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The Truth About Lies

By: Aly Martinez
Narrated by: John Lane,Cynthia Farrell
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Summary

Truth: From over a thousand miles away, I watched on the screen of my phone as two men murdered my wife. 

And I was helpless to save her. 

Consumed by hate and rage, I spent four years running from my memories - until a shattered woman gave me a reason to stop. 

Cora lived in a nightmare, but through sheer force of will, she’d turned it into something beautiful. She had a smile that could pierce the darkest soul. And with one glance, she shredded mine. 

Lie: I was only there for a fresh start. 

Lie: I had no idea what I was getting myself into. 

Lie: There was nothing I could do to save her either. 

But that’s the thing about lies - you never know who to believe.

©2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC (P)2018 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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Brilliant!

The Truth About Lies is so cleverly written, it melds the past and present seamlessly as the plot unfolds and secrets are revealed. It’s dark and gritty with exciting twists and turns.
Penn and Cora are broken characters who live with their demons day in and day out, but they have an inner strength that makes them fierce and protective when it comes to the people they care about.
I can’t express how much I loved this book. It’s so much more than what I was expecting. The narrators brought the characters to life. I absolutely loved it and can’t wait to start book 2!

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 04-12-18

SPECTACULAR.. EPIC.. TRAGIC.. BEAUTIFUL..10 ⭐️s

This has got to be one of THE best Duets I have ever ever listened to.. and trust me there have been way too many. The epic rollercoaster story starts in such a dark place.. then, as the unique and compelling storyline slowly lifts, unfurls, builds and reveals its gems, there is intrigue, suspense, mystery, secrets, angst, drama, passion, danger, romance, heartache and twists. The full cast of loveable bruised secondary characters all steer the storyline towards the light. But, it is the intense chemistry and slow-building romance between two very damaged people, that really pulls you in.. will keep you there within its virtual pages riveted by every well-placed word.. and the ending will have you frantically downloading book 2 as soon as this one ends.. or even sooner.

Aly Martinez has written a moving, gritty, powerful, all-consuming, emotional dual POV story about survival, second-chances and love.. and the lives and struggles of her characters will hook you from the very beginning. The well-written flawless chapters all too quickly whizz by.. then, just as AM starts to piece your heart back together again, she further wows.. whoas.. and woos you with unforeseen sucker punches, bloody actions, jaw-dropping revelations, touching truths and sweet sweet endings. Her strong loveable characters are all skilfully brought to life by these two wonderful narrators who brought their A game, delivered stellar performances and made this, and book 2, the perfect listen.

Worth a credit? Yes absolutely.. this is a very impressive dark-to-light love story that is split into two.. book 1 ends with a cliffhanger and book 2 ends on a beautiful day.

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  • Misty
  • 08-12-18

Guh

Aly Martinez and her duets... good Lord. I can’t get over them and this one slayed me even more.

The secrets and lies and truths and the most shocking of all reveals. I think I ran the gamut of emotions and I won’t be able to chill out for a while. My heart beats for this duet.

I wasn’t exactly thrilled with the narration. Although John Lane was fantastic, I did get pulled out of the book by a few of Cynthia Farrell’s voices. She made Drew sound like he wasn’t quite all there. Her male voices just need less of a pause to feel fluent.

But honestly... I would listen to this over and over regardless of narration.

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  • L Mars
  • 25-08-19

mostly good, male narrator needs to slow down

The male narrator is way too fast. I wasn't having a hard time understanding him, he had a clear and crisp and attractive voice, but he just sounded like he was rushing through the narration. I had to slow it down. other than that it was a good love story. some things are left unresolved so be aware of that.

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  • Katryn Fernald
  • 09-09-20

Confused

I am loving Aly Martinez books but this one fell short. Both in the story and the narrators I couldn’t finish. I read the reviews and everyone seemed to love it but honestly I couldn’t keep going. Maybe the issue is most of her other books were narrated by Andy Arndt who is amazing, either way I couldn’t listen to these narrators anymore.

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  • C.
  • 21-08-19

One wild ride!

This book made me nervous the entire time. Cynthia Farrell perfomance was brilliant!! I need more of her work.

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  • Lucky Acorn
  • 13-03-22

DNF- I really tried.

I rarely ever DNF (did not finish). I usually want to get my credit worth and will finish a book, even when I am not crazy about it, but I finally gave up. It's the narration- I couldn't stand it. I did't just dislike it- I hated it. There, I said it. The male narrator acts like he's doing a voice-over for a movie trailer. Imagine a person interacting with another person in movie trailer voice. People just do not speak to each other with that tone and inflection. It's ridiculous. And honestly, I didn't care for the female narrator either- her voice was too deep and hard, and wasn't the slightest bit feminine or endearing. I didn't like the way that they portrayed the characters, so I couldn't connect with them.

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  • A.Fernandez
  • 11-11-21

Penn and Cora

An emotionally raw, gritty and hellacious story. I was blown away. This story was absolutely different then anything I have read it took me by surprise and kept me on the edge of my seat. Great Story!
Narration is perfection. John Lane and Cynthia Farrell truly brought these suspenseful story to life.

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  • Susan C. Vallese
  • 12-04-21

The Truth About Lies

Aly Martinez writes fantastic duets~ they suck you in and you can't wait to finish! I absolutely loved this duet!

Cynthia Farrell and John Lane did a great job narrating The Truth About Lies!

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  • Lavonya
  • 27-02-21

Amazing book

I love everything Aly Martinez writes but this is one of my favorites. It’s is definitely a must read or should I say listen.

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  • Mrs D
  • 05-06-20

🎧 Cora and Penn 🎧

Twisty-turny dual POV featuring a heartbroken heroine battling to keep herself and 30 other women alive and safe, and a devastated widower on a different mission.
Excellent narration from both John Lane and Cynthia Farrell. Straight on to book 2 after that cliffhanger!