Published: Simon & Schuster (October 4, 2011)
Narrator: Caitlin Greer
Source: audiobook provided by publisher
Series: Book 3
GoodReads Summary: The noise between Patch and Nora is gone. They've overcome the secrets riddled in Patch's dark past...bridged two irreconcilable worlds...faced heart-wrenching tests of betrayal, loyalty and trust...and all for a love that will transcend the boundary between heaven and earth. Armed with nothing but their absolute faith in one another, Patch and Nora enter a desperate fight to stop a villain who holds the power to shatter everything they've worked for—and their love—forever.
My Thoughts: After the Nora whine fest that was Crescendo, I was definitely expecting Nora to continue along that same pattern in Silence. Luckily, I was able to listen to Silence instead of read it, so the narrator made Nora 10x less whiny and more stomach-able.
I wasn't expecting to enjoy Silence as much as I did and I do believe that I can attribute that to the narrator, Caitlin Greer. Nora's voice was fresh and assertive and I wish I could literally bow to Caitlin for that. Her interpretation of Silence, I believe, actually made B book out of what would've been a C book, had I read it. My only complaint is that Ms. Greer made Hank Miller sound like The Count. You know, the one from Sesame Street? And Hank plays a very large part in this book, so that was slightly off-putting. In fact, she over-enunciated on pretty much every "bad guy" voice, which was interesting.
While I wish there would've been way more Patch in this book, the moments where he was present were pretty stellar. I do miss the dark and mysterious Patch with a wicked amount of snark, but he's a fallen angel who's realized the error of his ways. I suppose I can't fault him too much for that. (But SERIOUSLY. Bring dangerous Patch back. He was kind of my favorite.)
Toward the middle, the plot got really twisty. There was so much Hank Miller, so much Nephilim and fallen angel business that it was hard to keep straight whose drama was whose. But the crazy mindscrew that happened at the end has piqued my interest for yet another book in the Hush, Hush series. Can't Nora and Patch ever just be happy? EVER? JEEZ.
That cover is really, really hot. Just FYI.