An educator and senior who listens to his books from his phone through his hearing aids.
The Silent Girl by Tess Gerritsen is an engaging mystery set in the culture of the Chinese American community. Gerritsen depends on the fact that this novel is the ninth in a series to present well sculpture characters. If the reader/listener is unfamiliar with the previous Rizzoli & Isles some of the reoccurring characters may appear shallow. However the puzzle of the mystery keeping the reader/listener guessing until the exciting climax and epilogue.
This was a good story even though there was a great deal of predictability to it. I have never read any of this series before and usually don't start with one in the middle. But based on the other reviews, maybe I am glad I did as I did not know that I was missing some good interaction that was present in previous writings.
The narration was not the worst I have heard, but certainly not the best. Do not let that stop you from listening to this one.
I really enjoyed this book Kept me to the end
It is the first time I Read this auther but looking for more
I don't think so.
I don't think so.
No, her performance is too stilted, awkward.
The plot is ridiculous, embarrassing relative to Chinese culture.
Book Seller, Book Blogger and Book Lover.
I really loved the narration! I've tried to read this book several times, but I just couldn't get into the print version. Tanya Eby's great reading of the book really hooked me, and I was able to immediately connect. The mystery was also done really well, and while I was able to predict certain parts of the mystery, a few details really took me by surprise. I already have the next book waiting in my Audible queue, and I can't wait to get to it!
Tess Gerritsen is one of my favorite thriller authors, and if you like her books then check out books by Karin Slaughter and Lisa Gardner.
I thought Eby did a great job with all of the characters and the different accents, from Bostonian to Chinese American, were impressive. I never had to wonder who was speaking, which can be a problem with a less experienced or talented narrator.
Definitely! I use the Audible app, usually at 2x speed, which helps speed things up, but it's one of the stories that will keep you driving around longer than necessary if you listen on your commute like I do.
Teacher, bookworm, aspiring ninja. What else is there?
I would recommend it to someone familiar with the series.
I enjoy "meeting" new characters and the different threads that come together.
At first, I wasn't crazy about her, but compared to narrators of other R&I stories, she was pretty good. I liked her stark variance in the Asian characters versus the very Bostonian characters.
No, I listened for a couple of hours at a time and "put it down" for a while and came back to it. I drive about 2 hours a day, and I would listen for a day and a half, then listen to music, then come back to it. Mainly so I don't get "road hypnotized."
loved it the first time. again, why not!
the chilling scene when rizzoli was staring death in the face and realised she was about to die.
can't make up my mind. caught inside a meat processing plant in the pitch darkness, knowing a dangerous predator is watching you or clinging by the very tips of your fingers :-) many different scenes.
each book goes one better than the previous. this is one of very favourite series.
Have listen to all of Rizzoli/Isles and wish there were more.
no single moment - kept my attention during the whole book.
nothing which is the way I like it - I do not want it to distract me from the story
Yes but couldn't so I was always anxious to get back to it.
I didn't enjoy this as much as her previous novels. Not really sure why, but the plot and characters weren't as engaging. The narrator did a good job, but the tension and suspense just weren't up to par.