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" Silent Child is a unique book, a shining light of hidden horrors and unbearable tension in a genre where it is always difficult to stand out. Emma's slow descent into hell from the moment her son disappears feels real enough to make you hold onto your loved ones that little bit tighter. Sarah A. Denzil masterfully carries the reader alongside Emma on a tortured mental journey: theories, conspiracies and increasingly justified paranoia as suspicion falls on everyone she has ever held dear. Along with Emma, you find yourself pointing the proverbial finger of accusation at a series of characters who once seemed safe. A visceral, darkly atmospheric listen that will make your heart beat, your mind race and your spine tingle." - Gabriel, Audible Editor

"A good audiobook for me is one that takes me on a ride that I never could have imagined, and Silent Child did exactly that. Sarah A. Denzil weaves a tale that starts with heartbreak, adds mystery and suspense, and ultimately becomes a thriller. The writing is superb and it created a blockbuster movie in my mind as I listened. Silent Child had me at the edge of my seat the entire time, and I even fell off a few times." - Sean, Audible Editor

"The premise is shocking and it compels you to find out where Sarah A. Denzil will take the story. But, where I think the author is truly genius is in the way she supports the central plot with some heartbreakingly real and genuinely flawed characters that were so obviously as fully developed in Denzil's mind as the thrilling hook that makes you choose the book in the first place. There's so much more to this one than first meets the eye." - Alexandra, Audible Editor

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Winner of Audible's 2017 Narrator of the Year Award

Introducing Audible's Thriller of the Year: Silent Child by Sarah A. Denzil, performed by Joanne Froggatt.

In the summer of 2006, Emma Price watched helplessly as her six-year-old son's red coat was fished out of the River Ouse. It was the tragic story of the year - a little boy, Aiden, wandered away from school during a terrible flood, fell into the river, and drowned. His body was never recovered. Ten years later Emma has finally rediscovered the joy in life. She's married, pregnant, and in control again...until Aiden returns.

Too traumatised to speak, he raises endless questions and answers none. Where has he been? What happened to him on that rainy afternoon? And now that he's back, whom can he trust?

At Audible we love listening to crime books. But every so often one comes along that we think is truly special. An Amazon Kindle number one best-seller, Sarah A. Denzil's Silent Child is taking Audible HQ by storm. In an Audible Exclusive production, Joanne Froggatt (Mrs Bates, Downton Abbey) delivers a powerhouse performance that will keep you gripped until the very last second.

©2017 Sarah A. Denzil (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

Critiques

"This self-published page-turner became essential poolside listening after Audible named it thriller of the year." ( Stylist)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06/09/2017

Joanne Froggatt 💕

I rarely find a book I really like on Audible. Narration is a huge thing. Joanne Froggatt was simple AMAZING. I loved her on Downton Abbey. That said, her telling of the story was a beyond plus.

I love Gone Girl (like most people) and Karin Slaughter and Mary Kubica (who has seemed to drop off a bit just like B.A. Paris. However, I love a suspense book. Love.

I really liked this book. It did keep me guessing and normally most books put it out there from the beginning who the bad guy is, but tell you the story surrounding it. This book did keep me thinking...but wait, it's not that person? Wait? So it is a very good book and I'm stingy in my recommendations. I get bored easily and I like twisty books.

Would I have liked the book enough to read it? Yes, but the narration was off the charts great.

I highly recommend this book if you like suspense. I've been a bit bored with my Audible picks lately thinking if I read them, I probably could finish them. Good narration keeps me hanging on and bad narration just makes me mad. How do some of these people get hired?

Book...yes.
Narration...no doubt. Amazing. A+++++++

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  • Wayne
  • 27/01/2018

Tour de force by narrator Joanne Froggatt!

Silent Child is a very, very dark psychological thriller, the kind that can cause some to have nightmares. It is certainly not for everyone. However, as I try to decide whether listening was worthwhile, I must give the author credit for writing a compelling novel. And the narrator is fantastic.

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  • Wild Wise Woman
  • 09/03/2018

Slow building but worthwhile

NO SPOILERS! Joanne Froggatt is spectacular as a reader, and makes this sad, psychological mystery worth listening to. The writing is very good, the actions and reactions of the characters are believable up to a point, and there is a lot of thrilling stuff as it builds to a close. I think you'll keep guessing, as multiple people are implicated in various crimes - is there a single GOOD person in this sleepy village? This is a very emotional, sad story which I would not recommend to everyone, so be prepared going in.

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  • Kathy
  • 12/09/2017

Silent Child Swept Me Away For Two Days

I found this audiobook engrossing. The author took me places I did not expect or wish to go, and she worried me that I would not be able to sustain my interest--but I certainly did.

In short, a young child, Aiden Price, age six, disappears from his school after a terrible rainstorm. Ten years later he is found wandering the woods nearby. He is reunited with his mother but apparently due to sustained trauma, refuses to speak or provide any information about his captor or where he had been for the ten years.

I don't want to give away any more information. I just want to add that if the subject interests you, get the book and set aside plenty of listening time. You have nothing to lose and lots to enjoy.

The narrator does a bang-up job portraying Aiden's mother. If you were a fan of Downton Abbey, you will recognize her voice immediately--I promise you.

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  • Gillian M.
  • 28/09/2017

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Absoutely Brilliant book. I listened to the book while doing housework , the book had so many twists and turns that it took me longer than normal to get my house work done. The ending gobsmacket me I never saw it coming. Highly recommended to anyone who likes thrillers.

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  • John M Hadland
  • 12/09/2017

Exasperating

What disappointed you about Silent Child?

Most of the book was taken up by Emma's mental frailties and inability to cope with what was happening to her. Fine, but since this entire portion of the book was all done in first person (and from Emma's perspective) this aspect of the story dragged on and on like an unwelcome house guest. After about 20 chapters of Emma's whining my reaction was "enough already"!

Would you ever listen to anything by Sarah A. Denzil again?

Absolutely not.

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

Joanne Froggatt was pretty much the only good thing about the book.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I listened to the entire book, mainly out of curiosity about how the plot would be finally resolved. Unfortunately, the final resolution of the plot was fraught with holes ending with what seemed to me to be a highly improbable and unsatisfying resolution. In other words, no, not really.

Any additional comments?

No idea how anyone could have given high ratings to this book. Simply awful.

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  • Donna
  • 04/09/2017

A good one

I don't care who did whatever dastardly deed the mystery author chooses. I do care that the plot is well designed, the writing and editing tightly presented by a good reader. This quiet suspense novel is very well done.

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  • Kerianne E.
  • 21/09/2017

Good in-between-books book

I had no idea what to listen to next and chose this one based on star ratings and amount of reviewers. It was a good book to fill the space with after a string of comedies I had listened to.

Very early on in this book, in the first few chapters, I suspected something about a character and I was half right. There is also a twist of sorts that I didn't guess at all. It wasn't gripping exactly, but I did want to know whodunit. If you're into these types of stories - "psychological thrillers" - then it will at least have you wanting to know what happens next.

The narrator did a really great job emoting for each character and making you really feel the frustrations of the characters. Though I believe the volume/mix could have been better uniformed so that when she yelled it wasn't so loud that I had to turn it down and when she whispered it wasn't so quiet I had to turn it up.

My only real critiques of this book are that there is a character in the end that (I think) deserved WAY worse and it was frustrating to not see better justice done, and the story itself could have been a tad stronger. Wish I understood what is making me feel that way but I'm not sure, so maybe take that with a grain of salt. But like I said, the author did have me wanting to know how it ended and I did look forward to driving so I could finish it.

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  • Jeanne
  • 16/11/2017

Totally implausible story line

This audio book was performed brilliantly by Joanne Froggatt from Downton Abbey. I thought I'd love the book. BUT . . . the first half is terribly slow and evolves into the most implausible story line. Don't bother with this book.

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  • Louise
  • 10/09/2017

VERY overrated - not good.

i got this as it had such rave reviews (at the top of the review list...not so, if you scroll further) As the other people who gave 1,2, or 3 stars noted - it is pretty badly written. Begins OK but then is obvious and descends quickly into utter nonsense I admit i finished it because i wanted to be sure who the culprit was - but i resented every 10 minutes more that i listened and was glad when it ended. The writing was about equal to that of a 15 years old - totally silly fight scene with 9 month pregnant woman - and then ridiculous narration by a boy who had been captive since he was 6 using a fully adult vocabulary. In spite of it being a pretty silly book it has left a sort of 'bad taste' ...an unpleasant book.

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  • Barbara Siefken
  • 06/10/2017

Psychothriller mit einem ungewöhnlichen Plot

Ein Kind verschwindet und taucht 10 Jahre später verstört wieder auf - wo war es, warum erzählt es nichts, wie reagiert die Umwelt? Die Mutter ist hin und her gerissen zwischen ihrer eignen Einschätzung und dem, was andere in das Verhalten ihres Sohnes hinein interpretieren.
Sehr gut gesprochen und in sich stimmige Geschichte, hat mich gefesselt!

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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 22/05/2018

Crazy Story

Ok i started to like thrillers like 3 months ago, and I am still not an expert in the topic, but I gotta say that they really exaggerated with this plot. So many characters, so many things going ok. I liked it and I heard it completely, but just because I was curious of what was supossed to happen in the end, although I had my suspicions.

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  • Ulla
  • 11/04/2018

Still breathless..., spannend bis zum Ende.

Spannend bis zum Ende. Die Geschichte hat mich sofort gepackt. Die Sprecherin hat mich in Ihren Bann gezogen.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29/12/2017

Thriller of the year???

These very little thrilling in this story
The main character- Emma - is quite unbelievable as is the way the professionals in this story deal with the topic.
Not at all "thrilling"
The audio version is performed very well. The best part of this experience