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The Silenced

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Narrated by: Scott Brick
Series: Jonathan Quinn, Book 4
Length: 10 hrs and 6 mins
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Summary

Professional “cleaner” Jonathan Quinn has a new client and an odd job: find and remove the remains of a body hidden 20 years ago inside the walls of a London building, before the building is demolished.

But Quinn and his team are being watched. Suddenly caught in the cross fire between two dangerous rivals, Quinn must unravel the identity of the body and why it still poses so great a threat even in death. Because a plot stretching from the former Soviet Union to Hong Kong, from Paris to London, from Los Angeles to Maine, is rapidly falling apart. And Quinn hasn’t been hired just to tie up loose ends - he is one.

©2011 Brett Battles (P)2011 Random House Audio

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  • Tracy
  • 30-01-13

My favorite Quinn book yet!

The author really seems to hit his stride with this installment. I have really enjoyed the character development as this series has unfolded. The chemistry and banter among the characters is so entertaining. I would recommend this series although you may have to struggle through book 2 due to the deviation in narrators. Brick does a great job (as usual) with the narration.

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  • adrienne
  • 29-09-12

London: Clean up a 20 year old body?

Another great installment. This one does not involve a fresh murder, but an old, hidden, dried up body and someone that wants it cleaned up and some that don't.

As always, Quinn has to get involved with the details. Unravelling the mystery while staying alive takes us on another entertaining adventure.

Welcome back narrator Scott Brick. It's always a pleasure to hear you voicing a book.

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  • Adam
  • 27-04-11

Battles does it again!! Best Quinn book yet.

What am amazing ride! Brett Battles has done it again. The latest Quinn book "The Silenced" is a non stop action thriller from the start that doesn't end until the end. Battles is a true master. II have read each of the four Quinn books and this one is the best thus far. I highly recommend this for anyone interested in the espionage game or who just wants to reach an extremely well written thriller.

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  • ziggy
  • 07-01-17

The SILENCED

Started reading at 9 pm on Monday and didn't get to work the next day. Well worth the ass chewing.

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  • Angie
  • 25-02-16

Scott Brick does it again!!!

A good book that's not narrated by a good narrator can be difficult to get through. I will listen to a book just because Scott Brick is the narrator. I also stop listening to a series if the narrator is bad or mediocre.

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  • Pamela Dale Foster
  • 07-05-13

This is a great listen!!!

Would you listen to The Silenced again? Why?

Yes. I enjoy rereading Brett Battles novels. They are full of action and suspense. His writing is a plus, too. Listening to Scott Brick only made the novel better.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Nate. He had to take charge of this operation. He proved that he could be a professional Cleaner. His days as an apprentice are over. Quinn is a great teacher.

Which scene was your favorite?

Finding Quinn so that he could be involved in the operation.

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

Come and watch the great Quinn perform his operations, they will thrill you till the end, leaving you wanting more.

Any additional comments?

Be sure to read the series. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Mike in Mississippi
  • 12-04-17

A decent read

Is there anything you would change about this book?

No, it was good.

Would you recommend The Silenced to your friends? Why or why not?

If they are searching for the next "can't put it down" series, yes. Not saying this is it, but it was a decent pastime while I continue the search.

What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

Scott Brick does a very adequate job narrating. Like this author in that he puts out a solid performance. Not stellar, solid.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

I'd wait and watch for free at home.

Any additional comments?

This is a tough book to label. It's not espionage, not too mysterious in that we know the whodunit part way before the ending. Not real high on the intrigue scale... just a decent book.

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  • Dennis
  • 04-08-16

Best so far.

Battles and Brick together are hard to beat. The Quinn character and posse keep getting developed and humanized throughout the series without bogging down the non-stop action.

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  • Dr. A.C.
  • 21-01-16

Awesome

Beginning to end was great.love the narrator. felt real. Loving Brett too. Second book I've listened to.

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  • Wayne
  • 26-08-13

Globetrotting Jonathan Quinn

Book 11 in the Jonathan Quinn series titled The Aggrieved will be released in audio format with Scott Brick narrating on October 10, 2017. The Kindle ebook version was released on June 6, 2017. I read it and it is superb. Now I look forward to hearing Scott Brick's narration.

The Silenced is Book 4 in the Quinn series and was released in 2011. All Quinn series novels, indeed all of Brett Battles novels, are in my Audible library. The plot starts with Quinn the cleaner being hired to remove a body in an old London building scheduled for demolition. It is likely the most complex novel in the Quinn series as Quinn is caught between 2 powerful rivals.

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