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The Good Liar Audiobook

The Good Liar

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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle, read by Martin Jarvis.

This is a life told back to front. This is a man who has lied all his life.

Roy is a conman living in a small English town, about to pull off his final con. He is going to meet and woo a beautiful woman and slip away with her life savings.

But who is the man behind the con, and what has he had to do to survive this life of lies? And why is this beautiful woman so willing to be his next victim?

©2016 Nicholas Searle (P)2016 Penguin Books

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  • Amazon Customer
    12/11/16
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    "Good performance, boring story"

    I listen to these books while walking to work and I have to say that this was the worst one I've experienced. I kept zoning in and out because of how boring it was and had to keep replaying chapters. Would not recommend.

    21 of 22 people found this review helpful
  • Lucinda42
    24/05/16
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    "Clever, but lacks any human touch"
    Would you try another book written by Nicholas Searle or narrated by Martin Jarvis?

    Wouldn't read anything more by this author. Contrived and superficial - and long-winded with it. He can write very suspensefully from time to time, but the central idea of this book is too thin.


    Has The Good Liar put you off other books in this genre?

    No.


    Was The Good Liar worth the listening time?

    No.


    16 of 17 people found this review helpful
  • ziiigggg
    21/11/16
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    "strong start and end"
    What made the experience of listening to The Good Liar the most enjoyable?

    the characterisation and narration couldnt be faulted


    What did you like best about this story?

    clearly betty has more about her than meets the eye, it was good fun following roys machinations knowing he would get some come uppance in due course


    Which character – as performed by Martin Jarvis – was your favourite?

    Roy


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    i didnt hate roy as much as I shouldve, he was after all unrelenting awful but often he just seemed sad


    Any additional comments?

    the midway flashback story when roy was working for a lord someone or other should just be cut out, adds nothing at all.

    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
  • hannah
    Brighouse
    10/01/17
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    "Boring"

    The book was very dull in its plot line, I didn't like any of the characters and felt like they all deserved to be in the situation they were in. I decided life was too short and gave up life listening half way through

    13 of 14 people found this review helpful
  • the typist
    28/02/16
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    "A different kind of war story"

    I think this book is being woefully undersold. It's a cracking yarn about a very intriguing character. It's also got an interesting take on WWII, though that doesn't seem to appear in any of the blurb. If you like a well written, tightly plotted mystery and darkly charismatic lead characters then this is certainly one not to be missed!

    18 of 20 people found this review helpful
  • Alan Golding
    26/06/16
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    "the good liar"

    Excellent and well read. Why hasn't it been made into a film what a plot

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • T. Owen
    UK
    28/03/17
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    "Great story"

    The story gripped me from the start with believable characters and interesting plot. this was enhanced by the narrator Martin Jarvis. A great book, highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Terry
    1/11/16
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    "Jumpy To start"

    The book jumps from past tense to now then mid way and back and can be difficult to follow however I persevered and it was well after half way through before I understood the connection of the characters in the complete story. Betty ensures Roy gets his just desert.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. M.
    10/07/17
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    "A brilliant saga"

    I really enjoyed this book. The story went in directions I wasn't expecting. I couldn't stop
    listening. The narration was excellent.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A E WHYTE
    11/06/17
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    "Tremendous story, superbly told."
    If you could sum up The Good Liar in three words, what would they be?

    Just buy it.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Good Liar?

    The moment when you "get it". Up until this point the listener is being slowly pulled in, sometimes with an air of confusion, and then it clicks. Very well conceived.


    Which character – as performed by Martin Jarvis – was your favourite?

    It has to be the main protagonist, Roy.


    Any additional comments?

    Half-way through you start to doubt the good reviews. Yes, it's interesting and all that but where's it going? Then, as the story unravels you begin to appreciate the fine qualities of the storyline. It's really very good and Martin Jarvis (I'm no big fan, to be honest) is simply brilliant. I don't think that anyone else could bring the characters to life so perfectly as he has done.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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