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One of Us Is Lying

Written by: Karen M. McManus
Narrated by: Kim Mai Guest,MacLeod Andrews,Robbie Daymond,Shannon McManus
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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of One of Us Is Lying by Karen McManus, read by Kim Mai Guest, MacLeod Andrews, Shannon McManus and Robbie Daymond. 

Five students go to detention. Only four leave alive. For fans of Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars, this is the perfect high school thriller.

Yale hopeful Bronwyn has never publicly broken a rule.

Sports star Cooper only knows what he's doing in the baseball diamond.

Bad boy Nate is one misstep away from a life of crime.

Prom queen Addy is holding together the cracks in her perfect life.

And outsider Simon, creator of the notorious gossip app at Bayview High, won't ever talk about any of them again.

He dies 24 hours before he could post their deepest secrets online. Investigators conclude it's no accident. All of them are suspects.

Everyone has secrets, right?

What really matters is how far you'll go to protect them.

©2018 Karen McManus (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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A light breezy listen

This was my first audible listen. I am a huge book fan but lately I have been struggling to find time to read. With a heavy heart and ambivalent feelings, I took the trial subscription of audible. I wanted to listen to something simple to begin with, just to check it out. So going into this, I knew this book wasn't Atlas Shrugged or anything.

The story is simple, four typical teenagers get caught up in a mysterious death of a fellow unpopular student. The cause of it is revealed through their four PoV narration.

If you have watched high school movies or high school TV serials, there is nothing new here. All characters are exactly who you expect to be. You can predict any twists or reveals, chapters before it comes. The writing is simple. The romance is even simpler.

The narrators were very clear, consistent and showed good emotion throughout the novel. Based on the voice you were able to understand which character was speaking pretty easily. There was also slight accent as per what the character warranted, which was also helpful.

In spite of all this, I still had to concentrate to follow along. It wasn't like watching a chick flick while you finish writing your document. I had to pause and rewind at times to catch what I missed. I am going to attribute it to first timer syndrome and give it a few more audibles.

What other choice do I have, given the way my days are going!! If I need to continue my tryst with my beloved books, I better find a way to make this work!

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an esscape from the reality to a wonderland.

Stunning!! As a 16yr old myself, a lot of the struggles were real and I cud relate to it. However I couldn't relate to everything but still I enjoyed every bit of it! the story is beyond fabulous with a great mysterious/suspense plot. U will definitely be able to find yourself in the story through one of the characters. Truly it was an escape from the reality to a wonderland that I'm so glad I had the oppertunity to enter....... looking forward to read the sequel!

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Page turning whudunnit

Exactly what I was looking for. Rare book where you’re not able to guess till almost the end, despite many ‘clues’, kept light with the high school theme

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Spoiler ahead ‼️‼️‼️‼️

Spoiler free: Amazing narration. Although story flops at the end, the writing is pretty engaging. This is the first audiobook that I finished. I'm a sucker for these kinds of contemporary young adult/teen mysteries.

Recommendation: if you like this, you'll like 'I was dead for 13 minutes', 'Suicide notes from beautiful girls'.

‼️‼️ SPOILER ‼️‼️dudebro wants to schoolshoot but dudebro too hipster for that.

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A Good read for amateur murder mystery readers!

If your are just getting into this genre, this is a great book that i would heavily recommend.

Though one thing i didn't enjoy is how rushed the end feels. I would've personally loved information to be given out earlier in the book than where it was now.

But don't let me stop you from reading this awesome book!

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wait... So who is lying?

the best thing about the audiobook is hands down the audio. the narration is just perfect. even guys imitating as girls and vice versa is not cringe at all... the same can't be said about the finale. the story had a strong start, a well paced middle, and a meh ending... maybe I was expecting more but still don't regret reading it at all tho.

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  • Nest
  • 21-10-19

Narration is horrible

The narration is literal garbage and there's ONE voice actor for all the young TEEN characters that are supposed to be portrayed in this story. Utterly garbage.

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  • Daniel Prinsloo
  • 02-06-19

Good conclusion. Perfection needed more details

The story does have a satisfying conclusion. I just wanted a bit more blanks to be filled in. some more details of the smaller details of the mystery and how it was executed not just the what.

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  • Sophie
  • 15-12-18

Similar to Pretty little liars

The story was good, unexpected and very much kept you intrigued. The plot twist and the unraveling story at the end was a surprise. Overall the book was good, if you like pretty little liars it’s fairly similar on a smaller scale. However, my only problem with the book is that mostly the reading voices are okay and makes the characters seem like real people; but some of the narration throughout the book sounds robotic, and made it less imaginable.

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  • Corey T
  • 18-07-19

Okay story, saved by the performance

The story was only okay. Unfortunately the twist did not shock me at all as I had guessed it from the start. The characters were very realistic even if they were very much just typical character tropes, and I'm a sucker for a love story. The performance, however, was incredible, with the narrator for Bromwyn being the stand out. If you don't mind the story being a little weak (But still enjoyable) the narration will save it for you. A missable but enjoyable experience.

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  • Miss Alexandra Rinck
  • 01-07-18

excellent

Gripping story. An internally consistent, plausible story. Believable 3D characters. An exploration of how difficult experiences can act like a catalyst for positive change.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-01-21

Pretty good!

I really liked this book. I listen to a lot of adult “whodunnits” so it was fresh that is was set in a high school. The narrators were great and I really liked the four main characters as you get to know them. For me, it loses a star purely because I reserve my 5 star ratings for the “corkers” that I read. I rarely guess the endings of these books, but I kind of had an idea of what was going on from the first few chapters, albeit I didn’t guess the ins and outs of it and it was still really exciting to hear it all play out. Because of that I wouldn’t say it had the shock factor, but i still really recommend listening to it, as it’s not disappointing!

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  • C. Jones
  • 30-10-20

Box set binge worthy

a 21st century version of the breakfast club, with a who done it twist. Once you pop, you just can't stop. Really gripping and entertaining ride.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 23-09-22

It was Okey, a little to youth-ee for me.

The demographics is more towards the teens..focuses more high school drama then the murder mystery.

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  • LeenieMeanie
  • 12-07-22

Great narration of a decent mystery

Really enjoyed listening to this. I especially loved the different actors and the voices. Now watching the tv series and keep saying, 'This was better in the book'.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-06-22

Great narration

Story was a little predictable but overall enjoyable and entertaining. I would recommend this audio book.

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  • Jessika H.
  • 21-06-22

it's a pretty little liar vibe

I loved the first couple if seasons of pll. this brings me back! it was intriguing to read. the conclusion was not out in the open but you could guess it. the ensemble cast was good but some characters got to shine more then others. nate was kinda just there. but we stan stan!

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  • Willow Wood
  • 09-06-22

fabulous from start to finish

What an excellent ride of suspense and feels. First and foremost: this was an awesome audiobook. All four narrators did a brilliant job of consistently capturing the tone of the characters.

I love that I immediately wanted to protect all four of the kids involved. I didn't want any of them to be guilty and I adored their personal lives. It really knew how to spin you for a loop. The plot is delightfully well seeded, so by the time the revelations hit, it's an excellent punch from a few angles. I enjoyed the disgust and outrage I felt on various people's behalf.

For a story that is centred around a murder case, the romances are CUTE AS HECK and honestly the main kids are so dynamic.

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  • Keko V
  • 18-05-21

Amazing

I couldn't stop listening! Narration and the story were equally brilliant. Loved all the emotion in the voices, and though I did guess some of the twists, including the 'big' one, it was still so satisfying. I smirked, laughed and gasped out loud through the book!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-11-20

hi

😍i was aghast when i listed to this book and i loved the story. BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!😍


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  • Carl Schwencke
  • 11-04-20

Thrilling

I stumbled upon this book accidently and haven't been able to put it down since, it's gripping and delivers a twist that I didn't see coming.

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  • Lillian White
  • 07-04-20

Perfect cross over

Perfect cross over of Pretty little liars, Breakfast club and How to get away with murder. The character development was well done and the mystery was surprising. Perfect comment on today’s society with social media, violence and teenage relationships.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-12-19

Good ook

Really good book, has a good plot with clear voice acting. Is relatable and realistic. recommended for 14-18s

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-03-19

Best story plot and cute relationships

I got so shocked about the ending and the characters have have their own story and the couples are soo cute and am in love with this book. I recommend to watch

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  • Anonymous User
  • 20-11-22

Hard to put down ……

Great story line, narration easy to listen to and a novel that drags you in and then you don’t want to stop listening. Overall a really good book. I look forward to listening to other novels by this author.

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  • karinie
  • 24-10-22

Overall was a good listen

in thw beginning I didn't like the voices because they're meant to be high schoolers but we're clearly adults. other than that, I enjoyed the storyline.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 26-08-22

Best book so far

I love the mystery of how I was trying to always solve and try to find out who did it, I kind of thought it was any one but the 4 people in the room I honestly didn’t dislike like anything expect the teachers part in it I felt it was useless. Anyways I would totally recommend this to people who love mystery and crime but also a love story like me.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 29-05-22

Teen tittle tattle

Predictable, who done it with a large helping of sugary sweet teen angst.
Great if you’re a teen.