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Publisher's Summary

USA Today best-selling author and winner of the RITA Award, Barbara Freethy presents a captivating novel of romance and intrigue. Golden Lies is packed with dark family secrets and passionate love affairs.

An unlikely trio uncovers strange alliances while tracking the whereabouts of a stolen antique. Paige Hathaway is heir to the famous Hathaway antiques emporium. Alyssa Chen is the illegitimate granddaughter of Chinese immigrants. Together with security expert Riley McAllister they become unintentional partners in solving a 50-year-old mystery. As romantic love blooms and loyalties are tested, each struggles to acknowledge his or her own place in society.

Fans are hooked on Freethy's thought-provoking stories, dedication to complex characters and descriptive details. An engaging performance by narrator Julia Gibson enhances the exciting mood of this captivating audiobook.

©2004 Barbara Freethy; (P)2004 Recorded Books LLC

Critic Reviews

"Freethy's smooth prose, spirited storytelling and engaging characters, are sure to send readers on a treasure hunt for the author's backlist books." (Publishers Weekly)
"Freethy...is a master at conveying emotion, and readers who enjoy the lyrical voices of Patricia Gaffney, Kathryn Shay, and Mary Alice Monroe will add her to their list of favorites." (Booklist)

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Good story but the reader is terrible

I listen to a lot of books and can usually listen past the reader, but this reader is SO "sing songy" that it ruins the book. I enjoyed the story, since I enjoy the author but the reader ruins it. Every end of each sentence is drawn out. Terrible.

Read the book, don't listen to it.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Drivel

I can't believe I bought romance-drivel! I was hurrying to purchase a long, unabridged book before a long day in the car. Mindless torture.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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not impressed

disappointed in this author - the style was bland and the plot seemed really contrived. maybe it was just me. true, there was mystery, but when you really don't CARE who did what and why, then what good is that mystery? just flat.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Needs a different narrator

Loved the story line. But the narrator was WAY TO SYRUPY i had to fast foward thru a lot of it

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  • 04-04-16

Poor Narration and Dull Storyline

The narration (or lack of eduting) is very distracting. with long pauses where the narrator is drinking or something. the book goes on too long with a story that is not interesting. nome of the characters are likeable except the Irish Grandma, who is not in the book very much

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cardboard and contrived

Flat. Lifeless. Dull. Save your coin for something better - like an Archie comic or the back of the cereal box. A disappointment given Freethy's previous work.

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  • M
  • Cary, IL, United States
  • 08-05-05

Enjoyed this listen

I really enjoyed this story. I liked the characters, thought the plot was woven together well and the reader was great!

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Great Read

The story was filled with wonderful and diverse characters, a great storyline, romance, and suspense. It kept my attention, and my heart pacing, throughout. If you want a great read, this is the book for you.

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Great Surprise

This book was much better than I expected. The narrator is fantastic.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful