... I didn't care much for the ending. Found my self hurrying along with it. Then had to re read it in case I missed something? But I didn't. Kind of felt in finished.
As far as the narrater goes, he was really good there was just a little but of mouth noises going on at some points.
What a great story. I listened to it virtually non-stop. The final plot twist was a little transparent to me. But it did not,in any way, diminish the experience.The writing was the best thing about the book - nobody writes like Tana French does.
Constant smacking and licking of lips and gulping was maddeningly irritating and disgusting. Also I didn't like the way women's and children's voices were done. They were all the same: whiny, drawn, high-pitched and caricature-like, as if the narrator was mocking them.
I don't think I'd listen to In the Woods again because I felt I had it figured out 1/4 of the way through.
My fave was Ryan. I loved how Tana made him raw. I could relate.
There were at least 3 times I found myself so engrossed that I forgot I was listening, not living it.
Loved Steven Crossley's narration... He was amazing with portraying the emotion of the characters!
I read the author's second book first, and couldn't wait to read this one to find out more about the characters. I was not disappointed! I initially checked out the print version from the library, but could not renew it due to a long waiting list, so I downloaded it on Audible. now I also have another favorite narrator, too! I listened to it constantly and loved every minute of it. can't wait for her next book.
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Excellent reading of a spellbinding who-dun-it. Themes of ancient lore, animal wisdom, and killer psychology.
This book was so well done. I was on the edge of my seat for the last half and couldn't stop listening. The narration was superb. Ordered the second book in the series before I was even finished the first. Anyone looking for a suspenseful, well written story with good character development and great detail, this book will not disappoint!
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I googled some suggestions for "page-turners" and this was very high on a few different lists. Let me just say that first and foremost this piece of work surely IS a classic page-turner! It def lived up to that billing. But, and this is a very important "but," it never lived up to the potential it had hanging there for the taking the entire listen! It was right there! Just when you think "oh ya, here it comes baby!!!" BAM, nuthin'. But still entertaining at the same time...the whole time, all the way to the final sentence for cryin' out loud. Great book though. And I'm sure I'm probably missing "something" by not recognizing the artsy-fartsy qualities in the way the story finished, and believe me, I'm not looking for a Bruce Willis to come swingin' in with a battalion, a case of beer, and 3 blondes...I just wanted "more" I guess. Sorry for the blabber here..... Literally just finished and I'm spinning!