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To Kill the Truth

Narrated by: Kerry Shale
Length: 11 hrs and 59 mins
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Summary

The new blockbuster thriller from the author of the of To Kill the President.

Someone is trying to destroy the evidence of history's greatest crimes.

Academics and Holocaust survivors dead in mysterious circumstances. Museums and libraries burning. Digital records and irreplaceable proofs lost forever.

Former White House operative Maggie Costello has sworn off politics. But when the Governor of Virginia seeks her help to stop the lethal spiral of killings, she knows that this is bigger than any political game.

As Black Lives Matter protesters clash with slavery deniers, America is on a knife edge, and time is running out. This deadly conspiracy could ignite a new Civil War - but who stands to gain most from the chaos?

Taut, authoritative and explosive, To Kill the Truth takes us to the edge of anarchy, a world without truth in which history will be rewritten by those who live to shape it.

This audiobook contains an exclusive introduction from Sam Bourne.

©2019 Jonathan Freedland (P)2019 Quercus Editions Limited

Critic reviews

"Urgently topical." (The Times)

"Propulsive." (Guardian)

"A Day of the Jackal for these dizzying times." (Ian Rankin)   

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The narrator's accents grate

I'm only a couple of hours into the book, however I find the narrator's performance really grating.

If you are going to have an American male narrating a book where the lead character is an Irish female, I think it would be better to suspend disbelief and narrate her is his normal voice rather than using a cod Irish accent. All the characters are read with painful and distracting regional accents, the narrator seems to use his skill in demonstrating their accents rather then portraying any emotions, subtly or believability in their accounts. I am finding it a frustrating listen.

I previously have read all the 'Sam Bourne' novels rather than listen too them. They are great easy 'holiday' reading political thillers when read; but listening to it, with this distracting narrator, I'm finding the book itself limited and clichéd

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Excellent

I loved it. kept me riveted throughout and has left me feeling paranoid about everything.