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The silence
2016
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Now a gripping Netflix movie starring Stanley Tucci and Kiernan Shipka.

A suspenseful masterpiece from New York Times bestselling author Tim Lebbon. In the darkness of a underground cave system, blind creatures hunt by sound. Then there is light, there are voices, and they feed... Swarming from their prison, the creatures thrive and destroy. To scream, even to whisper, is to summon death. As the hordes lay waste to Europe, a girl watches to see if they will cross the sea. Deaf for many years, she knows how to live in silence; now, it is her family's only chance of survival. To leave their home, to shun others, to find a remote haven where they can sit out the plague. But will it ever end? And what kind of world will be left?
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*Starred Review* Here's a brilliantly constructed, intensely dramatic horror story from the author of Dusk (2007) and Coldbrook (2014). In Moldava, a group of explorers accidentally unleash a species of creature that had been penned up in an underground ecosystem for millennia. These blind creatures with creepy yellow skin hunt by sound; they will eat any living thing; and as they spread out across Europe, multiplying with frightening speed, they cause the fall of cities, with chaos reigning in their wake. One family flees their home, striking out for a quiet rural area where, perhaps, they can hide from the ravenous creatures. Other families are trying the same thing, but one has a secret weapon: a teenager, Ally, who has been deaf for nearly a decade and who can, she hopes, teach her parents, brother, and grandmother to live without making a sound. Told in alternating points of view, switching back and forth between Ally and her father, the story is terrifying and almost painfully claustrophobic in places, with compelling characters (watch out for the reverend!), and really, really scary monsters. Genius at work here.--Pitt, David Copyright 2017 Booklist
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