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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Juliet Macur Narrator: Carrington MacDuffie Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2014 ISBN: 9780062308696
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Cycle of Lies by New York Times reporter Juliet Macur is the definitive account of the rise and fall of the most famous athlete of our generation, Lance Armstrong, through unprecedented access to the key players in his life and the investigation into the allegations of systemic doping. Relying on previously unpublished documents, Cycle of Lies reveals how Armstrong managed to perpetuate his myth for so long, the fortress he built to protect his image and upend anyone who got in his way, and why he fell so quickly.

Spanning fourteen critical years in Armstrong’s cycling career, Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong covers his comeback from cancer to the business deals that would make him a millionaire many times over, right up until the moment he stepped down as the chairman of his Livestrong charity. The story features key characters such as disgraced Tour de France champion Floyd Landis; Armstrong teammate George Hincapie; and Kristin Richard, Armstrong’s first wife and possible doping accomplice.

The history of one of the most precipitous and unceremonious falls in the history of sports, Cycle of Lies delves into exactly who was complicit in keeping Lance Armstrong’s doping a secret from his legion of fans.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A compelling account…Cycle of Lies is a scrupulously reported and sourced book…a search for an understanding of the man behind the myth.”

    New York Times

  • “In Cycle of Lies, Juliet Macur sets out to untangle Armstrong’s lifetime of dishonesty…[and] finds some ghoulish new skeletons.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “A riveting account of the Armstrong implosion…a tale right out of ancient Greece.”

    Toronto Star (Canada)

  • “An award-winning investigative reporter covering sports for the New York Times, Macur shows us what Lance Armstrong lost when the US Food and Drug Administration determined that he had used illicit performance-enhancing drugs.”

    Library Journal

  • “The definitive—well, until the next exposé comes along—account of cycling champion and charlatan Lance Armstrong’s well-oiled career and its sordid collapse…Macur is a no-stones-unturned reporter…The reporting is thorough and the writing good…Solid sports journalism, though perhaps in the service of an unworthy cause.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “The implosion of Lance Armstrong’s career was swift and complete, and author Juliet Macur watched it all unfold from the front row. Her marvelous journalism gets a performance-enhancing boost from narrator Carrington MacDuffie, whose straightforward delivery is a perfect fit. Macur, a reporter with the New York Times, not only had access to Armstrong himself during her research but also interviewed countless members of his family and inner circle to create this unflattering portrait of a cyclist who was willing to win at any cost. MacDuffie’s narration captures the author’s frustration with Armstrong’s refusal to take responsibility, but she never sounds judgmental or strident. She sets a brisk pace and effortlessly carries listeners all the way to the finish line. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”


  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
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About the Author

Juliet Macur is an award-winning reporter for the New York Times whose work has been anthologized in the Best American Sports Writing series. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, she grew up in New Jersey and now lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, daughter, and Labrador retriever.

About the Narrator

Carrington MacDuffie is a voice actor and recording artist who has narrated over two hundred audiobooks, received numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards, and has been a frequent finalist for the Audie Award, including for her original audiobook, Many Things Invisible. Alongside her narration work, she has released a new album of original songs, Only an Angel.