The Truth Hurts

  • by Dawn Chapman
  • Narrated by Holly Adams
  • 0 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Kept away from her grandmother for most of her life, young Natalie stumbles upon a secret hidden in the old woman's drawings: communications from another world. She quickly finds herself learning not only of an alien race, but the many dark truths that pulled her family apart.


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Amazing short story.

This story starts with a little girl named Natalie being dropped of with her grandmother, since her mother has to go to work and has no one else to watch her. The story starts off with the tension between mother and grandmother firmly established. The reason for the tension is discovered when Natalie discovers her grandmother paintings, which it turns out are of an Alien that visited her when she was younger. Natalie is very excited about this , and cajoles her grandmother into telleing her about it. This starts Natalie's fascination with her Grandmother and the aliens. Natalie's mother doesn't believe in them, believing her mother mad, and keeps them separated. Natalie sees her grandmother again on her 16th birthday, and gets more of the story. Her mother walks in on them talking about it, and she separates them for good at that point, but only after Natalie has already learned some dark truths about her mother. This is a character driven story, and Natalie and her grandmother are beautifully written, with a lot of dramatic heft to them. The tensions and secrets in the family keep you guessing who's side is valid.I can't wait to get to the next story.
Narration was handled by the excellent Holly Adams, who did a great job bringing the characters to life.

I was given a copy of this audiobook by the author free of charge in exchange for an honest review through Audiobook Boom
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- Steve H. Caldwell "Book Maniac"

Wish there was more

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I knew it was a short story, but it felt like there was a lot missing- plot lines that could have been explored in more depth. I enjoyed the writing and characters,but wish the story was more fleshed out.

Have you listened to any of Holly Adams’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I enjoyed the narration very much, the narrator did a great job of "growing up" with the main character- I would be interested in listening to more books narrated by her

Any additional comments?

"This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBoom dot com."

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- Maureen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-22-2016
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