Silver Silence Audiobook by Nalini Singh (REVIEW)

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Review of: Silver Silence Audiobook
Nalini Singh

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On August 11, 2017
Last modified:June 21, 2018


Silver Silence Audiobook

By: Nalini Singh

Narrated by: Angela Dawe

Published by: Tantor Audio 06/13/17

Silver Silence by Nalini Singh read by Angela Dawe

Silver Silence Audiobook Sample

Silver Silence Audiobook

4.5 Hearts

BEARS!! I’ve seen so much around about this book before I was able to get my hands on the audio. As much as I try to avoid reviews before tackling a book that I know I’m going to read, there are some things that you just can’t avoid. With this book, it was all about BEARS.

I’ve loved the changelings ever since I met them in Slave to Sensation (back in 2010). It took a little bit longer for me to really love the Psy, but they grew on me. I didn’t even mind the Psy/Psy pairings that happen later in the series. But now, we have a new species of changeling making an appearance and in a new part of the world.

Silver Mercant is a character that has been around for a while. She is the Psy assistant to Kaleb Krycheck. She has a very rare designation as a pure Telepath. Her kind were pretty much extinct before Silence. They didn’t make it out of childhood because they couldn’t control their powers. She was never in full Silence and didn’t have the pain blocks that most other Psy had, but she doesn’t see how she could leave Silence even as most of the other Psy are. She’s also the current head of Em Net. She’s helping to bring the three races together (human, Psy and Changeling) together to help disaster relief.

Valentin Niklaev is a Russian bear who is also the alpha of the very powerful StoneWater Clan. However, his clan has a few issues right now, which it has been able to keep under wraps for now, but how long before it gets out to the world and it weakens him as a leader and the clan?

This is a great addition to the Psy-Changeling series and a good start to the new Psy-Changeling Trinity series. I’ve seen a few people who’ve said that they had no problems starting in with this book, but I think they are missing out in what it took to get these three races to where they are today. I enjoyed seeing where these races are going. Even as they work together to stand strong as dissent happens with rogue groups.

I really love the addition of the bears. I loved Valentin and all of his family. There are too many great characters to mention, but I think I need to mention Nova, Valentin’s sister and the clan healer. She was a really fun character. I also loved her son, aka the barnacle (because he likes to cling to everyone’s legs). Last, I mention the “gangster cubs”, as Valentin called them, they are a group of cubs that like to cause trouble, but mostly it was just normal kid trouble, but a bit more bear (climbing trees with the intent to jump on to unsuspecting passing bears).

The story here was great. I love the start of this new story arc that Nalini Singh has built. I can’t wait to see how all the races come together to solve the problems to make this world better for all of them. There are some pretty deep wounds that need to be healed. I also really enjoyed the story of Silver and Valentin. They both have issues that they have to work through and they do a great job of getting through some difficult stuff. I can’t wait to see where the next book goes.

*Do I really have a wait a year??*

Silver Silence Audiobook Narration

4.5 Hearts

If I didn’t love Angela Dawe before (which I did, a lot), I have to say she stepped up her game. Nalini Singh didn’t make it easy for her with this book. It takes place in Russia, so pretty much everyone has Russian accents and also many Russian names too. Angela Dawe spoke it all as if it was something she does everyday (no idea how often she has to tackle a Russian accent, but she does it in many different voices in this book). Oh, there’s also an pregnant Irish human woman that was in DenHome too. She nailed that accent too.

Author Nalini SinghI’ve been writing as long as I can remember and all of my stories always held a thread of romance (even when I was writing about a prince who could shoot lasers out of his eyes). I love creating unique characters, love giving them happy endings and I even love the voices in my head. There’s no other job I would rather be doing. In September 2002, when I got the call that Silhouette Desire wanted to buy my first book, Desert Warrior, it was a dream come true. I hope to continue living the dream until I keel over of old age on my keyboard.

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Narrator: Angela Dawe

Angela Dawe is an audiobook narrator and actress living and working in Chicago, Illinois. Winner of several Earphones Awards from Audiofile Magazine and narrator of two Audie-nominated audiobooks, Angela is also an accomplished improviser/sketch comedian, and has worked with such theaters as Second City, iO (formerly improvOlympic), and The Annoyance.

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I like to thanks Tantor Media for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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ML Simmons Reviewer

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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. Waiting another year for the new installment in the series is the only down side to being caught up. Oh, how I loved Valentin and the bear changelings. 🙂

    Cool that the narrator was a big hit for you, too.

    • That is a problem with being caught up on a series. I’ve been caught up with this one since like book 5 or 6. I’ve been audio only since pretty much that time too.

  2. Bears! I loved this story and agree that you will enjoy it that much more if you’ve read the Psy-Changling before this. The narration was SO well done. Loved this story!

    • Yes. This story was so much fun. I think Angela Dawe really kicked it up with this book.

  3. I loved reading the book and look forward to the listen, although I want to reread the whole series via audiobook.

    • I could easily go back and revisit this entire series on audio (so many series I want to do that with). I hope you get a chance to do just that. 🙂

  4. Singh is one of those HUGE authors that I just kind of had to put off to the side and say, “hey, I just might never get to you”. Her series is so huge and I was reading Kenyon, Harrison, and Caine at the time so no, I wasn’t going to fit Singh in. Now it’s Bishop, Ilona Andrews, Briggs that I need to finish up before I take on another author #ReaderProblems.

    I would take your advice and start at the VERY beginning, though. Your summary of the story went totally over my head.. bwahahahahaha. Great review!!!

    • It is so hard that there are so many great authors out there that I’ve yet to try (Kenyon and Caine are two of those). I do hope you get a chance to try Singh. I love both this series and Guild Hunter (I’ve also heard great things about her contemporary rock romance, but I haven’t tried it).

  5. I like the narration. I need to get back to this series. I think I am only on 4 or 5 though.

    • It is so easy to get behind on a series. There are just too many great series out there to keep up with them all. #BookBloggerProblems LOL

  6. I’ll be one of those people who’ll miss out on the history but I can’t squeeze in 15 books for now. So I will brave the tide and start with this and hopefully manage to backtrack later

    • I completely get that. There are so many books, it is hard to keep up. I do think you will still enjoy this one, even if you don’t get to start at the beginning.

  7. oh I am like you, I have always liked the more changeling elements in the series than the Psy but they have grown on me too.

    What really impressed me the most about this book was the BEARS!! They were awesome and rowdy and so fun to read.

    • The bears were so much fun. I wasn’t a huge fan of the Psy, but I loved books the Vasic and Aden.

    • It is a very fun series. I love her Guild Hunter books too. I don’t know if I could pick a favorite between the two (whichever one I read last, would probably be the pick LOL).

  8. This is an author on my wish list. Thanks Melanie

    • I really like her. She has this series and Guild Hunter (vampires and angels). She also has a contemporary rock romance series that I haven’t tried.

  9. I need to try this series. it’s been a while since I haven’t read a book by this author

    • She is a favorite author of mine. I hope you are able to get to her.

  10. I never thought bears could be fun, but they were

    • I love bears. I’ve read them from several authors and they have all been fun.

  11. I really need to catch up on Psy-Changeling so I can read this one soon.

    • You can read this one without having read Psy-Changeling, but I do think it gives you more to have read it. I hope you enjoy as much as I did.

  12. Oh I’ll so have to check out the narrator. I need to try Singh again so maybe audio will be the best way 😀 Yay for bears!

    • I do love this narrator. I like the narrator for her Guild Hunter series too. YAY bears!!

  13. It’s been a while since I read this one, but I agree – it’s a great way to start a new spin-off/storyarc. I love the bears – I LOVED how he was constantly trying to be like Lucas/a cat because Lucas woo’d his Psy. So awesome.

  14. I’m so glad you enjoyed this one!!! Once I start a series in one format I have to stick with it until the end, so I never heard Singh’s Psy-Changeling series in audio.

    That whole year waiting is going to suck but at lease Archangel’s Viper comes out this year.

    • I completely understand staying in one format. I started out reading this series, but I was doing a revisit of it from the beginning on audio and then just stuck with it.

  15. I really need to get on the Psy-Changeling series! I have a lot to catch up on 🙂

    • It is really a fun series. I hope you get a chance to try it.

  16. I love this series and this book!

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