Saturday, December 7, 2013

Silent Thunder by Iris Johansen & Roy Johansen

Abridged Audio Version
I recently listening to the abridged version of Silent Thunder by Iris Johansen & Roy Johansen. Silent Thunder is read by Jennifer Van Dyck.

This novel is not as good as I expected it to be based on the book overview that I read online about it.

Basically, Hannah Bryson's character was unbelievable to me. She starts working with a former Russian named Kirov, who doesn't appear to be who he says he really is. 

Bryson and Kirov begin working together in an effort to solve who the ruthless mastermind behind the death of Bryson's brother, Connor, maybe. I find Bryson and Kirov's alliance unlikely to achieve the results in which they did as neither of them are affiliated with the FBI, CIA or other law enforcement. So, how are they able to get to the bottom of it all is baffling to me.

Also, Jennifer Van Dyck's dramatic reading wasn't great. Her Russian accent was awful and unconvincing. I also found myself not that excited about listening to this abridged audiobook as the reader as well as storyline and characters weren't that great. 

I won't go out of my way to read anything else written by either Iris Johansen or Roy Johansen. I'd give Silent Thunder a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5 stars.

The following is a Book Overview of Silent Thunder from the Barnes & Noble website:
It was the assignment of a lifetime. . . .

Brilliant marine architect Hannah Bryson has been given the job of a lifetime. A U.S. maritime museum has just acquired the decommissioned Soviet submarine Silent Thunder for public exhibition. It’s Hannah’s job to make sure that every single inch of the legendary nuclear attack sub is safe for the thousands of visitors anticipated. Enlisting the aid of her brother, Connor, they examine the enormous vessel and delve into its long---and lethal---history.

But is it really a trap?

In the course of their investigation, Connor discovers a mysterious message behind one of the ship’s panels. But before he can figure out what it means, there’s a deadly assault on Silent Thunder. . . .

Though the U.S. government tries to warn Hannah away, she’ll stop at nothing to find the ruthless mastermind behind her brother’s death. Even if it means joining forces with a mysterious man who may be even more dangerous than the enemy she has sworn to bring down. As Hannah finds herself in the crossfire of an epic standoff, her only hope for survival is to unravel the sub’s explosive secret. But someone’s willing to kill to make sure Silent Thunder stays silent. . . .

Brisk, exhilarating, and filled with authentic details, Silent Thunder is what you get when you team the biggest name in suspense with the stunning plot twists of an Edgar Award--winning author. Get ready for a page-turning thrill ride!
Until my next post, Happy reading!!

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