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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (413 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert Goddard Narrator: David Rintoul Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN:
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One unremarkable winter morning, civil servant Richard Eusden is on his way to work in London when he is intercepted by his ex-wife, Gemma. She has sad news of his old friend, her other ex-husband, Marty Hewitson. Marty is dying, but needs one last favour done for him now, today, at once. Eusden reluctantly agrees.

But what should be a simple errand soon turns into a race for life - his and Marty's. It takes him across Belgium, Germany and Denmark and on into the Nordic heart of a mystery that somehow connects Marty's long-dead grandfather, Clem Hewitson, a police officer, with the tragic fate of the Russian Royal Family, murdered ninety years earlier. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Lou | 2/11/2014

    " Intricate plot, plenty of suspense, added historical interest with the question of Anastasia. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Penny | 2/5/2014

    " proof that good authors can write terrible books! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 2/2/2014

    " The good things about this book were the mystery - it's all historically accurate according to the author's note and I really enjoy that kind of thing. The bad thing was the protagonist. He's presented as a civil servant doing the same job for decades and suddenly he's making decisions that keep him in danger without a strong reason. He seems the sort of person to see all the cloak and dagger stuff as nonsense and yet we're expected to believe that he stays involved when the mystery has little to do with him personally and there is no significant gain to be had by staying involved. I didn't buy it and got a little irritated with the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lam | 2/2/2014

    " I've read every one of Robert Goddard's mystery novels. This is the latest. He is a masterful plotter and a graceful writer. That said, I didn't think this one was quite as good as most of the others--not so many ingenious plot twists. The title is clever. And the reader doesn't find out until the last words of the novel what it means. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michel | 1/24/2014

    " Very well written, keeps you in suspense, and then stretches credibility so thin you want to throw the book "out the window of a speeding car" as Doug would put it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jojo | 1/15/2014

    " Similar plot to Sea Change but this time set in Scandanavia using the Anastasia story as its thread. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 12/30/2013

    " Wildly implausible, of course, but highly entertaining - you want nothing more than to try to keep pace with Goddard as he takes you on the ride. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 11/21/2013

    " This was a bit long winded, a good book, but it just seemed to go on for ages and not get anywhere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fiona Watson | 10/28/2013

    " Fairly typical Robert Goddard - plenty of twists and turns, but I have to admit I got a bit lost along the way... But an entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen Hayes | 7/11/2013

    " What Robert Goddard does best - a mystery in the past with repercussions in the present. In this case, the mystery of what happened to the Russian royal family, and their link with Anna Anderson. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony | 2/8/2013

    " GOOD READ. A BIT SLOW TO START WITH.A lot of funny names. however once into it its really good. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karen wadey | 1/30/2013

    " boring just don't bother!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne | 1/6/2013

    " If you like anything to do with Anastasia, you'll like this. It's a spin off from the did she survive story, but she's interwoven in the mystery. Pretty entertaining. Held my interest, but I didnt think the author was an exceptional story teller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adrienne | 11/8/2012

    " It's a thoughtful mystery based on an historical mystery- well-written, fun, and intriguing because of the history of the Romanovs and whether or not Anastasia survived the massacre. I liked it and will read more of Goddard's novels. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Scott | 8/15/2012

    " Quite typical Goddard-so far. Almost certainly not one of his top 10%. However, I'm only half way through and would say it does have the Goddard 'stuff', albeit more in keeping with his more recent work. A bit lighter, but entertaining for sure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela Vernoum | 12/29/2011

    " Not my usual kind of read and I did find it a bit of a drag at times "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Renee | 12/1/2011

    " I really could not get into this book at all. It had a slow, depressing start, and seemed very dull and predictable. I made it about halfway through chapter 3 before abandoning ship. Maybe it could appeal to someone with a lot of time on their hands or has no desire for a fresh or exciting plotline. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynne | 5/11/2011

    " If you like anything to do with Anastasia, you'll like this. It's a spin off from the did she survive story, but she's interwoven in the mystery. Pretty entertaining. Held my interest, but I didnt think the author was an exceptional story teller. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Lou | 4/14/2011

    " Intricate plot, plenty of suspense, added historical interest with the question of Anastasia. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Helen | 1/23/2011

    " Typical Robert Goddard - full of action, twists and turns and conspiracies and a guaranteed good read - the backdrop to this one is the Anastasia mystery. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 11/21/2010

    " This was a bit long winded, a good book, but it just seemed to go on for ages and not get anywhere. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tony | 9/17/2010

    " GOOD READ. A BIT SLOW TO START WITH.A lot of funny names. however once into it its really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 6/30/2010

    " What Robert Goddard does best - a mystery in the past with repercussions in the present. In this case, the mystery of what happened to the Russian royal family, and their link with Anna Anderson. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah | 3/22/2010

    " I found that there was little depth to the characters; the storyline was nothing amazingly special.. But it kept me entertained! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 3/5/2010

    " OK read, interesting story, but all those swedish, danish , finnish names just don't stick.I just got confused by the end who was who and why .. "

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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.

About the Narrator

David Rintoul is a stage and television actor. A former student of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, he has worked extensively with the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has also appeared regularly on BBC television, starring as Mr. Darcy in the 1980 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and as Doctor Finlay in the television series of the same name.