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Silent Night

Written by: Danielle Steel
Narrated by: Jim Frangione
Length: 7 hrs and 26 mins
4 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Paige Watts is the ultimate stage mother. The daughter of Hollywood royalty, Paige channels her own acting dreams into making her daughter, Emma, a star. By the age of nine, Emma is playing a central role in a hit TV show. Then everything is shattered by unforeseeable tragedy.  

Now, Emma is living with her Aunt Whitney, who had chosen a very different path from her sister’s. Whitney was always the studious older sister, hating the cult of celebrity that enveloped their childhood. Instead, she is a psychiatrist who lives for her work and enjoys a no-strings-attached love affair with a wealthy venture capitalist. But at a moment’s notice, Whitney drops everything to help her niece.  

Once famous, outgoing, and charismatic, Emma is now a shadow of her former self - without speech, without memory, lost and terrified. But with her Aunt Whitney’s help, along with a team of caregivers and doctors, Emma begins to find her way, starting her young life all over again - and changing the lives of everyone around her.  

Emotionally gripping and richly involving, Silent Night explores how the heart has mysterious healing powers of its own and how blessings happen when we think all is lost.

©2019 Danielle Steel (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Not my favorite book of DS

Although I normally really enjoy DS books, I found this one to be just ok. I found it was quite repetitive in spots, boring in others and far fetched when it came to the horse accident.

There were several times I had to look at my phone because I thought I had somehow rewound parts of the book. Nope! Just repetitive parts.

I had to go back a couple times because I found the book wasn't keeping my attention. So worried I may have missed something important I would go back a chapter. I now know I didn't need to do that, I didn't miss anything important at all. I also found it to be somewhat preachy in spots about the dangers of texting & driving. You can make a point in a novel and move on but in this book I felt preached at.

I am an avid horse women and have spent most of my 46 years around horses. So the riding "accident" in my opinion was highly unlikely! Any horse that has that type of a reaction to a rabbit would NOT be used in a trail ride business much less given to a green rider! This somewhat annoyed me although I am sure most people wouldn't have given it a second thought.

As usual, I love DS's writing style and this book was no different. It was easy to listen to and easy to follow.

The narration was good. I am not familiar with this narrator but felt he did a pretty good job!

Overall I would give this 3.5 ☆'s.

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very emotional but a wonderful story

I live with someone who has suffered similar injuries and is having the same problems recovering.
The details within the story are so, so true.
Thank you Danielle for such a thought stimulating story.

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Worth the read.

I have always enjoyed Danielle's writing style. Her books are informative and usually have some romance. I enjoyed the information around the behaviors and struggles as well as triumphs of person's with brain injury. A good read.

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Written for children I suspect

Unsophisticated plot. Not much to keep my interest.
Performance: Was like listening to the news; very disconnected and factual and uninvested in the story
The content was a repetitive public service announcement for wearing your seatbelt, helmets, and not texting while driving.. I am surprised that drinking and driving wasnt rolled into the story along with ‘just say no to drugs.’
The book was dedicated to her kids so I think it was written with messages geared toward them.

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  • Laura L
  • 2019-03-22

In a word....Boring

I don't write reviews, but this book was so dull. What a predictable, boring story line.
Narration was fine. If you need something to put you to sleep, buy this.
Otherwise.......next please!

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  • Karen Ford
  • 2019-04-11

Last DS book I read?

These books could be cut in half if the author didn’t spend so much time repeating herself.
The storyline was interesting, but in my opinion, DS needs to quit churning out so many books and make the ones she does write, a little meatier.

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  • Susan F.
  • 2019-03-12

First time Danielle Steel read for me..BORING!

I admit I didn’t finish it because I got bored. It was very repetitive and other than the accident nothing really happened, just the same dialog over and over. Sorry Danielle Steel lovers, I can’t say I’ll be reading any more of her books.

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  • Melanie B
  • 2019-03-07

Not one of her best books

I usually love Danielle Steele books but was a little disappointed in this one. Very repetitive regards to what the story was about and a little on the boring side. But won’t stop me from reading Danielle Steele.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-06-16

silent night

It was an average read. This was not a book I couldn't walk away from. I read to the finish because of a friend's situation with a brain injury her husband recieved. Her husband's injury had a more damaging result and is not as fairytale ending.

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  • Karen
  • Home
  • 2019-06-03

tomorrow is not promised

this story let you know how one innocent mistake can change so many lives in such a dramatic way. ways that you didnt even know you wanted.

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  • Dara Gonzales
  • 2019-06-03

Decent book<br />

I usually love Daniele Steele books. Sometimes the book starts out really well, then it seems like she's in a rush to finish and the last half of the book is unsatisfactory.

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  • Kimberly
  • Rancho Santa Margarita, CA United States
  • 2019-05-18

Beautiful!!

I never want Danielle’s stories to end! They’re such a wonderful escape! They always describe women of substance that endure life’s challenges with kindness and grace.

I am so curious as to why she always has male narrators though? They do a great job, but, male voices don’t really translate well for a woman’s voice. Odd.

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  • Radonna Hill
  • Hohenwald Tn
  • 2019-05-12

Another Great Book

Danielle Steel never disappoints. Narrator was good. Story was interesting. Characters were easy to love. Great Book!

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  • Amazon Customer Arliss
  • 2019-04-16

Very will done

This was a very good read. D.Steel I would love this a made for tv movie