I have to admit that I'm a total Audible junkie. MUST have book going at all times. I may be the subject of a family intervention someday.
Tragic, beautiful, darkly funny.
Excellent reader, wonderful characterizations that were completely believable. Never had that awful shocking yank out of the story that a lesser reader's faulty voicing of a character hits you with. This guy was seamless in his transitions from hard-but-deep Frank to his 9 year old daughter to his haranguing guilt-tripping Irish Ma.
The final flashback had me in tears.
My favorite in the series so far, and truly one of the best books I've heard on audible.
Of the four books in this series - this was probably my least favorite. Maybe because it was the third book in the series, maybe because the characters were less endearing . Not sure - but this one took me longer to get through than any of the others. The Narrator did a great job.
Not really. It was like an Irish John Steinbeck. Depressing.
Probably. He had an Irish accent, so I don't know how he would be in other books.
I hope not.
The narrator did a great job of performing the dialogues. The Irish accent was a big plus. The story was engaging. The best part of the book was the view of Irish life in a small town.
I loved this story! It is my favorite listen over the last ten years. I consumed it and lived it while I listened. Great characters. I felt like I was part of the family...and what an interesting and absorbing family! My wife is listening to it now and I am really enjoying hearing parts of it again when we are riding together.
It had me second guessing a lot.
Loved his narration, the dialect and the singing!
It made me laugh and cry and yell, NO a few times.
I had no expectations going in to this book and was sad that it ended.
The narrator did an good job of keeping the characters voices in sync. He made it a great listening experience.
All of the characters were great, but Frank would be the favorite, followed my Ma. His character caused you to suspect him in some way at times, then other time I felt empathy for Frank. Other time to just simple hate him for what he was doing & asking.
Overall a good to great voice for the characters. I like how he had Ma's voice such that you felt her presence.
Definitely! I would pull up after a long commute and sit in the driveway just to get to a place to break for the night.
All three books are very good. Tana writing is a refreshing change to the American writer, her characters are unique, clever, and full of personality. The narrators in all the books make the listening and experience. Tana writes with such detail you are left with a vivid image of each scene. I like how Tana takes a secondary character from each book to only bring this person to the forefront in the next book.
Mysteries, classics, non-fiction, time travel, Bounty hunters, grim reapers... anything but vampires, please!
I'm writing this 2 years after my original listen , because I've found that not only have I bought the authors other novels, but am haunting her website, watching for her next. I remember it starting off at a deliberate pace, but was drawn in and didn't guess the culprit until it was revealed.
It's been long enough now, that I'll probably re-listen to them in order as a prep for the new release, a treat that I reserve for very few authors.
So far, this is the best book I've read by Tana French. Complicated, Irish, and tragic, with great characters.