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Publisher's Summary

What is the narcissism epidemic?

When our partner is a narcissist, only those who've actually experienced the madness will ever understand what we're going through. When Love Is a Lie is a straight-up, tell-all book about narcissism in relationships that skips the clinical bullshit to focus solely on the personal experience. A narrative that holds nothing back, Zari Ballard's story will educate, enlighten, and empower you to evaluate (and fully understand) the mind-boggling dysfunction in your own relationship. Compare her story to your own and watch what happens. As it has for thousands of abuse victims worldwide, When Love Is a Lie is going to resonate with you in ways that no other book about narcissism ever has.

Any relationship involving a person with a narcissistic personality disorder will inevitably take a dark turn. We stay in the relationship thinking we can fix this person or love him/her out of their bad behavior but the truth is that narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths can never be fixed - not with love, therapy, or any magic pill. Life quickly becomes a roller coaster ride from hell without a harness and with Lucifer himself at the controls. If that sounds dramatic, then you've never loved a narcissist. If that sounds familiar, then this very special book may just change your life.

When Love Is a Lie breaks down the signs of a narcissistic personality and exposes the narcissist's way of thinking.

©2013 Zari Ballard (P)2017 Post Hypnotic Press Inc.

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Excellent

This book is skillfully written and very much validates the odd and uncaring behaviors, actions, and experiences a person has while involved in a relationship with a Cluster B individual. It was both shocking and saddening to understand the truth as I drew the parallels and heard every thought I ever had about my relationship described in this book. Also, the narrater's voice and reading style were perfect and engaging. That was an added bonus.

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Greatfull to have found this!

This book has been beneficial for myself and my children. I have just started NC with my children's father. I have been living a lie for what would be16 years on March 25, 2017. I am desperate to make it this time! I have tried leaving him several times throughout the years! He always weasels back in right when I have climbed out of the pain, bewilderment and financial ruin he left us in. It's amazing how cathartic I felt listening to this book! In no way am I happy other's have and are going through the exact same abuse my children and I have endured but knowing it has been very validating! I am not CRAZY or a SICK BITCH!

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Good book

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, I would, especially if it could be useful to her. But I would warn her about swearing.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked it being more of a personal experience book than an attempt of being scientific.

What about Lisa Bunting’s performance did you like?

Her performance was good, she has a clear, pleasant voice and is a competent narrator.

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

I like the original title.

Any additional comments?

The author did a pretty good job on research about narcissistic personality disorders and outlined the most important points in a way easy for a layperson to understands. there is plenty of down to Earth advice how to get out of a pathological relationship.

My main complaint is about certain repetitiveness and excessive use of swearing. Otherwise I would have given it 5 stars.

I received this audiobook at no-cost from Audiobookworm Promotions. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Extremely Helpful and Relevant

This was very relevant if your a woman in a relationship with a narcissist or narcissistic partner - it was right on the penny of what your experiencing - and its very honestly written and explained. Also has some real world advise and language that I not only enjoyed but helped keep me engaged in the book. Its like a friend is talking to you - I enjoyed this audible book, and it truly helped me break the ties to a narcissistic partner I had.

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Epiphany!

This book finally made everything click for me and gave me the piece of mind to happily move on and NEVER look back. Here's to a life time of NO CONTACT with my ex "N"! So genuinely thankful for this book.

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It was like someone wrote about my life!

I am ashamed to say I rode the narcissistic roller coaster far too long. This book provides fantastic information that is helping my road to recovery. I read it over and over! The cursing in the book helps with my own anger. I really want to get to a place where I can put this behind me, and I am working on that. :)

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Empowering, enlightening and inspiring.

Zari touches anyone that has suffered at the hands of a narcissist. Brilliantly written and very insightful. Funny as well. A MUST read for anyone looking to escape the torment of a toxic relationship with a narcissist. It gave me the strength to go no contact. Best book on the subject that I've read so far.

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  • Robin
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Spot on!!!

I loved Zari’s account of her relationship with someone who appears to have Narcissistic Personality Disorder/Sociopathy. It really resonated with me. Lisa Bunting’s narration was excellent!

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My 28yr marriage summed up in a 6 hour audiobook

Stunned, amazed, and dismayed at how prevalent narcissism is in many peoples everyday lives. Very difficult life lesson to learn how to break away from them.

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Very informative.

I laughed a little and cried alot. Still have a long way to go. Ty.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-08-17

brilliant

excellent it was like listening to my own life with the narc peace and love day 1 of nc xxxx