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A Song of Shadows Audiobook

A Song of Shadows: A Charlie Parker Thriller

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Publisher's Summary

Still recovering from his life-threatening wounds, private detective Charlie Parker investigates a case that has its origins in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War.

Parker has retreated to the small Maine town of Boreas to regain his strength. There he befriends a widow named Ruth Winter and her young daughter, Amanda. But Ruth has her secrets. Old atrocities are about to be unearthed, and old sinners will kill to hide their sins. Now Parker is about to risk his life to defend a woman he barely knows, one who fears him almost as much as she fears those who are coming for her.

His enemies believe him to be vulnerable. Fearful. Solitary.

But they are wrong. Parker is far from afraid and far from alone.

For something is emerging from the shadows....

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    LisaG 08-07-16
    LisaG 08-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Charlie Parker reboot."

    I really like this series but (to me) Parker seemed to have been drifting in many of the previous books. 'Parker on a mission' is one of the more interesting aspects of the series and he seemed to have lost that for a while. The events in 'Wolf in Winter' and this book have given him his edge back and, although still recovering, he's much more driven & lethal than before.

    The supernatural element is still there but seems more focused (I can't think of a better word). Parker's relationship with his daughters is both touching & ominous. The scenes with Angel & Louis are still great and I'm looking forward to seeing how Parker's connection to The Collector plays out in the next book, which I've just downloaded.

    Excellent narration; Jeff Harding is always great though.

    Overall, these last 2 books have really renewed my interest in the series and I'm excited for the next one.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    marabob 04-04-16
    marabob 04-04-16
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    "Lewis not Louie"

    The added humor in the delivery is alright - the last 2 books I read called Lewis Louie - doesn't fit his formally dressed over the top character--as long as the story lines don't drift any further into "Steven King" style as the previous few have--Charlie Bird will remain a favorite--it would be good to hear him called that again too

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 10-28-15
    Sandra 10-28-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Another Charlie Parker Thriller"
    Would you listen to A Song of Shadows again? Why?

    Was not as good as the other Charlie Parker books but still excellent. I enjoyed very much.


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    Carol Lemelin St. Clair Shores, MI USA 09-25-16
    Carol Lemelin St. Clair Shores, MI USA 09-25-16 Member Since 2013

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    "Sorry, Just not my thing"

    I sometimes wonder about the mind and heart of an author who is able to portray such perverted violence in their books. I'm sure Mr. Connolly has an audience, it just can't be me.

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    Maryann Cleveland, OH, United States 09-17-16
    Maryann Cleveland, OH, United States 09-17-16 Member Since 2012
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    "I enjoyed this book"

    I enjoyed this book. I never listened to this series before. I am interested in more.

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    Leslie Helgerson Lewisville, TX 09-07-16
    Leslie Helgerson Lewisville, TX 09-07-16

    Tell us about yourself! Female, Realtor

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    "War Criminal Hunt"

    This is the worst book. John Connolly should have burned it instead of publishing it.
    The story jumped around and went from one plot to a history lesson. Then, mixed in the undead, to give it one more realm of- What the Hell was he thinking.

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    JAmes B. 09-02-16
    JAmes B. 09-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "great story with a twist"

    my first Connolly book and I really liked it. Going to explore more for sure!

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    M. Brennan 08-29-16
    M. Brennan 08-29-16

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    "Top notch thriller"

    I've always loved Conolly's writing. His skillful weaving of horror, woo woo, and ironic humor, not to mention wonderful characters, keeps me on alert for each new book. This is my first time to listen rather than read, and I'm truly hooked. Keep up the brilliant work JC!!!!

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    Kindle Customer 08-29-16
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    "is everyone. crazy"

    Good. paranormal. mystery. kept. me. reading. to see. what. was. going. to. happen.
    liked the narrator.

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    Lynn Maineville, Ohio, United States 08-26-16
    Lynn Maineville, Ohio, United States 08-26-16 Member Since 2010
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    "Great book....loved it!"
    If you could sum up A Song of Shadows in three words, what would they be?

    Great straight through!


    What did you like best about this story?

    The humor, the story, the narrator's voices, and the progress Charlie Parker has made as a character since the first book.


    Which character – as performed by Jeff Harding – was your favorite?

    louie and Angel.....I know tha tis two characters, but they are always together.


    Any additional comments?

    Why doesn't Audible obtain the rest of this series? The entire middle section of the series is Not Available. the story of Audible's life for carrying complete series.

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