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The Darkest Lie Audiobook

The Darkest Lie

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Forced to his knees in agony whenever he speaks the truth, Gideon can recognize any lie--until he captures Scarlet, a demon-possessed immortal who claims to be his long-lost wife. He doesn't remember the beautiful female, much less wedding - or bedding - her. But he wants to...almost as much as he wants her.

But Scarlet is a keeper of nightmares too dangerous to roam free. A future with her might mean ultimate ruin, especially as Gideon's enemies draw closer - and the truth threatens to destroy all he's come to love.

©2010 Gena Showalter (P)2010 Audible, Inc.

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    Dominque 08-09-16
    Dominque 08-09-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Best so far"

    This was the best so far in the series! It had a few twists and a few moments that weren't predictable which made it so much more enjoyable! Loving how the story is progressing!

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    Jameson 05-13-16
    Jameson 05-13-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not as good as others"

    Gideon's tale is not as exciting as the others but still very enjoyable, good read.

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    roseystone 04-27-16
    roseystone 04-27-16 Member Since 2014
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    "so good Gideon"

    this was so good downloading the next one right now. I did notice the narrator would pronouce the same word differently sometimes but I figured it out so no biggy

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    Malinda Phoenix, AZ, United States 03-26-16
    Malinda Phoenix, AZ, United States 03-26-16 Member Since 2011

    I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)

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    "Great addition to the series :D"

    4.5-5 stars

    This was a great story...I think my favorite of the series so far. I really liked both Gideon and Scarlet and I loved their story.

    Scarlet is the daughter of Rhea, the wife of Cronos, the King of the Titans. Unfortunately, Scarlet was the product of Rhea having an affair so both Cronos and Rhea hate Scarlet for something that wasn't her fault. Scarlet was born in Tartarus (prison of the gods) after the Titans were imprisoned and didn't have a good life (especially being imprisoned with Cronos and Rhea). She was also used as a host to the demon of Nightmares and once she escaped Tartarus, she went to Earth and now resides in Budapest, close to the LotU fortress.

    Gideon is one of the immortal warriors that were responsible for opening Pandora's box and releasing the demons inside. As a way to imprison the demons and provide punishment for the warriors, the gods decided to make the warriors hosts to the demons. Gideon is host to the demon of lies and experiences great pain and weakness if he tells the truth.

    Cronos wants the LotU to hunt down some of the prisoners from Tartarus that have demons in them. They all know that the hunters want to capture any demon inhabited humans and so they're alright with helping Cronos, hopefully getting the new demon host people to help them. Scarlet is in Budapest and so the LotU decide they need to capture her because she's too dangerous to be free so close to their fortress. They capture her but when she's in their dungeons, she communicates through dreams to Gideon. She gets him to come see her and then drops the bomb on him that they were married. Gideon might have thought she was nuts but she reminds him of someone and there's a pull between them that he can't deny. Gideon isn't able to get much more out of her and decides to attempt to win her trust by taking her away from the fortress and spending time with her alone.

    Things are interesting because Gideon must tell lies when he speaks. Thankfully, the book itself helps to translate some of the "Gideon speak" and once you get the hang of it, it's kind of fun to keep up with. Gideon is a good guy and he doesn't trust Scarlet at first but there are reasons for it. As the keeper of Lies, Gideon can usually tell when anyone (even gods) are telling the truth or lying. With Scarlet, for some reason, Gideon can't tell if she's telling the truth or not and it makes him leery. That doesn't last very long though and soon Gideon doesn't care about their past, he just wants to be in Scarlet's future. Scarlet isn't so sure though, partially because of their mysterious past and partially because of outside influences that could cause major issues for them both (like Rhea). They do have to get through some tough situations, but Gideon and Scarlet are able to work through things and end the story with a well deserved HEA together.

    I greatly enjoyed this story. I liked both Gideon and Scarlet and was pretty much rooting for them from the beginning. I loved how their mysterious past came together and all...that was unexpected but worked well for me. Overall, any complaints are small, I loved the MCs and the story was great and kept me engaged. This is my favorite addition to the series so far. I'd recommend this story and series. :D

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    Amazon Customer 05-29-15 Member Since 2015
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    "I loved to hate it. (sike)"

    It was another excellent addition to this series. I LOVED IT! It kept me on the end of my seat like a good movie.

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    Amazon Customer 03-08-15
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    "lies are amazing"

    this was a wonderful story in all aspects. it made me excited, happy, frustrated and laughing constantly. I will no doubt read it again.

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    N. Raine San Francisco Bay Area 02-12-14
    N. Raine San Francisco Bay Area 02-12-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Watch out - its just a bad romance"
    What would have made The Darkest Lie better?

    I couldn't listen past the first few chapters. It's deeply repetitive, based on the worst romance formulas. I hate characters like this. Stupid, stubborn, thoughtless. They only exist to "move the plot forward". Very boring.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Gena Showalter again?

    No.


    What didn’t you like about Max Bellmore’s performance?

    He reads every sentence as though it were a headline. Way over the top. I feel I'm being yelled at.


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

    Disappointed. It seemed like a fun idea, but very poorly executed. I expected better from a "recommended" book.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm trying to get my credit back for this book.

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    Melanie Radnor, OH, United States 11-05-13
    Melanie Radnor, OH, United States 11-05-13

    I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and/or listening to mostly paranormal and fantasy.

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    "I love Gideon and Scarlet"

    I enjoyed this book, although "Gideon Speak" could get annoying at times. I really liked Scarlett. She had a great personality.

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    BluBumbleB 10-15-13
    BluBumbleB 10-15-13 Member Since 2016

    Audible OBSESSED!

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    "This was really an exception to the norm..."

    The demon of Lies, hmmm, what can I say, this book was somewhat different compared to the others...dare I say mediocre in comparison??? That hurts me to say, because I LOVE the Lords! It took me way too long to get into it when usually I'm hooked from word one! The funny thing was that the sum of its parts didn't add up to much, but separately the different story lines throughout were interesting and funny (Strider).

    The main story which focused on Gideon didn't really snag my attention until the last few hours. I think this was partially due to the strange way Gideon has to speak...in double negatives and "opposites"backwards talk...and it's just too much to decipher when there are several other characters also speaking or thinking, and when I'm just trying to lose myself in the story...yeah, it wasn't happening. But FYI, there were some pretty hot and heavy sexy love scenes between Gideon and his love interest.

    I'm six books deep into this series so there's no turning back now, nor would I want to end my SuperFan allegiance to the LOTU! I'm pretty sure the next story--Amun's and then Strider's story will be really good. This is still a very credit worth series, but, I probably wouldn't spend a credit on this one.

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    DebKoo Houston, TX, United States 03-21-13
    DebKoo Houston, TX, United States 03-21-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I was completely LOST!"
    What would have made The Darkest Lie better?

    Probably if I had read the previous books in the series.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Twice Tempted by Jeaniene Frost.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Nothing


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

    Confusion


    Any additional comments?

    When I got this book I did not know it was part of a series. This book was not like books from Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire Mysteries, and Jeaniene Frost's Night Huntress Series, which are all good stand alone books. I was completely lost throughout this book. The book read like I was supposed to already know the characters and the plot. Maybe if I had read the previous books I would have liked it more. But, I don't know that I want to. Probably not.

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