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Big Little Lies

By: Liane Moriarty
Narrated by: Caroline Lee
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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

Critic Reviews

"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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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Overly expressive narrator.

The narrator reads the wrong expressions for the story and contexts. It’s hard to listen to and makes a good story less enjoyable.

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Pity about the narrator

I found story absolutely captivating, however I found the narration by Caroline Lee to be lacklusture and a misrepresentation of the story. Her intonations were often incorrect and I found her character voices to be whiny and a similar voice for each character.
Luckily I could see through the reading and see how good the story actually was.

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A monotonous boring listen

I kept waiting for something to happen. You could literally remove 50 chapters from this book, yes 50 as there are over 80 and still not be entertained. The story was predictable and like listening to a whining mothers group with no life. Big thumbs down from me.

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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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Narration irritating, book amazing!

This story is perfection as it weaves its tale, that's if you can stand the narration.
I grimaced often and even left the book after the first chapter because of it.
A good friend told me to persevere and I'm glad I did.
This book would be one you couldn't put down but as an audiobook, this narration is so annoying you can't wait to turn off!

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Thoroughly entertaining

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

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