• Heart Full of Lies

  • A True Story of Desire and Death
  • By: Ann Rule
  • Narrated by: Blair Brown
  • Length: 6 hrs and 1 min
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-07-03
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.7 (177 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Perhaps America's bestselling true-crime writer, Ann Rule, asks can the female really be deadlier than the male? Liysa and Chris Northon seemed the epitome of idyllic lovers when they married on a moonlit beach in Hawaii. Their friends admired the romantic couple: Chris, tall, athletic, handsome, a pilot for Hawaiian Airlines; and Liysa, attractive, seductive, with a tanned, perfect body. Their son, Bjorn, looked just like his dad, and they were raising Liysa's son by a previous marriage.
But it wasn't long before Chris saw a side of Liysa that he hadn't glimpsed before. Nothing was quite enough for her: she wanted more money, more property, and she was obsessed with becoming a famous Hollywood screenwriter. The marriage seemed to be unraveling, but Chris struggled to hold it together. Until one sunny morning in October 2000, he lay dead in a sleeping bag, while his wife drove four hours to a friend's house. Sobbing inconsolably, she appeared to have been beaten. Questions arose that made Oregon State detectives suspicious.
An audiobook that leads the listener from Hawaii to the Northwest to Hollywood, Heart Full of Lies will keep you enthralled to the very last sentence.
©2003 Ann Rule (P)2003 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All Rights reserved. AUDIOWORKS Is An Imprint Of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.
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5 out of 5 stars
By JoAnn on 12-29-03

One of Ann Rule's Best

I have enjoyed many of Ann Rule's books and this one is another winner. The story is weaved so intricately that I spent the whole book trying to guess what the next turn would be. And she has an uncanny ability to keep juggling the many characters so that the listener does not lose track but the story has the feeling of the complexity of the principal character's life. I could not turn my MP3 off.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Lindsay on 02-25-04

Captivating to True Crime Addicts

I find True Crime most fascinating and this story kept me listening to the end. I was in no way disappointed with this audio book.

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4 out of 5 stars
By sonia on 06-16-12


All I can say is that I didn't believe that women like Liysa Northon existed, a pathalogical liar, so totally heartless in actually thinking she could get away with murdering her husband Chris by claiming she was a victim of domestic violence. She meticulously planned her husband's murder laying the groundwork long before she actually committed the crime so her 'story' would have credibility, but it was actually her own lies that eventually caught her out. After listening to this I was curious to find out more about Liysa and discovered she sure does have a devoted and extremly loyal following and some poor bloke has even married her! What I couldn't understand is that despite the clear evidence to the contrary, her loyal and quite frankly deluded following still think that she is innocent - many not even prepared to accept the evidence which shatters her lies - just shows how manipulative and charasmatic she can be!! Ann Rule is a stickler for detail and this shows in her book and I thought the narration by Blair Brown suited this story very well.

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