In Lisa Gardner's second short story, after the New York Times bestseller The 7th Month, Detective D.D. Warren takes on her most intimidating assignment yet: a fifty-minute class meant to educate a horde of bloodthirsty thriller writers on the ways of actual police work. Yet sometimes life really does imitate fiction, as D.D. takes the writers through the reality of one of her most twisted cases - a case that involves a seedy motel room, drugs, prostitution...and a severed leg.
With Gardner's trademark suspense, sharp observations, and thrilling storytelling, 3 Truths and a Lie is a fascinating chapter in D.D.'s storied career.
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The short story was very enjoyable... it only I'd stopped there. The story is followed by a couple of sample chapters from Gardner's next release. The first chapter is something I wish I could un-hear. The description of the experience was way too graphic for me.
I listened to approximately 30 minutes of this and was so annoyed with the narrator's interpretation that I had to quit. It was awful. I think I might try actually reading this one. I feel like the content is there, but Ms. Kirsten's portrayal is grossly off and does it no justice. My apology to the author.
What a fun romp, if you can call a gruesome little detective story a romp. It's the perfect blend of narrator with the story to create a truly fun listen. Plus, it's super short, so it's good to listen in between longer books.
I love the set up of the detective presenting her most memorable case to a group of writers. It made the listener feel like they were in the room. So much fun.
Yes. It's a story.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
...crime novel authors at a conference. This one hour short story is about one of Warren's cases. She engages her audience to get their input on what she should have done next at each point in the case. Kirsten Potter does her normal great job of narration. The short story is free at Audible. The short story is followed by the first two chapters of Find Her, the D. D. Warren thriller to be released on Feb. 9, 2016.
what a fun story!
my first DD Warren, many more coming to my library
not every story is educational and comedy at the 1 hour crrime class
Say something about yourself!
Listened for Fun (Off my Audible Shelf)
Overall Rating: 4.25
Story Rating: 4.50
Character Rating: 4.00
Audio Rating: 5.00 (not part of the overall rating)
Novella Tweet-Length Thoughts: Three Truths and a Lie was a fun, quick listen that made me want to go to Writer's Police Academy. Great way to get to know DD Warren!
Narrated By Kirsten Potter / Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
Kirsten did a great job with the narration. This was basically all DD and she nailed what I thought she would sound like. I am going to have to get the ones that I am missing on audiobook (this is a series that I have skipped around on).
Part of my Read It, Rate It, File It, DONE! Reviews
I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.
Detective D. D. Warren is asked to do a short class for authors of suspense thrillers. She speaks about a case she had solved lately and asks the participants to figure out what are three truths and a lie in the scenario. It's clever and I liked that Karen Slauter was involved.
When my younger sister learned to read'd beg me to listen as she brought words on the page to life. That's how I got addicted ....
This was so engaging that I couldn't wait for the nexft chapter .. and then it was over. Good listen, even if it is is short!
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