The Perfect Lie

  • by Emily Barr
  • Narrated by Jilly Bond, Penelope Rawlins, Julia Franklin
  • 11 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For Lucy Riddick, Venice has always been the dream destination, the ideal place to lose herself. And now she needs to do just that. The secret she's been keeping has finally caught up with her and Lucy needs to disappear - fast. But what if, when she sets foot in Venice, Lucy finds the one thing she has been running from?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Rambling, pointless

What would have made The Perfect Lie better?

There is a good story here somewhere, but this book doesn't tell it.

Would you ever listen to anything by Emily Barr again?


What do you think the narrator could have done better?

The narration was OK

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?


Any additional comments?

2 chapters devoted to attending a Leonard Cohen concert, a whole chapter devoted to eating a fish salad, drinking a coffee, and visit a old church. Says it all.

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- Graham

Great narration, gripping but unbelievable

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Storyline. The plot was distinctly unbelievable and positively silly in parts.

Has The Perfect Lie put you off other books in this genre?

No, I have read others by this author which were more realistic and believable.

What about the narrators’s performance did you like?

Narration was great! I really liked the different ages of the narrators, which I think added to the storyline.the accents were, by in large, very good.

Could you see The Perfect Lie being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

No, I don't think the plot in strong enough for dramatisation.

Any additional comments?

The suspense generated in the novel was gripping and it really kept my attention, however I was continually waiting for the missing part of the puzzle which would make everything clear and make sense thus never came, and all the way through I just kept staying ' Really?' And 'as if anyone would believe that!'

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- S. Christie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-01-2012
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks