Suspenseful; Surprising; never sure of the outcome till the end, and still had questions!!!
Cassie, of course. She had to be three people at once, and she was so convincing that I was never sure which side I was on. The author's presentation was truly absorbing.
The narrator's nuance of tone and accent is really good. As a listener, differentiating between Cassie and Lexie was not as hard as I would have expected it to be. Ms. O'Neill handled the subtle distinction well.
I was very nervous at different points in the story. I couldn't decide who I wanted to be the perpetrator as I became acquainted with the different characters, but I was always nervous for Cassie-Lexie, that she was always in danger. I never felt like she was safe unless she was in the police station.
Tana French is an excellent story crafter and character developer. I look forward to more of her novels. I really like listening to the Irish accent and hearing the Irish place names.
I really like Tana French's first book "In the Woods", which I found to be a great mix of action and depth. In contrast, "The Likeness" was much more about character and scene description with relatively little action throughout. This is mostly ok, but the exhaustive descriptions of scenes or what a character is thinking occasionally get tedious. I found the first couple of hours particularly slow to get through. I stuck with it and in the end thought the book had been worth the credit, but I don't think I'll be looking to read the third book any time soon.
The narration was very well done.
I haven't finished the book yet, I'm about 2/3 of the way through, so I probably shouldn't be reviewing it yet, but I have been totally drawn into the plot and the characters. The narrator does a superb job, with her Irish accent. Tana French writes beautifully, almost poetically at times! I can't wait to get back to my daily walk tomorrow when I'll continue the book.
As an entreprenuer, it is hard for me to shut off my brain! It is also hard for me to sit still! I love audibles! I can exercise, work on "chores" , travel and be entertained! Always looking for a good story!
All I can say, is get this if you like a well crafted story and well developed characters.
GREAT START BUT EVOLVED INTO A LONG STORY OF DETAILS .
PICK UP THE PACE
NOT IF IT DRAGS ON AND ON
I READ AND REALLY ENJOYED IN THE WOODS. I THOUGHT THE LIKENESS WOULD BE SIMILARLY GOOD, BUT WAS DISSAPOINTED.
What a grand story..it really pulls you in.
Its like it was really happening. I wanted to be a part of it.
Not sure. She has am amazing voice and I love the Irish!
Yes, but... I do not listen like that!
I thoroughly enjoyed this second installment in the Dublin Murder Series. I liked the fact that the book didn't just pick up from the ending of Into the Woods. But I was already invested in the character and I liked having her story continued. I enjoyed the interaction between the characters and I love not having the answer to the mystery spoon fed to me. Tana French is a very subtle author and is masterful at character development. Heather O'Neill does a wonderful job and I had no trouble distinguishing characters, both female and male.
I love listening to the Irish Murder Mysteries; the lyrical quality to the foreign accent is entertaining and fresh, and this reader does a great job with it. The book is very well-written with likable characters. It was great to see Frank again (hero in Faithful Place). I felt the dialogue and soliloquizing drags at times, could be edited tighter, but that's what the fast-forward on my I-pod is for. I also would have liked a tidier finish to explain the absolute identical nature of her unknown twin -- a philandering father, twins separated a birth, witness protection? -- I thought that thread petered out, a missed opportunity, but all in all, I love this series.
I doubt I would listen to The Likeness again if it weren't for Heather O'Neill's narration which added another dimension to the story.
I kept trying to guess the ending, but took a wrong turn down the maize of possibilities Tana French created.
If I had the time available I would have listened to it in three or four sittings.
I would if enough time had passed that I didn't remember all the details.
The very vivid characters and the absorbing plot.
Her accent was perfect and she created a different voice for each character. She conveyed all the emotions of each moment perfectly.