Fascinating, refreshing, engrossing
Complex murder mystery, exploring multiple facets of the police psyche as well as the criminal. Well worth the listen, the story pulls you in and keeps you waiting for the next revelation. It has a good narrator, making for a good listen even in complicated areas of the story. The end was a trifle weak and yet it was a skillfully drawn ending, matching the degradation of a character.
Irish murder mystery minus the pubs
I will be listening to the rest of French's novels. Her writing is worth dipping back into. She is quite the storyteller.
I judge a book by how I feel about the characters. I came to like a nd understand Cassie and Ryan. I will be listening to the next book in the series. The story line was believable and well drawn out. The performance was quite good.
The development of the main characters. I felt like they were people that I knew.
When Cassie and Ryan slept togethtper and he realized the mistake and it cost them their friendship.
No but those are very rare
no, I don't listen to books twice
The beginning, the event that caused it all.
Very easy listening
I have had this book in my library for 2 years and have not had the time to read it. I recently downloaded the book on audible to listen to on a long road trip. I am so glad I did. I really like the characters in the book and the plot was well thought out. I have begun listening to the 2nd book in the series that continues with the same characters of the murder squad. I wish I had another road trip so I could invest the time to hear it all at once.
The two main characters, Rob Ryan and Cassie Maddox. Rob is interesting, likable and intelligent. Cassie is also intelligent, savvy, witty, attractive and no nonsense.
He was able to perform the different characters so that you knew who they were from his tone and manner of speaking. Even when performing the women's characters he was believable and didn't sound ridiculous. He did a very nice job of it.
I did cry a few times as well as laugh. The best part was that it held my attention. The authors use of imagery was well done.
I can't wait to see what happens in the next book!
I started with Faithful Place, and liked it so much that I went back to find the first of the series. I have not been disappointed. The characters are real and well developed. Just like reading a book, I could not put down the audible version until I have heard it all!
I have put off re-listening to this book for a while now. It's like not eating all of your ice cream at once so you can savor it again later. I wanted to listen to this again almost immediately. This was one of my early Audible listens, and it is by far the one I have enjoyed the most. I was also new to Tana French, but have now listened to all of her audiobooks--still, In the Woods is my favorite.
There is rarely a day that goes by that I don't think about this story, sort of like you would an old but very dear friend that you have inexplicably lost touch with. In The Woods is a mystery, but not in the flavor of a typical whodunit. It moves slowly, methodically, and the characters are so rich and deep. I think the story is given even more texture through the compelling narration of Steven Crossley. I so enjoyed him..and his narration alone has tipped my decision to spend other credits on novels he has read.
But back to In The Woods. If you want a fast-paced, good but predictable connect-the-dots mystery, this one is not for you. If you enjoy the wonderful and layered telling of a compelling story and deeply textured characters, you will certainly want to experience this novel. Some readers have complained that they felt cheated out of a certain kind of ending, but I think that just reflects how perfectly Tana French has told this story that is built on lifelike, imperfect characters with flawed relationships and visceral fears. As in life, we don't always have all the answers or desired endings.
I will savor this second time around with French and Crossley even more, so without further adieu, I think I'l just get to it!
I love Tana Wood's way of writing and I loved the narration.
An overall sense of the place and time. Important for someone like me who has never visited those parts of the world.
This book was a mixture of love and hate. I thought overall it was a great read until the end. But then, like so many other readers of this same book, it lost all its magic. Not solving Rob's personal mystery was very disappointing and left a bad taste in my mouth. Hopefully, it will be taken care of in a future book.
This is talent. Not to be missed. Ms. French has conceived a character, plot and style so disturbing and deceptive that it swept me down the rapids of unease. A thoroughly adult and brilliant text together with a fully realized reading.
Love horror, have listened to every zombie book available on audio book. Name one, and I've listened to it!
Nobody! I diden't get it at all! First time i listening for two hours, coulden't take it any more. Second time for Three hours, coulden't take it any more AGAIN..Then I haden't anyting to listen to, so I finish...my bad!
He was the only thing that was good whit the book.
Like 10 hours? No wait, this book is so bad that it is a shame to even publish the book.
Weird and boring action, the big thing was that the protagonist had been kidnapped and suffered from memory loss, what happened to the mysteriumet?
I'm having a hard time finishing this book.
I don't think I will get the other two books in the series.