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Dying To Tell

By: Robert Goddard
Narrated by: Gerard Doyle
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2001 Robert and Vaunda Goddard (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC

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A great use of a credit. Highly recommend.

Everything about this book was top rate. The writing was clever, very well put together, and then coupled with top rate narration. Very highly recommend. Goddard is outstanding at telling a tale. A can't fail use of a credit. Have fun.

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At this price? A Goddard read by Doyle!

Gerald Doyle is a top reader and Godddard a top writer. It is a good story.
While I as an Aussie, may think the death of Kennedy was about something a little different, who is to say the 'great train robbery' did not finance in some way the death of a maybe good President of the US? I do remember the day. I also remember the great train robbery. This is fiction. Its a good tale well told.

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A bit of a stretch

I've read many of his by now and, although they can seem convoluted and a bit far-fetched, I have always continued to the end. Perhaps at this point, I'm enjoying his writing a bit less or maybe this one was more far-fetched than others....I really can't say. He does deliver on a good story each time, despite everything.

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Pretty Much Just OK

There were plenty of plot twists...in fact, too many. Towards the end all of the juking and jiving kinda got annoying. It was almost like the author wrote most of the book then decided he needed to throw in a bunch of twists and turns as an afterthought.

This wasn't a wasted credit, just not in the "riveting" or "can't put down" category.

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An old-fashioned thriller in modern times.

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, it was interesting, just the right amount of characters and the plot really moved along.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

In quite a few places. There was also a few shocking moments and twists in plot.

Which character – as performed by Gerard Doyle – was your favorite?

The Japanese characters.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was interested all the way through. Probably a laugh here and there.

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This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I really enjoyed my first Goddard read, "Long Time Coming," and so had high expectations for this book, but the story was a bit too contrived and the narration was poor -- not well-paced or nuanced.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Different narrator

What didn’t you like about Gerard Doyle’s performance?

Slow, somewhat flat.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment

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Robert Goddard never disappoints!

Great plot full on twists and turns. Kept me guessing to the very end of the story

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  • anon!
  • 12-08-13

A good story ruined by poor reading

Would you try another book written by Robert Goddard or narrated by Gerard Doyle?

Yes to Robert Goddard but definitely not if read by Gerard Doyle. Almost total lack of expression- he might as well read the telephone directory!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dying To Tell?

I couldn't say what was the most memorable moment because in the end I just gave up.

Would you be willing to try another one of Gerard Doyle’s performances?

CERTAINLY NOT

What character would you cut from Dying To Tell?

Can't say - see above.

Any additional comments?

I would have saved my time and money if you gave the facility to hear a sample in The same way that I can for my Kindle. Robert Goddard is a great author, but the narrator ruined the book.

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  • Belinda Spiteri
  • 07-07-20

The Narrator is fine

I nearly didn't listen owing to other reviews about the narration but I thought Gerard Doyle was actually pretty good, I would listen to another. I think he nailed the character of Lance very well. I've definitely heard a lot worse! The story was good too, not one of Robert Goddard's very best but still kept me fairly hooked over the course of a few weeks!

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  • mandy broom
  • 04-15-22

Great story

Great story by Robert Goddard lots of twists and turns brilliant characters I loved the narrator

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  • brenda miller
  • 02-18-22

intriguing

I enjoyed the audio version even more than my original hardback. as I now have sight problems I am audibly re- reading my Goddard collection. I have them all on my bookshelf. I am now wondering what is his interest in Japan. have just finished the book with the Japanese lady detective. I am now deciding my next choice and have pre ordered the next purchase. I hope he reads this and knows how much pleasure his books give.

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  • MIT OrrabaN
  • 10-14-21

Great yarn

Brilliant plot, great characters and the description of the many locations made listening to this book a treat!

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  • Chris (UK)
  • 08-28-21

Gripping from start to finish!

One of Robert Goddard's best stories, brilliantly and convincingly narrated by Gerard Doyle who brings the whole story, with its twists and turns, to life.

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  • jamied
  • 07-04-17

Awful narration

What disappointed you about Dying To Tell?

Awful narration I never got past the first chapter

What was most disappointing about Robert Goddard’s story?

I don't know I never got that far

What didn’t you like about Gerard Doyle’s performance?

Monotonous