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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (458 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford Narrator: Catherine Harvey Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN: 9781427210784
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Annette Remmington, a London art consultant and private dealer, is at the top of her game. She is considered a rising star in the international world of art, and has a roster of wealthy clients who trust her judgment and her business acumen. Her success reaches new heights when a rare and long lost Rembrandt finds its way into her hands, which she restores and sells for top dollar. Called the auction of the year, Annette becomes the most talked about art dealer in the world.

Annette is married to her mentor and personal champion, the much older Marius Remmington. For twenty years, Marius has groomed her into the international art star that she has become, not to mention saving her from a dark and gritty past. She is his pride and joy, and as her best advisor, it's with great care that he hand picks only the best journalist possible to do a profile on his beloved wife in a popular London Sunday newspaper. Jack Chalmers is a bit of a celebrity himself, becoming one of the top journalists of his time. Marius believes only he will be able to capture the true brilliance of his lovely wife. But Marius never intends to put his marriage in jeopardy. How could he have known that the connection between Jack and Annette would ignite so many secrets? And how could he know that Jack would uncover a scandal that could ultimately destroy them all?

Barbara Taylor Bradford does it again in this epic novel of seduction, passion and international intrigue. Playing the game has never been so thrilling.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Catherine Harvey delivers an outstanding reading with a beautiful British accent that establishes the setting… [Bradford] has a genuine talent for creating believable, likeable characters. SoundCommentary.com

  • British actress Catherine Harvey superbly narrates this grand tale of romance, scandal, and international intrigue that will appeal to fans of Bradford and romance novels alike. Library Journal, Starred Review

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diane Johnson | 2/19/2014

    " Not nearly as good as some of her other books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Cogan | 2/15/2014

    " I like easy to read books and always find them a good read. There's usually some twist in the story & even if you think you know what it's going to be I don't think it spoils the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 2/14/2014

    " OK story but all the ends came together in an unbelieveable way. Life is usally not that way!! The story does show that the surface of people's lives is not always what is really happening or the truth. And we should not judge by the outward appearance. "

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

    " Good story, bit of a twist - enjoyable, "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bev | 1/18/2014

    " A fun read, absorbing, but not earth shattering "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa Winnett | 1/7/2014

    " This is the first book I have read from Barbra T Bradford. For most of the book I was very interested in the story line, but at some parts I just couldn't relate to the characters at all. I feel there was a great set up to this book but then it seems as if she just had to end it and that is what she did. It just kind of leaves you wondering "what?" "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janette Burlette | 12/25/2013

    " Barbara T. Bradford always writes a good story. Not quite as sappy as Danielle Steel but the family drama is interesting and holds your interest "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toby | 12/2/2013

    " I like her books. I think she told the story of the art world very well - it kept you guessing most of the time. I would recommend it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary Beth | 10/7/2013

    " This was my first time reading Barbara Taylor Bradford. The plot was interesting, but the dialogue was so stilted and unrealistic that it distracted me from the story. It was like reading a soap opera. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 9/24/2013

    " Great book, romance and suspense. Kept you interested to the very end! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer Stephens | 9/19/2013

    " Unfortunately, this book did not meet my expectations. Some of Bradford's other books have been much better. The characters were trite, repetitive, and did not develop. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 9/11/2013

    " I've been hooked on BTB since I read A Woman of Substance. Some of her more recent books haven't been up to her original standards but Playing the Game seems to put her back in the game. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 7/30/2013

    " First half was slow going, it came around to a nice story. Not as juicy as I like them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 7/21/2013

    " it was a ok book. It took me a while to read it and if a book is great, I will finish it in a few days. it was just a predictable book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet Franzese | 7/16/2013

    " Book takes place in London from March 2007 - Dec 2007 and showcases art dealers. It's a relaxing read with some elements of truth. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria Johnson | 3/26/2013

    " Bradford always writes books with interesting, strong heroines, and this one is no exception. Hiding a past for the main character greatly complicates her successful life and possible happiness. Not as compelling as some of Bradford's other books, but worth reading. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. Bella Cullen 4ever | 3/13/2013

    " It was a really good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia | 3/7/2013

    " Well researched. Lots of really interesting information about impressionist painters and the world of art forgeries. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marijke | 1/23/2013

    " boek was wel ok....was benieuwd wat het grote geheim was van annette..het verhaal leek best spannend maar viel beetje tegen.. las wel lekker maar uiteindelijk was het einde een beetje terleurstellend... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Donna Halloran | 9/23/2012

    " I liked this. The beginning was very captivating, but it became pretty convoluted so that made it a little less enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clare | 12/6/2011

    " Takes place in London... involves art dealers, fake, but very good replica art as well as an entangled love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Mcnab | 10/11/2011

    " Another good book by Barbare Tayler Bradford. The information on the art world and fakes was very interesting, as was the plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 8/3/2011

    " This is the first book by Barbara Taylor Bradford that I have read. Loved the references to art and auctions - overall I enjoyed this book and it's references to London. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karla | 6/28/2011

    " So-so I've read better from this author. Conversation seemed stilted and fake. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eleanor | 6/17/2011

    " A good easy read that has a few twists to keep you interested. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lila | 6/5/2011

    " This writing feels a bit stilted.....the art world....intrigue. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 5/15/2011

    " OK story but all the ends came together in an unbelieveable way. Life is usally not that way!! The story does show that the surface of people's lives is not always what is really happening or the truth. And we should not judge by the outward appearance. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 5/3/2011

    " I've been hooked on BTB since I read A Woman of Substance. Some of her more recent books haven't been up to her original standards but Playing the Game seems to put her back in the game. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 4/23/2011

    " I like easy to read books and always find them a good read. There's usually some twist in the story & even if you think you know what it's going to be I don't think it spoils the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hope | 4/12/2011

    " I like Bradford's books. This one kept me guessing for a very long time.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mandy | 3/23/2011

    " it was a ok book. It took me a while to read it and if a book is great, I will finish it in a few days. it was just a predictable book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Milly | 2/27/2011

    " Bit disappointed in the ending of this book. Somewhat predictable so that even the "twist" to the story wasn't that great. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Toby | 2/1/2011

    " I like her books. I think she told the story of the art world very well - it kept you guessing most of the time. I would recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tania | 1/24/2011

    " randomly chosen from the library shelves this afternoon.

    book 12 of 2011 - aim 133 books for 2011 "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharla | 1/14/2011

    " The story/plot in this book was excellent, but I found the dialog to be a little cheesy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janet | 1/12/2011

    " Book takes place in London from March 2007 - Dec 2007 and showcases art dealers. It's a relaxing read with some elements of truth. "

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