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The Silent Girl Audiobook

The Silent Girl: A Rizzoli and Isles Novel

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Publisher's Summary

In the murky shadows of an alley lies a female’s severed hand. On the tenement rooftop above is the corpse belonging to that hand, a red-haired woman dressed all in black, the body nearly decapitated. Two strands of silver hair — not human — cling to her body. They are Rizzoli’s only clues, but they’re enough for her and medical examiner Maura Isles to make a startling discovery: This violent death had a chilling prequel. Nineteen years earlier, a horrifying murder-suicide in a Chinatown restaurant left five people dead. One woman connected to that massacre is still alive: a mysterious martial arts master who knows a secret she dares not tell, a secret that lives and breathes in the shadows of Chinatown. A secret that may not even be human. Now she’s the target of someone, or something, deeply and relentlessly evil. Cracking a crime resonating with bone-chilling echoes of an ancient Chinese legend, Rizzoli and Isles must outwit an unseen enemy with centuries of cunning — and a swift, avenging blade.

©2011 Tess Gerritsen (P)2011 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Gerard 12-04-12
    Gerard 12-04-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Gateway"
    What did you love best about The Silent Girl?

    I enjoyed the way Tess Gerritsen wove the separate story elements so skillfully into one .


    What did you like best about this story?

    That it took women to a new level. It wasn't the usual special powers or birth gifts simply hard training and a heart felt purpose. The women at the story's center were people not just words on a page.


    What about Tanya Eby’s performance did you like?

    Love her voice and style. I could listen to her forever.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Honestly , I wouldn't admit it to the bros , but I listen to the book a few times . I am smiling writing about the book.


    Any additional comments?

    This book introduced me to a world I can say makes me rethink a lot of the stories or moments I have been moved by strong women. I can say Great work.

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    Angela 10-29-12
    Angela 10-29-12 Member Since 2015

    When I discovered Audible it was like discovering love :-) I love receiving codes and in return I post reviews. Wife, and mom of two,

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    "boring"

    Ok I have to be honest so I am. I couldn't finish the audio. I found it boring and I couldn't stay on track. It could be just me but it sure wasn't what I normally listen to. I don't mind books like those. Patricia Cornwall used to be my favorite author. I still read her books but I think I have outgrown the murder, mystery thrillers. I only got the audio because it was on sale. Sorry, but I could only give it one star.

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    Gayle C. Williamsburg, Ohio United States 10-18-12
    Gayle C. Williamsburg, Ohio United States 10-18-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Love these characters"
    Where does The Silent Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I love the Rissoli and Iles Mysteries


    What did you like best about this story?

    Always have interesting characters


    Which character – as performed by Tanya Eby – was your favorite?

    Rissoli and Iles, of course


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I like to listen while working on the computer at work


    Any additional comments?

    Good mystery

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    Deanna Westerville, Oh, United States 10-18-12
    Deanna Westerville, Oh, United States 10-18-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Poor Narration"

    The narration detracts from the story. I'm disappointed. I've liked Gerritsen's novels in the past so I had been looking forward to this one.

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    Shelucas 09-04-12
    Shelucas 09-04-12 Member Since 2012

    I like mysteries, suspense and thrillers. Occasionally I will listen to some scifi or fantasy.

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    "Very exciting story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Silent Girl the most enjoyable?

    Intensly detailed scenes.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes! Reminiscent of Ice Cold, intense scenes...


    What about Tanya Eby’s performance did you like?

    I always like to listen to this narrator, she does such a great job bringing the characters to life.


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    Kara 08-28-12
    Kara 08-28-12
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    "Great read"

    One of her best. LIttle surprise at the end that tied it all together and answered some questions.

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    Ana Wethersfield, CT, United States 08-13-12
    Ana Wethersfield, CT, United States 08-13-12
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    "Great plot! Audio performance needs help..."
    Where does The Silent Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The least I've enjoyed. It was incorrectly labeled and I listened to the part 2 first.


    What other book might you compare The Silent Girl to and why?

    NA


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    Distinguish between the characters


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    Alalia Lundy 06-28-12
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    "GREAT LISTEN!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This was a really good mystery with interesting twists and turns.


    What about Tanya Eby’s performance did you like?

    I love Tanya Eby for the Rizzoli and Isles series. She does a really great job. I have heard others but noone sounds the way I think the characters are supposed to sound.


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    Leah United States 05-24-12
    Leah United States 05-24-12 Member Since 2015

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    "A knockoff from "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo""
    Would you try another book from Tess Gerritsen and/or Tanya Eby?

    I am a big fan of Tess Gerritsen. I am definitely getting the next Rizzoli/Isles installment!


    Any additional comments?

    I have all the Rizzoli/Isles audiobooks and I have to say I am disappointed that this story was almost a copy of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo," from the heroine (with a dragon tattoo herself) and the big "aha" moment at the end.

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    Lea Cincinnati, OH, United States 04-06-12
    Lea Cincinnati, OH, United States 04-06-12 Member Since 2016
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    "A Bit Predictable"
    Would you try another book from Tess Gerritsen and/or Tanya Eby?

    As it says in my headline, I found this story slightly predictable, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. I did like Garritsen’s character development and I will try another book by her. Can’t say I will listen to a book just because Tanya Eby is the narrator. She did a good job but I have listened to better character voicings that let you know exactly who was speaking without the “so-&-so said” attached. Eby didn’t do it for me this time.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Can’t say, “yes”. I did like the plot and I do like figuring things out but this plot rode the line of too predictable for me.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    I would go see this book as a movie. I’d like to see what they would do with it on the big screen.


    Any additional comments?

    I found this book a little disjointed. That doesn’t mean it was bad. I just got lost at a couple places and had to rewind to figure out what I missed and who was where. Another reader may not notice that at all.

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