False Pretenses

  • by Catherine Coulter
  • Narrated by Renee Raudman, Paul Costanzo
  • 12 hrs and 0 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Meet Elizabeth Carleton, a fascinating woman who is not only a famous concert pianist, but is also married to a wealthy international business tycoon, Timothy Carleton. She is the envy of all until her perfect life falls apart literally in a heartbeat: Timothy Carleton is stabbed in the chest with an ice pick and Elizabeth is accused of his murder. Things rapidly go from bad to worse until a surprise witness appears to give her an airtight alibi. The jury finds her not guilty. The only thing is: She’s never met the man who testified on her behalf. What does he want? There is also her late husband’s family, who are out to destroy her. On top of everything else, Elizabeth is expected to take over the financial empire her husband left behind. Then three men suddenly appear in her life. Can she trust any of them? Or is one of them a murderer?


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Customer Reviews

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Not her best work

the plot was incredibly predictable; the narrator was monotone and sounded like he was reading right out of the book with absolutely no affectation in his voice.
Worst narrative I've ever heard.
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- Terri

What a let down

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The only people that might enjoy this book are people that enjoy stereotype plots and low-level narrators.

What was most disappointing about Catherine Coulter’s story?

The plot. Totally predictible. The characters - superficial.

Would you be willing to try another one of Renee Raudman and Paul Costanzo ’s performances?

never. The male narrarator sounded like a 1950's radio announcer reading lines. Costanzo's lack of connection to the emotions of the characters in their situations was even more boring than the plot itself. Even the romance scenes sounded like Paul didn't even know his guy was getting aroused. His character might as well have been grocery shopping for all the interest that Costanzo put in his voice. He would do well to listen to other male narrators that know how to engage the listener and make their characters come alive.

Renee wasn't as bad.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

boredom and anoyance for wasting my time and money on this book. The plot was just based on the steoreotypical female in a man's world plot that didn't go any further than the superficial level. Totally predictible.

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- Charleen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio