The Pale-Faced Lie: A True Story

Written by:
David Crow
Narrated by:
Kaipo Schwab

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
January 2020
11 hours 54 minutes
Growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation, David Crow and his siblings idolized their dad. Tall, strong, smart, and brave, the self-taught Cherokee regaled his family with stories of his World War II feats. But as time passed, David discovered the other side of Thurston Crow, the ex-con with his own code of ethics that justified cruelty, violence, lies-even murder.
A shrewd con artist with a genius IQ, Thurston intimidated David with beatings to coerce him into doing his criminal bidding. David's mom, too mentally ill to care for her children, couldn't protect him. One day, Thurston packed up the house and took the kids, leaving her nothing. Soon he remarried, and David learned that his stepmother was just as vicious and abusive as his father.
Through sheer determination, and with the help of a few angels along the way, David managed to get into college and achieve professional success. When he finally found the courage to stop helping his father with his criminal activities, he unwittingly triggered a plot of revenge that would force him into a showdown with Thurston Crow. With lives at stake, including his own, David would have only twenty-four hours to outsmart his father-the brilliant, psychotic man who bragged that the three years he spent in the notorious San Quentin State Prison had been the easiest time of his life.
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I was hooked from the start. Incredible story. Heartbreaking, funny, touching, with an amazing ending.

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Christa B.

A very profound story. Thank you Dawid for sharing this story. This book is an inspiration for many people in similar circumstances. I am not your family but am immensely proud of the strong will power of your siblings and you to rise above your circumstances.

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great book

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Absolutely wonderful book! A must read!

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Miss Biggun

I love biographies and it was really interesting hearing about Reservation life, I couldn't stop listening and finished this in only a few days. I really felt for the author about the decisions he was forced to make a child about his mother

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What a crazy father… told so so many lies…

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A great story of perseverance.

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