The Strong, Silent Type

  • by C. Kelly Robinson
  • Narrated by Ezra Night, Lizzy Cooper Davis
  • 11 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Best-selling author C. Kelly Robinson's books have received praise from such esteemed publications as Essence, Publishers Weekly, and the Chicago Sun-Times. Here, he delivers a story about two people who find comfort with one another while struggling to overcome life's obstacles. Deacon Davis turns to speech therapy after his debilitating speech impediment costs him his job within the political party his father founded. Maria Oliver, a speech therapist with a shadowy past, discovers that by helping Deacon, she too can find trust and comfort.


What the Critics Say

"A compelling story." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Bravo to the narrators

African-American fiction is not just for entertainment. It can also be a medium for education. In this book, I wasn't expecting to learn about stuttering. But I did, and in the course of listening, I think I also learned the importance of showing compassion, not pity. A very nicely written, enjoyable story. I especially liked the fact that there were 2 narrators to give the male and female perspective.
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- N. Hall


Truly enjoyed this book. It keeps your attention the entire time. Just when you think you have it all figured takes a turn. What I loved most is that the story was awesome while teaching about people that stutter. I never gave it much thought...but now I feel truly educated about it. I think the way the author infused that into the story was BRILLIANT!!! I also loved the narrators for this. I'ma big fan of Ezra Night...but I was very impressed with Lizzy Cooper Davis' ability to capture all the raw emotions for the characters in this book!

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- Jodi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-28-2006
  • Publisher: Recorded Books