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FREE FIRST CHAPTER: The Lie Tree Audiobook

FREE FIRST CHAPTER: The Lie Tree: Costa Book of the Year 2015

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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015

The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric story by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly by Night.

Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. The tree grows healthy and bears fruit only if you whisper a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, will deliver a hidden truth to the person who consumes it. The bigger the lie, the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered.

The girl realizes that she is good at lying and that the tree might hold the key to her father's murder, so she begins to spread untruths far and wide across her small island community. But as her tales spiral out of control, she discovers that where lies seduce, truths shatter....

©2016 Frances Hardinge (P)2016 Macmillan Digital Audio

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    This is just the 1st chapter and it sounds very promising I'll have to wait a couple of days to get the rest

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    12/03/16
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    "Story fragment very frustrating"

    The book begins and starts abruptly
    I think it is just an excerpt of a longer work
    Not worth the time even though free.

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  • Amazon Customer
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    26/02/16
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    "The story just stopped"
    What made the experience of listening to The Lie Tree the most enjoyable?

    This felt more like a preview than an actual reading. The story just stops at 20 minutes. There is obviously much more to the story as the synopsis shows.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Lie Tree?

    That it stops just as it begins


    What about Emilia Fox’s performance did you like?

    I absolutely loved her voice


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