Every once in a while I run across one of these books that is California centric, they describe a world that revolves around nonsense. A couple of sexually frustrated contract killers leave a trail of bodies in an effort to silence a restaurant owner that took money to introduce her attractive servers to wealthy lawyers and record producers. Although they are in a heavily populated area nobody can touch them. All this time I thought it was hard to get a book published. If you have about 8 hours of your life you would like to throw in a dumpster then by all means listen to this book.
Love mystery, suspense, action and on the edge of your seat novels.
This is an intriguing, attention-grabbing thriller that keeps you on edge through out the entire story. Well written and narrated!
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.
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
I don't know about you, but why are there so so so many 5 star reviews. I LOVE books, but so few are 5 star.
I think it was the narration that threw this off for me, Kramer wasn't bad he just wasn't the right type of narrator. This was still a deal at $4.95.
The story wasn't too much of a stretch, mild suspension of reality. I don't think Perry's characters are as timeless as Connelly even this books feels a little dated and it is set in the last few years. What really bothered me though is the ever so slight chauvinistic take on women. I am no feminist I love Harry Bosch and he is an outright chauvinist, my objection was to a kind of underlying nudge and a wink women are all the same view. Not part of the protagonist's treatment, but the overall view of the writer.
However, the story was a decent listen if not entirely engrossing.
Retired former magazine editor who is working harder than ever as Mr. Dad to his 14-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.
I have read five Perry books. The Butcher's Boy trilogy is by far the best, but Fidelity and Silence were surely in the running. and I enjoyed both, as well. He has an incredibly fascinating way of writing tightly would suspense. Since all five books were narrated by Michael Kramer, I cannot imaging reading a Perry book narrated by anyone else. Kramer is a master. There were four major characters in Silence, two men and two women, and Kramer does all four of them masterfully, giving each a different voice. I am always amazed by how skillfully he does the opposite sex.There was as much of a story for the bad guys, a married couple, as there was for the good guys. I actually enjoyed the bad guys more than the good guys.
The way Mr. Perry crafts a character, with beautiful economy and a wonderful sense of social psychology is a treat.
They are all well drawn--it feels just like a movie with great casting
Mr. Kramer is one of the absolute best--up there with George Guidall. I really appreciate the lack of histrionic vocal gymnastics--he is tight, spare, with wonderful pace.
With the wonderful plotting and the top flight narration, I could have listened forever!
I have listened to over 500 books from Audible--this author/narrator combination really deserve your attention
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.