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Liar

Narrated by: Ajjaz Awad
Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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Summary

One mistake can have a thousand consequences.

Nofar is just an average teenage girl - so average that she's almost invisible. Serving customers in an ice cream parlour all summer long, she is desperate for some kind of escape. Then one day, in walks faded talent show star Avishai Milner, who, in a moment of anger and misunderstanding, suddenly finds himself accused of sexually assaulting her.

Now everyone wants to talk to Nofar: the press, her schoolmates and the boy upstairs who saw what did - and didn't - actually happen.

A heart-stopping novel about deception and its consequences, Liar brilliantly explores how far a lie can travel - and how much we are willing to believe.

©2019 Ayelet Gundar-Goshen (P)2019 Audible, Ltd

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Interesting

Easy to listen and very interesting. Enjoyed local descriptions and cultural experience. Didn't realise it was set in Israel until well into the story - I thought it was set in India. The plot was good although the deception aspect focused on her perpetration of the lie without much on the fact that the girl was actually touched, nor did it beg the question as to what the young man had been going to do to her when he initially followed and caught her. Well written however, with beautifully lyrical, flowing texts that were sometimes unfortunately lost in the narrator's basic tone of reading. The final chapters and ending were oversimplified in some ways, as was the uncharacteristic elements of some of the characters towards the end. Overall however, a decent read though and definitely worth the listen.

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narrator spoilt a good story

the narrator spoke very quickly which ruined the interesting story. I found it hard to visualise the setting as I don't think the country was mentioned until near the end.

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An glimpse into the heads of the young & old

A well written book but a rather uncomfortable read. In my view, this is more about truth than lies. A story of personal rather than social consequences. There is no character to identify with which makes the story somewhat impersonal. The book explores what may go on in the heads of young people at the beginning of adult life superimposed against the way an old person, nearer the end of life may see the importance (or not) of the truth. Personally, I know the country and the language that the book was written in (Hebrew) which detracted somewhat from the narration. Some of the names and places should have been pronounced differently. Although the narration was good, it would have benefited from being performed by someone who knows the language and culture of the country. I have read many books in translation and they are usually best when the narrator can pronounce the names and places more authentically.