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Valley of Silence

Circle Trilogy, Book 3
Narrated by: Dick Hill
Series: Circle Trilogy, Book 3
Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
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Summary

Having traveled through the Dance of the Gods to the land of Geall, the circle find themselves convincing, then training, the people of Geall to defeat Lilith's vampire army.

The Valley of Silence is a forbidding place for the battle of all battles, but the circle continues to prepare, through magic and a few early stakeouts that test their strength individually and as a team.

Moira finds herself playing the roles of warrior and royal as she follows the tradition of her people and prepares to take the crown before leading them into battle. And if that isn't enough, she finds her thoughts turning to Cian more often than not.

So what's a chaste and intelligent young woman to do when given less than a month with the man she loves, who's not a man, but a vampire? And how will the people of Geall fare against an army of blood-thirsty vampires who have had centuries to prepare?

Complete the circle: listen to all three books in Nora Roberts' Circle Trilogy, including Book 1, Morrigan's Cross, and Book 2, Dance of the Gods.
©2006 Nora Roberts (P)2006 Brilliance Audio

Critic reviews

"Completing her series with the real-world complications of selfless, star-crossed love, Roberts has crafted a fantasy-romance trilogy with strong appeal for romance fans of all stripes." ( Publishers Weekly)
"Dick Hill's narration gives further evidence why he is an AudioFile Golden Voice and Audie winner. Even if you're not a fan of this genre, Hill does such a convincing job as each character that one cannot help but be entertained by this action-packed tale of good versus evil." ( AudioFile)

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Great narration, good story

Best of the trilogy. The ending is predictable, but the main characters were all likeable and well-rounded. Good mix of folklore and fantasy.
The narration really brought it to life.

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  • Janine
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 23-12-12

Valley of Silence

I have read these books several times so was really happy to get the audio book. This is my favourite due to the character hook up. The only thing I didn't like was one of the characters accents. A little grating and cheap sounding. It always sounds different in your head when you read it so shouldn't complain. I enjoyed the entire trilogy and wouldn't mind in they turned it into a trilogy movie. I would certainly watch it.

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  • Nadia
  • Fleet, United Kingdom
  • 06-03-09

A truly epic ending

The day of reckoning is almost here. As Moira prepares to lead the troops to the battle ground in the valley of silence and assumes her mother's throne, she becomes ever more powerfully drawn to Cian, the circle's troubled vampire adviser. Cian knows that whether they win or lose this war, a life with Moira is impossible, bbut his feelings won't be denied. This is a powerful tale of love and sacrifice and the stunning conclusion to this brilliant trilogy.

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love the trilogy around great read

amazing all round brilliant read characters and story couldn't be much better really. truly great

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Magical

Must read the full trilogy.
Best story I have read.
Highly recommend, congrats to Nora Roberts

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Enjoyed the series

If you could sum up Valley of Silence in three words, what would they be?

great story finale

What was one of the most memorable moments of Valley of Silence?

Final resolution of the saga

Which character – as performed by Dick Hill – was your favourite?

Blair

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

Kieran's conversion

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed overall - the performance was good with recognisable voices for each character but occasionally the voice was difficult to hear when the narrator spoke softly as part of the performance.

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Really enjoyed these books!

Good books, even though the story was similar in nature to other books that She has written. However, good story and enjoyable.

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quest for the Gods

loved the trilogy. Nora Roberts weaves a spellbinding, magical world that held my interest from beginning til the end. Narrated with excellence

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  • Dea
  • 18-10-13

Awesome

I am so glad I listened to this series, I enjoyed it so much!

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  • MARK J ALBERT
  • 06-07-17

I hate dick hill

from straining to hear his whispers to quickly turning the volume down so I don't split eardrums when he shouts, a Dick Hill narration is very frustrating

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  • Bchapnrh
  • 11-10-14

My favorite trilogy made even better

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. As fantastic as Nora Roberts' writing is in this book, Dick Hill made it even better. I've probably read this trilogy 5 or 6 times but listening to it was like experiencing it for the forst time.

What did you like best about this story?

This series has it all - romance, action, and good vs evil. Of course since this is the final book the climax will make you cheer and cry.

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

His variety of voices are perfect including the men and women and spanning countries and centuries.

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

I wouldn't dream of ruining this series for anyone, but there were several moments that moved me including the last 3 chapters of this book.

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  • DebG
  • 26-07-12

Thoroughly enjoyed it!

Here is my review of "Morrigan's Cross", the first book of the trilogy. My review stands for all 3 of the books. I really liked them all.

"I'm glad I didn't read the reviews before I bought this book, as I might have missed out on a very good read. I finished "Morrigan's Cross" (the first book in the Circle trilogy) and couldn't wait to start the second book, to which I am currently listening. I love the paranormal/mythological air of the story, and the coming together of the characters from different times. Yes, as someone pointed out, there is a slight resemblance to the story line in the Sign of 7 trilogy, but only in that a group of characters come together to fight evil; otherwise the story lines are different.
As far as the narrator, Dick Hill, I think he did a fine job and I enjoyed his narration. He does a great Irish brogue (I love Hoyt's voice), and I am able to distinguish the characters' voices with no problem. The comment was made by another reviewer that he made the female voices sound whiny. I think he did a very acceptable job for a man with a deep voice."

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  • Think about this
  • 21-07-12

Series was too long, but liked the love story

Bought all three of the books in this series at once, and glad I did, cause it sure left you hanging from book to book. By the time I got to this one, I was just wanting an end to it. The quest was so long and drawn out, and the actual battle, of good against evil, was very short lived. I did like the love story in this book, which is what kept me interested. I was wondering just what Ms Roberts would do with Cian, in the end, but that too, I managed to figure out. You have to keep reading though, just to make sure. All in all, it's a good tale, but I did get tired of the series, by the time it was done. The love story, is intense and keeps you listening.

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  • Amanda
  • 17-07-16

The Best

I have never written a review before, but I had to for this book trilogy. The 3rd book in the The Circle Trilogy is my overall favorite Valley of Silence. These books have it all romance, sci-fi, and drama. It has a little of everything for everyone. I tend to listen to the audiobook trilogy at least once a year. I would recommend to all my friends and have on many occasions.

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  • Sara
  • 21-01-15

Great Read/Listen

Would you consider the audio edition of Valley of Silence to be better than the print version?

I don't know why we don't have a movie/mini-series or actual series out of books like these. Dick Hill has a great voice and way of reading. Great series!

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  • KG
  • 02-11-19

Enjoyable book

This book is a fun and delightful modern adult fairy tale. I especially enjoyed the final twist at the end.

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  • Caitlin
  • 17-10-19

My favorite book out of one of my favorite series.

I read this series years and years ago and I fell madly in love with each of the characters in each of the books dedicated to them.

When I read Valley of Silence, though, I fell head over heels in love with the male focus in this book (but #2, perfect man that he is, will always hold a special place in my heart), and found that out of all of the characters, the female focus here was the one I identified with most. The relationship between the two of them has always pulled at me most - perhaps because it always seemed the most doomed, though Roberts tried to make it seem, however fleetingly, as if each of the other couples might not be able to figure out a way to make it work.
Also, the sex scenes in this book are by far the hottest, so that may have something to do with why I love this particular man so much.

The pairings were fairly simple to figure out from the very start of the series, and Roberts' trilogies are admittedly formulaic: there are six main characters, three male, three female, and they always end up pairing up and falling deeply in love in a ridiculously short period of time -- in this case, the entire series takes place over the course of 3 months, one couple ends up married less than a month after meeting, one engaged a month later, etc. At least it didn't end up with all three females pregnant at the same time *eyeroll emoji* if you know which other trilogy I'm referring to.

Luckily, I don't happen to mind her formula if the characters are engaging and likeable and the story is interesting.
The one thing I do mind, in this particular case, is the narrator. He can pull off a compelling Irish brogue, but his female voices irritate me to no end -- Moira particularly sounds on the verge of tears every other sentence, and his choice of voice for Blair has grated on me from her first appearance. His over-acting also bothers me to no end: Larkin is the kind of guy who has a ridiculous metabolism and is therefore constantly shoveling food into his mouth. Dick Hill, of course, chooses to smack his lips and muffle his voice as if he's got a mouthful every time and it's even more irritating to me than Blair's horrible nasally-50 year-old-man-who-can't-quite-pull-off-a-Boston-accent-but-has-convinced-himself-he-can voice.

Even so, the characters and the story are compelling enough that I would still recommend these audiobooks because, hey: Irish accent, decent male voices. But if you can manage it, the physical books are better by leaps and bounds. But that's just my opinion.

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  • Leigh Sarnik
  • 26-09-19

Loved it!

I loved this series, and how each one developed the relationships of the circle. I finished yesterday and miss the characters already ♥️