Anybody that doesn't enjoy this book needs to stop reading mystery fiction. Starts quick and keeps going. Above average twists and turns and well narrated with good voices and more plausible than many I've read. I find that male narrators do women's voices better than women do men.
Get this book and have some fun.
Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Mom to his 10-year-old daughter.
What I liked most about this book was the pure evilness of several of the characters. What I liked least about this book was some untied ends at its conclusion. To say more would spoil it. In general, though, this book was a good listen and should please most readers of this genre.
Born to read
I really enjoyed this book. the main Character was human. it was a different story - the PI looking to help one on his former clients. the whole story kept me entertained the whole time
Perfect book for audio. Unfortunately, the narrator puts on ludicrous voices for the bad guy (sounds like Chris Parnell, hard to take seriously) and every woman in the story. (They weakly sigh out every word.) I will avoid this narrator in the future.
Story immediately pulls you in, in spite of the violence. Like other Thomas Perry books, one learns "how to do" things if you want to disappear. All his books become "self-help" if you need to disappear or overcome violence.
Performance was okay, it does not become the focus. It allows the story to be the focus.
To live, disappear smart!
Say something about yourself!
Unless there is a follow-up to this book -- I Felt Cheated at the End. It seemed like a really good book, things were going well, then it just ended abruptly. I felt cheated and somewhat violated. Just another chapter or two could have ended it nicely. Perhaps there is another book coming, otherwise I feel there was NO closure. I can't sleep at night now, I am not eating well, I can't perform in the bedroom any longer, I feel cheated after giving it so much.
I didn't expect to like this, as I am one of the very few that doesn't seem to like the Butcher Boy series. I fell in love with the Ripley series, and that was my standard for a likable conscienceless killer. Ripley had charm, wit and personality. He was articulate and truly likable; whereas the Butcher's Boy was monotone in articulation and personality. But Perry manages to put just enough quirkiness in a murderous couple in Silence to make it truly interesting. There are double and triple crosses, and it is predictably unpredictable. In my opinion, he should do more of this type of complex interaction books with the more developed characterizations of these types of killers.
Thanks to Audible for listing this book for $4.95, and to Richard from San Anselmo for his review! This is one of the better audiobooks I've tried lately, and Kramer is now my favorite American narrator.
If i wanted to listen to someone talk about relationships for ten hours, I wouldn't look for books in the thriller/mystery section. This one is clearly mislabelled. Boring, lacking pace, inadequate action of any sort. In short a true waste of time, unless of course you want to explore the nature of relationships between a man and a woman.