard's best but still a good read"
  • Days Without Number | Robert Goddard

    Days Without Number

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    Overall
    (53)
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    (48)
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    Nick Paleologus is summoned to the unyielding bosom of his family to help resolve a dispute which threatens to set his brothers and sisters against their aged and irascible father. Michael Paleologus, retired archaeologist and supposed descendant of the last Emperors of Byzantium, lives alone at Trennor, a remote and rambling house on the Cornish bank of the Tamar. A ridiculously generous offer has been made for the house, but he refuses to sell despite the urgings of his children, for whom the proceeds would solve a variety of problems.

    Die Falknerin says: "A modern writer worth reading"
  • Ways of the World: A James Maxted Thriller | Robert Goddard

    Ways of the World: A James Maxted Thriller

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (39)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    Four years of horrific fighting have finally ended on the battlefield, but in the spring of 1919, Paris is filled with delegates from around the world who are still trying to hammer out the terms of peace. One such delegate is British diplomat Sir Henry Maxted, in charge of liaising with Brazilians regarding seized ships. But before a deal is reached, Sir Henry turns up dead outside a Montparnasse apartment building, apparently having fell from the roof.

    Charleen says: "Ways of the world without end"
  • Past Caring | Robert Goddard

    Past Caring

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Paul Shelley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (191)
    Performance
    (139)
    Story
    (138)

    Why should distinguished Edwardian Cabinet minister Edwin Straford resign at the height of his career? Why does the woman he loves so suddenly reject him? Why, 70 years later, should people go to such lengths to prevent the truth coming out?

    Jana says: "Read the Reviews, not the poor publisher's summary"
  • Closed Circle | Robert Goddard

    Closed Circle

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    The year is 1931. The new and luxurious transatlantic liner Empress of Britain is on her eastward passage. Among the first-class passengers on board are two English confidence tricksters, making a discreet exit from a little awkwardness they have left behind them in the United States.

    Lorriee says: "No Redemption."
  • Les mystères d'Avebury | Robert Goddard

    Les mystères d'Avebury

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Emmanuel Bonami
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    Été 1981. Alors qu'il attend à la terrasse d'un café, David Umber est témoin d'un fait divers qui va bouleverser son existence. Trois jeunes enfants qui se promenaient avec leur baby-sitter sont victimes d'une terrible agression. Un homme kidnappe Tamsin, deux ans, et s'enfuit à bord de son van. Alors qu'elle essaye de s'interposer, la petite Miranda, sept ans, est percutée par le véhicule. Tout se passe en quelques secondes. David, comme les deux autres témoins de la scène, n'a pas le temps de réagir.

  • Out of the Sun | Robert Goddard

    Out of the Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Paul Shelley
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    When Harry Barnett is informed that his son is in hospital in a diabetic coma, he is certain that there must be some mistake, since he does not have a son. But he soon discovers that he does. David Venning was a brilliant mathematician, and his tragic condition is taken to be the result of an accident or a suicide attempt.

    Janels says: "Bungling but brilliant Barnett outthinks them all"
  • Sea Change | Robert Goddard

    Sea Change

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Paul Shelley
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    It is January 1721. London is reeling from the effects of the greatest financial scandal of the age, the collapse of the South Sea Bubble. William Spandrel, a penniless mapmaker, is offered a discharge of his debts by his principal creditor, Sir Theodore Janssen, a director of the South Sea Company, on one condition: he must secretly convey an important package to a friend of Janssen's, Ysbrand de Vries, in Amsterdam.

  • Fra sol til skygge | Robert Goddard

    Fra sol til skygge

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Janek Lesniak
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    Harry søger sandheden om en ukendt søn, der ligger i insulin-chok - måske uforskyldt, men i stedet for en løsning dukker flere mysterier op, og Harry befinder sig i et net af sammensværgelser.

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