The Lie Tree

  • by Frances Hardinge
  • Narrated by Charlotte Wright
  • 11 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Listen to this thought-provoking, critically acclaimed novel from Frances Hardinge, winner of the Costa Book of the Year and Costa Children's Book Awards.
Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is reliable, dull, trustworthy - a proper young lady who knows her place as inferior to men. But inside, Faith is full of questions and curiosity, and she cannot resist mysteries: an unattended envelope, an unlocked door. She knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing. She knows that her family moved to the close-knit island of Vane because her famous scientist father was fleeing a reputation-destroying scandal. And she knows, when her father is discovered dead shortly thereafter, that he was murdered.
In pursuit of justice and revenge, Faith hunts through her father's possessions and discovers a strange tree. The tree bears fruit only when she whispers a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, delivers a hidden truth. The tree might hold the key to her father's murder - or it may lure the murderer directly to Faith herself. Frances Hardinge is the author of many acclaimed novels, including Cuckoo Song, which earned five starred reviews.

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What the Critics Say

"As narrator, [Charlotte] Wright dazzles with her character portrayals and propels listeners through this gripping story." (AudioFile magazine)

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Customer Reviews

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Clever & Intriguing!

Very creative & original!! The kind of book that gets your imagination flowing. Great read & listening.
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- Beth

Magical Book

The audiobook really brought the story to life. The narrator read so clearly and differentiated between the character voices in a way that helped me visualize the piece altogether. I enjoyed the audio slightly more than the story itself, but it was time well-spent listening! Highly recommend!
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- Andreea Marin

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-16-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios