I would...the lovely Irish brogue of Heather O'Neill lends a perfect extra touch to this incredible mystery.
Holding my breath and wondering when and if Cassie's real identity would be revealed.
Sorry, I haven't but will be looking for her in the future.
No extreme reaction...it's not that kind of book. But it did make me think a lot about friendships and how they either thrive or fail. So much of the book has to do with people supporting each other.
This is my third novel by Tana French and I will read ANYTHING she writes at this point. Each book has been a unique and expertly crafted mystery and paced perfectly right to the end. I particularly love the way she has some of the same characters pop up in each book. I do understand that she will have a new book published in June of 2014 and I will pre-order it as soon as it becomes available.
This was an interesting plot and I liked the characters. Was pretty much drawn to the story and could not wait to get back to it. Highly reccomend it.
Facets of the characters
I loved her voice.
No. The plot is just not believable. I enjoyed the other Tana French novels and I really really wanted to like this book. But I have to say ... the story just doesn't work and seemed like a half hearted attempt.
The story just doesn't make sense. Really. I couldn't let go of this. As I listened I kept asking myself, "really? her close friends are falling for this?" The performance was great, but a great performance can't save an unbelievable plot.
Wife, Mother, Farmer, Nurse Practitoner.
Unless you take the time to REALLY REALLY read this book, I think you don't get the beautiful dexriptions you hear from the audio version. The Irish accent is key to a good portion of the story.
She's brilliant. An amazing ability to make each character unique with the Irish accent is amazing.
The only thing I find hard to believe is the main premise of the story is hard to believe. I had 4 roomates in college and I would know, without a doubt if he was a "stand in"....
One of the best books I have listened to in a long time!!! I hope the rest ot the series is this good.
I don't usually write reviews, but I just could not get away from this book! Great story, great reader. You really feel like you get to know the characters, but this one also had a great surprise ending. Loved it.
THE LIKENESS was my third audio book, and yet I rank it as the best one I've listened to so far.
Cassie Maddox was my favorite, seeing as the entire story was formulated from her conscious and subconscious mind.
I have to state that all the characters were quite satisfactory, and I easily settled into each distinct vocalization nicely. Heather O'Neill was definitely the perfect person to read Cassie, and I give a great deal of kuddos for her tackling so many parts, and pulling them off so well. It couldn't have been easy for a woman to manipulate several men characters, each one of them having such a memorable and distance way of speaking!
I grimace at the thought of this becoming a film.
Memorable. I sometimes hear Heather O'Neill's voice in my mind, echoes of the story...her audible words have become Cassie's story.
Good story but not as captivating as some, but very different. Good enough for me to just have purchased the first book in the series, "In the Woods". I really got into the characters and felt like I was right there with them. I adored the narrator's accent and will be searching for more books where she is the reader. She could polish up on making the male voices more masculine but overall did a satisfying job.
I gave it four stars since the descriptive narrative had me thinking the story was going to have something to do with the dead girl's looking like the female detective and that issue kind of fades out as does the issue regarding a journal. Those two aspects in the story kind of lost me after thinking more could have done with them after the build up.
If your looking for a long book, with a very different type of story,and well developed characters, give this one a try. To me, it's definetly one you can listen to a second time. There are some books I listen to once, and decide they couldn't be a future re-read, but not this one.
After listening to Into the Woods, I quickly purchased all four of French's Dublin Murder Squad books, and each gets better. I generally listen to audiobooks in the car or when I'm on a long walk, but this time, I couldn't stop listening when I got out of the car, and continued to listen to this book into the evening.
I'm currently listening to Faithful Place, and it's another great listen!