• I Am Not Who You Think I Am

  • By: Eric Rickstad
  • Narrated by: Steven Weber
  • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
  • 3.9 out of 5 stars (149 ratings)
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I Am Not Who You Think I Am

By: Eric Rickstad
Narrated by: Steven Weber
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Publisher's summary

One secret.

Eight cryptic words.

Lifetimes of ruin.

Wayland Maynard is just eight years old when he sees his father kill himself, finds a note that reads I am not who you think I am, and is left reeling with grief and shock. Who was his father if not the loving man Wayland knew? Terrified, Wayland keeps the note a secret, but his reasons for being afraid are just beginning.

Eight years later, Wayland makes a shocking discovery and becomes certain the note is the key to unlocking a past his mother and others in his town want to keep buried.

With the help of two friends, Wayland searches for the truth. Together they uncover strange messages scribbled in his father’s old books, a sinister history behind the town’s most powerful family, and a bizarre tragedy possibly linked to Wayland’s birth. Each revelation raises more questions and deepens Wayland’s suspicions of everyone around him. Soon, he’ll regret he ever found the note, trusted his friends, or believed in such a thing as the truth.

I Am Not Who You Think I Am is an ingenious, addictive, and shattering tale of grief, obsession, and fate as eight words lead to lifetimes of ruin.

©2021 Eric Rickstad (P)2021 Blackstone Publishing

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Dear Steven Weber,

I absolutely LOVED this book. However, I’m not entirely sure if it’s because of the actual story or simply because Mr. Steven Weber is the best narrator of all time. If an author wants their story to be an audiobook success, just have Steven Weber read it. The man could make a Campbell Soup label sound intriguing. Steven, you are the boss.

The book itself is good. I sort of saw the end coming but hadn’t worked out all the details so it was well done. Great characters you empathized with and well written (made even better by Mr. Weber’s performance).

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Don’t waste your time

I had high hopes for this after positive reviews but it is irreparably improbable. Totally stupid. I want 7 hours of my life back…

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Very disappointing

Husband & I listen to books during long travels. After reading the description & comments, were looking forward to I Am Not Who You Think I am. It sounded intriguing. People rave about it & were on the edge of their seat. We must have missed something with this book because many times we said "ok ok, get to a point or event or whatever but stop dragging this out". We feel this book could have cut almost half out and told the whole thing. We don't see how the overuse of the "f" word attributed to this story either. Never felt on the edge of our seat or highly anticipating anything really. Every "plot twist" or reveal was odd and just pretty "out there". Totally blew a credit on this one.

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without Mr. Weber I would not have finished it.

Steven Weber is an awesome narrator. Thank you. Without Mr. Weber I would not have finished it.

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Wow!!

Another great book from Mr. Rickstad!
This book brought up a lot of teenage memories.
Loved the story & the mystery.
Kept me on the edge of my seat.
Read in 1 sitting!

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Rickstad writes another great story

Another fantastic book that keeps you entertained. Well written with suspense, twists, and turns! Rickstad is definitely one of my favorite authors.

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I loved this book

It was unpredictable, and exciting, with lots of twists and turns. It definitely kept me at the edge of my seat!

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One big downer

This was the biggest downer of a story I've ever heard. I'm very sad that wasted my time with it.

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Twisty

Some nice twists and turns and really well written. The performer doesn’t do a great job of distinguishing between the characters so sometimes hard to know who’s speaking but overall a worthy listen.

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Better than i thought it would be

After reading some of the reviews that weren’t so good, and the fact that this was a free read
I was happily surprised that it held my interest and was really well written, thank you audible.

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