Tana French has a talent for storytelling like I have never heard before. The characters are real and well developed to the point we feel their pain and understand their motivation. This is the third installment of the Dublin Murder series and while they can stand alone, listening to them in order brings a unique insight into recurring characters.
The storyline unfolds gradually and draws you in (the narration is spot on, by the way) and you find yourself inside the story, experiencing the drama as it unfolds.
I have recommended this series to every book lover I know.
I have read all of Tana's books I can't wait for the next.
I really enjoyed Tim Reynolds reading. I look forward to another book read by him.
The author does a good job bringing the characters to life. Some of them are good people, some are not so good, but you are left with an understanding of what makes people do what they do and how quickly one decision can forever change the lives of many.
He did what he was supposed to do. He performed it so well you didn't notice him, just the story and the characters.
Willy Wonka of it
Not likely, just because I'm not the type to re-read a book or re-watch a movie. That doesn't make it bad though, just that I already know what happens.
Probably Jackie or Stephen. Jackie had an adorable kind of innocence and caring nature. Stephen was pretty quick and a standup guy. Would have been cool to see his story in the next entry.
I haven't, but his performance here was awesome. If I had read this I would have lost a lot of nuance of the dialect -- he delivered perfectly (to my outsider hearing anyway).
This is a great entry in the series. We have Frank, who is someone you can't really love, but you still care about his tale. Even though Frank is far from a "tragic hero", I did appreciate that Tana gave him a better ending than she did to the protagonists of the last 2 novels.
The first novel's ending was sad, and by the end of the second I pretty much hated Cassie, but Frank's closure felt natural. Nothing sad, nothing amazing, just a perfect "fade out" of his life.
The author grabs you from the beginning and you don't let go until the very end. Great story that pulls at the heart. Wonderful characters. Great narration.
Yes, it is interesting and complex. Ms. French has a talent for writing exceptional mysteries and this is my second favorite after "Likeness".
The last part when we see the perpetrator's and the victims' views on the situations.
I think the protagonist Francis Mackey is my favorite
If I'd read it I'd call it a real page turner ... every time I thought I had it figured out, (WHAM!) a new twist would send me down another path!
Wonderful narration and his Irish brogue was spot on! Especially loved his interpretation of the mother's character ... had me laughing out loud :)
Like I said, couldn't press pause! I listen to my books as a way of taking the boredom out of housework ... I can't recall my house ever being as clean as it was that week-end!
Aside from the very well written mystery, French's meticulously developed characters add another layer of enjoyment.
I loved Faithful Place. When I first saw that Frank Mackie was going to be the main character, I was less than enthused, but let me tell you --- I was wrong. I love Frank Mackie, his sarcasm, his fierce attachments, his ruthless devotion and fearlessness. I loved all the details of his past and present, and I felt like I knew all the players. I truly miss all of the characters in this book. Download it and dive in.
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.