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The Book of Lies Audiobook

The Book of Lies

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Publisher's Summary

Brad Meltzer - author of the number-one New York Times best seller The Book of Fate - returns with his most thrilling and emotionally powerful novel to date.

In Chapter Four of the Bible, Cain kills Abel. It is the world's most famous murder. But the Bible is silent about one key detail: the weapon Cain used to kill his brother. That weapon is still lost to history.

In 1932, Mitchell Siegel was killed by three gunshots to his chest. While mourning, his son dreamed of a bulletproof man and created the world's greatest hero: Superman. And like Cain's murder weapon, the gun used in this unsolved murder has never been found.

Until now.

Today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cal Harper comes face-to-face with his family's greatest secret: his long-lost father, who's been shot with a gun that traces back to Mitchell Siegel's 1932 murder. But before Cal can ask a single question, he and his father are attacked by a ruthless killer tattooed with the anicent markings of Cain. And so begins the chase for the world's first murder weapon.

What does Cain, history's greatest villain, have to do with Superman, the world's greatest hero? And what do two murders, committed thousands of years apart, have in common? This is the mystery at the heart of Brad Meltzer's riveting and utterly intriguing new thriller.

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©2008 Forty-Four Steps, Inc.; (P)2008 Hachette Audio

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    G Wallace 10-09-10
    G Wallace 10-09-10 Member Since 2010

    I love me some audiobooks

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    "Can't put my finger on it.."

    This is my first Brad Meltzer novel and I was surprised by the amount of detail he used to bring all of the plot elements together. I guess I liked the plot elements more than the characters. For some reason I couldn't relate to any of them. Scott Brick does a good job at narration and I can see how this story would make a good movie if played by the right actors, which is kind of what I do in my head when listening to audiobooks. I insert an actor or actress I've watched into the character roles of audiobooks. I couldn't quite make up my mind which actors fit with the main characters of this book.

    Not a bad book if you can listen to long spans at a time. It has its moments where it really pulls you in, and then there are stretches that seem dull. At least that's my interpretation.
    Overall, I'll consider another work by this author in the future.

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    Daniel Ogden, UT, United States 05-21-10
    Daniel Ogden, UT, United States 05-21-10
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    "A top notch mystery."

    This is the first book that I have listened that was written by this author. It seemed as if a lot of research was done to make this story seem real.

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    Amazon Customer 06-10-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Run of the mill quest for historical secrets"

    Meltzer has fused a so-so character story with a not very plausible/interesting Da Vinci Code like link of historical mystery and modern day quests for a secret. The plot twists were pretty predictable. The naration is good and it is worth the listen, but a great book it is not.

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    Dave Staats 12-31-08
    Dave Staats 12-31-08 Member Since 2017
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    "Brad Meltzer might have one good book in him..."

    But the publisher is still trying to get it out. Stock characters,boring plot. I have no idea why I keep trying with this guy. Scott Brick's fine as usual... If they'd have Dick Hill read it then I WOULD be able to turn it off.

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    Rebel Burleson, TX, United States 12-09-08
    Rebel Burleson, TX, United States 12-09-08
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    "Quick and Thrilling Listen"

    This was a neverending thrill ride that kept me on the edge of my seat, always anxious to get back to my audio player to see what happens next. Excellent listen, well worth it!

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    Miguel Chicago, IL, USA 12-04-08
    Miguel Chicago, IL, USA 12-04-08
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    "Wow!"

    I loved it! Kept me up to 2am listening to it.

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    Doug 10-06-08
    Doug 10-06-08 Listener Since 2001
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    "sooo boring"

    Based on a little known (for good reason) fact but just filling pages because he knows we'll buy it. I hate being this predictable.

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    JoAnn MILLVILLE, NJ, United States 09-18-08
    JoAnn MILLVILLE, NJ, United States 09-18-08 Member Since 2016
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    "Disappointing"

    Gave one star review for the excellent performance by Scott Brick...
    Wish I could get my money back for this one!!??

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Richard Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 09-12-08
    Richard Pembroke Pines, FL, United States 09-12-08 Member Since 2015
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    "Liar"

    The name says it all. A book of lies! Superman meets Cain who slew Abel and was rewarded instead of punished and other biblical silliness. If you are a republican zealot, you may make some sense of this. But should you have a brain, avoid it.

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    Robert Ankeny, IA, USA 04-14-09
    Robert Ankeny, IA, USA 04-14-09
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    "YAWN"

    Everyone else sums this up pretty well, but here's something new. The narrator, Scott Brick, sounds like Calculon from Futurama. At some points, he sounds a lot like Vincent Price, who is actually referenced in the text. Spooky.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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