• The Book of Lies

  • By: Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (1,183 ratings)

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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.

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

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Master Story Teller and Master Narrator

It is wonderful when you come upon natural synergy between two creative forces. In The Book of Lies, you will find the tremendously story telling talents of Brad Meltzer, and in this audiobook, the Narrator, Scott Brick, truly adds a new dimension to the narration of the story. I love the books that Brad Meltzer writes and I love the books that Scott Brick narrates. Listening to Scott Brick is comforting no mattter what he reads.

You can loose yourself in the telling of the story through the voice of Scott Brick. So I read the book this summer, and had to buy this audiobook first thing today. I am one of those people who like to read the book and listen to the audiobook. Although I heard Scott Brick reading this book to me in my head this summer, ha ha ha;now I have heard it for real and it was GREAT!

I LOVED the story and loved the reading; You will love it too!

100 people found this helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars

Don't Bother.

Feeble. Don't waste a credit. I have been an Audible customer for very long time and have felt compelled to write only one other review. This book compels me to offer another. The character development is very thin and plot is convoluted. I usually enjoy Meltzer, but this book strikes me as the product of an author under contract for a book - any kind of book, and not necessarily a good book. I could not bring myself to finish it.

17 people found this helpful

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    2 out of 5 stars

Really Bad for Brad - Brick remains brilliant

You know, I think this is only my third review ever after 7 years as an Audible Member. But I just couldn't let this one go without comment.
Brad Metzler's "Book of Lies" is to the "Book of Fate" what Dan Brown's "Deception Point" is to "The DaVinci Code".
Not only does the listener have to stumble along with poor Scott as he reads through this morass, he has to keep stumbling hoping there is a point to this book somewhere.
As a side note to Mr. Metzler, crab-apple trees do not bear fruit in winter in Cleveland.....I know this for a fact as I lived there most of my life....I know it is a small point but man it stuck in my craw.

14 people found this helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars

Book Of Crap!

The one star is for Scott Brick. The 4 'non' stars are for; the 'mystery' villain who is no mystery, the everybody-left-for-dead/nobody actually dying multiple recurrances, the lame and thin characters, and the boring and ridiculous 'who cares' plot with a cheesy weak ending ('that's it?!). DON"T WASTE YOUR TIME with this 'Da Vinci Code jr.' If you like Mr. Brick, and want something you can sink your teeth into, check out 'The Company' by Robert Littel.

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    2 out of 5 stars

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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    5 out of 5 stars

EXCELLENT!!!

Cain and Able, the Bible, and Superman. How can it go wrong? I had to read this to see how Meltzer tied it all together, and he did a great job. This one is worth the investment. Be sure to check out Meltzer's website, too. Additional back-story info as well as current events on Superman and Jerry Siegel.

10 people found this helpful

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    4 out of 5 stars

The narrative makes the book sublime

Very interest plot and references stood out when I was browsing the audios. And, for good reason. The narrator, Scott Brick, does an excellent job of keeping you tuned into the works of Brad Meltzer. Brick was really the key to making this work.

Although I enjoyed the audio and it did make me stop and ponder at times, there were still some plot holes and even the end...... Let me just say, it should have ended before California.

6 people found this helpful

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    1 out of 5 stars

Cliche + Melodrama = Horrible

It's hard to decide which was worse: the incredibly bad writing or the inane melodrama with which the narrator read. Every sentence -- which included some pathetic analogy/simile -- was read with an annoying Charlton Heston-like flare. The fact this book is on the NY Times best seller list can only renew one's misanthropic tendencies.

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    2 out of 5 stars

Book of Lies

I am a fan of Brad but this one let me down, the narration was outstanding. but the story left something to be desired.

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    3 out of 5 stars

Decent

I like Meltzer's books, I just don't love them. They come so close to having something special and fall just short. I do find that I enjoy them more when I just read them and put my own twist to the material, although Brick does a good job in his narration.

This is another one of those that if you have a credit you need to spend, it isn't a horrible choice. Just don't expect to be wowed.

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