Silent Voices: A Vera Stanhope Mystery

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ann Cleeves

Narrated By: Charlie Hardwick

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Date: April 2015

Duration: 10 hours 14 minutes

Summary:

Ann Cleeves has thrilled readers everywhere with her critically acclaimed mystery series set in the Shetland Islands, which began with the award-winning Raven Black. Now, Cleeves is back with another compelling mystery series (set in Northumberland, England). This one features detective Vera Stanhope, the lead character played by Brenda Blethyn on the hit television series 'Vera.' Destined for the same kind of fame achieved by Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse, the show is a favorite of millions of viewers in the U.K. and is available here on Netflix, PBS, and Amazon.


When Vera finds the body of a woman in the sauna of her local gym, she wonders briefly if, for once in her life, she's uncovered a simple death of natural causes. But when a closer inspection reveals bruises around the victim's throat, Vera's team start their investigation. Vera and her colleagues soon uncover details in the victim's past that may explain her untimely death. But Vera knows from experience that there's no such thing as a simple case, and this one gets more baffling by the minute.
With pitch-perfect writing, a finely tuned mystery, and a protagonist with a complex past of her own, Silent Voices is a stand out penned by one of Britain's most successful mystery writers.

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  • Ernest H

    Another excellent book by Ann Cleeves! Interesting characters and a compelling mystery make this a most enjoyable experience. Of the readers of Ann Cleeves books we've heard, so far, I found this narrator to be good but, maybe, not great. Occasionally her accent, probably something others will be able to enjoy very much, got in the way of the story. Still, if I saw her name as narrator of another book I certainly wouldn't avoid purchasing the book on that account!