I enjoyed the series but thought it would have been better to inter twine the characters more
This was one of the best I have heard so far. This book transports you to the place of events. The progress is always evolving, the characters very absorbing, the action is at every moment. I love this series from Tana French, an excellent masterpiece.
The story is absorbing and the characters are complex and some a little dark. I love the realistic human nature of every character, the wonderful description on being a teenager in the '80s, but most of all this book really tells the story of a family and very earthly problems and how all in their own way cope.
Great narrator, amazing how he can personalize all the characters. I will be looking for more of his.
Frank was a little too bitter, perhaps dark. His sisters are so incredibly good and loving. It made me realize how siblings can love each other above all the low moments and hurtful things at times they can say to each other.
I recommend this book, it is awesome.
I loved all the details. There is so much character development that I really felt like I got to know the characters.
Family, can you ever get away from them?
The third one....again some questionable premises, and unlikeable characters but maybe that's her hook. I still keep listening.
I can not stop listening to Tana French's books. Each is a mystery, each is told from a detective's perspective, each has a twist to the ending. There the similarity ends. Each story weaves the listener into a world that I didn't want to leave. I had to listen to the books at almost one sitting/listening. I could not put the books down. Much of that also has to be the narrator's expertise. I am hesitant to buy the hardback books as gifts as for me the narrators did such excellent jobs. I rarely write reviews but Tana French and the narrators have won me over. Each is more excellent than the other. The Faithful Place is a heartbreaker but the "good" guys win in the end. That of course depends on who you consider a "good guy".
I would recommend this audiobook to anyone who enjoys murder mysteries. The book goes through a bit of a seedy side of Dublin and that was a fascinating backdrop for me. really kept me engaged.
The narrator was excellent. This was my first Tana French book and I was told that I will enjoy her other books even more. The interactions of the characters seemed real and emotional which helped me get into the story.
The characters were all well performed. The subtle differences for each character were noticeable each time. I had no issue picking up Kevin from Francis or any of the other minor characters.
Pulled back to a community he gladly left behind, what really happened to a long lost love may redefine a man's view on life and family.
A librarian who loves to read, whether in print or in the air
With shades of Angela's Ashes, Tana French spins out a mystery set in Dublin's working class neighborhoods and tenements.
French uses a minor character (Frank Mackey) from an earlier novel, The Likeness, as her protagonist and has him return to the neighborhood of his childhood to discover the body of his long-lost teenage girlfriend in an abandoned flat. French really knows how to develop her characters well, and undercover cop Frank Mackey is no exception.
Enjoying one good listen after the next!
No long essay necessary for this one . . . it is a five star winner! Loved everything about this book. The narration is superb. The plot and story line totally engrossing. Wanted to continue listening all day (but couldn't). Will definitely try more of Tana French's works!
I didn't like the narrator -- not the reader. He was fine. But the detective who tells the story has a violent and vengeful streak. It's a detective story and I wanted to know "who done it" but I did not like that voice in my head. I'm sure it would have felt less personal on paper, but listening was an unpleasant experience.
I wouldn't listen again, because I found the dialogue between the family members really off-putting.
I would have shortened the dialogue -- it was so tedious, long and negative, that it made me dislike the main character sometimes. I think a lot of it could have been cut out. Also, it was obvious to me from the beginning who the murderer was.
I didn't have one favorite scene, but I liked the way the narrator described the surroundings of the town.
No -- way too long for that.
I think Tana French is a very good writer. It's just that in all three books, Irish people are depicted as very rough and basically screwed up.