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  • The Game You Played

  • By: Anni Taylor
  • Narrated by: Zindzi Okenyo
  • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (1,545 ratings)
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The Game You Played

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Summary

It's a blindingly hot summer. International visitors surge into Sydney's Darling Harbour. Two-year-old Tommy is sailing his toy boat in the park there with his mother Phoebe. Tommy vanishes into thin air. The following winter, taunting notes written as nursery rhymes begin arriving at his parents' home.

Little Boy Blue, where did you go? Who led you away? Only I know...

The police believe the messages are just a cruel prank. But Phoebe becomes obsessed with tracking down the writer of the rhymes. Her marriage ends up shattering.

When the shocking identity of the writer is discovered, Phoebe's desperate race for the truth has only just begun.

ANNI TAYLOR lives on The Central Coast, north of Sydney, Australia, with her partner and four boys. Her thriller novels include Stranger in the Woods, Birds in Flight and Poison Orchids.

©2016 Anni Taylor (P)2022 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

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Gripping and complex

A gripping story from the outset with twist after twist, I love the way the narrative switches between different characters, I would recommend this audio book

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Kept me guessing!!

Loved the story, I didn’t guess it so perfect! Worth a listen. Will definitely looking for another book by the author.

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Rollercoaster

Wow … just when you think you know .. you don’t!
I suspected sooo many characters and thought mid way through this needs to come to an end now surely we know who it is!
Even at the end of this story here’s still lots of twists and turns! One hell of a rollercoaster and I really enjoyed it.
Read well by Zindzi

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Keeps you guessing until the end, good story plot

I really liked the characters, easy to follow and picture for yourself. Keeps you guessing

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Brilliant

I listened to this everyday going to and from work. Absolutely fantastic listen, I did not expect that ending

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very good

a really good story, a bit long winded at times but helped with the story, narrator was excellent.

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I wasn’t sure if like it…

I wasn’t sure I’d like this one but it soon got going and I couldn’t stop listening! Nice twist at the end that I didn’t see coming

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Interesting listening

Good story. Plenty of twist to the plot. I enjoyed it very much. Well worth a read

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why not two narrators

Interesting subject matter, told from two points of view. the start (about 30%) and ending (from 70%ish) was strong yet rather outlandish and unbelievable finish. The middle was poor, repetitive and a drag.

I also think the book would have been better having a female narrator from the female perspective and male narrator for the male perspective.

The book could have shortened by quite a bit.

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the game you played

love the sorry was on the edge of my seat all the way through

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