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Publisher's Summary

Hot young film star Amanda Delany, perfect fodder for the tabloids, had a string of affairs with famous actors, which she exposed in a tell-all memoir. When Amanda is found brutally murdered, the suspects are lining up - from jealous ex-flatmates, to famous lovers, to a corrupt agent. As DCI James Langton leads his team in an extensive inquiry, they discover the truth behind Amanda's successful facade.

©2009 Lynda La Plante (P)2010 BBC Audio

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hate it when book contains errors

Being a professional writer and editor, I cannot stand books that contain errors that have slipped by not only the author, but also the editor and publishing house. Note to all: study the difference between the words imply and infer... If I imply you are too skinny, you may infer that you need to eat more (an inference is made BECAUSE of an implication, not the other way around). I learned this lesson in 6th grade English - and the more books I read I realize that I would be an easily highly valuable asset to any publishing house (although this book isn't current, the need always is). I will begin by sending my resume first to the publishers of this novel.

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I did not care

This was a story I actually gave up on, skipped to the end to find that I had already figured it out, and then wrote this review. Do not waste your time or credit. This was a worthless story. The narration was decent in spite of the material. Ugh.

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too long

for no real reason. Didn't add to the suspense just dragged out the obvious and irrelevant

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Great Story horrible male voicing.

Great Story but the male voicing was horrible. it was very distracting. Love the author.

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The main character is the real crime.

There really ought to be a law against detectives solving crimes while committing the worst character offenses. Travis is spineless, adolescent, emotionally dependent, and hell to work with. As a character, this is forgivable, but as a protagonist, this is torture. It's hard to believe this book was published in 2009. The main character embodies the most negative stereotypes about working women. Well-written and well-read but completely devoid of insight and intelligence. La Plante forces the reader to serve time - almost 13 hours of literary imbecility!!!

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Ok story—very good narrator

The detective story was a bit weak with an uninspiring ending. However, the narrator was very good.

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No one edited?

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The story was good, though predictable. The narration was very well done. I wouldn't say it wasn't time well spent. I will say it was quite aggravating every time I heard the word "infer" - half a dozen times or so - when the author meant "implied". Does the word infer mean something else in Great Britain? Is it possible neither the author nor her editor - people whose profession is language - knew the meaning of the word?

What do you think your next listen will be?

Louise Penny

Do you think Silent Scream needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No, the story came to its conclusion.

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well plotted

well plotted in a professional way. one can imagine the piece of paper on which it was all worked out. there's the backbone of a romance novel here that is detracting from the richness of characterization

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Great story, but...

The story was good, if mildly convoluted, but the narrator was horrible. I had to keep adjusting the speed as sometimes she spoke too fast. Also, her portrayals of the characters were weak and nothing like I imagined they should be. I may read the Kindle books for the remainder of the series.

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satisfactory listen

this audiobook was alright and with a compelling victim. however, the writing was often awkward, the story dragged significantly, the ending seemed like a bit of a dud, there’s a disgusting male officer who absolutely does not deserve a redemption arc, and then there was the unnecessary homophobia at the tail end of the story. a bisexual character was sort of a punchline in someone’s storyline and i didn’t understand what was so funny.