This book starts out great. Marvelous writing style, good characters, two interesting crimes. Unfortunately, the characters don't develop and worse, they exhibit the relationship skills of high school sophomores. The investigation drags on and on and on, with an ending that is entirely predictable. For one of the crimes, that is. The other one is never resolved. To top it all off, the main character/narrator is an annoying twit.
But beautifully written.
It was maybe a little heavy on character development. The author could have tied the two events together more succinctly.
Excellent job with narration. I loved listening to his portrayal of females voices and inflections. He did a wonderful job with the narration and I would put him up with Jim Dale.
Yes, because there were loose ends that seemed to have been dropped and I would have given it 5 stars if she had done that.
I enjoyed the story quite a bit. I just felt that the ends could have been at least addressed.
I am a college professor and professional actor, director and playwright. The peformance of the book is as important to me as the writing.
Ok, I have to admit, I am now addicted to Tana French and her Dublin Murder Squad series. I was heart broken to see that I have now heard all of them. The actors- narrators on this series have all been excellent. Stephen Crossley is superb. The Irish dialects are wonderful, evocative and imagistic.
Superior, spell binding, intriguing- I could go on and on but you get the idea.
I don't think so. It just went on...and on...and on. Then it ended and continued on and on. I found it hard to listen to and frankly, everytime I listened, when not driving, I soon found myself asleep.
Yes, the plot is very good.. There are numerous surprise and shocking events along the way as well.
He stopped me from skipping ahead.
No....I couldnt stop yawning. Not as good FOR ME as it was for others.
A family worst fear fot their kids.. I started to listen and finally got into this book it is well worth the listen.
This book smashes the detective story mold to smithereens. In addition to a fascinating murder mystery that will have you guessing until the final part of the book, In the Woods provides remarkably rich insights into the backgrounds and psyches, including heartbreaking flaws, of members of the fictional Dublin Murder Squad. I found the book to be brilliantly written, a brilliance enhanced by one of the best narrators I've ever had the pleasure of listening to. Steven Crossley's performance is breathtaking. Highly highly recommended.
After reading all the positive reviews about this book, I was excited to get started and after listening for hours and hours couldn't wait for it to end! The storyline had all the makings of a great novel, but the author chose to add so much detail to every nook and cranny that I got very bored with all the adjectives! Details that just were not necessary. Couple that with the narrator reading so slow that it just felt like we were going no-where fast! Enough intrigue that I really wanted to finish the book, and disappointed that not all my questions were answered!
Unusual story that really kept my interest.
Rob Ryan, but, I like Cassie also.
We never really leave our past behind.
I read the next two books in the Murder Squad series and I think this is the strongest story. Recommended it to my husband.
Tana French is a fine writer. Her use of the English language is easy, although the pace of "In The Woods" starts out quite slow. In many ways the tempo of the story reflects the frustration and daily grind of the detectives in search of a clue to guide their investigation.
The antagonist, a mystery throughout much of the story, is a nasty bit of work when we finally meet. The Protagonist, a male detective with a colorful past is lekeable enough, but I couldn't help but see him through a woman's point of view.
This is worth a credit if you enjoy the genre, but be aware that it is a story in three parts (to make the download faster), and the movement is rather plodding.