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The Liar Audiobook

The Liar

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Publisher's Summary

The extraordinary new novel by the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Collector.

Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions....

The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn't just dead. He never really existed.

Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows - and threatens Griff as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning....

©2015 by Nora Roberts (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved

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    Maureen 04-29-15
    Maureen 04-29-15
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    "Not a great book."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Usually fans of Nora Roberts Romance/Dramas. But I'm not sure this time.


    Has The Liar turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    What three words best describe January LaVoy’s performance?

    Good except for Child's.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    Any additional comments?

    The performance was pretty good. But the Southern accents become grating and progressively more difficult to listen to. The story is less than stellar and so predictable.

    30 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    jennifer BROOKLYN, NY, United States 06-12-15
    jennifer BROOKLYN, NY, United States 06-12-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Insufferable"

    So formulaic, sappy and annoying.
    The performance... I couldn't take the baby talk either. And the stereotypical Southern accents and Southern-isms.
    What's to LIKE about this book? Not much.This book is basically a Hallmark channel movie. The story is entertaining enough in its simple and predictable way, but is almost too irritating to get through. I'm about halfway through and can't go any further.

    29 of 30 people found this review helpful
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    laurie 04-19-15
    laurie 04-19-15 Member Since 2009
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    "Enjoyed it but figured it out too early."

    Always love her books. I just wish I hadn't figured it out so early. Instead of spending the book wondering "who did it, "I spent the book wondering how the mystery would be solved. Maybe that was her intent, and if so, she succeeded. I still enjoyed the book immensely.

    25 of 26 people found this review helpful
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    MLT 04-28-15
    MLT 04-28-15 Member Since 2012
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    "15 hour story that should have been 2"

    It just goes on and on and on. . Like listening to a bunch of chickens clucking in a hen house. It started with potential, but it's like listening to a scenic tour of the desert salt flats, pretty soon it's not hard to guess what's up ahead. Even towards the end when the tension finally starts to build and go somewhere, it prematurely climaxes and just leaves you feeling unsatisfied... Overall it's vanilla.

    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Donna 04-19-15
    Donna 04-19-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Not Nora Roberts best. "

    The story was just OK. I found the plot lacked her usual suspense and was very predictable.

    33 of 35 people found this review helpful
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    Beth O'Neill 05-01-15 Member Since 2009
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    "So sappy"

    Pablum. Pure saccharine. Completely predictable. Unrealistically perfect characters. Uninteresting. It got lots of great reviews which, for the life of me, I don't understand. This is a romance novel.

    39 of 42 people found this review helpful
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    Cheryl D. Davidson FREMONT, CALIFORNIA 04-17-15
    Cheryl D. Davidson FREMONT, CALIFORNIA 04-17-15 Member Since 2014

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    "not really fast enough can predict script etc"

    more of mushy romance novel. not thriller at all should have looked at genre first. thought it was murder mystery. just love story where everything is perfect

    61 of 67 people found this review helpful
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    ScratchGolfer 04-21-15 Member Since 2007
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    "Not Worth Your Time"
    What disappointed you about The Liar?

    The story read like it was written for a 5 year old. The narrator was awful with a very FAKE Southern accent. I tried putting it on FAST play but it was still unpalatable. I should have known better than pick a Nora Roberts book in the first place. I don't think any man would enjoy listening to it. Never again.


    Has The Liar turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes. Also, certainly from this author or narrator.


    Would you be willing to try another one of January LaVoy’s performances?

    Never never never.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Liar?

    Everything involving the kid.


    Any additional comments?

    Bad bad bad choice. Yuck!

    37 of 41 people found this review helpful
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    J. Gilbert 04-27-15
    J. Gilbert 04-27-15

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    "Baby Talk Annoying"
    Would you listen to The Liar again? Why?

    Good story but found the baby talk annoying and distracting. Did not add any nutritional value to the story line.


    28 of 31 people found this review helpful
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    Janis from Oregon 04-15-15

    Janis in Oregon

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    "Good Story with Obvious Plot"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend it for the good characters and strong dialogue. However, the book's ending was apparent from the very beginning of the book. The fact that none of the characters in the book ever voiced the possibility of it ending this way - really - was not believable and became tedious. So I would recommend the book with caution.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was obvious from the first minutes of the book. I went through 16 hours of the story to get to the ending I could see coming from a mile away.


    What does January LaVoy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She does a good job with the Southern accents and female character differentiation. However, her male character voices were less pleasant.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The family interactions were well written.


    Any additional comments?

    I usually enjoy Nora's stand alone books, but this one had a tired, and over-used, plot that was obvious and she used a plot device that was used in Hot Rocks, one of the "In Death" books, so I saw that coming too.

    40 of 48 people found this review helpful
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  • kate
    Regina, SK, Canada
    4/16/15
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    "One big yawn"

    It was obvious from the beginning where this story would lead. The narration leaves much to be desired. I cringed every time I heard the child's voice. Speaking of said child, she was a perfect little girl and it got irritating real quick. Nora Roberts has written some interesting thrillers but this wasn't one of them. I think it's time to stop supporting Ms Robert's writing factory.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Jehanna
    London UK
    3/8/16
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    "Good as ever"

    It's Nora Roberts usual feel good story, like wearing a favourite old and comfortable pair of jeans, but no less good for all that. The narration is excellent especially Cally's voice- she can really make her sound like a little girl.

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  • Sunshine
    HORSHAM, West Sussx
    2/17/16
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    "BRILLIANT!!!!"

    This story was just brilliant!!! Intrigue, drama, heartache, romance, humor, thriller suspense, it is all wrapped up in this beautiful and gripping story. Heartwarming characters.

    The narrator was brilliant too. She was absolutely a joy to listen too

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Stephanie
    Salisbury, United Kingdom
    12/1/15
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    "Classic Nora!"

    As always, wonderful characters (plucky female lead, brilliant love interest, wonderful (and frighteningly realistic) family), a villain and above all else, a plot with a twist!

    This is the first audiobook I'd heard January LaVoy and I was pleasantly surprised. The voices were all very well done, the inflection and intonation was captivating and I soon found myself speaking in a "Southern Belle" accent. It annoyed my husband, but that's the sign of a good narrator and I'll certainly be finding other books narrated by January.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • carlo1954
    Northern Ireland
    11/12/15
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    "Enjoyable listen and good story line."

    The story was enhanced by the narrator's ability to give a voice to every character and emotion in the book. This made the unfolding story very dramatic and more compelling to listen to what was coming next. This has been the best audible book that I have bought. This narrator could make a phone directory sound intriguing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Chicago USA
    8/20/15
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    "excellent"

    Could not stop listening, powerful, gripping and emotional. A definate recommendation for a great listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs J Clarke
    5/28/15
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    "Wonderful"

    This story was beautifully narrated and was a definite page turner. Not many books make me cry but the end of this one had me in tears. Well worth a listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • rosa
    southampton, United Kingdom
    5/6/15
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    "Gripping"
    What made the experience of listening to The Liar the most enjoyable?

    Clever storyline and very well read. I like the mixture of mistery and romance and Nora Roberts is the best.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • G
    BLANDFORD FORUM, United Kingdom
    4/29/15
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    "As Lulu19 said - Fabulous!"
    If you could sum up The Liar in three words, what would they be?

    A delightful story


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Liar?

    Shelby's return to her family with her little girl - you could feel the loving family embrace them


    What does January LaVoy bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    Her different voices and accents brought the whole book to life


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I thought the whole book was lovely


    Any additional comments?

    I love the Nora Roberts' books that have a bit of a thriller about them rather than straight forward romance and this book had it all. It left me with a lovely happy feeling

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Annie
    Montignac sur Charente, France
    4/28/15
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    "Couldn't finish this one"
    Would you try another book written by Nora Roberts or narrated by January LaVoy?

    No. The reading of the small child was so simpering and I hated the southern accent of the main character


    What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Made the main character more appealling - I only listened to about three hours


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of January LaVoy?

    I don't know


    You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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