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Daniel Clay, a once-respected psychiatrist, has been missing for years following revelations about harm done to the children in his care. Believing him dead, his daughter Rebecca has tried to come to terms with her father's legacy, but her fragile peace is about to be shattered. Someone is asking questions about Daniel Clay, someone who does not believe that he is dead: the revenger Merrick, a father and a killer obsessed with discovering the truth about his own daughter's disappearance. Private detective Charlie Parker is hired to make Merrick go away, but Merrick will not be stopped. Soon Parker finds himself trapped between those who want the truth about Daniel Clay to be revealed, and those who want it to remain hidden at all costs.

But there are other forces at work here. Someone is funding Merrick's hunt, a ghost from Parker's past. And Merrick's actions have drawn others from the shadows, half-glimpsed figures intent upon their own form of revenge, pale wraiths drifting through the ranks of the unquiet dead. The Hollow Men have come….

©2007 John Connolly (P)2007 ISIS Publishing Ltd

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  • Mark
  • 24-03-2019

Charlie Parker continues his life journey with

Charlie Parker continues his life journey with support from the regular crew and promising interaction with his estranged wife and child. This was another gripping tale, enhanced once again by the narration of Jeff Harding. Happy to continue with this series and this top tier combination.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-12-2017

Another classic

Enjoyed this book enormously, Jeff Harding brings Charlie Parker alive, he marches the voice I have in my head as I have read all the series, I have trouble accepting the way Angel speaks but everyone has the characters speaking differently in their head, looking forward to listening to the next,

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  • Nadine Russell 🐾
  • 07-08-2017

Superb - just as expected.

Another great installment in this series from John Connelly, and again, a great performance. Jeff Harding IS the voice of Charlie Parker.

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  • MR T.
  • 14-01-2017

Stunning rendition by Jeff Harding.

A stunning rendition by Jeff Harding of a darkly constructed mystery by John Connolly. Brings a new and emotive interpretation to a narrative master of the Crime genre.

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  • Gillian
  • 12-10-2015

Haunting uncomfortable compelling

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this book to a friend if they enjoyed supernatural thrillers with a twist

Have you listened to any of Jeff Harding’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I love Jeff Harding he brings the characters to life. I first came across him when I listened to "Dancing for the Hangman"

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, it made me really sad, its uncomfortable listening because you really don't want to believe the evil that people do but you know it goes on. Even though the book is fictional you get drawn in and hooked. It could have been based on real events and in parts, probably was.

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The research into child abuse the author did for this book must have been harrowing. I wasn't sure I was going to like the book but I just couldn't put it down. I wanted to see justice done! The twist at the end was one I didn't see coming either.

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  • Mr Rupert Seymour
  • 09-12-2014

An uncomfortable reality leaking into nightmares

Would you consider the audio edition of The Unquiet to be better than the print version?

There's nothing in it for when I read a John Connolly book I do so hearing Jeff Harding

What did you like best about this story?

The multi layered plot that is very gradually woven into a pattern ... the anticipation you are seduced into almost without knowing what direction the writer will take next

What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

The depth and gravitas he lends to characters - the sound colours he charges each scene, each character with...male or female. The man has a genius for story telling with a voice that has a certain timbre John Connolly's books need.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

You have to savour the entire story to get a charge and no one moment can do that. You can't appreciate a building by studying a single brick.

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  • M. E. Ditchburn
  • 08-07-2013

Classic Parker

What made the experience of listening to The Unquiet the most enjoyable?

This was a classic Parker novel featuring Angel and Louis and a bit of The Collector. A great story, the writing of wrongs and the usual deceptions and half truths.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Parker takes it closely followed by Angel the Louis. Why? Because he's Parker, abrasive, irritating and antagonist. Marvelous.

What about Jeff Harding’s performance did you like?

First class, totally inseparable with Connolly/Parker now.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

No one tells the truth all the time.

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  • alison
  • 18-05-2021

Chilling.

john connolly never fails to hit the darkest mark! always a realistic glimpse into the supernatural.

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  • John
  • 17-04-2021

League of his own.

John Connolly nails it every time with his Charlie Parker series.
The characters and attention to detail are beautifully done without labouring the point. The humour is on point and the pace is perfect.
Hands down the my favourite Fictional character! Thank you John Connolly for creating this journey and a big thank you to Jeff Harding who is amazing in bringing the Audio books to life.

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  • Maureen Hynd
  • 22-07-2020

excellent book

John Connolly writing and Jeff Harding narrating is a dream team, enjoyed the book very much

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  • Philip
  • 04-03-2020

Gotta love the Bird!

Connolly and Harding make the perfect thriller cocktail. Excellent story and characters, coupled with a great sense of place. I'll almost certainly follow this series through to the bitter end.

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