The Book of Lies

  • by Brad Meltzer
  • Narrated by Scott Brick
  • 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Brad Meltzer - author of the number-one New York Times best seller The Book of Fate - returns with his most thrilling and emotionally powerful novel to date.In Chapter Four of the Bible, Cain kills Abel. It is the world's most famous murder. But the Bible is silent about one key detail: the weapon Cain used to kill his brother. That weapon is still lost to history.In 1932, Mitchell Siegel was killed by three gunshots to his chest. While mourning, his son dreamed of a bulletproof man and created the world's greatest hero: Superman. And like Cain's murder weapon, the gun used in this unsolved murder has never been found.Until now.Today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cal Harper comes face-to-face with his family's greatest secret: his long-lost father, who's been shot with a gun that traces back to Mitchell Siegel's 1932 murder. But before Cal can ask a single question, he and his father are attacked by a ruthless killer tattooed with the anicent markings of Cain. And so begins the chase for the world's first murder weapon.What does Cain, history's greatest villain, have to do with Superman, the world's greatest hero? And what do two murders, committed thousands of years apart, have in common? This is the mystery at the heart of Brad Meltzer's riveting and utterly intriguing new thriller.


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Master Story Teller and Master Narrator

It is wonderful when you come upon natural synergy between two creative forces. In The Book of Lies, you will find the tremendously story telling talents of Brad Meltzer, and in this audiobook, the Narrator, Scott Brick, truly adds a new dimension to the narration of the story. I love the books that Brad Meltzer writes and I love the books that Scott Brick narrates. Listening to Scott Brick is comforting no mattter what he reads.

You can loose yourself in the telling of the story through the voice of Scott Brick. So I read the book this summer, and had to buy this audiobook first thing today. I am one of those people who like to read the book and listen to the audiobook. Although I heard Scott Brick reading this book to me in my head this summer, ha ha ha;now I have heard it for real and it was GREAT!

I LOVED the story and loved the reading; You will love it too!
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- Clydene "So many books, so little time..."

Don't Bother.

Feeble. Don't waste a credit. I have been an Audible customer for very long time and have felt compelled to write only one other review. This book compels me to offer another. The character development is very thin and plot is convoluted. I usually enjoy Meltzer, but this book strikes me as the product of an author under contract for a book - any kind of book, and not necessarily a good book. I could not bring myself to finish it.
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- Jeremy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-02-2008
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio