Deadly Silence Audiobook by Rebecca Zanetti (REVIEW)

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Review of: Deadly Silence Audidobook
Rebecca Zannetti

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On October 4, 2016
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Deadly Silence Audiobook

By: Rebecca Zanetti

Narrated by: Karen White

Published by: Hachette Audio 10/04/2016

Deadly Silence Audiobook (Blood Brothers #1) by Rebecca Zanetti

4.5 stars rating

Blood Brothers #1

12 hrs and 36 mins

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Deadly Silence Audiobook Sample

Deadly Silence Audiobook

4.5 Hearts

I started listening to both Rebecca Zanetti and Karen White with the Sin Brothers series. I quickly fell in love with the Dean brothers, also known as the Grey Brothers because they all have grey eyes. It was a series about four brothers who were raised in a military style school. They had enhanced abilities and were taught to kill at a young age. The four books follow these boys as grown adults as they continue to fight the group that raised them and find the women of their dreams along the way. It was a great story. Imagine my excitement when I learn that there is going to be a spinoff series.

While the Sin Brothers followed the boys raised in a military school, Blood Brothers follows three boys who were raised in a foster home. They are not related and each came to the boys home in a different way. They quickly form a bond. They decide to become blood brothers, as their love is just as much as those brothers who are biologically related. They are now adults and running an investigation agency. They mostly find lost people. Since they are on the search for the sheriff that treated them so poorly as children, they thought it sounds like a business that will allow them to search without raising red flags.

Zara Remington is a paralegal for a legal firm in Cisco, Wyoming. She’s on a tough case. A good friend of hers is getting a divorce and it is an ugly one. Add to the fact that the man she is divorcing is the mayor of the town and things get tricky. Zara breaks her legal ethics to help her friend and things go from bad to worse.

Ryker Jones has been seeing Zara for a while at the start of this book. It isn’t really dating, more like just the occasional sex thing, when he is in town. They both like it that way. But as things around Zara get more dicey, Ryker and The Lost Bastards Investigative Agency step into help her out and to keep her safe. Ryker, along with his blood brothers Heath and Denver, have great abilities to help keep Zara safe.

There is also Greg, another kid that was raised at the compound. He’s looking for his brothers and wants The Lost Bastards Investigative Agency to help him find them. He wants them to find the good doctor from the Sin Brother books. Oh, and the Dean brothers make an appearance. It was great to see them again.

This story takes place chronologically after the Sin Brothers books. You could start here if you want. This is a new story, so everything is explained to you. Here’s the thing though, there are some spoilers if you start here, so you have to know that if you go back to read the Sin Brothers, you will have extra information. Also, you will figure things out quicker if you have the information from the original series. I don’t think that would lower the enjoyment of this series at all.

If you like romantic suspense, this is a very fun series, along with Sin Brothers. There are some paranormal aspects in that the men in this book are genetically enhanced and have abilities that are not available to the rest of us. Enhanced hearing, increased intelligence and other extra senses. I can’t wait for the next book. I just love the world that Zanetti has built here.

Deadly Silence Audiobook Narration

4.5 Hearts

I’m so glad that they got Karen White to do this series. After listening to her narrate the Sin Brothers, it was great to have her back to take us on this journey with Blood Brothers. I like her ability to voice alpha male characters and women characters. The real unique voice in this series is the voice of the “good doctor”. She sounds exactly how I would expect a person like this woman would sound. If you haven’t tried Karen White, I highly recommend her.

Rebecca Zanetti

Rebecca Zanetti

Growing up amid the glorious backdrops and winter wonderlands of the Pacific Northwest has given Rebecca fantastic scenery and adventures to weave into her stories. She resides there with her husband, children and extended family who inspire her every day. Rebecca has completed several manuscripts, winning award throughout the writing industry for her work. She currently writes the Dark Protector series for Kensington Publishing, the Maverick Montana series for Entangled Publishing, and the Sin Brothers series for Grand Central Publishing.

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Narrator Karen White

Narrator Karen White

Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audio books since 1999 and has well over 150 books to her credit and is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Honored to be included in Audiofile’s Best Voices 2010 and 2011, she’s also an Audie Finalist and Best Audiobook of the Year winner for 2009, 2010 and 2011 (The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed, Too Good to be True by Erin Arvedlund, and Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor) and she has earned multiple Audiofile Earphones Awards.

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I like to thank Hachette Audio for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

Reviewed by:

Ml Simmons

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.


  1. I didn’t realize this was a spin off from the Sin Brothers series. I’ll definitely have to read it now.

    • I had heard that she wanted to write a spinoff, so I was excited that she was able to. It is is a fun story.

  2. Great review Melanie I have wanted to try Zanetti and here’s my chance!

    • I’ve really enjoyed the Sin Brothers series. I was excited to hear about the spinoff series for the Blood Brothers.

  3. I haven’t read this series or the original series either but this does sound like an interesting book.

    • This is a really fun series if you like romantic suspense. It has a touch of paranormal to it, which adds fun.

  4. Both series sound really freaking good! I have her PNR series to read and then I might jump right into these two afterwards.

    • I enjoyed her PNR series, but I liked these more. I like the characters in this series more.

  5. I haven’t heard of this series, but I like the sound of it. I am always up for a good romantic supsense novel, I like they WY setting, and I like just a touch of paranormal.

    • It is a fun series. The touch of paranormal adds to the fun.

  6. her books look good and I love the idea of a brotherly relationship, foster home? sounds like great backstory. Ugh, I’m gonna end up picking this one up aren’t i? >>

  7. Okay, Sin Brothers first…then Deadly Silence! This sounds really good and I’m happy you got a spinoff of a series you loved, Melanie. I’m sure it was icing that it’s narrated by a favorite narrator. 😉

    • It was. Karen White narrates the Sin Brothers series too. It was my first listen by her. It is a very fun series with a lot of action and suspense.

  8. I’m with Brandee, Sin Brothers first, then these guys. Okay, I can probably find Sin Brothers on sale at some point, too 🙂 SOLD!!! Ya gotta stop reading great books 😉

    • I’ve had a lot of really great books lately. I love it. 🙂

  9. Oh damn, I still need to read the Sin Brother’s series lol I’ll get around to book one sometime this year because of you <333

    • It is a really great series. I hope you get a chance to start it. I love the Dean brothers.

  10. Thanks for outlining that connection! Now you’ve got me psyched to read this story.

    Nice review!

    • Thanks! I was so glad to get the spinoff series. I really loved Sin Brothers.

  11. Oh yes, I was so excited to see this spin-off and to have a few of the curious bits left jangling from the Sins Brothers means maybe now I’ll get them satisfied. Love the new group of brothers and the exciting storyline. 🙂

    I’ve listened to one book by Karen and enjoyed her voice, too. Good to know she did both these series.

    • I really love both Rebecca Zanetti and Karen White. They are a fun author/narrator pair. I’m glad for more time with the Dean brothers.

  12. I read and loved this, but now I need to read the Sin series…I have book one!!

    • Oh, you haven’t read Sin Brothers yet? You really need to. It is so much fun, especially if you liked this one.

  13. Gah! I need to read this author already. The Sin Brothers is the series I planned to start with. Hopefully I’ll make my way to this soon.

    • The Sin Brothers is a great place to start. That is where I started with Rebecca Zanetti. She has other series that I still want to try too.

  14. Heard so many good things about this author, I really need to try her. I love Karen White she is one of my favorite narrators so I know to try this on audio. 🙂

    • I love Karen White too. I would start with the Sin Brothers series and then get to this one. I think you would really enjoy these.

  15. Hoe have I never heard of this or the original series? Or maybe I have and just don’t recall it, either way, I think I need to check it out.

    • You might recognize the original series if you saw it. It is a really fun romantic suspense series. Add in the touch of paranormal, and I was sold.

  16. I didn’t know that she had a new series but I confess that I love the cover and the story looks quite well done too! I need to try this author!

    • So far, I’ve really enjoyed everything that I’ve read from Rebecca Zanetti. There are still other series that I haven’t started yet, but I plan to get to them.

  17. I need to take this author off my must read list to at least the read one book list. 😀 I really think this one might be good for me on audio.

    • I really like Karen White’s narration. I hope you get a chance to try this series or the Sin Brothers series. They are both amazing.

  18. This sounds really good! I haven’t heard of this series, but now I need to pick it up. Great review and backstory into the series!

    • Thanks so much, Karen. This has been a great series, along with the Sin Brothers series too. I love the premise that Zanetti used with them.

  19. I like that the boys formed Lost Bastards Investigative Agency after being in a foster home! That there had me hooked! I like that Ryker and Zara’s relationship began as only casual hookups! Awesome review Melanie!

    • I loved that name for the company too. It was different to start off a romance where the couple were already seeing each other and having a more carnal relationship. You just don’t see that as much. Friends to lovers, is there, but not casual to more, very often.

  20. I have the original series on my wish list b/c of you. I can’t decide if I should bypass and start here, instead. It all sounds great!

    • While I love both series, you could start here. There are a few things you will pick up in this book faster, having read the original series, but you do get all the information. The original series is 4 books. This one looks to be 3, maybe?? Not sure. You can’t go wrong with either. 🙂

  21. It really is a great series she’s got going on. I was pretty happy with the spin off as well though surprised who the brothers were for the next few. Should be fun!

    • I’m really excited to see where this series goes. I love this world.

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