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    • Ways of the World

    • A James Maxted Thriller
    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 42
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Ways of the world without end

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-29-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Painting the Darkness

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
    • Length: 20 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 259
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 222
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 224

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Skeletons in every closet

    • By Janice on 04-29-13

    Regular price: $28.97

    • Caught in the Light

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 93
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 94

    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?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Three rules when reading Goddard . . .

    • By Janice on 09-01-13

    Regular price: $25.96

    • Past Caring

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Paul Shelley
    • Length: 19 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 149
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 148

    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?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Read the Reviews, not the poor publisher's summary

    • By Listener on 05-28-11

    Regular price: $22.38

    • Into the Blue

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Paul Shelley
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 78
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 77

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • This is a L-O-N-G book!

    • By John S. on 08-22-13

    Regular price: $27.68

    • Hand in Glove

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 16 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Tristram Abberley was an acclaimed English poet of the 1930s whose legendary reputation was sealed when he died fighting for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War. Nearly 50 years later, his sister Beatrix is brutally murdered in her seaside cottage. Her family are stunned by the crime - especially Beatrix's niece, Charlotte Ladram. But Charlotte has little time to mourn her aunt as 50 years of secrets begin to unravel.

    Regular price: $24.51

    • Dying To Tell

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 53

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A bit of a stretch

    • By Katherine on 07-22-14

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Par un matin d'automne

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Olivier Chauvel, Bénédicte Charton
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    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.

    Regular price: $26.02

    • Panic Room

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Hollie Taylor, John Sackville
    • Length: 12 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    High on a Cornish cliff sits a vast uninhabited mansion. Uninhabited except for Blake, a young woman of dubious background, secretive and alone, currently acting as housesitter. The house has a panic room. Cunningly concealed, steel lined, impregnable - and apparently closed from within. Even Blake doesn’t know it’s there. She’s too busy being on the run from life, from a story she thinks she’s escaped. But her remote existence is going to be invaded when people come looking for the house’s owner, missing rogue pharma entrepreneur Jack Harkness. 

    Regular price: $26.17

    • Days Without Number

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 56
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 50

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A modern writer worth reading

    • By Zaubermond on 03-05-14

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Beyond Recall

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: John Telfer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $20.24

    • The Corners of the Globe

    • James Maxted Thriller Series, Book 2
    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My best author

    • By Amanda on 01-13-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Ends of the Earth

    • James Maxted Thriller Series, Book 3
    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 12 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Set in Stone

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Michael Kitchen
    • Length: 10 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Starts slow

    • By Anniebligh on 10-01-12

    Regular price: $25.96

    • Out of the Sun

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Paul Shelley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 31

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Bungling but brilliant Barnett outthinks them all

    • By Janels on 07-24-13

    Regular price: $25.96

    • Closed Circle

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
    • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Love Goddard but hated this book

    • By Zaubermond on 12-27-17

    Regular price: $25.96

    • Ulven fra Beograd

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Peter Milling
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For mange år siden stod kirurgen Edward Hammond og manglede penge til en dyr skilsmisse. Heldigvis fik han mulighed for at tjene en god slat ved - i al diskretion - at udføre en livsvigtig operation på den serbiske gangster Dragan Gazi. Men Dragan Gazi er en skidt fyr, og nu - tretten år efter - skal han stilles til ansvar for modbydelige krigsforbrydelser på Balkan ved Den Internationale Domstol i Haag. Og for at skaffe penge til at slippe ud af klemmen giver Gazi den stakkels Edward et ultimatum: Enten skaffer Edward ham de penge, Gazi har stukket til side under Balkankrigene.

    Regular price: $13.77

    • Sea Change

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Paul Shelley
    • Length: 13 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    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.

    Regular price: $25.96

    • Heather Mallender a disparu

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Jean-Christophe Freche
    • Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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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.

    Regular price: $31.24

    • Les mystères d'Avebury

    • By: Robert Goddard
    • Narrated by: Emmanuel Bonami
    • Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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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.

    Regular price: $20.81

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