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Summary

#1 New York Times bestselling author Lee Goldberg hits the ground running in a breakneck thriller where truth and fiction collide for the unluckiest writer alive.

When a passenger jet crashes onto the beaches of Waikiki, bestselling thriller writer Ian Ludlow knows the horrific tragedy wasn’t an accident.

Years before, the CIA enlisted Ian to dream up terrorism scenarios to prepare the government for nightmares they couldn’t imagine. Now one of those schemes has come true, and Ian is the only person alive who knows how it was done...and who is behind the plot. That makes him too dangerous to live.

Ian goes on the run, sweeping up an innocent bystander in his plight - Margo French, a dog walker and aspiring singer. They are pursued by assassins and an all-seeing global-intelligence network that won’t stop until Ian and Margo are dead. Ian has written thrillers like this before, but this time he doesn’t know how it’s going to end - or if he will be alive to find out.

©2018 Adventures in Television, Inc. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic reviews

"Adam Verner gives an entertaining narration of Goldberg's fast-paced adventure.... Verner's character voices are spot-on, and his pacing captures all the excitement and humor as the unlikely heroes take on those who are trying to eliminate them." (AudioFile)

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Hard going

Think the story was fanciful. mills and boon meets spy story. unfortunately the narrator seemed to make every one sound like Yogi bear which did not help an already struggling story.

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  • Wayne
  • 07-04-18

A clever and fun parody of espionage thrillers!

True Fiction is a satirical spoof; it is humor. It is also obscene, lewd, crude and very, very funny. Protagonist Ian Ludlow is a spy thriller author who writes imaginative scenarios for the CIA and their prime subcontractor Blackthorn Global Solutions to consider. If you don't object to sex dolls and sex jokes and sexual innuendo, crude bodily function jokes, and repeated use of almost every swear word you have ever heard, you should enjoy the humor. I enjoyed True Fiction. Adam Verner's unaffected narration is perfect for this material.

I expected an espionage thriller, but enjoyed the parody.

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  • Vickie L Bainbridge
  • 08-06-18

Great book<br />

Great narrator, love the store line. funny and suspenseful. would highly recommend it. goes fast.

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  • Aknishalee
  • 25-05-18

Must read!

Fantastic book. Humor, espionage, and great characters. Can’t wait for the follow up. Narration and imagination take it to another level.

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  • Sharon E. Hock
  • 16-05-18

One plot twist after another

My husband and I listened to this book together and we loved it. As exciting as the Fox and O'Hare stories with all sorts of unexpected plot twists. I could not predict where this story was going and I can hardly wait for the next book to be published. Really interesting characters with unusual quirks. Some of the themes could have come from today's headlines. Great book.

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  • kiltguy
  • 07-05-18

That was fun

Quick pace,just enough self awareness to keep from taking itself too seriously. This was Fun!

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  • Corey
  • 05-04-18

narrator voices are horrible.

not a bad plot although not great. narrator doing character voices almost made audio book unbearable.

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  • John Sousa
  • 07-08-18

Humorous escapism

This is a funny, unrealistic and escapist very good listen. The characters are better developed than some other more pretentious books, but the plot is so out there that I actually enjoyed it very much. I will definitely continue to listen/read future books with Clint Straker/Ian Ludlow.

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  • Miss Mac
  • 06-08-18

Can't Wait for Book 2!!

Fantastic book! Plot was so realistic this day in age with everything going on in the world. Loved that it was based in Seattle! The narrator took it to another level and really brought out the humor and the individuality of each of the characters. Very fast paced and a quick "read" because you just can't stop listening and want to know what happens next! Can’t wait for the follow up.

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  • Tony Shofner
  • 25-07-18

A story-within-a-story

Loved it! I'd like to read more stories by this author. An intriguing and, in places, a humorous story. I've never read anything even close previously. I may read it again just because I like it so much.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-07-18

too fake to be real? I don't know about that.

the world of fake news and corporate greed that has a hold of the structure of this Nation makes this story so believable. I enjiyed the excellent character development and the story line.