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.


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

Most Helpful

Clever & Intriguing!

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


The narrator rendered this book much less enjoyable than the words of the author might otherwise have done. I completed the book to hear the story but the narrator's voice was a disincentive every step of the way. A pity.
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- Christo

Book Details

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