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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,251 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brad Meltzer Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2008 ISBN: 9781600243790
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Cain kills Abel in Chapter Four of the Bible. It is the world's most famous murder. But the Bible is silent about one key detail: the weapon Cain used to kill his brother. That weapon is still lost to history.

In 1932, Mitchell Siegel was killed by three gunshots to his chest. While mourning, his son dreamed of a bulletproof man and created the world's greatest hero: Superman. And like Cain's murder weapon, the gun used in this unsolved murder has never been found.

Until now.

Today in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Cal Harper comes face-to-face with his family's greatest secret: his long-lost father, who's been shot with a gun that traces back to Michell Siegel's 1932 murder. But before Cal can ask a single question, he and his father are attacked by a ruthless killer tattooed with the ancient markings of Cain. And so begins the chase for the world's first murder weapon.

What does Cain, history's greatest villain, have to do with Superman, the world's greatest hero? And what do two murders, committed thousands of years apart, have in common? This is the mystery at the heart of Brad Meltzer's riveting and utterly intriguing new thriller. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In The Book of Lies, novelist/poet Brad Meltzer interlaces the story of Cain and the story behind Superman and brings them kicking and screaming into our own time.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • Meltzer has earned the right to belly up to the bar with John Grisham, Scott Turow, and David Baldacci. People
  • Meet the next John Grisham. --- Miami Herald
  • “Scott Brick works the diverse range of character voices well and remains masterful at drawing out the text. His pauses, hesitations, and voice breaks provide an added level of suspense.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Readers] with a taste for international conspiracies, religion-spouting bad guys, and identity-switching will enjoy this fast ride that leaves some solid and intriguing questions in the wake of its driving plot.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Meltzer’s novel is an intriguing collection of overlapping stories and themes...Scott Brick...gives an...animated performance filled with raw emotions and taut pacing. Brick captures the book’s intense mood during long narrative passages, employing an insistent forcefulness, seemingly without taking a breath...The story is...engrossing and well worth one’s time.”

    AudioFile

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bigjoe70 | 2/19/2014

    " I enjoyed the codes and webs that connected characters. However, the story moves slowly and is redundent at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 2/1/2014

    " If The DaVinci Code was about Superman instead of the Holy Grail, it would be this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wendy | 1/29/2014

    " so, i like dan brown and thought this sounded like it would be similar to his style. umm...too similar in a very sucky way. tries WAY too hard to be dan brown's little protege. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brian | 1/25/2014

    " By far THE best fiction book I have ever read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 1/22/2014

    " After a 19 year absence, Cal Harper finds his father in a park with a fresh gun shot, entangling him in a deadly plot to solve an ancient mystery. It's The Da Vinci Code but replace Leonardo Da Vinci with Jerry Siegel, the creator of Superman, and instead of the secret of Holy Grail, Cal Harper is looking for the Cain's murder weapon, which turns out not to be a weapon at all. Appeals: fast paced; suspenseful; short cliffhanger chapters from alternating perspectives; biblical conspiracy theories, and a partially true the history of the origin of Superman. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eden | 1/19/2014

    " This book had lots of twist and turns to it. It was an interesting book to listen to it on a long drive of nine hours one way. I have to say that I liked better the Book of Faith then this book. I can't lie the Book of Faith was more interesting due to the fact that it dealt with more government conspiracy theories which is interesting for me. Overall the author does a good job at keeping you wanting to hear more and keep you turning to the next page. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike Corcoran | 1/18/2014

    " I read another of Meltzer's books, "Millionaires," and found a common theme. In "Millionaires," the story's climax took palce in Disneyland, in a rather unbelievable manner. In "Book of Lies," the story revolves around Super Man comic books. Once again, it's in a rather unbelievable way. If you can suspend reality, his writing is good and the story moves well. His characters are engaging, and you should be able to read his books. He has written many books, so maybe it's just these two that seemed so silly to me, but I don't think I'll be reading any others to find out. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bill Warden | 1/16/2014

    " Another great Brad Meltzer book. It was cool with the story of the beginnings of Superman, too. Didn't expect to learn that bit of history!!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie | 1/4/2014

    " A fast, exciting read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 1/4/2014

    " Read in 2 days. Very enjoyable. Nice and light but good intrigue and quite interesting plot line. Will look out other things by him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elyse | 12/10/2013

    " Nice summer read...if you like the DaVinci Code and the movie The National Treasure you will like this book. No Masons or Catholic Church this time it is Nazi's and early Bible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 10/31/2013

    " The book ties the creators of Superman comics with the weapon used in the bibical murder of Abel. Now I think most of us never thought about how Cain murder Abel nor do many of us know anything about the creators of Superman. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Diane | 10/28/2013

    " Did not enjoy this read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kevin | 6/23/2013

    " Kept me coming back for more but the ending was a little anti-climatic. Overall liked the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee Craig | 4/18/2013

    " Brad Meltzer is a genius writer, Dan Brown meets James Patterson. This book was action non stop untill the last sentence. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 4/3/2013

    " Excellent book. An intriguing read of how the bibical story of Cain and Able somehow relates to the creator of the Superman comics. It all has a meaning at the end which is simpler than one might think. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 3/15/2013

    " book -- ok it would make a a good adventure movie. fast and fun and for a general audience. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sylvia | 3/5/2013

    " I liked the book. A little off at times, and maybe an abrupt ending, but I did like it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mike | 11/19/2012

    " I gave up on this one. The writing was so horribly choppy, I couldn't get past it to ever absorb the story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 10/16/2012

    " definatly original "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah Coleman | 8/21/2012

    " Keeps you turning pages, but really lame ending. All the overt sentiment was annoying, but the conspiracy theories were fun to chase. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 8/12/2012

    " I'm half-way through this Advanced Reader's Copy from BEA and Meltzer has done it again! I can't wait to pick it up after work to see what happens next! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pat Murray | 7/11/2012

    " I was not impressed by the book. Nice job with plot twists, but the mystery person was easy to predict. The ending was disappointing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan | 5/20/2012

    " Probably worth three stars based on merit, but doggone it, I just really liked it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 3/29/2012

    " Family is important. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark Fallon | 1/11/2012

    " Not bad. A lot kept me guessing, however I was a little disappointed with the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Suzanne | 6/15/2011

    " .....eh. It was ok, a quick read, a fascinating premise with the connection to Cain and Abel, but I think my 14 year old grandson will appreciate it more than I did. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sundance | 6/9/2011

    " The book reads like a "Da Vinci Code" mystery, linking modern day Cain and Abel characters with the creator of the Superman comics. The action was fast-paced and easy read. I recommend this book if you're just looking for quick entertainment and IPad chewing gum. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wayne | 6/5/2011

    " I enjoyed this book, it kept me interested. This author reminds me of Dan Brown. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 6/4/2011

    " Interesting story that ties the murder of Abel by Cain to the death of the father of the creator of Superman.........Very good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tez | 5/30/2011

    " dan brown has a lot to answer for, this story was interesting liked how he used facts from the superman creators background and put it into a story with the fable of cain and abel the worlds first murderer leading to the runabout chase for what is believed to be the ultimate weapon from god himself "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 5/25/2011

    " This was an intriguing "treasure hunt" read revolving around the Abel and Cain murder in the bible. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mtblayter | 5/24/2011

    " I especially enjoyed his research on the origin of Superman. Fun reading and not too predictable ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank | 5/19/2011

    " great book could have read this in 1 day
    Cain and Abel the creator of Superman
    and a man who helps the homeless
    loved the story "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Susan | 5/15/2011

    " Interesting concept between Adam and Cain, the first father /son duo. Didn't get the concept at first about Superman,but it was a good story line and about relationships. A surprise ending; recommend the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. I liked it and was interested through the whole book but, it just seemed to lack some pizzazz. I would say the feeling during (excitement) and at the end (kind of let down) was similar to the other Brad Meltzer book I read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 4/26/2011

    " The synopsis sounds absolutely ludicrous and I thought there was no way at all to make it work. In fact, I don't even know why I started the book in the first place. But, once I started it, I couldn't put it down, and the absolutely insane plot actually worked for the most part! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joni | 4/8/2011

    " This book pulled me in right from the start. There were a couple of slow parts, that I guess were needed to explain things. However a fun book to read, totally unrealistic at parts, but all in good fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anandh | 3/26/2011

    " Another biblical secrets book. The unique plot does slightly compensate the boring writing and slow pace. The surprising climax does much to give this book 3 starts instead of 1/2. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittney | 3/12/2011

    " A little slow, But very unpredictable and intense when it picks up in good parts of the book. I think it is slower due to all the different characters in the book that you have to get to know. "

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About the Author
Author Brad Meltzer

Brad Meltzer is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of numerous thrillers, including The Tenth Justice, Dead Even, The First Counsel, The Millionaires, The Zero Game, The Book of Fate, and The Book of Lies. He is also the number one bestselling author of the critically acclaimed comic books Identity Crisis and Justice League of America and is the cocreator of the TV series Jack & Bobby. A graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia Law School, he currently lives in Florida.

About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.