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When the familiar and seemingly safe turns lethal, therein danger lies. Amid a forest where the shades of the dead linger all around, every homesteader knows to follow the Simple Rules: "Don't kindle flame, don't shed the blood of another, don't run at night. These things draw shades." Silence Montane has broken all three rules on more than one occasion. And to protect her family from a murderous gang with high bounties on their heads, Silence will break every rule again, at the risk of becoming a shade herself.
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By Jim "The Impatient" on 03-30-16

SHADES of Greatness

Sanderson once again creates a new world for us to explore. You would think two hours was not enough time to create a world, create a character and be entertaining, but Sanderson is the Master of Magical Worlds. There are some similarities to Peter V. Brett's The Warded Man, which is a great novel. This is all Sanderson though, which is also great.

Aes Sedai, Reading was great.

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14 of 14 people found this review helpful

By Cheri on 10-18-15

Wow, What A Great Short Story!

Where does Shadows for Silence in the Forest of Hell rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

Compared to other short Sci-Fi / Fantasy stories, this one rank's in my top five. It was well written with a captivating plot.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Silence, she was a strong women due to her past and how her grandmother raised her.

What about Kate Reading’s performance did you like?

Kate's voice matched the main character perfectly.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, the story picks up quickly from the beginning, and is full of action and twists.

Any additional comments?

This was a great short story and I really enjoyed listening to it!

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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By mich on 07-07-17


Brilliant story. You so want Silence to succeed and there are lots of highs and lows. Loved the ending. Brandon can sure tell a tale.

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By David on 11-03-15


I'm not a fan of the narrator, and this short story lacked the substance of the other Sanderson Cosmere novels.

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