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The Brutal Truth

Written by: Lee Winter
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
5 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Australian crime reporter Maddie Grey is out of her depth in New York, miserable, and secretly drawn to her powerful, twice-married media mogul boss, Elena Bartell, who eats failing newspapers for breakfast. As work takes them to Australia, Maddie is goaded into a brief, seemingly harmless bet with her enigmatic boss - where they have to tell the complete truth to each other. It backfires catastrophically.

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Lee Winter (P)2018 Tantor

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Incredible performance

Loved this story and the writing so much. Laughed so hard and really enjoyed the characters. The reading is phenomenal, too! Worth listening to just for that.

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what an excellent book

i must say this was the best story i have ever listened to besides the other lee winters book that i listened to before this one. she is a great writer, storyteller and have enjoyed them immensely.

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  • Tracey
  • 2018-05-19

Very surprising!

A lot of other reviewers said it is like The Devil Wears Prada, but in only context of the fashion industry. I really enjoyed the book and the narrator did a good job with the different voices and accents. It was also nice to have a romantic novel without the sex scenes every other page. It’s has also a good message of how truthfulness can be a hinderance or allowing for further dialogue. I do hope I can more of the author’s work on Audible. I literally couldn’t put down my headphones.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2018-05-11

An outstanding book

I absolutely loved the book when I read it. I loved the interaction between the two main characters and how hints at Elena's character were revealed. It was fun reading about their interactions and Elena's reluctant toleration of Maddie growing to an appreciation and a need. This harkens back to old black and white movies with witty banter between the two main characters.

But Ms Dawe turns out to vastly enhance the book, which i didn't think possible. She perfectly conveys Maddie's emotions and provides a really humanizing portrayal of Maddie, especially her shock and embarrasment, which happens a lot in this book. She makes Maddie completely adorable and wonderful.

She also makes Felicity just borderline awful, but just the right side of awfully high strung.

This is one of my favorite audiobooks.

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  • Anita
  • 2018-05-19

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This has to be one of my all time favorites. The narration is the BEST I've heard and I've heard over a hundred books. I can't recommend this book enough. Great characters, great story.

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  • Michael
  • 2019-01-07

Compelling Romance Novel

I really enjoyed the lead characters in this story and the journey the took towards each other.

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  • Margaret
  • 2018-05-13

Excellent Audio!

I loved The Brutal Truth. It's a cross between an Ice Queen romance and a falling for your boss workplace romance. I thought both main characters were very relatable. Angela Dawe does an excellent job with the narration.

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  • dreamer
  • 2018-05-11

Very entertaining

I haven't read The Brutal Truth before listening to this audiobook, so this was the first time I met the story.
It's clearly based on The Devil Wears Prada, but it's very well written and very entertaining.
And the narrator Angela Dawe was amazing with all the different accents and voices, but also with story telling - an absolute delight and this story lets her show her talent. Brilliant.

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  • Heavenly
  • 2019-07-23

Smart, sexy and enjoyable book!

Many of the reviews mention The Devil Wears Prada and I get the similarities. I found the book funny and touching. The two main characters were relatable with their similar but contrasting lifestyles. It truly was a pleasure reading The Brutal Truth.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 2019-07-20

Love it!!

Author and narrator amazing as always. I'm addicted. Have them all....and never tire of reading listening.

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  • Womanhead
  • 2019-07-17

A thing of beauty

I never write reviews but for this book I just had to say a couple of things. The interaction of the characters was so engaging it was difficult to step away from listening. The narrator was perfect in a way that made her slip away and all that was left was the story she told in my mind. Then there was a love scene. What can I say. It was a slow roll up hill, and a beautiful glide back down. It was one of the best I can recall hearing. A Truthful Thank You to both the author and narrator.

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  • Cherita Mannie
  • 2019-07-11

Love, Love, Love

Omg!!! This book was so good!!! I didn’t want it to end. I loved both characters.