French's delivery and nack to captivate imagery and feelings are up there with F. Scott. Great storyline with very real characters. Couldnt put it down once I got going.
I really enjoyed this! It was an emotional ride with fantastic prose. Mr. Crossley (Sp?) is a talented actor. I will definitely be buying the next books in the series.
I really enjoyed this realistic mystery, with flawed characters and how not everything in life and be perfectly wrapped up in a bow. The story wasn't gimmicky thankfully, and I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys listening to detective work that includes the life of the main characters outside of the office as well as on the job.
... 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!