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The Price of Silence Audiobook

The Price of Silence

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Publisher's Summary

In a small town, everyone knows everyone else's business. But in Brindle, Oregon, there's a secret nobody wants to see.

Todd Fielding, a newly married young woman, comes to Brindle for a job with the local newspaper, which plans to celebrate the town's centennial by printing photos and letters from the town's history. But the relics of the past hide a dark secret.

When a young girl disappears and no one in the town appears particularly concerned, Todd looks deeper. She uncovers the shocking fact that five other girls have run away from Brindle under strange circumstances over the past 20 years, but no one seems interested in finding them. As she begins to understand the history of a town steeped in evil, manipulation, and cold-blooded murder, she decides the secrecy has lasted far too long.

©2005 Kate Wilhelm; (P)2006 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"Combining oppressive isolation and creepy characters, genre veteran Wilhelm creates a genuinely eerie atmosphere that pulls readers in and keeps them turning the pages." (Booklist)
"One of the masters of psychological fiction in America." (San Francisco Chronicle)

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    William hallowell, ME, USA 09-26-06
    William hallowell, ME, USA 09-26-06 Member Since 2007
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    "Price of Silence"

    Great book from start to finish.

    11 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    George Eckhardt 01-14-07 Member Since 2006
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    "I can't be silent - this is GREAT."

    Excellent story. A a small town mystery that keeps you coming back for more. Characters are well developed. Reading is top notch. I'm craving more.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Samantha 07-13-07
    Samantha 07-13-07 Listener Since 2003

    lioness2001

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    "Good One"

    This book was well-read and really kept my interest.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    jo MANALAPAN, NJ, United States 04-16-17
    jo MANALAPAN, NJ, United States 04-16-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Another Kate Wilhelm winner"

    I liked everything about this book. Rich characters and a neatly woven story. Anna Fields reading of this book just added a wonderful flavor to a fabulous mystery. It is a mystery rich in detail.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 05-31-15
    Karen 05-31-15 Member Since 2011

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    ""Lack of Active Conscience ""
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Price of Silence to be better than the print version?

    Absolutely, as the late great ms Fields makes all of author's stories come to life. This is a nice listen that builds in the mystery. The story made you have a reaction to this small town and how there lack of active conscience can tell another story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Sam, his caring and Jan, doesn't let crowds rule her.


    What about Anna Fields’s performance did you like?

    I purchased all of this author work read by ms Fields as I am a long time fan of hers. May she rest in peace knowing she brought so much joy to audio listeners. If you like romances, see Susan E. Phillips series with Ms Anna reading them. Then become a fan!


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

    When all is reveled...wow! This one will stay with you.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    L.S. Jaszczak 06-05-08 Member Since 2007

    servant of the secret fire

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    "A modern gothic novel"

    Or "romantic suspense" as they used to call them in the 70's. A cliche a page, from the wide-eyed innocent heroine, to the crusty old matriarch (note to the narrator - I'm sure she could afford dentures that fit), to the village sexpot. Entertaining enough, I suppose, but not terribly impressive.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    William Bowdoinham, ME, USA 08-05-07
    William Bowdoinham, ME, USA 08-05-07
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    "The price of Boredom"

    When is a mystery not a mystery? When it is couched in an unremarkable setting and presented in a confusing and ho hum manner. Small town life is in itself quiet, peaceful and, yes, boring. Placing a mystery in this setting must tweak ones curiosity. It must wet one’s appetite to know more. All I found myself saying is, “get on with it.” To add to doldrums, was there one mystery or was there two. The second was far more interesting than the first but; it just seemed to fade away. Oh well. I have taken more time than this “Mystery” deserves. For me, there is no mystery. I wish I had never listened!

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful

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