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Big Little Lies Audiobook

Big Little Lies

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Publisher's Summary

Pirriwee Public is a beautiful little beachside primary school where children are taught that 'sharing is caring.' So how has the annual School Trivia Night ended in full-blown riot? Sirens are wailing. People are screaming. The principal is mortified.

And one parent is dead.

Was it a murder, a tragic accident or just good parents gone bad? As the parents at Pirriwee Public are about to discover, sometimes it's the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, school-yard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

©2014 Liane Moriarty (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

What the Critics Say

"A surefire hit ... The Aussie author of last year's runaway hit The Husband’s Secret comes back with another winning and wise novel that intertwines the lives of three women." (Entertainment Weekly)

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    Honni 14/08/2014
    Honni 14/08/2014

    Tell us about yourself!

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    "Loved it"
    Would you listen to Big Little Lies again? Why?

    such an accurate portrayal of Australian mothers as well as dealing with the sensitive issue of violence.


    What other book might you compare Big Little Lies to, and why?

    What Alice Forgot


    What does Caroline Lee bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

    very easy to listen, a soothing voice


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    you won't be disappointed!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Natalie 19/05/2015
    Natalie 19/05/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Earphones comfy? Go!!"

    I could barely put this down. I vacuumed, washed dishes, walked the dog, cleaned the pool, ironed all while listening to this book. I was enthralled with Liane Moriarty's characters and her style of writing. Do yourself a favour and have a listen, you won't regret it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Sonja Bates 20/08/2016
    Sonja Bates 20/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "so entertaining!"

    what a wonderful wonderful story! the author has captured the dialogue of privileged white women in Australia and their precious children perfectly. I recognised aspects of myself in the story and had to laugh and laugh. She also has tried harder this time to tackle the serious issues that face women. But she can't help but make it politically correct and include the 0.001 percent of men who might face similar situations. The actress brought all of the characters to life and did a fantastic job well done. I thoroughly have enjoyed the journey of the novel. I look forward to watching the movie.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Bree 20/08/2016
    Bree 20/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Fabulous, fantastic and relatable."

    I loved this book - great Australian story that everyone can find a relatable moment in. Thoroughly recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sally Holle 18/08/2016
    Sally Holle 18/08/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "A great story. "

    Had me until the author tried to think like a 6 year old. A great story though.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kylie 18/08/2016
    Kylie 18/08/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Predictable but enjoyable"

    An enjoyable, easy read. If you like neat and predictable, then this is for you.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amanda macquarie fields, Australia 29/06/2015
    Amanda macquarie fields, Australia 29/06/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Great read from beginning to end."

    Serious topic written with understanding and humour. Will recommend this to so many people.

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    Barbara 04/09/2014
    Barbara 04/09/2014
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    "Another awsome story from Liane Moriarty"
    Where does Big Little Lies rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I loved this book and as with all Lianes previous books I was hesitant to stop listening to it.


    Which character – as performed by Caroline Lee – was your favourite?

    I haven't come across a bad character by Caroline Lee yet! I wish she could read all the books I download.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, as usual.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Teresa 29/08/2014
    Teresa 29/08/2014
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    "Couldn't stop listening."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, just kept you wanting to know what was going to happen next.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was easy to listen to and you can relate to the characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, but unfortunately couldn't.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    John 22/08/2014
    John 22/08/2014
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    "Thoroughly entertaining"
    Any additional comments?

    Caroline Lee and Liane Moriarty are a match made in heaven. Great characters dealing with real-life dilemmas. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Tanya
    WEST WYALONG, Australia
    30/11/16
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    "This is how you merge your characters."

    Author brings these charactors together so artfully!! She gets into the heads of each characters personality. And she nails school gossip and school parents to a tee.
    Loved this book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sab_sunrise
    Rosebank, Australia
    6/09/15
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    "Loved it!"

    I really really enjoyed this book.
    First of all it was read very well and this is to me as important as the content of the book. (I cant listen to a great book that is poorly read).

    Big Little Lies was a "page turner" for me and the twist in the story did catch me by surprise.
    I loved all the inner dialogues of people, their hidden thoughts and feelings, so human. I most appreciated how the story includes the trivial, the funny and the more profound human fears and joys. I am about to purchase another book of the Liane and hope it is as good as this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    24/07/15
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    "Most enjoyable"

    Delightful story with all of the elements: mystery, comedy, suspense, and romance. Nicely structured and topical. The author has captured beautifully the antics of school parents.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jo
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    16/06/15
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    "Funny, Sad and Riveting"

    I laughed and cried and was outraged at and with these characters. Enjoyed as much the second time is listened

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Emma
    14/05/15
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    "great story, fabulous narration"

    i really loved this story. it was so well crafted, the characters engaging and I laughed, cried and inwardly screamed with anger and frustration. best of all I was not disappointed with the big reveal at the end. What more can you ask for.

    the narration was well done and suited the tone if the story. i would happily listen to another book performed by Caroline Lee.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Linda
    20/04/15
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    "Modern mothers"

    This was a story based on a group of mothers and the dramas in their lives related to being accepted in their social group. It began by portraying these women as being social butterflies but did develop a more interesting story line as the realities of their lives unfolded. It tackled issues such as violence in the home, bullying and the rather nasty discrimination of community members who condemned a child in a very public way based on the story of one child. The outcome seemed a bit over dramatic and I found it difficult to empathise with these modern mums but some of the characters were memorable. Perhaps a book for those who are mothers.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • ally burgo
    11/03/15
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    "A very easy entertaining read"

    Touches on a lot of themes but didn't delve especially deeply into any of them. Which sounds like a bad review- but I really enjoyed this book. Very light reading without being completely vacuous chic lit which I hate. Recommend for holiday or mid week reading

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • KERRY JOHNSTONE
    22/02/15
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    "Really enjoyable read!"

    This was my first audio book and I loved it!
    God story, great characters and believable narration.

    I'm hooked.

    Thanks!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Marti
    15/11/14
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    "Very Perceptive"

    This book delivers such delightful insight into human nature, foibles, strengths and weaknesses. The plot line is cleverly drawn, with unexpected twists and turns.
    A recommended read. Five stars. It downloaded perfectly as one book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Janice Dunlop
    Hampton, Victoria, AU
    17/10/14
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    "Fabulous Read"
    What made the experience of listening to Big Little Lies the most enjoyable?

    It's not often that I find a book that doesn't ignore the reality of gender relationships whilst at the same time crafts complex characters and tells a great story.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The character development and story made for a real page turner. I also loved the way this writer knew how to write about women as people rather than stereotypes. It was refreshing to have a book that so seamlessly incorporates domestic violence into a dramatic thriller.


    Any additional comments?

    I would love for this book to be made into a movie.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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