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The Book of Lies Audiobook
The Book of Lies
Written by: 
Brad Meltzer
Narrated by: 
Scott Brick
The Book of Lies Audiobook

The Book of Lies

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Publisher's Summary

Brad Meltzer - author of the number-one New York Times best seller The Book of Fate - returns with his most thrilling and emotionally powerful novel to date.

In Chapter Four of the Bible, Cain kills Abel. It is the world's most famous murder. But the Bible is silent about one key detail: the weapon Cain used to kill his brother. That weapon is still lost to history.

In 1932, Mitchell Siegel was killed by three gunshots to his chest. While mourning, his son dreamed of a bulletproof man and created the world's greatest hero: Superman. And like Cain's murder weapon, the gun used in this unsolved murder has never been found.

Until now.

Today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cal Harper comes face-to-face with his family's greatest secret: his long-lost father, who's been shot with a gun that traces back to Mitchell Siegel's 1932 murder. But before Cal can ask a single question, he and his father are attacked by a ruthless killer tattooed with the anicent markings of Cain. And so begins the chase for the world's first murder weapon.

What does Cain, history's greatest villain, have to do with Superman, the world's greatest hero? And what do two murders, committed thousands of years apart, have in common? This is the mystery at the heart of Brad Meltzer's riveting and utterly intriguing new thriller.

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    Doug 10-06-08
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    "sooo boring"

    Based on a little known (for good reason) fact but just filling pages because he knows we'll buy it. I hate being this predictable.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    JoAnn MILLVILLE, NJ, United States 09-18-08
    JoAnn MILLVILLE, NJ, United States 09-18-08 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointing"

    Gave one star review for the excellent performance by Scott Brick...
    Wish I could get my money back for this one!!??

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 09-12-08
    Richard Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 09-12-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Liar"

    The name says it all. A book of lies! Superman meets Cain who slew Abel and was rewarded instead of punished and other biblical silliness. If you are a republican zealot, you may make some sense of this. But should you have a brain, avoid it.

    11 of 24 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Ankeny, IA, USA 04-14-09
    Robert Ankeny, IA, USA 04-14-09
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    "YAWN"

    Everyone else sums this up pretty well, but here's something new. The narrator, Scott Brick, sounds like Calculon from Futurama. At some points, he sounds a lot like Vincent Price, who is actually referenced in the text. Spooky.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    usagent2umom 04-05-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent"

    I enjoyed listening to this book from start to finish. I usually on listen to audio books when driving or walking my dogs. I couldn't wait unitl I got to the end. It was very surprising.

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    Katrijn GentBelgium 02-16-09
    Katrijn GentBelgium 02-16-09
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    "great idea, poor ending"

    I enjoyed listening to this audiobook a lot. But why give an original idea (it made me want to know how much of the superman history is real) such a clich? ending?

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jilayne Racine, WI, USA 02-03-09
    Jilayne Racine, WI, USA 02-03-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Brad Meltzer does it again"

    Brad Meltzer is my all type favorite author.
    He does it again with book of lies. The ending is especially good.Scott Brick as the narrator, is a treat as always.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Erica Gilbert, AZ, USA 01-05-09
    Erica Gilbert, AZ, USA 01-05-09
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    "This was such a fun book"

    I heard about this book on the Glenn Beck program so I thought that I would check it out. It was really really good as long as you are not expecting a Da Vinci code. It is a little slow to get started but once it does it is a really fun read.

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    Allistair Calgary, Alberta, Canada 11-01-08
    Allistair Calgary, Alberta, Canada 11-01-08
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    "Interesting premise"

    Cleverly written, you have an idea where the book is heading, but always keeps you guessing

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lourdes Kenner, LA, USA 10-16-08
    Lourdes Kenner, LA, USA 10-16-08
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    "The Book of Lies"

    This is the first Brad Meltzer book I've listened to - can't wait for the next !

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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