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The Quiet Game | [Greg Iles]

The Quiet Game

When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn't find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secret - and the small town's violent past.
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Publisher's Summary

When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn't find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secret - and the small town's violent past.

©1999 Greg Iles (P)2014 Penguin Audio

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    shelley Raleigh, NC 08-16-14
    shelley Raleigh, NC 08-16-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Much better unabridged"
    What about Tom Stechschulte’s performance did you like?

    I prefer Dick Hill for the Greg Iles books but this narrator is much better then the one who read Natchez Burning!


    Any additional comments?

    This is such a good book that deserves to be listened to in it's full unabridged length. There are so many plot twists and great characters to fill the 20 hours of listening time. This book also fills in background on the characters for the other Penn Cage novels. I highly recommend The Quiet Game.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    scheri Edmonton, AB, Canada 09-05-14
    scheri Edmonton, AB, Canada 09-05-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Had to Write My First Review"

    I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Greg Iles. The next book is not out until April 8, 2015. The Bone Tree.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joe lexington, KY, United States 08-28-14
    Joe lexington, KY, United States 08-28-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Move over Clancy, Iles is in the building!"

    My first introduction to Greg Iles was a three set Abridged CD pack which included "The Quiet Game". I was hooked. I bought the Unabridged Version mistakenly thinking it was the follow up to "Natchez Burning". With no other options I listened. It literally wore me out. This book has depth. It has love, love lost then found, a love triangle, race relations, murders, conspiracies, alliances, good cops, bad cops, good Feds, bad Feds, politicians, bad guys becoming good guys and ladies and gentlemen "J. Edgar Hoover". Nothing tricks the readers, just hold on and enjoy the show.

    Greg Iles is genius in being able to keep an intricate plot and complex characters moving in different directions keeping listeners on edge. He masterfully changes the action like a major league pitcher changes speed and direction. Sometimes it felt like an NFL QB artfully running a game winning two minute drill. Some of it was implausible but remember, it's a novel. The main characters as well as those on the periphery are solid and relevant. I'd love to see one minor female character return in The Penn Cage series.

    I'm patiently awaiting "The Bone Tree". I hate to think Iles might end this series after the third book in his Trilogy. Stay healthy my friend and Godspeed.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Karen D. King Kingsport, TN USA 09-24-14
    Karen D. King Kingsport, TN USA 09-24-14 Member Since 2014
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, i would recommend this book to a friend.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    No favorite


    Which scene was your favorite?

    No favorite


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    the ending


    Any additional comments?

    No. I did like the book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laura Montgomery Village, MD, United States 08-20-14
    Laura Montgomery Village, MD, United States 08-20-14 Member Since 2010

    Why ever would I do that?

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    Would you ever listen to anything by Greg Iles again?

    Maybe


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator should not have been stuck in a library voice. Had to stop torturing myself.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Only that I pulled the plug.


    2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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