October 31, 2011

Playing the Game by Barbara Taylor Bradford


  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN-10: 0312578083
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? - quoted from Amazon.com 


This was my first audio book that I have ever listened to. I picked this one to be my first because I really like Barbara Taylor Bradford's Emma Harte series. I really enjoyed this book. I liked getting to know Annette. From the beginning I knew there was something in the past that was a problem but could not put my finger on it. As the book went on it got more and more interesting until I did not want to stop listening. I liked how the mystery of the forged art work kind of tied in with Annette's past at the end. I thought the ending of the book was perfect, but I won't give away any details - just that it was the perfect ending. I thought the narrator did a good job - I could listen to someone with an English accent talk all day long. So in ending this was the perfect audio book for me to start with. 5 Stars.

2 comments:

  1. I haven't heard about this book but it sounds like a good audiobook to listen to on my drive to work.

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