Wynn Truman is a good guy with a big problem. He’s in the personal-development and positive-thinking business but has a negative attitude - especially about organized religion. Wynn is in for a wild ride. Edgy twists and spellbinding writing drive the story’s fast pace.
Legends and dreams nearly drive Wynn over the edge. The journey to find his message and passion is haunted by Lilith, who comes to him in both physical and psychic forms - but Lilith is not the only one: Wynn is promised to have at least seven visitors.
On his path he learns from new-thought masters such as Emerson and Carl Jung. Jung particularly catches Wynn’s interest with his explanation of animas, women who visit men’s dreams to either lead them or distract them. To make matters worse, a youthful competitor manipulates events to drive Wynn to ruin, push him aside, and take over his position as front man for the main event, the international motivational superstar John Christopher.
An old man who goes by the name Keeper continues to show up with answers and push Wynn’s buttons. He tells Wynn that Native American spirit guides are all over him to lead him in his true mission in life. Wynn’s dilemma is to find out which angels are lying and which, if any, are telling him the truth.
Deception crumbles the John Christopher empire. The loss of career, mission, and purpose leads both men to consider suicide as the only escape - one may even act on the impulse. Throughout the turmoil, Wynn’s strong wife stands by him, through one deception after another, until a new message is formed that will become his destiny - a message of unconditional love, revealed only after testing ancient religions, new age spirituality, and the confusion of disbelievers.
What made the experience of listening to When Angels Lie the most enjoyable?
If you think you can anticipate the last words from a motivational guru, you're in for an awakening when you get to the final chapter. There are some fun moments and a lot of suspense throughout the story. Along with a real world insights to what makes self help experts tick. Try this. You will not be disappointed.
What did you like best about this story?
Strange experiences that lead to a conclusion you would not expect.
What does Joseph Nuckols bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The dramatic treatment with music and sound effects delivers 'Theater of the mind' like you'd expect from a person with a broadcasting background.