Extended Audio Sample

Download Blood Count Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Blood Count (Unabridged), by Robert Goddard
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (216 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Goddard Narrator: David Rintoul Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 1 votes

There's no such thing as easy money - as surgeon Edward Hammond is about to find out. Thirteen years ago, he performed a lifesaving operation on a Serbian gangster, Dragan Gazi. Gazi is now standing trial for war crimes in the international court in The Hague. After his life was saved, his men went on to slaughter thousands in the Balkan civil wars. Now Gazi's family want more from him: in exchange for keeping Hammond's dirty little secret, they want him to find for them the man who holds the key to all the money Gazi squirreled away before he was locked up. But Italian financier, Marco Piravani, doesn't want to be found, not by Hammond, not by anyone. No sooner has Hammond tracked him down, than Piravani has disappeared again. His pursuit will take him first to The Hague, and then to Milan to find the Italian, and then finally back to the scene of his crime, Belgrade, where he must confront the decisions he once so easily took. Only then will he be able to lay the past to rest....

Here is the breath-taking new race-against-the-clock thriller from the master of the triple-cross - the complete, full-length novel by Robert Goddard, read by David Rintoul.

Download and start listening now!

BK_BBCW_004606

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michele | 2/19/2014

    " This book was awfully slow going - unusually for a Robert Goddard novel as I normally devour them in two days. I think that it's largely down to the fact that I found the protagonist (Edward Hammond) rather cold, and so difficult to like or root for. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gemma Tombs | 2/14/2014

    " As usual I found Goddard's writing historically accurate and compelling, the lead character distinctly more flawed than usual. But I'm coming to find his books frustratingly formulaic. The twist at the end is no longer a surprise; instead I found myself distrusting the rest of the book in anticipation. It's a shame because he's a wonderful writer. It's time to rely on that and not countless (confusing) twists. Still gets four stars though because I expect if this had been the first book of his I'd read, it might have been my favourite. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Ian | 2/14/2014

    " Goddard has been writing potboilers for decades and, for some reason, I continue to read them. his books are the sort which win the WH Smith "Thumping Good Read" Award. Which means there's no good looking in them for deep meaning, wonderful prose or profound insight. Instead, you get an everyman made victim to a conspiracy and which he must puzzle out to save himself. In Blood Count, it's a surgeon who performed a liver transplant on a Serbian warlord who is now under trial at the International Court of Justice. The warlord's daughter blackmails the surgeon into approaching the warlord's ex-accountant as he has control of the family's ill-gotten gains. But it's all a plot within a plot within a plot, and people get murdered and the warlord escapes and... Goddard's books are fast, entertaining reads, and this one, I have to admit, was one of his better ones. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Donna Irwin | 2/1/2014

    " I still like reading Robert Goddard but his novels tend to be a bit dull now - good twists & turns but predictable!! "

  • > Show All
Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations
About the Author
Author Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire and studied history at Cambridge. His first novel, Past Caring, was an instant bestseller. Since then his books have captivated readers worldwide with their edge-of-your-seat pace and their labyrinthine plotting. His first Harry Barnett novel, Into the Blue, won the first WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award and was dramatized for a television show starring John Thaw. His thriller Long Time Coming won an Edgar Award.