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Lies My Girlfriend Told Me

Narrated by: Christine Lakin
Length: 6 hrs and 48 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Summary

When Alix's charismatic girlfriend, Swanee, dies from sudden cardiac arrest, Alix is overcome with despair. As she searches Swanee's room for mementos of their relationship, she finds Swanee's cell phone, pinging with dozens of texts sent from a mysterious contact, L.T. The most recent text reads: "Please tell me what I did. Please, Swan. Te amo. I love you." Shocked and betrayed, Alix learns that Swanee has been leading a double life - secretly dating a girl named Liana the entire time she's been with Alix. Alix texts Liana from Swanee's phone, pretending to be Swanee in order to gather information before finally meeting face-to-face to break the news.

Brought together by Swanee's lies, Alix and Liana become closer than they'd thought possible. But Alix is still hiding the truth from Liana. Alix knows what it feels like to be lied to - but will coming clean to Liana mean losing her, too?

©2014 Julie Anne Peters (P)2014 Hachette Audio

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predictable story

Story about a girl athlete who dies suddenly and her girlfriend discovers she was going out with someone else at the same time, and a romance develops between the two. The story is pretty straight forward, aimed at young adult reader. It pleasant enough and the narration by Christine Larkin is excellent.

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Reasonably entertaining, teen based storyline..

Story: Clever, witty, an unusual point of view. Teens will find this enjoyable. Narration: Extremely well read, perfect voice, would like to hear more of her narrations, knows how to deliver the dry wit. Author: A well known award nominated writer, specifically writes teen novels well. Overall: A good read, the name Swan irritates me, but doesn't detract from the story in any way. I like the way it ends, so many authors these days don't bring their stories to conclusion, opting to seemingly abandon an ending for the reader to invent.

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  • Jill
  • 10-06-15

I liked it

What made the experience of listening to Lies My Girlfriend Told Me the most enjoyable?

The plot line is probably the best part. Pretty touching. Moving? I'm not sure what the exact right word is to use but I kind of felt something.

What other book might you compare Lies My Girlfriend Told Me to and why?

I don't think I would exactly compare it to other books but if I had to make a reach (within my scope of knowledge) I might compare it to Hood by Emma Donoghue. It's similar in major plot themes, sorta kinda???

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

No, I haven't. I am not jazzed about this one though. Her voice is just not my style. I appreciate her hard work though!

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

If I was the crying sort maybe I would have? I'm basically dead inside though so don't go by me. This is a moving story.

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  • J. King
  • 10-08-18

WTF are "text minutes"?

Cute story about first love and first betrayal. The only parts that pulled me out of the story were the way the protagonist talked about using her cell phone. She would type a text, decide not to send it, and then say she "ended the call" or once she mentioned going "over her text minutes"... it just served to remind me that the author is from a different generation. "My phone rang, it was a text from her. Why would she call me now?", was it a text or a call?

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  • Vanessa
  • 23-11-15

I really liked this book!

I like the authors books. I have three of them and I honestly like her work so far! The story itself was really good and it gave me all of the feelz! if I had to recommend ONE of her books, this one would be it!

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  • Katrina
  • 10-08-15

Lies my girlfriend told me

I could not put this book down I have to keep going and going till I realized I couldn't go any further. This was the best LGBTQ book I ever read.

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  • Nathalie
  • 31-07-15

Amazing

This is one of the best books I've ever read!!😊 The creativity and unique way of them falling in love is just beautiful.

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  • nyssa
  • 09-03-20

Enjoyable

This book was verry well written and read! I enjoyed the story line. I think its something any young lgbt person should listen to.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-10-18

more than a romance novel

It held my attention the whole time. The narrator's voice was perfect for the character portrayed.

I loved that this novel stressed ideas like love, commitment, and honesty. I think these ideas need to be taught to young gay people so that they can grow up to have strong healthy relationships and families.

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  • YosemiteGal
  • 06-08-18

Very slow moving

I found this book very slow moving, and just couldn't get into it. The narration was acceptable.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-07-17

Great story

I was a bit hesitant at first to listen to the story and I'm glad I did. I enjoyed the story immensely and the narrator did a great job with the different characters. I love the development between Alix and Liana and how the death and Swanee brought them together as morbid and a bit twisted as it seems. A good mix of drama and heartfelt moments and little gasps in between. Given a read and or a listen to!

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  • kinetcnrg
  • 12-01-17

Wonderfully poignant!

Not only was this book well written I also thoroughly enjoyed the narration! It's been tough finding both in this genre.