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The Silent Corner Audiobook

The Silent Corner: A Novel of Suspense

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Publisher's Summary

A dazzling new series debuts with a remarkable heroine certain to become a new icon of suspense, propelled by the singular narrative genius of New York Times best-selling author Dean Koontz.

"I very much need to be dead."

These are the chilling words left behind by a man who had everything to live for - but took his own life. In the void that remains stands his widow, Jane, surrounded by questions destined to go unanswered...unless she does what all the grief, fear, confusion, and fury inside of her demand: find the truth, no matter what.

There is no one else to speak for Jane's husband - or the others who have followed him into death at their own hands. Although people of talent and accomplishment, people admired and happy and sound of mind, have recently been committing suicide in surprising numbers, no one else is willing to give up everything just to seek, to find, to know. No one except Jane. But ahead lies only risk. Because those arrayed against her are legion...and dangerously devoted to protecting something profoundly important - or terrifying - enough to exterminate any and all in their way.

Too many have already died, and those responsible will learn that all their malevolent power may not be enough to stop a woman as clever as they are cold-blooded, as relentless as they are ruthless - and who is driven by a righteous rage they can never comprehend. Because it is born of love.

©2015 Dean Koontz (P)2017 Recorded Books

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    DobieChuck Colorado 06-29-17
    DobieChuck Colorado 06-29-17 Member Since 2017

    Blind listener reading everything, especially mystery/thrillers and sf&f. Restricted to audio so picky where credits spent. #BooksRule

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    "MEH"

    I expected more after the hype I'd read... To start the narration is extremely poor, being both slow and bland... The lack of affect probably colored most of any enjoyment... Along w/ that the story started ponderously, and failed to really grab my attention until around halfway through... After that the flow/pace is good, and the story and plot points come together... Nice commingling of eugenics and human slavery to bring about something utterly terrifying... None of the characters really jump off the page, excepting Jane, and in that case the depth seems a bit forced... I've noticed the same of Koontz's past few novels and wonder if he's lost something off his fastball... That being said, the ending does set up a nice followup, and maybe this lacked so much as a result of being largely a setup novel for the series? Dunno, but this one's average, and poor performance brings it down more than that...

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Coleen M. Weiss BINGHAMTON, NY, US 06-24-17
    Coleen M. Weiss BINGHAMTON, NY, US 06-24-17 Member Since 2012
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    "Very poor narration"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. It is a great story and moves along quickly.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Silent Corner?

    When she goes to the house and meets the girl who has had her brain altered.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Elisabeth Rodgers?

    Almost anyone. The narration modulated from hardly being able to hear her to her almost yelling. When wearing headphones it is a very distracting quality.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Is this the way the elite see the future?


    Any additional comments?

    Dean Koontz had created very memorable characters, but develops a scary story that makes one wonder if this could happen.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Silence 07-10-17
    Silence 07-10-17
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    "revisiting Koontz"

    captivating story narrator distracting. I stayed with it to the end. I may have to listen again t a few chapters due to the narrator I believe l zoned out.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    tray 07-16-17
    tray 07-16-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Need a new narrator"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    The book, definately. But read it, don't listen. Elisabeth Rodgers was quite robotic sounding. Like when I had Alexa read a book for me before I got Audible. I hoped that I had bought a kindle version as well, but hadn't so I was stuck listening to her. The story line was good, I enjoyed the book, just not the narration.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Silent Corner?

    All of it.


    How could the performance have been better?

    Less robotic... don't pause forever between chapters (often I thought there was something wrong because the pause seemed to go on for so long!)


    Was The Silent Corner worth the listening time?

    The story was. I just found the narration annoying. If I could have traded for a kindle version, I would have.


    Any additional comments?

    I would like to be reimbursed for this book. If I see Elisabeth Rodgers again, I won't buy the book in audible form.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    AhStewie 07-09-17
    AhStewie 07-09-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story let down by studio recording quality"

    The sound quality really ruined the story it was inconsistent volume and sounded like it was recorded while in a bathroom.

    It really detracted from the story line.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mel 06-25-17
    Mel 06-25-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Not typical Koontz/disappointed"

    I was a little disappointed in his latest work. As a long time Koontz fan, this seemed very slow and somber and unrealistic compared to his usual work. I am not sure I will buy into this series for subsequent books.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Pen Name 06-22-17
    Pen Name 06-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "boring"

    Kept waiting for it to grab my interest, didn't happen.
    total waste of time.
    basically one character and that was shallow.
    Watchers, Corner of his eye, not.

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    Lori A. Travis 07-18-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Cannot get past the narration"

    Horrible narration. I thought I had the speed on slow. Odd timing kept me from actually listening to the story. So disappointing

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    Thomas 07-17-17
    Thomas 07-17-17 Member Since 2014
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    "good idea but pretty slow in the beginning"

    I generally like anything g that Dean Koontz writes, So I am aware that he sometimes goes over the top on descriptive prose, but with this book it almost felt like filler to make the book longer. I liked the premise and will probably get the next in the series when it comes out, but only because I stuck with it long enough to become vested in the heroine. the protagonist was too much a shadowy "they". and the gaps in logic towards the 3rd act were hard to understand considering this was Mr. Koontz. The heroine has to do something, make a mistake that she clearly avoids throughout the thirst two thirds of the story so we can bring everyone e to the last act.

    also, it is a small thimg, but research, a helicopter pilot in the Army is never a "Sarge" several characters point out that one character was a helicopter pilot, but later everyone calls him their sergeant. sorry, 23 years as a military helicopter pilot. probably no one else was bothered by that.

    hopefully the next in the series is a little faster paced.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Wesley J. Critchfield 07-10-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Koontz does it again!!"

    Tense, touching and thrilling DK proves again that he is a master Storyteller, but is also not afraid to question and pose the ethics of dangers that may soon make the jump from fiction to reality. Questions that must be asked before it's too late.
    The last couple sentences are particularly chilling. A must read for any DK fan.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • Kathryn
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    "Really scary, couldn't put it down"

    Very current, could see this happening now. yet another gripping story , really enjoyed it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Ann
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    7/19/17
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    "Very wordy"

    The plot is a good one - something shudderingly horrible that you could imagine actually happening. But the story was padded out with so much, rather wearisome, prose that it
    took away from the plot itself. The plot deserved better.

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  • Denise Smith
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    "boring boring boring"

    Got as far as ch21 & had to give up.Too many fancy discriptions & very little story.

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