Thursday, December 12, 2019

✱✱AudioBook Review✱✱ AudioBook Tour: Fatal Lies by Andrew Cunningham

Lies by Andrew Cunningham

Author: Andrew Cunningham

Narrator: Greg Hernandez

Length: 5 hours 57 minutes

Series: Lies, Book 2

Released: Nov. 5, 2018

Publisher: Andrew Cunningham

Genre: Mystery, Modern Detective

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  Synopsis
Daisy Leduc was forgotten and alone. That was just how she wanted it. But when she is discovered stabbed to death in a dusty little Texas town, it plunges Del Honeycutt and best-selling mystery author Sabrina Spencer into a 30-year-old mystery involving murder, hidden identities, dangerous family secrets, political intrigue, and a long-forgotten serial killer. Daisy’s estranged daughter, who hasn't seen her mother in years, receives a package sent shortly before her mother's death. A note instructs her to immediately contact Sabrina and give her the package if Daisy is killed. But why Sabrina? The temptation to uncover the answer leads Del and Sabrina on a dangerous quest to find Daisy's killer. When they discover Daisy, under a different name, supposedly died 30 years earlier, they find themselves squarely in the cross hairs of killers whose deadly secrets lie in Daisy's mysterious past.
 
   
 
 
  I'm the author of novels in several genres, including, mystery, thriller, and post-apocalyptic science fiction. Under the name A.R. Cunningham, I've also written the Arthur MacArthur series of mysteries for children. I was born in England, but have spent most of my life living in the U.S.—including 25 years on Cape Cod before moving to Florida. A former interpreter for the deaf and long-time independent bookseller, I've been a full-time freelance writer and copy editor for many years. A 4th-degree Master Black belt in Tang Soo Do, I finally retired from active training when my body said, "Enough already! Why are you doing this to yourself?" I'm married, with two grown children and two awesome grandsons. My wife and I spend as much time traveling as we can, and are especially fond of cruising the Caribbean. ​I have been gratified by the response to my books. When I published Eden Rising back in the spring of 2013, I had no idea what to expect. When I sold my first few copies, I was excited beyond belief that someone was willing to take a chance on it. Numerous books and thousands of copies later, I am still humbled by the emails I get from readers telling me that my books kept them up late into the night. In October of 2014, Wisdom Spring made me an official Amazon Bestselling author, a thrill I never thought would happen. But it still comes down to being able to bring a few hours of escape to a reader. That's what it's all about for me. I hope you will try my books. Please feel free to email me with your comments.
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Narrator Bio
 
 Author-preferred Narrator of Mysteries & Thrillers Narrating audiobooks is highly gratifying. I immerse myself into an author’s story in order to bring it to life for the listener. I’ve enjoyed working with Andrew Cunningham for several years. His books are filled with rich characters, and the stories keep me turning the pages. I also work as a background actor in movies and TV shows. For more than 20 years, I worked as a radio news reporter and news writer. I spent half of my broadcasting career at ABC News Radio in the Washington, D.C., bureau. I covered all the federal agencies as well as Congress and the White House. I reported on a wide range of stories during my career, including financial and entertainment industry news. For nearly 24 years, I worked as a federal government spokesman at three separate agencies—National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), U.S. Mint and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).
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Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐
This second book in Andrew Cunningham’s Lies series brings us back to Del and Sabrina, who are now firmly seated in coupledom, and what a pair they make. The dynamic between these two is one of my favorite things about this series. Sabrina is certainly the tougher of the two, and Del knows it and is completely okay with it. The story is told from Del’s perspective and is a mix of sarcasm, realism, and a bit of self-deprecation. 
Fatal Lies starts out with a gripping scene that puts you on the edge of your seat with a rising tension, right up to the murder. Once Del and Sabrina get involved, it’s a wild ride to the finish. This one does get a bit convoluted with the story branching this way and that. However, no matter how busy things get, Andrew Cunningham writes in a way that it’s all easy to keep straight, and he does an excellent job of bringing it all together in the end. 
Greg Hernandez is back for the voice of Del, and by this second book, I can’t imagine Del sounding any other way. Hernandez has the voice and tone of a storyteller, and he does an excellent job with this one. He keeps each character’s voice distinct without falling into a high-pitched falsetto, and I’m certainly thankful for that. I will say that there were a number of glitches in the audio that sounded a bit like a CD skipping, but that’s an audio quality issue and not anything to do with Hernandez’s reading. On that note, I will say that Greg Hernandez doesn’t exactly give a performance. It’s more like being read to, which is basically what it is. As I said, he voices Del quite well, and I liked sitting back and just enjoying the listen. 
All in all, Fatal Lies is a good addition to the series, and at this point, I’ve become invested in these characters. I can’t wait to see what new kinds of messes they can get into next. 

 I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Greg Hernandez. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the book. Sounds like an interesting series

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