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Born of Silence Audiobook

Born of Silence: The League, Book 5

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In a universe where corruption and deception rule all aspects of life, sparks of rebellion threaten to ignite.

As the Resistance leader, Zarya Starska's only goal is to topple the government that destroyed her entire family and left her penniless. Her biggest asset is a mysterious man known only as Kere.

But Kere has a dark secret. Born into a world that is as privileged as it is corrupt, his real name is Darling Cruel - and he is heir to the government Zarya wants to overthrow. No one has ever seen the real man behind the legend - no one except Zarya. But when she allows a weapon he designed to be used against his beloved sister, all bets are off.

Betrayed by the Resistance, Darling's goal is not only to reign, but to kill every Resistance member he can find. Zarya must stop Darling's reign of terror, but can she reach past his insanity to restore the hero who once fought by her side?

©2012 Sherrilyn Kenyon (P)2012 Hachette

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    Heather Phoenix, AZ, United States 05-04-12
    Heather Phoenix, AZ, United States 05-04-12 Member Since 2015
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    "Vintage Kenyon- Heart wrenching story"
    What did you love best about Born of Silence?

    I adore Darling and absolutely love Maris. Even though this is Darling's main story, Maris is one of my favorites from this series, along with Callien and Chayden, and he was featured a lot in this book, for obvious reasons. The relationship between Darling and Maris never overshadows the relationship between Darling and Zarya, which was something I was worried about. Even though Maris's opinions and feelings are never in doubt, he never forces anything on anyone in the book. A true brother he is, regardless of the situation. Maris is the kind of man I'd want to endure hell with, or at the very least, have around when I was done with hell.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked Darling's character arc, even though it was hard to listen to, much like Acheron's. Even though we know he's had a very rough life, you constantly hope that someone protects him, but it doesn't happen until he's hit his breaking point and crashed into Crazyville. His unwavering commitment and love for his family is mirrored in Maris's care for him when he needs it, even though the care Darling needs is from a different character. As always, Ms. Kenyon rips out your heart but pieces it back together with a strong cast of characters that make you value the people you have in your life.


    What does Holter Graham bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He is the best narrater on the planet. Enough said.


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

    Too many to mention, but I cried when Darling tried to protect Zarya's ring that she gave to him, and it was brutally taken from him. I don't usually cry, but I did for Darling and Maris in several spots of this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Have a new box of kleenex with you when you listen to this one, and don't listen to it in public for the first time. You don't want to be in Starbucks and people think you're crazy because you burst into tears as you order your coffee with your earbuds in. Yep- that happened to me.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    nikki shelbyvile, IN, United States 05-13-12
    nikki shelbyvile, IN, United States 05-13-12 Member Since 2017
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    "this book is a must read book if you ask me"
    Would you listen to Born of Silence again? Why?

    oh yes i would listen to this book again and again. why would i it is a great book that keeps you wanting more


    What did you like best about this story?

    the hole store was good i liked that it has a lot of detale of what has happen to him in his life.


    What about Holter Graham’s performance did you like?

    i was hoping that the women that read born of night was going to read this book but when i found out that Holter Graham was reading it i knew right off this book was going to better then i ever could hope for i think he is the best at what he does with the books he knows how to bring them alive.Holter Graham can read to me any time


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

    the love she has for him no matter what he looked like or what he has done just makes me wish that people in real life would look at each other in that way.


    Any additional comments?

    this is a great book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    E. Turner Garland, Texas United States 05-09-12
    E. Turner Garland, Texas United States 05-09-12 Listener Since 2009
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    "Several details left out in the void!"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I love the League series and that being said, this was not one of Ms. Kenyon's best. Nykerian's story, Syn's story and Callen's story were all drool worthy the other book about Nykerian's and Kiera's son not so much. Darlings beginning was impressive. The mysterious stranger, badass, scarred, tormented but strong hero meets the woman he's destined to be with, started out terriffically like a balloon you are inflating. Getting, bigger and bigger. Then it developed a pinhole leak that slowly deflated and all you were left with was (life has kicked the crap out of me, my lady betrayed me and I've gone mad). Which is not a bad premis but where was his justice, good triumphing over evil, good slaps the s**t out of the bad guy. After Darling was tortured by the resistance, time spent in the hospital was the blink of an eye, nothing was heard about Zarya until she was sold into slavery. Darling goes on a rampage kills his uncle quickly and very unsatisfyingly, kills the soldiers who mistreated him quickly and withput explainantion the Maris finds Zarya brings her back which no one objects to notwithstanding all of his friends blamed her for Darlings torture, but yeah, they and Darling bring her back into the fold like nothing ever happened. What about the perv Nylan and his evil social climbing wife, the schemeing med tech in the palace, Zarya's second in command who was responsible for torturing Darling, the little girl Darling gave the medal to, her father who was head of the workers and Zarya's BFF Torre was mentioned once in the beginning, and could Pip's death been any more anti-climactic, it was just a side note. I wanted to see all of them get was was due them but the were never mentioned again. Then all of a sudden Zarya calls Torre (why him) to go to the resistance HQ with her. Oh and he just turns out to be gay and guess who he ends up with. Why weren't the positive deeds Darling orchestrated used to build him up with the workers and the media. And Mind Control, REALLY! REALLY! the citizens thought Zarya was under mind control devices. Ms. Kenyon would have done better had they thought traitor to the cause because she regained her social status or even STOCKHOLM would have been more believable. It seems to me the story would have infinately been more whole and believable had these details been resolved. I was initally excited about how lengthy the book was but needless to say it was just filler and nothing to enhance the storyline or make the characters more three dimentional. A lot of contradictions in personalities i.e. Darlings Mother, Sister, Little Brother and Big Brother. Bringing the mother into the story at the end after the things she said about Darlings scars was totally the wrong move, should have just left her as the coldhearted Witch she had been all along. And Yeah the bratty brother all of a sudden an ultra cool cimerian killing machine totally not believable. But hey folks that's just my personal oppinion, if I could write books I'd be an author. Still Love Ms. Kenyons books.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The friendship between Darling and Maris was the most interesting. The least interesting was Maris' wedding fiasco.


    Which character ??? as performed by Holter Graham ??? was your favorite?

    Holter Graham always does the lead character well but in a previous story didn't Nykerian have an awsome accent? I kept listening for different accents since these were all beings from different worlds but they all sounded like they hailed from Mid-West America. That aspect was pretty disappointing. I've heard Mr. Graham do much better with the different character voices.


    Could you see Born of Silence being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I would pick another League story to hit the Big Screne. Darling's story was like a 5000 piece puzzle that you assembled only to realize 20 or 30 pieces are missing from the box.


    Any additional comments?

    Ms. Kenyon's story of Darling Cruel closely resembled the beginning of Acheron's story but where Acheron got retribution and justice in the end, poor Darling just left me disappointed and unfulfilled.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Felicia M 11-03-17
    Felicia M 11-03-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Absolutely beautiful."

    Loved the story, need more. The narrator needs to work on his female character voices. they all sound like they have a stutter. Other then that it's done very well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer OCALA, FL, US 09-30-17
    Amazon Customer OCALA, FL, US 09-30-17 Member Since 2012
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    "out of this world!"

    this series is my favorite of Sherrilyns, tho the Dark Hunter Series is definitely stepping on its heels, fight to trip it like a bratty lil brother! Sherrilyn' s ability to show you the best and worst sides of life; show us that our views can be so misconceived, has always spoken to me.. She transports you into other worlds, her anti hero/heroines make you desire to be part of their brotherhood/sisterhood..

    Holter Graham is, as well one of my favorite Narrators even when speaking as a women he delivers a believable performance, one that transcends you through each character with ease ..

    So if you are looking for great science fiction with your romance then don't hesitate to read this series from the beginning! I'm working my way through for my 6th time since the first release of Nyks book Born of FIRE

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    Alana Nacogdoches, TX, United States 05-02-17
    Alana Nacogdoches, TX, United States 05-02-17 Member Since 2012
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    "wonderful book"

    This was a very good and hartwarming story love the cast and how your real friends are there for you more so than family!!!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Laurie Switzer 04-05-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Emotional rollercoaster!"

    I have read this book along with the series a couple of times before. When I started listening to it this time I felt like I didn't want to continue as I had such strong feelings. Even before I would remember what happened next I was feeling it. I hate to cry and this book made me do it. In the end I am glad I went through it again. It clearly illustrates how great a writer is when you feel so strongly while reading a book. The narrator added even more emotion to the written book. I would definitely recommend this book, series, author and narrator to anyone who reads or listens to romance.

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    hannah 01-30-17
    hannah 01-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Engaging"

    I've fallen in love with the series. There are times where it gets repetitive when it comes to remembering painful memories but very good overall.

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    Gena 01-27-17
    Gena 01-27-17
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    "fourth time thru"

    This is at least the fourth time I've been thru Born of Silence and it won't be the last. The last two were audio. If I were forced to find fault with the recording, it would be the accents. I would have to double-check, but I think Holter Graham has read multiple books in the series without a consistent accent for Nykerian. Or maybe it's a difference between him Fred Borman.

    Mighty small complaint for a novel this size.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    M. Moore 08-11-16
    M. Moore 08-11-16
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    "Sadism with a cocktail of whine"

    Whats the obsession with torture, and really detailed descriptions. Come on there are a few more nice people in the world. Goes from nauseating torture scenes to never end sniveling.
    Some kind of weird, twisted chick story. Parts of it are so syrupy sweet is ridiculous

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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