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In this extraordinary novel, Karen Maitland delivers a dazzling reinterpretation of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, an ingenious alchemy of history, mystery, and powerful human drama. The year is 1348. The Black Plague grips the country. In a world ruled by faith and fear, nine desperate strangers, brought together by chance, attempt to outrun the certain death that is running inexorably toward them.Each member of this motley company has a story to tell. From Camelot, the relic-seller who will become the group's leader, to Cygnus, the one-armed storyteller . . . from the strange, silent child called Narigorm to a painter and his pregnant wife, each has a secret. None is what they seem. And one among them conceals the darkest secret of all, propelling these liars to a destiny they never saw coming.Magical, heart-quickening, and raw, Company of Liars is a work of vaulting imagination from a powerful new voice in historical fiction.
©2008 Karen Maitland; (P)2008 Random House Audio
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By Roxanne on 02-07-09

Wonderful story...

and a conclusion you will never anticipate. I LOVE this book. Beautiful language, interesting characters, visual landscape. Excellent narrator. I have a long commute and looked forward to it so I could listed to Company of Liars.

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By Eileen on 12-30-10

Wonderful story

This audio fully engaged me. One of the most enjoyable experiences I've had. I am a fan of Maitland's imaginative vision. Beautifully crafted and pulls you all the way to the surprising end of this tale. Happy it's in my library for repeat listenings.

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3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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