• Closed Circle

  • By: Robert Goddard
  • Narrated by: Bill Wallis
  • Length: 12 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-09-12
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Audible Studios
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.6 (61 ratings)

Summary

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. A chance meeting on deck brings them a tempting new target in the shape of Miss Charnwood and her niece, the beautiful Diana, only child of the immensely wealthy Fabian Charnwood.
©1993 Robert and Vaunda Goddard (P)2012 AudioGO Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By Kirstine on 02-05-18

More twist & turns than a corkscrew

I’ve enjoyed most of the authors books over the years and have a vague recollection that I listened to this book on audio tapes over 20 years ago. One of the few benefits of my ageing memory is that I’d forgotten the story and so could be taken again on this rollercoaster of skullduggery as two fortune hunters get caught up in an intrigue of epic proportions. Twists and turns in the plot abound intermingled with an imaginative speculation as to the real cause of the First World War.

A most enjoyable book admirably narrated by Bill Wallis.

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4 out of 5 stars
By mollyeyre on 16-02-18

Well written

This was an excellent tale of murder, mayhem and trickery and did keep my interest as the characters were so well developed and the plot skillfully executed. BUT ..... I wasn't very comfortable with the characters and their doubtful morals.

I am glad I read it though, but it is not Mr Goddard's finest in my opinion, not because of the writing or the plot but just because I felt bad about the main characters.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Zaubermond on 27-12-17

Love Goddard but hated this book

I've enjoyed all the Goddard books I've read until this one. I found the writing to be a bit overwrought, the characters wholly unlikable and self indulgent, and the plot contrived. The dialogue is extraordinarily trite throughout and the excessive touristic scene painting of Venice tedious. The love scenes are laugh out loud hilarious. It surprised me in the most unpleasant way to find Goddard had written this book. In fact, I wondered several times if he had "farmed this one out." If you're new to reading his novels, try another. Bill Wallis is a wonderful narrator capable of epitomizing a vast range of characters, though his pronunciation can occasionally be eccentric.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Lorriee on 14-12-13

No Redemption.

Well written and well plotted, most of the characters in this book have little conscience or redeeming qualities.. Perhaps, I've met too many like-minded individuals in my professional career, as those in this novel, and as such, I found them as distasteful as characters in a book as clients in a legal field, and I am not be able to recommend the book as entertaining, unless of course, one tends to enjoy saying, "Oh, there you are again, I thought I was done with you and your ilk."

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