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.
From the beginning you know there has to be more to the story - what is the motive for taking this boy. Great mystery to untangle.
Yes, timing was great - just enough clues to keep you guessing.
No, I like to savor my books.
This is a good, interesting, complex story about family history and the way it draws a person back years later. What made the story incredibly compelling was the performer. I have seldom listened to a reader as perfect for the story as Reynolds was. He was so good, it is hard to evaluate the story apart from his rendition. An award performance.
Faithful place is riveting as are Tana's other books in The Dublin Murder Squad series. I have just started Broken Harbor and I know I will not be disappointed! Tana is very talented and I love The Irish!
Tana's other books are just as intriguing.
He has the best voice for this book.
I laughed, Icried, and wondered all the while who the evil belonged to.
Yes, the pronunciations, dialects of the characters are very importantant to bring the story to life.
As always Tana French manages to keep you completely entranced as the plot twists and turns
Absolutely brilliant performance.
Although not necessary I believe to fully appreciate this book, listeners should experience Tana French's other novels (In the Wood and The Likeness) first.
Yes I would. Tana French's books combine mystery, psychological insights, great character development and writing.
The characters and their interactions with each other. Also their own insights into their behavior and motives.
The family scenes with Frank and his family were always intense.
You can't always go home
Yes-great book. The Dublin murder squad series is different from anything else I've read.
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.