cover image The Weight of Silence

The Weight of Silence

Heather Gudenkauf, , read by James Colby, Eliza Foss, Cassandra Morris, Andy Paris, Therese Plummer. Recorded Books, $102.75 (0pp) ISBN 978-1-4407-7695-3

This is the kind of compelling, can't-put-it-down audiobook that will have listeners driving around the block a few extra times just to find out what happens next. Taking turns to read (the narrative rotates between various points of view), the cast renders each character believable and expertly ratchets up the suspense. The pacing is exactly right, and the different narrations flow into each other seamlessly and naturally. All the actors are excellent, but the standout is Tony Ward as middle-aged Martin, whose guilt, frustration and helplessness at his daughter's disappearance are palpable in his anguished voice. This is a must-listen audiobook. A Mira paperback (Reviews, June 22). (Feb.)