In the Company of Liars

CD - abridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: B00522
Released: Mar 28, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781597370028
Narrator/s: Dick Hill, Susie Breck
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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Description

In the Company of Liars is that rare animal - a truly original thriller, strikingly fresh and unpredictable. Told chronologically in reverse, from its enigmatic end to its brilliant beginning, it's centered around a woman on trial for murder - Allison Pagone, who is caught between competing forces, each represented by someone who may not care if the pressure kills her in the end. A prosecutor wants Allison convicted and put on death row. An FBI agent believes she can squeeze her into ratting on her family. A daughter and an ex-husband need to save their own skins. And circling them all, a group who would prefer to kill her quietly and anonymously, but who also are not what they seem. Our first picture of Allison is in the moments after her death. Then the story moves backward in time like the acclaimed film Memento: an hour before, then a day, back and back until we're at the beginning and can see what's really happened - and most shocking, what has not. At every turn, Allison knows what she sees may not be what's real. The only sure thing is her place in a vortex of half-truths, threat, and suspicion. When her nightmare is over, where will she be? In the company of friends - or the company of liars?

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Author(s): David Ellis
Narrator(s): Dick Hill, Susie Breck
Product Number BN2970
Released: Oct 23, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781469238395
eBook
x-large
Author(s): David Ellis
Product Number EB00392419
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN: #9781101205075

Professional reviews

"Beginning with an epilogue, we are told of Allison Pagone's death. Her story is then told chronologically in reverse, until we're at the beginning 11 years earlier. Then we can see what's really happened--and, most shockingly, what has not happened to this woman accused of murder, who is trapped between a zealous FBI agent and loyalty to her family. Dick Hill and Susie Breck provide the pleasure of what seems a full-cast production, step by step, plot twist by plot turn through the trial and backwards into an underbelly of Medicaid drug scandals and terrorists from the Liberation Front. Hill and Breck lead listeners through a minefield of potential distractions with artistry in a riveting performance. K.A.T. (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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