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Liars' Paradox

Narrated by: Jennifer O'Donnell
Length: 11 hrs and 19 mins
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Summary

A master of international intrigue, New York Times best-selling author Taylor Stevens introduces a pair of wild cards into the global spy game - a brother and sister who were raised to deceive - and trained to kill....

They live in the shadows, Jack and Jill, feuding twins who can never stop running. From earliest memory, they've been taught to hide, to hunt, to survive. Their prowess is outdone only by Clare, who has always been mentor first and mother second. She trained them in the art of espionage, tested their skills in weaponry, surveillance, and sabotage, and sharpened their minds with nerve-racking psychological games. As they grew older, they came to question her motives, her methods - and her sanity.... 

Now 26 years old, the twins are trying to lead normal lives. But when Clare's off-the-grid safe house explodes and she goes missing, they're forced to believe the unthinkable: Their mother's paranoid delusions have been real all along. 

To find her, they'll need to set aside their differences; to survive, they'll have to draw on every skill she's trained them to use. A twisted trail leads from the CIA, to the KGB, to an underground network of global assassins where hunters become the hunted. Everyone, it seems, wants them dead - and, for one of the twins, it's a threat that's frighteningly familiar and dangerously close to home....

Filled with explosive action, suspense, and powerful human drama, Liars' Paradox is world-class intrigue at its finest.

©2019 Taylor Stevens (P)2018 Recorded Books

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  • DCor
  • 13-07-19

Twins who kick ass

Story: This was the first time I’ve read something from this author. I enjoyed the twists and the main characters. The author is economical with setting information and offers quick, natural with dialogue. There are several action sequences. My only wrinkle was that based on the twin’s childhood experience, I probably wouldn’t have tried to help this woman in the first place. But the author makes that woman interesting and somewhat likable too. I’m invested and will get the next book.

Performance: I enjoyed the narration until the last couple of chapters. Her cadence and phrasing became noticeably repetitive. Pausing every 3-4 words and using the same tonal pattern was distracting, I still enjoyed the story very much.

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  • AsktheRn
  • 13-07-19

fantastic

Unbelievable plot twists, great characters. Decent narrator but could be better on differentiation of characters. Have loved all the characters Taylor Stevens creates.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 23-06-19

Subpar

I've listened to Vanessa Monroe series and loved it . This one, not so much.

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  • Dawn Fitzpatrick
  • 09-05-19

Pure adrenaline!

Absolutely loved this book. In keeping with the genre she writes, Taylor Stevens has once again given readers a thrill of a ride. Complex characters with an inner need for love & acceptance, but putting their feelings on hold to catch the bad guys. Can't wait for the next one to come out.

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  • Phil in Pa
  • 05-03-19

Absorbing.

- I read Liars’ Paradox slowly and took my time thinking about it all. It is a thoughtful thriller. As the characters developed so did the suspense. This book simply works. Characters you don’t like, then do, then wait to see what they do.
- Author Taylor Stevens noted in an interview that LP is not literary fiction. I don’t know about that. I could easily see LP spurring interesting discussions in my old college classes. I may be a little weird but . . .
- I related the twins to the Frankenstein creature? (I.e. The unfortunate creature of the book, not the movie monster.) What does the parent owe the child? What does the child owe the parent? How much do they become each other?
- I love that the protagonists are twins. Tied together by genetics, environment and upbringing but very different beings. On the same road of life but making different choices. The Road Not Taken can be taken.
- Add the perfectly fitting, relentless performance of the reader and It was easy for me to become deeply absorbed into this world. The language, the descriptions, starting with the title, sucked me right in.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-02-19

Annoying narrator

Good story ruined by the narrator constantly taking sharp breaths in before EVERY sentence. And trying to read in a "tough " manner. I get the attempt due to the story line but......I had to stop listening and buy the real book to read it as I couldn't listen anymore.

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  • dpendy
  • 29-01-19

Liked the characters but

I struggled to finish this. Loved her other books. Would make a great action movie.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-01-19

If you love Tom Wood's Victor

and other 'smart', well trained assassin/spy novels, Taylor Stevens is a master. Great character development, as well as great fight scenes, and no picking out the end right away. Was so happy to see this release after a series of boring, unfinished 'thrillers' that were only psychological in the sense that I felt psychopathic rage at the authors (editors?) at marketing such crap so well as to bypass my discretion...

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  • Gregory P. Mills
  • 17-01-19

True...Liars’ Paradox Is Good

If you are familiar with Taylor Stevens’ work (Vanessa M Monroe) you already know she is a master storyteller. And if you’re not familiar with her, you have some catching up to do. Liars’ Paradox will not disappoint.

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  • Tori E
  • 14-01-19

Family Thriller Meets Spy Intrigue

Taylor Stevens knocks another international thriller right out of the proverbial park. But this time, she's wrapped her story around a fascinating pair of feuding twin assassins and a dangerous woman who may or may not be the worst mother in history. Quick paced, high action, complex relationships: Taylor Stevens keeps her readers spellbound from the first word to the last. Nicely narrated by Jennifer O'Donnell.