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  • Painting the Darkness | Robert Goddard

    Painting the Darkness

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
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    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.

    John says: "Never a slow moment, may be Goddard's best."
  • Borrowed Time | Robert Goddard

    Borrowed Time

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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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.

  • 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
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    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.

    Jan Hart says: "Good quality book"
  • Days Without Number | Robert Goddard

    Days Without Number

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
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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"
  • Closed Circle | Robert Goddard

    Closed Circle

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Bill Wallis
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    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."
  • 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
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    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
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    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."
  • Caught in the Light | Robert Goddard

    Caught in the Light

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Michael Kitchen
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    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 . . ."
  • Past Caring | Robert Goddard

    Past Caring

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Paul Shelley
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    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"
  • Sea Change | Robert Goddard

    Sea Change

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Paul Shelley
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    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.

  • Into the Blue | Robert Goddard

    Into the Blue

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Paul Shelley
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    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."
  • Out of the Sun | Robert Goddard

    Out of the Sun

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Paul Shelley
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    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"
  • 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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    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"
  • Beyond Recall | Robert Goddard

    Beyond Recall

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    Estranged from his family for most of his adult life, Chris Napier is persuaded to return home for his niece's wedding. At the reception, he is shocked to recognise a dishevelled intruder as his childhood friend Nicky Lanyon, whose presence is a chilling reminder of a murder and subsequent trial that Chris has tried hard to forget. When Nicky hangs himself, Chris is compelled to revisit the tragic events of 34 years ago and the apparent justice that was served.

  • Take No Farewell | Robert Goddard

    Take No Farewell

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By John Telfer
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    Geoffrey Staddon turned his back on the best things in his life. He turned his back on the beautiful house Clouds Frome, his finest achievement as an architect. He turned his back on the woman he loved, Consuela Caswell, and who loved him in return. Twelve years later, amidst the tatters of his career and marriage, he is forced to contemplate the remorse and shame of his betrayal. But when he reads that Consuela has been charged with murder, he knows instinctively that she cannot be guilty....

  • Name to a Face  | Robert Goddard

    Name to a Face

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Andrew Wincott
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    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
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    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.

    Anniebligh says: "Starts slow"
  • Par un matin d'automne | Robert Goddard

    Par un matin d'automne

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Olivier Chauvel, Bénédicte Charton
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    Fin des années 1990. Leonora Galloway entreprend un voyage en France avec sa fille. Toutes deux ont décidé d'aller à Thiepval, près d'Amiens, au Mémorial franco-britannique des soldats décédés durant la bataille de la Somme. Le père de Leonora est tombé au combat durant la Première Guerre mondiale, mais la date de sa mort gravée sur les murs du mémorial, le 30 avril 1916, pose problème. Leonora est en effet née près d'un an plus tard.

  • Heather Mallender a disparu | Robert Goddard

    Heather Mallender a disparu

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Robert Goddard
    • Narrated By Jean-Christophe Freche
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    Quinquagénaire alcoolique et désenchanté, Harry Barnett vit depuis de nombreuses années sur l'île de Rhodes, où il s'occupe de la villa d'un de ses amis, un homme politique anglais. Quand Heather Mallender arrive à la villa pour se remettre d'un drame personnel, Harry est vite attiré par la jeune femme. Mais, lors d'une balade en montagne, tout bascule : Heather disparaît sans laisser de traces et Harry est soupçonné par la police grecque de l'avoir assassinée.

  • 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.

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