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The Appearance of Truth Audiobook

The Appearance of Truth

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Publisher's Summary

When 30-year-old Lisa Forster begins to trace her family tree, she discovers her birth certificate belonged to a baby who died at four months old and is not in fact her own. Her apparently happy middle class upbringing was a myth and her parents had a dark secret.

With Pete Laundon's help, Lisa sets about searching for the truth. She follows up all possible routes, until with no options left she goes to the newspapers for help. After 30 years, who if anyone knows: Who is Lisa Forster? Why was she never told? And who was the baby who died?

The Appearance of Truth is the gripping tale of one woman's search for identity.

©2013 Rosemary J. Kind (P)2017 Rosemary J. Kind

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    rhonda walker 05-26-17
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    "Emotional, touching story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Appearance of Truth to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Appearance of Truth?

    There was more than one. Lisa kept taking her emotions out on the people who cared and supported her, especially Pete. She failed to see that she had people around her who cared about who she had become and not who she was born.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Reagan Boggs?

    I think I might enjoy her more narrating another book. I do like the sound of her voice but her pauses were at odd times so I found it disrupting to the flow of the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It didn't make me cry but I did find it emotional several times. The characters tell their own stories and it made me see things from their perspective. It was sad to feel what they were feeling at the time and how something like this can ruin not only a relationship but take all the happiness from a person.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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    Cynthia 05-25-17
    Cynthia 05-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Choose the Print Version"

    I really enjoyed the story but it was so slowly told I almost gave up listening more than once. The writing has pretty extreme, sometimes mundane, detail and it's made even rougher by the painfully slow narration. Reagan Boggs has a clear voice and a pleasant tone but she is so slow and her dialogue is choppy and full of awkward pauses. And on top of that I often felt like she had the wrong accent for the characters and the story.

    That said, I am glad I finished the book - I liked the plot, the characters, the story development, and the ending. I'd recommend this book however I'd pick the print version.


    This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.

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    Amazon CustomerBeliever 05-24-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting Story"

    I got this book via audiobook boom. This was a long and winding road to truth. There were over ten hours to the story and could have been done in five if not for the varied descriptions. But the mystery and love that came out, in the end, was very good. I love a story where the author describes the scene and emotions so that I can get into the story but there are times when too much detail can bog a story down and make you want to skip forward but are afraid to because you might miss something. These types of stories take me out of the story then bring me back in. I like to stay completely in the story until the end. That being said the story was interesting and I am glad that the ending was a good one.

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    Shoppermom 05-24-17
    Shoppermom 05-24-17

    Books are my sustenance. I read whenever I can and listen to audiobooks constantly. I try to leave honest and fair reviews.

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    "A slow, steady story for a slow, steady listener."
    What did you like best about The Appearance of Truth? What did you like least?

    I read and listen to books constantly, and my to-be-read pile will still be sky-high when my time on this planet is done. I tend to read/listen quickly, and I have little patience for a writer who dithers around. The Appearance of Truth tells the story of a young woman searching for her identity after she learns her history is not what she was led to believe. Her search, however, is described in excruciatingly extensive detail, including the transcription of tedious conversations and phone calls the protagonist herself rolls her eyes at! Lisa's experiences are traumatic, but she frequently comes across as whiny and petulant, and her beau, Pete, is far more tolerant than I am. The narration, too, was extremely slow, even listened to at 1.5 times the recorded speed, and there were often pauses in odd places. That said, there was a quiet appeal to the story, and some readers/listeners with fewer demands on their time might enjoy the story which was at times intriguing and came to a satisfying conclusion.


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    April H. Kansas 05-21-17
    April H. Kansas 05-21-17 Member Since 2010
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    "The Appearance of Truth"

    The Appearance of Truth
    : Rosemary J. Kind

    What would you do if you found out you aren't who you thought you were? He plot of this book and similar real life cases are heartbreaking. There were plenty of twists and turns in this suspenseful mystery. We get to meet distant relatives, new friends and a romantic interest in playing a part to move the story along. This held my interest and kept me listening even as I had to go grocery shopping.




    The narration was well done. The characters were well portrayed. Reagan Boggs' voice was fine even though she didn't use British accent. The southern US accent didn't match with the British vocabulary. Maybe I'm being picky but as someone who lies British phrases I like the voice and or accent to match. It was still listenable.



    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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    Cindy Nipper 05-18-17
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    "heartbreaking and uplifting story"

    This was such a whirlwind of emotions! It was both a heartbreaking and an uplifting story. Pete's sense of humor helped me not to be crying through the whole book but instead take a few breaks for contemplation and laughter.
    The narrator did an excellent job and her soft voice was the perfect one for such a sensitive subject! I loved the twists and turns as we try to understand what's going on. The side letters let the reader know more than the characters but it was still very suspenseful and very enjoyable. I was extremely disappointed when my real life got in the way of me listening to this wonderful audiobook!

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    Ratman2455 05-16-17
    Ratman2455 05-16-17
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    "Great story"

    I was kept on the edge of my seat by the great story and excellent narration as Lisa struggles to figure out who she is after finding that her birth certificate belongs to a dead baby. I normally like a male better for doing men's voices, but I still had no problem identifying with her boyfriend Pete, possibly partly because his goofy sense of humor is very similar to mine. Some people may not appreciate that this narrator does not try for an English or an Australian accent, but I know from experience that I would have found the story much harder to follow if she had. This narrator helps you to feel Lisa's tangled emotions as she searches for her idenity.

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    Marcine Vienna, Ga United States 05-07-17
    Marcine Vienna, Ga United States 05-07-17
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    "Recommended"
    What made the experience of listening to The Appearance of Truth the most enjoyable?

    The story was emotionally charged, and the narrator brought all the emotions to her performance


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. it brought tears to my eyes at one point


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed this book. It had an interesting plot and well-developed characters with plot twists
    and surprises. At one point, I pleaded under my breath, "NO! Please don't do that!", but
    that action was what made the book. I've never read a book quite like this one, but I enjoyed the story very much. Reagan Boggs did a marvelous job with the voices in the Audible version. So many different characters, but each one discernible from the other. At one point, she brought tears to my eyes.

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