Silent Thunder : Hannah Bryson

  • by Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen
  • Narrated by Jennifer Van Dyck
  • Series: Hannah Bryson
  • 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Hannah Bryson is a marine architect who's been given a fascinating assignment. A Russian nuclear submarine called The Silent Thunder has been purchased by the United States for exhibition in a museum. Hannah must create a schematic of the sub to check for hazards and design seamless modifications to make it safe for the thousands of expected visitors.Her brother, Connor, acting as her assistant, knows how much this work means to Hannah. But Connor discovers something on the sub: a mysterious message hidden behind one of the panels. And then, in a brutal assault on the sub, Connor is murdered and the chase is on for Hannah to find her brother's killer.Soon she discovers that she's being used as bait. And what she doesn't even realize she knows could end her life as well.


What the Critics Say

"Johansen's collaboration with her crime-novelist son imbues their saga with muscular characters and a brisk immediacy that keep it gripping and relevant." (Booklist)
"Jennifer Van Dyke's classy performance enhances Iris and Roy Johansen's action-packed adventure." (AudioFile)


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More of the same

I absolutely LOVE Iris Johansen and all of her "Eve Duncan" books. I couldn't wait to get my hands on this one. I was excited about reading or listening to something else by her. Unfortunately, this book has the same reader- Jennifer Van Dyke who uses the same voices and accents for all of the Eve Duncan books. While the book was very good-- it was hard to remember who was who. I kept thinking I was hearing Eve Duncan and Montalvo instead of the characters in this book.
It is a great read and like all of Johansen's books, very easy and at the same time, very engaging and edge of your seat action at times. I will probably listen again.
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- Angie

Hannah Bryson: all fluff (as read)

This was my first Iris Johanson novel. My son got to read a NY Times Best-Seller for his high school English class and I decided to see what one of those books was all about and listened to it as he read the print version.
I found the plot line fairly predictable once a new character was introduced to thicken the plot. It was entertaining enough but I found the reader to be extremely annoying. I think because it was a woman voicing the dialogue that was overwhelmingly men. Not only that but I found the accents to be rather fakey. However, the most important annoying thing, by far, was that Hannah Bryson was read to be rather fluffy and overly "feminine." I wanted to hear her as strong and cerebral; an analytical problem solver. All I heard was this wimpy, breathy voice. It made me crazy to have to listen to it (and in my mind, I kept putting the stong female voice to it after I heard the words in that "wimpy woman" voice). Even SIL Kathy was voiced to be a stronger, less wispy, voice than Hannah!
Of all that books that I've listened to, this was the only one that was annoying because of the reader-- and was the only one that I 1) considered just quitting 2/3 of the way through and 2) that I was very happy to have DONE.

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- J Wrightnour

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-07-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio