The love story is appealing, and the mystery is captivating, but the story itself and the dialogue between the characters is never ending. I listened to all of it, but don't see myself recommending this book to anyone. Long after you find out the "who done it" details, the story drones on.
The details that don't add anything to the story. The constant focus on dysfunction in the family and the inability for the main character to move on.
Just the right accent.
Save your credits.
My first Tana French novel. Not only did I love the mystery (even though I figured it out early on, and that is rare), but the characters in the family are drawn with such incredible depth you feel you know them. Everything, characters, relationships, scenery, the beautiful and the ugly, are drawn for you to see in masterful detail. And the narrator was fantastic. I don't think I would have been able to get the Irish slang from a print book. This book is brilliant.
This book is so good that I listened to it twice. Mr. Reynolds' reading enhanced my listening appreciation beyond if I would have read this book. I commend this book and author to you if you like murder mysteries that transcend the genre by providing great characters and great plot lines. This is the best fictional book I have enjoyed in a long time.
When Frank and Olivia realized that they hadn't fought hard enough to save their marriage.
When Frank confronted Shane.
The story of the struggle to escape a life affected by an alcoholic father and domestic abuse.
The narrator is excellent.
What can I say that hasn't already been said. The characters are compelling and complicated. You feel that you know them, You understand the relationships between them. The narrator does an excellent job of giving each character (and there are quite a few) a different voice. As a result, this was really easy to listen to. I liked the use of flashbacks (memories) to learn more about the main character. Cannot wait to read French's other books. Great.
I haven't read the printed version of "Faithful Place" so can't really compare but I did absolutely LOVE the audio edition. Tim Gerard Reynolds voice/reading/acting really brought the story to life for me.
Like all of Tana French's novels, I was left guessing until close to the end of the book. I love how she creates multi-dimensional characters who are neither all good or all bad.
His Irish accent and voices really added to the story.
Yes, because the performance and the Irish accent were amazing and make the story lines more real.
Highly recomended for Tana French reader. It is very funny.
I am a college professor and professional actor, director and playwright. The peformance of the book is as important to me as the writing.
My hero, Tana French, writes with a deep love mixed with cynicism about her own culture. In this story we get the divorced Irish cop, a lot of good old Irish drinking and fighting and
then the deep statements about human nature all rolled into one. I highly recommend any of French's books.