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Publisher's Summary

New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts weaves scandal, celebrity secrets, and murder into an explosive novel of Hollywood almost too wicked not to be true: the story of a legendary actress who knows too much - and the woman she's chosen to reveal it all....

Eve Benedict is the kind of subject who could make any biographer's career. Last of the movie goddesses, she has two Oscars, four ex-husbands, and a legion of lovers, both famous and infamous. Now she is ready to write a tell-all memoir that has even Hollywood's richest and most powerful worried.

Julia Summers never dreamed of being chosen to tell Eve's story. But even if it means transplanting herself and her ten-year-old son from their quiet life in Connecticut to the withering limelight of Beverly Hills, it's an opportunity too great to pass up. But Julia never imagined how far someone would go to keep Eve Benedict's book from being published... until she discovers just how dark Eve's secrets are. And the one man Julia hopes she can trust - Eve's stepson, Paul Winthrop - may have the most to gain if his stepmother's story is never told... and if Julia's life ends before she can write a word of the truth.

©1991 Nora Roberts (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Kept me completely entertained

This was a great older book of NR. The characters are interesting and the story develops in a very engaging way. Enjoy!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Took Me Awhile to Warm Up...then I Was Hooked

a lot of characters to keep up with...Joyce does a decent job of narrating. would listen to again.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Slow moving, Out-dated, Not a great payout.

First thing to know is though the release date is 11/14, the actual book was written in 1991. Everyone smokes, people are going to be on the Carson show, they record things on cassettes and VCRs. I'm of an age it doesn't matter that much.

The second thing is the book is nineteen hours long, and it's not for plot twists - it's a need for editing. The entire first installment (9 hours) is back story, consisting mostly of Hollywood gossip and scandal. While the gossip is about fictional celebrities, there is a lot of discussion of actual films and celebrities of the Brando/Turner/Davis "golden age."

Regarding the narrator - I don't know how much of the plodding of the first half is about her pacing, or whether she suffered from the content she had to read, but it is bothersome that all the male characters sound exactly the same, even when it's mentioned one has a British accent.

It was pretty late in the book that I guessed the killer, but considering the murder didn't happen until the tenth hour of listening, I'm not sure that's saying much..

That said, it wasn't horrible or annoying, but it's not one I'm planning to listen to again and again. I have to give it a resounding, "Meh."

23 of 26 people found this review helpful

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Loved Eve

Would you consider the audio edition of Genuine Lies to be better than the print version?

Yes, I had read the print, but really enjoyed the audio edition.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Genuine Lies?

I enjoyed the talks between Eve and her daughter.

Which scene was your favorite?

The fight when she found out the truth.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Hollywood and family love.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Deborah
  • Castaic, CA, United States
  • 12-14-14

Good

What did you love best about Genuine Lies?

Overall it was a excellent read. The story, chacters and narrator was good.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes! Usually I can figure out the "who" but it wasn't until the last several chapters did I focus on the person.

What does Joyce Bean bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I wouldn't have attempted a 20 hour book from an unknown. Joyce Bean is one of my favorite narrators.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Great story

Well written and well preformed!! I was so into the book I already knew which stars could play each role!! Loved it

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Good for a nap

What would have made Genuine Lies better?

I am a huge Nora Roberts Fan I was hoping for a "The Witness" type of story. The Narrator sounds like your chain-smoking mother in law. I couldn't finish the book.

What could Nora Roberts have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Taken the book out of the 80s

What didn’t you like about Joyce Bean’s performance?

Too old

What character would you cut from Genuine Lies?

the son

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Kept me guessing!

I listen to books as i drive to and from work. The story was very entertaining and suspenseful so much so I missed my exit on two different occasions. Most times I figure out who the bad guy is but not this time. Great Read!!!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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Awesome!

I have read about 20 Nora Roberts books an this one might be my favorite. Nora Roberts can get predictable in some books, but not this one! This is a must buy!!!

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Ok but not greatest Nora.

Narrator was a bit dull and someone different might have mafe it more enjoyable. Story was ok . Just not great. Still love a Nora suspense.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Sarah
  • 07-11-17

Excellent book!

I enjoyed the whole thing: storyline, characters and narration. I wasn't surprised by the outcome and there was the usual boy meets girl story running through it, but I listen to stories whilst I'm working, so a convoluted storyline doesn't work for me. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book.

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  • laurita200
  • 04-24-17

The love connection a bit simplistic

You kind of know what you're getting with Nora Roberts, but in this case I found the love development between the two main characters a bit too quick and simple.

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  • Dannielle
  • 09-22-16

Mystery, romance and suspense a great book.

Mystery, romance and suspense a great book with great characters making it impossible to put down.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Irit
  • 06-12-16

wonderful book!

interesting and intriguing, nice and not that simple plot. the performance was ok. a bit stiff on male characters, but it's ok.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Karen Hofman
  • 07-16-15

A good listen

Another good story by Nora Roberts. Some good twists to keep you guessing and intrigued.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Kerrie
  • 05-30-15

Loved it!

Great listen! I drive 40 min to work and back each day and listen to books. This was a good one that had me looking forward to my drive.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful