The Lie

CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD13088
Released: May 13, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781629237107
Narrator/s: Gildart Jackson
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From the award-winning author of The Siege, Helen Dunmore, comes The Lie; a spellbinding tale of love, remembrance, and deception, set against the backdrop of World War I. Cornwall, 1920. Daniel Branwell has survived the First World War and returned to the small fishing town where he was born. Behind him lie the trenches and the most intense relationship of his life. As he works on the land, struggling to make a living in the aftermath of war, he is drawn deeper and deeper into the traumas of the past and memories of his dearest friend and his first love. Above all, as the drama unfolds, Daniel is haunted by the terrible, unforeseen consequences of a lie. Set in France during the First World War and in post-war Cornwall, this is a deeply moving and mesmerizing story of the "men who marched away".

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Author(s): Helen Dunmore
Product Number EB00640858
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
ISBN: #9780802192547

Professional reviews

"After WWI, veteran Daniel Branwell canÕt find peace at home in his English village, in part because heÕs grieving the death of his boyhood friend, Frederick, killed in action. Narrator Gildart Jackson conveys the weight of DanielÕs sadness without making the narration itself dreary. In the flashbacks, Jackson captures the warmth and camaraderie between Daniel and Frederick and makes their differing social classes clear. The time shifts between DanielÕs childhood, his war experiences, and his current life after the war are slightly confusing in the audiobook form, but that minor inconvenience should not deter listeners from checking out this fine story and performance. G.S.D. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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