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The Appearance of Truth Audiobook

The Appearance of Truth

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Publisher's Summary

When 30-year-old Lisa Forster begins to trace her family tree, she discovers her birth certificate belonged to a baby who died at four months old and is not in fact her own. Her apparently happy middle class upbringing was a myth and her parents had a dark secret.

With Pete Laundon's help, Lisa sets about searching for the truth. She follows up all possible routes, until with no options left she goes to the newspapers for help. After 30 years, who if anyone knows: Who is Lisa Forster? Why was she never told? And who was the baby who died?

The Appearance of Truth is the gripping tale of one woman's search for identity.

©2013 Rosemary J. Kind (P)2017 Rosemary J. Kind

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    Layla 05/06/2017
    Layla 05/06/2017
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    "I love this book."
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    This is a great book. I was hooked from beginning to end. My favorite character has to be Pete. He found humour at bad times. He always put a smile on my face.<br/>I didn't like Lisa so much. I felt she abused Pete, when he always tries to help her. He loves her a lot and I felt that she throw's it back in his face, even though she says that she loves him. Which I did not believe because she would not have treated him the way she did. Like when he says that he understood why they did it, she had a fit and told him she never wanted to see him again!<br/>However I still liked the book. There is even a few twists in here. Some I expected and the others came as a surprise.<br/><br/>I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an unbiased review.

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  • Dee
    LA
    31/05/17
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    "A story set in England without a British accent?!"
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    I wanted to like this book so I listened to it until the very end. It had an intriguing storyline and a compelling mystery and I wanted to know what happens/happened. However, when you have a story set in England with English born characters, at least one of them should speak with a British accent! I mean, c'mon!<br/><br/>Don't get me wrong, Reagan Boggs has a nice voice but hers was not an appropriate voice for this listen.<br/><br/>Of course, it didn't help that Lisa, the wayward adoptee and our main character, was a pill! She was sooooo unlikeable. It's a good thing this listen included a variety of characters that made up for Lisa's lack. By the time the HEA came along, I was through with her. <br/><br/>This was a good story; it really, really, really was. It deserved a British narrator.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Darc
    30/05/17
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    "Who Am I?"

    Lisa Foster’s mother dies and she begins to trace her family tree. She quickly discovers that the birth certificate she has had for thirty years is for a baby who died at the age of four months old and is not in fact her own. While visiting the cemetery she Meets Pete, who quickly becomes her boyfriend. She begins her search for her identity with the help of of Pete, Sylvia, her cousin, and Matt, an ambitious journalist. She finally finds the answers she has been looking for.
    I loved the whole story line of this book, but unfortunately I found Lisa to be selfish, self-centred, and prone to childish tantrums. I did not enjoy her character at all. It was surprising what Pete actually put up with from her.
    The 2nd story line about the woman who brought Lisa up was very compelling and believable.
    I quite often had a tough time differentiating between the characters, but did enjoy the narrators voice.
    “I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.”

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • rhonda walker
    26/05/17
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    "Emotional, touching story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Appearance of Truth to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Appearance of Truth?

    There was more than one. Lisa kept taking her emotions out on the people who cared and supported her, especially Pete. She failed to see that she had people around her who cared about who she had become and not who she was born.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Reagan Boggs?

    I think I might enjoy her more narrating another book. I do like the sound of her voice but her pauses were at odd times so I found it disrupting to the flow of the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It didn't make me cry but I did find it emotional several times. The characters tell their own stories and it made me see things from their perspective. It was sad to feel what they were feeling at the time and how something like this can ruin not only a relationship but take all the happiness from a person.


    Any additional comments?

    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Shoppermom
    Arlington VA
    24/05/17
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    "A slow, steady story for a slow, steady listener."
    What did you like best about The Appearance of Truth? What did you like least?

    I read and listen to books constantly, and my to-be-read pile will still be sky-high when my time on this planet is done. I tend to read/listen quickly, and I have little patience for a writer who dithers around. The Appearance of Truth tells the story of a young woman searching for her identity after she learns her history is not what she was led to believe. Her search, however, is described in excruciatingly extensive detail, including the transcription of tedious conversations and phone calls the protagonist herself rolls her eyes at! Lisa's experiences are traumatic, but she frequently comes across as whiny and petulant, and her beau, Pete, is far more tolerant than I am. The narration, too, was extremely slow, even listened to at 1.5 times the recorded speed, and there were often pauses in odd places. That said, there was a quiet appeal to the story, and some readers/listeners with fewer demands on their time might enjoy the story which was at times intriguing and came to a satisfying conclusion.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Tammy
    25/07/17
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    "Oh my what a great story."

    I was gifted this Audio ARC for a honest and unbiased review from the author /narrator

    Rosemary J Kind has written by every parent's nightmare in print and did an excellent job of doing it..
    This is the story of a young lady Lisa, that in the course of researching her family history discovers she isn't who she thought she was and tells us the steps she had to take to find out who she was and where she came from. While I believe this is fiction, it is a story that could happen. Scarey !!!
    Reagan Boggs holds the audience throughout the entire book. The use of tones and dialects was fabulous. Reagan could out do my children when younger doing tantrums.



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  • mrmeeka
    11/07/17
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    "Appearance of Truth"

    Every parent's nightmare in print. This is the story of a young lady that in the course of researching her family history discovers she isn't who she thought she was. And the steps she had to take to find out who she was and where she came from. While I believe this is fiction it is most definitely one of the worse things any parent faces as their children are young. It is well written and hold the audience through out the entire book. While some of Lisa's reactions and responses makes her appear to be a spoiled brat. Who knows how one should react.

    I was provided with a free audio version of this book in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed the book. The narrator did a good job with the dialect and tones even through the temper tantrums.

    I enjoyed the book and would say that most romance mystery readers would.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anonymous
    04/07/17
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    "Interesting listen"

    I thoroughly enjoyed The Appearance of Truth by Rosemary Kind and narrated by Reagan Boggs. The story is interesting and the author unfolds the truth in the perfect timing allowing the reader time to invest in the characters. Audiobooks are a must for anyone who travels frequently or drives a lot for work. This book was over 10 hours. I listen at a speed of 1.5 and the dictation was the perfect speed. The narrator made it easy to follow the character conversations and to realize when story lines were changing. I especially appreciated the narrator's tone and approach to the reading. Her style is such that she does not need to use various accents and tones to captivate the listeners.
    Overall a good book read by a good narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • JJLarson
    Plymouth, WI
    12/06/17
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    "The Appearance of Truth"

    This book was well written. I could easily put myself in Lisa’s place. It seemed very real to me with a lot of emotions and setbacks. Lisa is a very likeable character, and I enjoyed getting to know her. There were a couple inconsistencies that bothered me, but I don’t want to list them as spoilers. They weren’t major, but I was a little irritated. I also think part of my irritation was some of Lisa’s reactions to Pete. I try to put myself in a character’s place and when they don’t act the way I would act, it annoys me. Of course, not all people would react the same in any situation, so I had to remind myself of that. I enjoyed most of the interactions, especially with Sylvia and Pete. There were a lot of unexpected twists and turns.
    Reagan Boggs has a nice, soothing voice. I really wish a British narrator would’ve been chosen for this narration of this book. Reagan seems to have a bit of a Southern American accent, so it was hard to imagine Lisa as being from England. I would like to hear her voice again with an American story. I am sure she would be very well suited.
    I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher courtesy of Audiobook Blast.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Camilla
    07/06/17
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    "Hard to put down, need to know what happens next.."
    What made the experience of listening to The Appearance of Truth the most enjoyable?

    I liked the story, with some twists. the narration was good too. I looked forward to my time to listen to it...


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

    no


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    "I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Connie Higgins
    SNYDER, TX, US
    02/06/17
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    "Good Clean Read"

    This book" The Appearance of Truth" was a good book the narration was good and there were no bad language (which is a big part of how I rate a book). I was voluntarily provided this review copy by the author, narrator or publisher.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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