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3.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 53.23 out of 5 3.23 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Justine Larbalestier Narrator: Channie Waites Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2009 ISBN: 9781441802040
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Micah will freely admit she’s a compulsive liar, but that may be the one honest thing she’ll ever tell you. Over the years she’s fooled everyone: her classmates, her teachers, even her parents. And she’s always managed to stay one step ahead of her lies. That is, until her boyfriend dies under brutal circumstances and her dishonesty begins to catch up with her. But is it possible to tell the truth when lying comes as easily as breathing? Taking listeners deep into the psyche of a young woman who will say just about anything to convince them — and herself — that she’s finally come clean, Liar is a bone-chilling thriller that will have listeners seesawing between truths and lies right up to the end. Honestly. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An extraordinary and original story that will have you grasping for the truth until the last page. Verdict: Forget about sleeping.”

    Herald Sun

  • “By the end of this extraordinary book, listeners will either be desperate to discuss it with others or ready to delve right back in to listen again in an effort to figure out the truth-and most will probably want to do both.”

    School Library Journal (starred audio review)

  • “Readers will get chills paging through Larbalestier’s suspenseful novel…With a masterfully constructed unreliable narrator [they] will be guessing and theorizing long after they’ve finished this gripping story.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Dark, gripping…An engrossing story of teenage life on the margins.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “Larbalestier creates and sustains a marvelous tension…Micah is wonderfully complex, both irritating and immensely likable.”

    Booklist

  • A 2010 School Library Journal Best Book
  • Selected for the Winter 2009 Kids' Indie Next List: Top 10
  • A 2010 Locus Award Nominee

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 2/13/2014

    " I've just gotta say WOW. I thought this was going to be a typical young adult book and then, half way through, they threw me for a loop. What a great and unusual story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ismail Laraqui | 2/11/2014

    " Surprise ending, I didn't expect that at all... You can't help yourself but fall for this teenage lying girl. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dalen | 1/24/2014

    " Super annoying. I was really excited to read it, thought it was realistic fiction and it was just...ridiculous. Extremely unfulfilling ending, mediocre writing and weak characterization. Increasingly disappointing as the story wore on (and on and on and on). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bethany Miller | 1/22/2014

    " I thought that this book had promise, but it ended up falling flat for me. Micah, the narrator of the book, is a self-proclaimed liar (thus the title), and constantly being lied to (even by a character in a book) gets annoying after a while. She is not a likable character. Also, the book took a dramatic turn about half way through, and I didn't feel that the second half of the book fit with the first half. Overall, I'd say that this book was not worth the time it took to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jason | 1/1/2014

    " Not bad, but I had a hard time becoming engaged with the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jade Inks | 12/19/2013

    " Yet another messed up yet wonderful werewolf book "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joleen | 12/19/2013

    " This book is about a girl who lies about everything. She wants to change but telling the truth is hard for her when lying comes so easy. I felt like I had a hard time following what was supposed to be lies and what was suppose to be the truth. I never did have them all figured out by the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 12/8/2013

    " Riveting. I couldn't stop reading and I still am not sure what I believe. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alyia ayala | 11/25/2013

    " i think it is good but kind of confusing "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 11/4/2013

    " I thought the book was very enjoyable - I read it on vacation and was sucked right in - the character Micah is very well written and very interesting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patricia J. O'Brien | 10/17/2013

    " This unreliable narrator drew me in and kept me second-guessing throughout the story. Deliciously played by the author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Jones | 9/29/2013

    " Without spoiling the book, I just want to say: This was not the book that I signed up for. I don't think anyone could have predicted the bizarre twist that occurs about halfway through the book...but if you're able to keep an (incredibly) open mind about books, I'd say to give it a try. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Thorn MotherIssues | 8/22/2013

    " Teen reading challenge. I'm not really sure how I feel about it. I'd rather have read a different book about a pathological liar, certainly. Still thinking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kiana | 5/1/2013

    " Different but I like different. So a great piece of work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sonja | 12/30/2012

    " I gave up after 60 pages, because I stil didn't care why he was murdered and how she will go throw this hard time. I wouldn't care if she get killed or whatever. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy | 9/6/2012

    " couldn't put this one down. more teen lit than I expected, but a fun jaunt into the limits of author truthfulness... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheen | 9/5/2012

    " This book started out promising but seemed to flounder during the middle third and unfortunately, the end third did little to recover. It had some really interesting themes: gender identity, anger, teen angst, and parent-child relations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 8/12/2012

    " Ahhhhh! This book is so frustrating. And then it gets supernatural. But I've never read anything like it before, so it definitely had my attention throughout. Still frustrating though. What's the truth?! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katherine | 7/26/2012

    " Wow! What a great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nilchance | 12/29/2011

    " It was kind of an abrupt ending, but as a character study of an unreliable narrator, this book was AWESOME. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 8/14/2011

    " I'm still not sure what I thought about Liar. The narrator is so unreliable and every time I started to believe what she said....she turns around and tells another lie. Argh. So frustrating yet so compelling. Maybe I did like Liar but maybe not. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kivette | 6/13/2011

    " Crazy story. It was an interesting look at how pathological liars become immersed in their own stories and actually start living their fantasies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Fee♥ | 5/15/2011

    " This book was really annoying with ok now the real truth crap. That's why it's only getting two stars out of me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Flufee | 5/2/2011

    " This book was a fantastic read. Although a little confusing and unclear at times, Liar was a fun, fast-paced novel that takes you into the mind of Micah, a pathological liar with a dark secret. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jazmin | 5/2/2011

    " Started good.
    Then got really weird and I just didn't like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linsey | 4/28/2011

    " Definitely an interesting read. Keeps you guessing what's real or fiction since Micah us a pathological lying werewolf. Or is she?.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Meghan | 4/24/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book, though there are a couple of questions I would still like answered, but still awesome in a kind of sad way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia | 4/21/2011

    " This book was great however I read it a while ago and I'm still thinking about it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Liz | 4/15/2011

    " holy shit. this started off as a quite-good YA novel and started getting increasingly bizarre and awesome about a third of the way through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 4/14/2011

    " I'm not lieing. I thought this book was very random... and kinda sad. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kate | 4/7/2011

    " I liked the idea of the book, but the story itself got increasingly weirder until by the end I was almost forcing myself to read it. It's alright, just not something I'd read again or suggest to a friend. "

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About the Author
Author Justine Larbalestier

Justine Larbalestier is an Australian American writer who was born and raised in Sydney. Her solo novel Liar received starred reviews from four major review publications, was short-listed for eleven awards and won four, and was named a best book of the year by Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA), School Library Journal, Bank Street Books, and Michigan Thumps Up, as well as winning the 2010 White Ravens Award from the International Youth Library. She also wrote How to Ditch Your Fairy and the Magic or Madness trilogy, as well as coedited the Zombies vs. Unicorns anthology with Holly Black. Justine lives in Sydney, Australia, where she gardens, boxes, and tweets far too much.