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The Brutal Truth

Written by: Lee Winter
Narrated by: Angela Dawe
Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
Categories: LGBT
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2019-12-07

Quite enjoyable

Snappy and fun dialogue, not only between the leads, but the supporting cast too. My favorite Lee Winter book is Breaking Character. Actually, it’s one of my all time favorite books by any author. The Brutal Truth doesn’t live up to BC, however it’s still a really great book. The narration is fantastic!

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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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  • bluescat99
  • 2020-05-24

Enjoyed this perfect combination of Story and Storyteller

I have never listened to an audio book over and over again. I do not know if it was just so flawless a reading of hopeful thoughts. Or, maybe it was an experience so flawlessly rendered of fictional love that Ms. Dawe made it beautifully believable.
I guess I’ll have to listen again to know...

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  • wynona foster
  • 2020-03-25

Great reading of a great story

I Loved it! Humorous and well written. Angela Dawe was fantastic, perfect for the story.

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  • wsm
  • 2020-03-25

one of my favorites

I absolutely love the humor and pacing of this book oh, and the narrator Nails it! a fun sexy read for anyone

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  • 2020-03-04

Absolutey brilliant!

First, let it be said that Angela Dawe is an amazing narrator (one of the best out there) and boy did she do that book justice.

Now the story itself was brilliantly written, the characters, all of them, are just amazing and well rounded. That, in my opinion, is one of the strengths of the book. Lee Winter does make us care about each one of them, be it the main ones or secondary, she makes us care about their stories, about their flaws, about their growth; not a single character is one dimensional, they have layers and it is pure delight to watch them unfold little by little.

I also liked that the romance was underlying. It was slowly and properly built, to be omnipresent but never quite the center of attention. That allowed to focus on the characters and their stories making the whole book even more compelling.

An amazing read I strongly recommand, it's funny, dark at times, profoundly human and I dare you not to fall for the characters or enjoy Winter's brilliant writing.