• The Invisible Ones

  • By: Stef Penney
  • Narrated by: Dan Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 08-30-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (9 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Small-time private investigator Ray Lovell veers between paralysis and delirium in a hospital bed. But before the accident that landed him there, he had promised to find Rose Janko. Rose was married to the charismatic son of a travelling gypsy family, Ivo Janko. When Ray starts to investigate her disappearance he's surprised that her family are so hostile towards him. The Jankos have not had an easy past. They are a clan touched by tragedy - either they are cursed, or they are hiding a terrible secret. Could it be that Rose's discovery of that secret led to her disappearance all those years ago? Soon Ray wishes that he'd never asked the question. In a novel that is totally different from Stef's extraordinary debut The Tenderness of Wolves, she shows herself once more to be a matchless storyteller.
©2011 Stef Penney (P)2011 Quercus Editions Ltd
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5 out of 5 stars
By G.Keyzer on 10-01-17

Excellent !

Another fascinating story and very well written .
Beautifully read and a delight to listen to .

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5 out of 5 stars
By Helen on 10-25-12

An excellent story, narrated well

This is a genuine 5-star listen - a gripping plot, complex characters, and a hero you can really root for. I've heard so much about Stef Penney from other people but have avoided her work as I had the impression it was a bit heavyweight and literary. How wrong was I!? This had all the feel of a favourite Raymond Chandler story. A private-eye, a missing girl (or two), a low-key love interest, and an intriguing family set-up. Setting it in the 1980s was an unusual move, and I was intrigued to know why Penney had done this, although I thought it worked well. Great storytelling, and an excellent narrator too.

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19 of 20 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By bookwormbadger on 03-17-14

Gripping and fascinating

Where does The Invisible Ones rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of the best

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Invisible Ones?

The last part with all its twists and turns - brilliant!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I loved the descriptions of gypsy life.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The ending was poignant and beautifully written

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5 out of 5 stars
By Beth on 02-10-18

A twist on detective fiction

The narrative is divided between two of the protagonists; one, a detective searching for a missing woman and, the other, a young Romani teenager whose family are involved. I enjoyed this added complexity to the plot. The reader’s ability to conjure the characters through a remarkable use of accents really enhanced my enjoyment of the mystery. I would recommend this book to mystery lovers.

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