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Truth Audiobook
Truth
Written by: 
Peter Temple
Narrated by: 
Michael Carman
Truth Audiobook

Truth

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Publisher's Summary

Here is the eagerly awaited sequel to the international best-selling The Broken Shore.

At the close of a long day, Inspector Stephen Villani stands in the bathroom of a luxury apartment high above the city. In the glass bath, a young woman lies dead, a panic button within reach. So begins the sequel to Peter Temple's best-selling masterpiece, The Broken Shore, winner of the Gold Dagger for Best Crime Award.

Villani's life is his work. It is his identity, his calling, his touchstone. But now, over a few sweltering summer days, as fires burn across the state and his superiors and colleagues scheme and jostle, he finds all the certainties of his life are crumbling. Truth is a novel about a man, a family, a city. It is about violence, murder, love, corruption, honor and deceit. And it is about truth.

©2009 The Text Publishing Co Australia.; (P)2009 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"...Truth is both confronting and electrifying. It is Temple's best book." - The Age

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    Evan Subiaco, Australia 01-18-10
    Evan Subiaco, Australia 01-18-10 Member Since 2016
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    "Masterpiece"

    If "The Broken Shore" was Temple's evolution from the world of hard-boiled crime fiction to poignant crime drama, then "Truth" is his evolution from poignant crime drama to crime epic masterpiece. No longer content with small settings and particular crimes, with "Truth" Temple takes on the institutions charged with fighting crimes - the police, state politics and the money men behind the politicians. What emerges is a complex narrative that follows the head of the Victorian state homicide unit as he tries to negotiate the continuance of his career amongst a crumbling family life and a case with too many political implications. "Truth" paints a very vivid portrait of the crime scene in Victoria, and those responsible for policing homicides - and in that way stands out far above its contemporaries in Australian crime fiction more interested in police procedurals or unstoppable private investigators. Highly recommended for those of you who watched and enjoyed "The Wire".

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mick Beaumaris, Australia 10-20-10
    Mick Beaumaris, Australia 10-20-10 Member Since 2010
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    "wonderful writing on every level"

    More than just a crime novel, this work is a literary classic. Beleivable characters, supurb plot but best of all, the most creative use of dialogue you could imagine. Temple says as much in a few words as others do in a chapter. Having driven for nearly 4 hours, I parked my car around the corner of my house and sat there listening to the last two hours of this book. Absolutely brilliant

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    12/31/15
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    "Gritty, dark and utterly brilliant!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes and without hesitation. A thriller with NO unbelievable characters, NO implausible plots with gaping holes and NO quarter given in the relentless impact of the language used and the sheer grit of the delicious Aussie prose. Peter Temple is wonderful and so is Michael Carmen the narrator.What an unbeatable combination.


    What other book might you compare Truth to, and why?

    So hard to find any other books to compare with Peter Temple. He writes in such a distinctly 'different' way to any other author. For sheer quality of this genre, I would look to James Lee Burke and his Dave Robicheaux novels narrated by Will Patton or James Ellroy.


    What about Michael Carman’s performance did you like?

    I loved the whole presentation of this book by a very, very talented narrator. He does real credit to the novel and I'm sure it was pretty challenging at times,to say the least! So many different and distinct voices and he makes such a terrific job of the female ones too. Perfection!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES but it's complex and at times it does call for real concentration and occasional re-winds, or at least it did in my case as I don't keep up with pacey plots and numerous characters as well as I used to! One sitting? No not possible for this listener.


    Any additional comments?

    Get ready for loads of profanities and dark, dark humour. This is the authentic and every day language of men on the front line who almost on a daily basis have to deal with sordid crimes and totally ruthless villains. Add to this mix a heady dose of corruption, flawed and bent policemen and politicians and more than the odd murder....welcome to the world of Inspector Steve Villani. Just a final note if this is your first Peter Temple. Don't be put off by the clipped and dark prose or the fact that the story-line jumps about more than a bit at first. This may be challenging to begin with BUT DO STICK WITH IT. This is a great novel in every way and well worth the effort. Once you're into it you'll hopefully love it as much as I do. Get ready too for some real laughs too and they're all down to the colourful language and the inimitable Aussie way with words! Great fun.

    Recommend 'The Broken Shore' by Peter Temple. Fabulous!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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