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Silent Thunder | [Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen]

Silent Thunder

Hannah Bryson is a marine architect who's been given a fascinating assignment. A Russian nuclear submarine called The Silent Thunder has been purchased by the United States for exhibition in a museum. Hannah must create a schematic of the sub to check for hazards and design seamless modifications to make it safe for the thousands of expected visitors. But soon she discovers that she's being used as bait.
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Publisher's Summary

Hannah Bryson is a marine architect who's been given a fascinating assignment. A Russian nuclear submarine called The Silent Thunder has been purchased by the United States for exhibition in a museum. Hannah must create a schematic of the sub to check for hazards and design seamless modifications to make it safe for the thousands of expected visitors.

Her brother, Connor, acting as her assistant, knows how much this work means to Hannah. But Connor discovers something on the sub: a mysterious message hidden behind one of the panels. And then, in a brutal assault on the sub, Connor is murdered and the chase is on for Hannah to find her brother's killer.

Soon she discovers that she's being used as bait. And what she doesn't even realize she knows could end her life as well.

©2008 Iris Johansen; (P)2008 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Johansen's collaboration with her crime-novelist son imbues their saga with muscular characters and a brisk immediacy that keep it gripping and relevant." (Booklist)
"Jennifer Van Dyke's classy performance enhances Iris and Roy Johansen's action-packed adventure." (AudioFile)

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    08-05-08
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    "More of the same"

    I absolutely LOVE Iris Johansen and all of her "Eve Duncan" books. I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. I was excited about reading or listening to something else by her. Unfortunately, this book has the same reader- Jennifer Van Dyke who uses the same voices and accents for all of the Eve Duncan books. While the book was very good-- it was hard to remember who was who. I kept thinking I was hearing Eve Duncan and Montalvo instead of the characters in this book.
    It is a great read and like all of Johansen's books, very easy and at the same time, very engaging and edge of your seat action at times. I will probably listen again.

    17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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    Brenda Beaumont, TX, USA 08-30-09
    Brenda Beaumont, TX, USA 08-30-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Well......."

    I found my mind wandering lots during this tale - very unusual for me. The story really lacked any depth to the characters - made the whole thing almost silly. Sorry - but can't recommend it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    L. Kirkman Seattle, WA 04-21-12
    L. Kirkman Seattle, WA 04-21-12 Member Since 2007
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    "A romance wrapped up like a suspense thriller"

    Since this is from Harlequin I shouldn't have been surprised that this is a love story. Starts out sounding more intellectual but the main character tends to get a bit annoying with her "what is wrong with me, why can't I think straight" stuff when you know it's all romance in hiding. It would have been better as either a straight out mystery or a straight out romance. Although the story was pretty good the two mixed together got in the way of really enjoying the novel. I don't think guys would like this that much even if it is about submarines (which is what got my interest to start with too).

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William R. Creech Bainbridge Island, WA United States 08-21-09
    William R. Creech Bainbridge Island, WA United States 08-21-09 Member Since 2001
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    "Good story, comic book writing"

    The story moved quickly and held my interest. The writing was more appropriate to a comic book or juvenile. I was disappointed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Tiffany Appleton, WI, USA 10-14-08
    Tiffany Appleton, WI, USA 10-14-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Mother and Son Great Combo"

    I have always like the way Iris has introduced a new character in one book and then write the following book about that character. So I could not wait to listen to Silent Thunder, little did I know that this book would be my favorite book ever. Iris and her son are a great team and I can't wait for their next book.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Carole Atascadero, CA, USA 11-06-09
    Carole Atascadero, CA, USA 11-06-09
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    "A great read"

    Has suspense, drama, surprise, and action. Keeps you entertained all the way to the end. Highly recommended.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Frank Spalitto Leawood, Ks. USA 12-07-09
    Frank Spalitto Leawood, Ks. USA 12-07-09 Member Since 2004
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    "Very disappointing"

    Had great expectations of this nove. Feel the first mistake was the choice of a narrator who did not do a good job in changing character voices, after a while everyone sounds the same. Without sounding chauvinistic I feel a male would be a better choice. Also there is a lot of irrelevant rhetoric that lends nothing to the story. This could have been a very intriging novel with the proper elements.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    steven phoenix, AZ, United States 01-18-11
    steven phoenix, AZ, United States 01-18-11

    Dont let the narrarator ruin your listening to a good book! I read waaay to many "critics" who go on and on about a bad narrarater, so what!

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    "good but not great"

    This book definately had some potential. I find the johansen books sometimes have a little bit of the bodice ripper type under tones. They are written by a woman and I suspect for a more female audience. Pretty good suspence and action. As always I DONT CARE about the narraration very much. A good narrator is fine but the bad ones don't get in my way. There was definately some boris and natasha type accents and as usual sometimes they confused between seargent schultz and generic russian. Odd that a woman knows SO much about submarine engineering.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    GoldyH 07-13-10
    GoldyH 07-13-10 Listener Since 2005
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    "Delicious!"

    I found this one of Johansen's best works since The Search and Dead Aim. This one actually had its own plot, whcih did NOT involve torturing Eve Duncan's emotions again. The characters are far better developed and more believable than many she's written lately. I loved the submarine backdrop and how the author developed the story around it. The save-the-day maneuver at the end was cheesy, as was the iten it led to, but okay. The rest of the tale was written well enough that I didn't feel too disappointed. Hannah's facing down the Russian man and sticking to her decisions made me cheer for a strong female personality who could carry her own; she wasn't just a plot machine. More single novels like this would be a real treat.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Jerome Berkeley Heights, NJ, USA 02-23-10
    Jerome Berkeley Heights, NJ, USA 02-23-10
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    "AN EXCEPTIONAL BOOK"

    Have listened to over 250 Audible books & I rate this one as one of the best. I had no problem with the narrator who I thought did a fine job. Listen to this one, I think you will enjoy it.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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