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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,745 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Iris Johansen, Roy Johansen Narrator: Jennifer Van Dyck Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2008 ISBN: 9781423329558
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It was the assignment of a lifetime.…

Brilliant marine architect Hannah Bryson has been given a priceless opportunity. A U.S. maritime museum has just acquired the former pride of the Soviet fleet, the decommissioned submarine Silent Thunder, for public exhibition. Hannah must inspect every single inch of this legendary nuclear attack sub and design modifications that will make it safe for the thousands of expected visitors. Enlisting the aid of her brother, Connor, they examine the enormous vessel and delve into its long and lethal history.

But it was a trap.…

On a routine check, Connor discovers a mysterious message behind one of the ship’s panels. But before he can figure out what it means, there’s a deadly assault on Silent Thunder.…

The U.S. government warns Hannah against it, but she’ll stop at nothing to find the ruthless mastermind behind the plot. Even if it means joining forces with a mysterious man who may be even more dangerous than the enemy she has sworn to bring down. As Hannah finds herself caught in the crossfire of an epic standoff, her only hope for survival is to unravel Silent Thunder's explosive secret. But someone’s willing to kill to make sure Silent Thunder stays silent.…

Brisk, exhilarating, and filled with authentic details, Silent Thunder is the brainchild of the biggest name in suspense teamed with the stunning, intricate plot twists of an Edgar Award-winning author. Get ready for an incredible thrill ride!

Praise for Iris Johansen and Roy Johansen

“The adrenaline-fueled narrative will keep Johansen fans eagerly turning the pages.” —Publishers Weekly on Quicksand

“An absolute stunner of a thriller.” —Booklist on Beyond Belief Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 2/16/2014

    " Another one of those books that I listened to on audio. A bit of history, mystery, romantic undertones, suspense... It has a powerful family undercurrent. It made me laugh and cry; and, more importantly, keep me captivated to hear the next chapter. I was very surprised when I found out this book was written by mother and son; no wonder the family theme was strong. Could easily be a great movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amethyst Shadow | 2/7/2014

    " I liked the first book that I read by Iris Johansen better. This one was alright. A decent way to spend a day reading. This book was predictable. Especially in regard to Kirov's true identity. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky C. | 2/4/2014

    " OK, so 2 stars probably isn't fair but I see that there are several 1 star reviews here so maybe I'm not alone. I started listening to this on audio and was up to part 4 when I ran smack into the whole Russian names thing/spy stuff. Completely lost interest and didn't finish. Life is too short to read/listen to something that doesn't grab me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Louisa | 1/30/2014

    " Awesome book, I loved the characters, and the plot, I felt for the sadness and loss, and I loved the action! Just a great book! Cover is a bit weird though, same with the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelly | 1/16/2014

    " First book by Iris and Roy Johansen I ever read. It was very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeanette | 12/31/2013

    " Action packed thriller! I love the fact that the main heroine is a smart intelligent women. The story is definitely a page turner! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kinga | 12/13/2013

    " Learned? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 12/4/2013

    " I love just about everything Iris Johansen writes. This book was no exception. It had suspense, romance, political drama...it was a definite page-turner and I couldn't put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aurora | 11/26/2013

    " This book was certainly a change from the other Iris Johansen novels that I have read. It's not the normal, romance suspense that she writes, it tries to be more of an action book. However, it needs more action if that is the direction she wanted to go. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Heather | 11/17/2013

    " Not what I expected from this author. Very slow going and not an interesting read in my opinion "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Corinne | 11/10/2013

    " New characters, great story. I wanted even one of the bad guys to come out ahead! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 10/10/2013

    " 5-star rating--just finished this one and it was totally exciting from start to finish "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 8/30/2013

    " Hannah seemed to really know what she was doing, throw in Kirov and she forgets. I enjoyed the underwater adventure, especially the dolphins. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 8/26/2013

    " once you got past the sub it was great "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April Ann | 7/26/2013

    " who has the lesser evil agenda? pretty good story with lots of connections "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jicara | 7/26/2013

    " so, somewhat predictable, but i don't care. i think im realising that Iris Johanson is a guilty pleasure of mine. :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat | 2/8/2013

    " This is a taut suspense filled adventure from the first page to the last. But what else could you epect from Iris Johansen, and evidently the writing gene has been shared with her son Roy. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pandora | 6/10/2012

    " Ending wrapped up to quickly but good action unitl then. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill | 3/15/2012

    " not very exciting. i've liked many of her other books, but this one was boring. i ended up skipping most of the middle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/28/2012

    " Good plot. Easy read. Fairly interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy L. | 12/11/2011

    " Liked the story line......quick read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shari | 11/5/2011

    " I thought this book was reminiscent of other similar books with the same overtone and tremendous blood bath type of relationship loss - not sure if I need to change my author base or hope for better and less murderous type plots!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jannene | 10/25/2011

    " This was an absolutely wonderful read. It was fast paced, had good action, a little romantic tension, and a very good story line. I loved it. They have a sequel to this book that I can't wait to get my hands on. I'm very glad my in-laws gave me this book to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Starket | 10/3/2011

    " Not the best Iris Johansen book that I have read. It was good for just killing time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ludwig | 7/22/2011

    " very good, fast paced "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karin | 7/1/2011

    " Not one of Johansen's best but it kept my attention enough to get me through the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sienny | 6/28/2011

    " this one is fun!! a few surprises along the way too "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara | 5/1/2011

    " quick read-good for travel "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 4/7/2011

    " I got this book as a gift and I really enjoyed it. Have never read anything by this author so it was fun to try something new. Its a murder mystery thriller with lots of intrigue and a touch of KGB!
    I would reccomend it! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sue | 2/10/2011

    " Not really my type of book. I skipped over a lot of the technical and science jargon in order to get through it. If it was another author I probably wouldn't have finished it, don't know if I will bother with the rest of the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandy | 2/8/2011

    " This was a prequel to Shadow Zone. I actually read it first. Both books are quick reads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elaine | 11/15/2010

    " suspenseful, interesting, good characters; not drenched in gore or stopping for sex every few pages - big pluses in my book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 April Ann | 10/28/2010

    " who has the lesser evil agenda? pretty good story with lots of connections "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jicara | 10/18/2010

    " so, somewhat predictable, but i don't care. i think im realising that Iris Johanson is a guilty pleasure of mine. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Irene | 10/11/2010

    " Bad guy and crazy submarine captain comes back to avenge his crew and falls the pretty scientist
    highly recommend to a wide audience "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti | 9/3/2010

    " Little different but I liked it. Iris has her own unique style which I prefer at this time. Story was good though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 8/15/2010

    " Leading romance author turns to the high tech world.

    It's okay, but did not engage my interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 7/28/2010

    " Good read!!! A real page turner!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Autumn | 7/28/2010

    " I've been an avid Iris Johansen reader, but just didn't enjoy this book. The plot felt too contrived and forced (even though all of her works are fanciful). This book just couldn't keep me interested. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amoswald | 7/27/2010

    " This was a fast-paced thriller type. Unfortunately, I was ready to finish it. Nothing wrong with it, but I guess my tastes in reading have changed. Lots of dialogue, some action, and hints of romantic attraction. "

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About the Author
Author Iris Johansen

Iris Johansen, who has more than twenty-seven million copies of her books in print, has won many awards for her achievements in writing. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Killer Dreams, Blind Alley, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, Body of Lies, The Search, and many other novels. She lives near Atlanta, Georgia. 

About the Narrator

Jennifer Van Dyck has appeared on Broadway in Hedda Gabler, Dancing at Lughnasa, Two Shakespearean Actors, and The Secret Rapture. She has been in new plays by Keith Bunin, Ellen McLaughlin, Catherine Filloux, Douglas Post, A. R. Gurney, and Albert Innaurato. Her film and television credits include Series 7, States of Control, Bullets over Broadway, numerous Law & Order episodes, Ed, Spin City, and The Education of Max Bickford.