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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,708 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Connolly Narrator: Holter Graham Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Charlie Parker Series Release Date: July 2010 ISBN: 9781442305151
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“‘Oh, little one,’ he whispered, as he gently stroked her cheek, the first time he had touched her in fifteen years. ‘What have they done to you? What have they done to us all?’ ”

In his latest dark and chilling Charlie Parker thriller, New York Times bestselling author John Connolly takes us to the border between Maine and Canada. It is there, in the vast and porous Great North Woods, that a dangerous smuggling operation is taking place, run by a group of disenchanted former soldiers, newly returned from Iraq. Illicit goods—drugs, cash, weapons, even people—are changing hands. And something else has changed hands. Something ancient and powerful and evil.

The authorities suspect something is amiss, but what they can’t know is that it is infinitely stranger and more terrifying than anyone can imagine. Anyone, that is, except private detective Charlie Parker, who has his own intimate knowledge of the darkness in men’s hearts. As the smugglers begin to die one after another in apparent suicides, Parker is called in to stop the bloodletting. The soldiers’ actions and the objects they have smuggled have attracted the attention of the reclusive Herod, a man with a taste for the strange. And where Herod goes, so too does the shadowy figure that he calls the Captain. To defeat them, Parker must form an uneasy alliance with a man he fears more than any other, the killer known as the Collector. . . . Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Connolly displays a real knack for fusing the detective and horror genres, providing a rational chain of evidence and deduction for the plot while simultaneously creating a real atmosphere of numinous dread that reminds us that mystery can refer to more than a mundane tale of crime and human justice.”  

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

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

    " WAY different than the other books. Gave me nightmares. Loved it anyway - or maybe because. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim Gunnee | 2/14/2014

    " Another good read from John Connolly, interesting plot and more of the usual Charlie Parker series characters. Somehow not quite as satisfying as his other books hense 3 stars. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Phil Hopper | 2/12/2014

    " Connolly's Parker books can sometimes be frustrating, I think the bigger picture here is interesting, but I don't feel a great deal of progress has been made in that particular plot. Hopefully we'll get more focus on The Collector at some point, he is sometimes used as a bit of a deus ex machina, 'Oh, the villain has escaped...' - insert Collector and revenge here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise Livesey | 2/3/2014

    " A new one from the master of supernatural crime writing. Connolly finds another spin on the setting and produces another rip roaring read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Withers | 1/30/2014

    " Not as good as others in the Charlie Parker series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ronda | 1/29/2014

    " John Connolly is one of the few non-Latin American authors who does magical realism really well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mom | 1/5/2014

    " Love this author! For a supernatural murder mystery, this is as good as it gets. Iraq vets haunted by their evil deeds in ransacking antiquities are pursued by ancient forces. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison Coffey | 12/1/2013

    " A lot more a criticism of war than a Charlie Parker read, but I dug it. Some scary characters, for sure. Maybe too many other characters. More scary, please! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Coki | 11/3/2013

    " fast paced with more exposition than the last Connolly. Good classic Parker story "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sherri Vigil | 10/16/2013

    " This new one in the Charlie Parker series takes the reader in a very unexpected direction. Uncomfortable at times but it's fiction. Alot going on with characters coming and going. A bit of "sci-fi" in this, which was a different twist to the mix. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hyd_star | 10/8/2013

    " I really wanted to like this book, but it just didn't grab me. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mark | 9/15/2013

    " Strange story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clif Smith | 9/13/2013

    " Very interesting . . . combining a good detective story with the occult! I'll read another of his. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kerry | 8/29/2013

    " I just love this series. As creepy as any I have read, but every one is a great read. I wonder how long he can keep up the storyline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert Harvey | 5/26/2013

    " I throughly enjoyed this book, just like the rest of Connollys books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lumalasa | 3/10/2013

    " some gripping moments, less of the supernatural of other books of his. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise Rago | 2/26/2013

    " His latest novel featuring Charlie Parker, Angel and Louis. Not one of my favorites. To really enjoy Connolly, start with his first novel and read them in order. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kerry | 7/8/2012

    " Well written but not a favourite. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iris | 6/22/2012

    " I love his books with the mixture of crime and the supernatural. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maryellen Woodside | 6/20/2012

    " I don't think I've ever read a John Connolly book that I have'nt really liked. The Whisperers is no exception. Charlie Parker investigates the suicide of a recently returned Iraq war vet. Other men from his unit have also killed themselves and Parker wants to know why. Don't miss it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patricia | 12/12/2011

    " Good read, lots of action. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine Lacey | 6/20/2011

    " The book was OKAY. It could have been 1/2 as long and been good. Too much detail and run on. The end was good, but I found the book to be kind of boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 5/19/2011

    " I throughly enjoyed this book, just like the rest of Connollys books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 4/18/2011

    " A new one from the master of supernatural crime writing. Connolly finds another spin on the setting and produces another rip roaring read!
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 3/12/2011

    " Very good. The backstories were informative and the action and suspense was riveting (and often wince-worthily gory). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rob | 3/5/2011

    " Another cracking Charlie Parker novel. Connelly masterfully makes the supernatural seem real and a normal part of our world, in the context of a thriller which is truly...........thrilling! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Caroline | 3/2/2011

    " didn't have any of the back story but didn't feel lost. good narrative - supernatural elements "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 2/28/2011

    " The same mix of shivery melancholy and great characters as all his other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ben | 1/31/2011

    " A fast read, and an interesting end. Once again, Parker tackles humans and monsters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vivian | 1/31/2011

    " Almost stopped reading it because it was scary and caused some nightmares, but I had to finish it. Very good! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Denise | 1/19/2011

    " His latest novel featuring Charlie Parker, Angel and Louis. Not one of my favorites. To really enjoy Connolly, start with his first novel and read them in order. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 1/16/2011

    " Interesting - not really too sure about fully liking this book. A little on the overly strange side.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanie | 1/15/2011

    " Alright. Great book. So good I had to stop reading it. =)What can I say? You think you are a stud and one little book scares you and you realize that you're a complete WIMP! Good book, though...=) "

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About the Author
Author John Connolly

John Connolly studied English at Trinity College, Dublin, and journalism at Dublin City University. He is best known for his series of novels starring private detective Charlie Parker, but is also author of over fourty books and short story collections. Connolly is based in Dublin and divides his time between his native city and the United States.

About the Narrator

Holter Graham, award-winning audiobook narrator, has appeared in many films, including Fly Away Home, Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive, and Hairspray. His television credits include Army Wives, Wasted, Damages, and Law & Order, among others. Graham is the winner of twelve AudioFile Earphones Awards.