• The Quiet People

  • By: Paul Cleave
  • Narrated by: Kris Dyer
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Cameron and Lisa Murdoch are successful crime-writers. They have been on the promotional circuit, joking that no one knows how to get away with crime like they do. After all, they write about it for a living.

So when their 7 year old son Zach goes missing, naturally the police and the public wonder if they have finally decided to prove what they have been saying all this time - are they trying to show how they can commit the perfect crime?

Paul Cleave is currently dividing his time between his home city of Christchurch, New Zealand, where all of his novels are set, and Europe, where none of his novels are set. His novels have so far been translated into 20 languages. He has won the Saint-Maur book festival's crime novel of the year, has been shortlisted for the Ned Kelly award, the Edgar Award, the Barry Award, and has won the Ngaio Marsh award three times for NZ crime fiction.

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Critic Reviews

Uses words like lethal weapons.
-- New York Times

Tense, thrilling, touching. Paul Cleave is very good indeed.
-- John Connolly, NYT bestselling author

Cleave writes like the fine-tuned punches of a middleweight boxer - with short sharp jabs to the solar plexus that make you gasp. The Kiwi crime writer scores another knock-out punch with his latest novel... The pace and the carnage accelerate toward a climax lasting for several pages and leaving you breathless.
-- Courier Mail, Brisbane

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So many plot twists!

A great story of the bad good guy, with a well developed characters and a plot that kept me guessing till the end!

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Ich liebe Paul Cleave. Und das Buch hier auch :-)

Paul Cleave hat zwei meiner absoluten Lieblingsbücher geschrieben: Joe Victim 1 + 2. Viele seiner anderen Bücher gefallen mir auch super. Er hat einen fantastisch schwarzen Humor, und ihm fallen wirklich die dollsten Dinger ein, über die ich mich kaputtlachen könnte.

Neuseeland ist mir völlig fremd. Kenne ich nur aus dem Fernsehen. Aber durch Paul Cleave habe ich das Gefühl, Christchurch zu kennen und seine Bürger, obwohl ich natürlich nie einen Fuß dorthin gesetzt habe. Ein schönes, interessantes Gefühl. Und ich freue mich immer über neue Geschichten, die wir von Paul über Christchurch geliefert bekommen.

Ich bin normalerweise kein großer Fan von Entführungs-oder Vermissten-Romanen. Mich interessiert einfach das Thema nicht. Deshalb habe ich mir erst überlegt, ob ich mir das Hörbuch zulegen soll. Jetzt bin ich aber froh darüber, denn das Schicksal der Hauptperson (Vater von Zach) hat mich sofort gefesselt und interessiert. Ich habe das Hörbuch an einem Tag durchgehört. Paul Cleave ist ein sehr guter Schriftsteller. Ich mag seinen Schreibstil und seine besonderen (und lustig-grausamen) Geschichten.

Der Sprecher ist auch ganz gut, aber ich hätte mir gewünscht, dass er ein größeres Repertoire an diversen Stimmen hätte. Die verschiedenen Personen haben sich alle irgendwie gleich angehört. Aber dennoch hat er einen guten Job gemacht.

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  • mama
  • 07-11-21

Not easy to follow but is still ok

Enjoyed most of this..narration very good. The story was not only far fetched but very hard to grasp ....hence after finishing the book I still am unclear on exactly what went on and why!!

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  • 12-23-21

Quite an addicting read!

Such a thrilling story!
I honestly couldn't stop listening until the very end, and the author completely held my attention through out!

The first half was admittedly more exciting and mysterious than the latter, but you're still left feeling relatively curious about what exactly went down.

Despite the audiobook being 12+ hours long, the reading time absolutely flew by, and I would definitely recommend picking this up if you're looking for an addicting thriller!

Really glad to have finally read a book from Paul Cleave! Will definitely be checking out more of his works! :)

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-03-21

Unpleasant and unbelievable

A thoroughly unpleasant, over-long and completely unbelievable novel delivered in a monotone at one monotonous pace.