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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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    Kathryn 29/06/2017
    Kathryn 29/06/2017 Member Since 2016
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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
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    suzannec2014 10/08/2017
    suzannec2014 10/08/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "What's happened Koontz?"

    Not a bad read, look forward to a new Koontz read however feel the past few books I have read haven't had the suspense of the past books. Used to finish some of his books in a few days now I feel I'm looking forward to finishing to move onto something else. Time to find a different author I think!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lima 07/08/2017
    lima 07/08/2017 Member Since 2009
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    "More like his earlier work (but not as good)"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Dean Koontz is no weapon's expert. He alway's get's the weapons he writes about wrong. It's a minor point.


    If you’ve listened to books by Dean Koontz before, how does this one compare?

    It's ok. I loved Lightning and Watchers, they are so good. This is written in a similar fashion but lack's that magic that Lightning and Watcher's had.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers?

    Probably. It would be nice if someone told her how to pronounce Heckler and Koch. Her constantly saying Heckler and Coke get's a bit irrtating.


    Was The Silent Corner worth the listening time?

    It's worth a listen.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bob 29/07/2017
    Bob 29/07/2017 Member Since 2011
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    "Terrible implausible and badly written"

    The worst book I've ever listened to
    Over written in a most annoying style
    Avoid!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Brighton, United Kingdom 19/07/2017
    Ann Brighton, United Kingdom 19/07/2017 Member Since 2007
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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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Denise Smith 03/07/2017
    Denise Smith 03/07/2017
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    "boring boring boring"

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

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • DobieChuck
    Colorado
    29/06/17
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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...

    15 of 15 people found this review helpful
  • Coleen M. Weiss
    BINGHAMTON, NY, US
    24/06/17
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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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Silence
    10/07/17
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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.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • tray
    16/07/17
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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.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Lori A. Travis
    18/07/17
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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

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Thomas
    17/07/17
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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.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Benjamen Harrison
    01/08/17
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    "interesting but not enough to get me to the next"

    semi interesting storyline but not enough to get your hooks into. Really poor performance, as every character sounded the same.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Compguy
    27/07/17
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    "Readers voice ruined it for me!"

    Usually I read actual books but when I work I like to listen to them, so I have heard and bought several since I LOVE Dean Koontz as well as Stephen King and his son Joe Hill. However I will never buy another book or listen to one read by this narrator! I could not even get into this after trying for an hour & the story is good as usual, BUT HER VOICE is so BORING, DREARY, & DULL. The reader's voice sounds like she is reading a text book from a master degree program on quantum string theory out loud to a senior citizens and even she is bored herself at that! If I could only return this or change the reader (I know the world has moved on but there are world other that this one) I would do so in a second. Again I will not waste time or money on ANYTHING read by this woman again! It so bad not only are my ears bleeding but my eyes also! Odd Thomas will soon be getting a visit from me if I hear her again! UGGGH!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • terry
    20/07/17
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    "Just okay"

    I did not enjoy the narrator especially during the first half of the book. She grew on me somewhat towards the end. There were exceedingly long lags between chapters which at first made me think something was wrong with my audio. I was disappointed with the character I never felt like I liked her that much. I loved the Odd Thomas series and maybe I shouldn't have expected that same likability with this character. Overall meh.......

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Eff Ewe Leo
    09/07/17
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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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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