The Appearance of Truth

  • by Rosemary J. Kind
  • Narrated by Reagan Boggs
  • 10 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When 30-year-old Lisa Forster begins to trace her family tree, she discovers her birth certificate belonged to a baby who died at four months old and is not in fact her own. Her apparently happy middle class upbringing was a myth and her parents had a dark secret.
With Pete Laundon's help, Lisa sets about searching for the truth. She follows up all possible routes, until with no options left she goes to the newspapers for help. After 30 years, who if anyone knows: Who is Lisa Forster? Why was she never told? And who was the baby who died?
The Appearance of Truth is the gripping tale of one woman's search for identity.

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Emotional, touching story

Would you consider the audio edition of The Appearance of Truth to be better than the print version?

I didn't read the print version


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Appearance of Truth?

There was more than one. Lisa kept taking her emotions out on the people who cared and supported her, especially Pete. She failed to see that she had people around her who cared about who she had become and not who she was born.


Would you listen to another book narrated by Reagan Boggs?

I think I might enjoy her more narrating another book. I do like the sound of her voice but her pauses were at odd times so I found it disrupting to the flow of the story.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

It didn't make me cry but I did find it emotional several times. The characters tell their own stories and it made me see things from their perspective. It was sad to feel what they were feeling at the time and how something like this can ruin not only a relationship but take all the happiness from a person.


Any additional comments?

I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

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- rhonda walker

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I really enjoyed the story but it was so slowly told I almost gave up listening more than once. The writing has pretty extreme, sometimes mundane, detail and it's made even rougher by the painfully slow narration. Reagan Boggs has a clear voice and a pleasant tone but she is so slow and her dialogue is choppy and full of awkward pauses. And on top of that I often felt like she had the wrong accent for the characters and the story.

That said, I am glad I finished the book - I liked the plot, the characters, the story development, and the ending. I'd recommend this book however I'd pick the print version.


This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
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- Cynthia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-04-2017
  • Publisher: Alfie Dog Limited