I always listen to unabridged novels, but I could have done the abridged version of this. I pretty much knew the outcome by the first 3 chapters. I love Tana French but this wa a little disappointing.
French is a gorgeous writer, which usually makes up for her plots usually falling short. However this one disappointed a bit on the intrigue and it was pretty obvious who done it before the first third of the book was out. Unless you're a die-hard fan, you can skip this one.
This book did not have any of the characters from the Murder Squad that I was hoping to meet again from her prior books. I knew who the murderer was very early in the book. I was very disappointed about the lack of suspense or real resolution at the end. This was mainly a family drama with a shortage of action. The best part was the narrator's voice. What a wonderful accent!
I actually enjoyed this book more than "In the Woods"...as an American, it's a little difficult to listen to the accent of the narrator. But as the story goes on, Tim Reynolds quickly becomes the voice of the main character and makes the story exciting to listen to. The story itself is interesting, although as with "In the Woods" gets bogged down just a bit in the telling.
I have listened to over 300 titles on Audible. I find this one of the top. Superb story, great dialogue, and many possible solutions. The narrator is exceptional - cannt wait for more from him too.
From start to finish I was transported to Frank's world and viewed the impact of his love and the mystery of his loss through his eyes. Poetry in metaphors. Excellent narration - he fit Frank to a tee. it is not often that I sit in the car unwilling to turn off my ipod when listening to a book. This was one of those times. I've now purchased her other two and can't wait to listen.
I've read all three of Tana French's books, in order in the past month and have loved them all, but this was my favorite. The accents are great, the family intrigue is interesting. Overall it was a very enjoyable book.
This is the worst title I have ever listened to from audible. The story was potentially okay but the long drawn out repetititve tale drove me crazy and the narrator didn't have any way to improve this dismal story. Dont bother.
I found myself hoping for this to be over asap, too boring for my long commutes. I thought it would be a good mystery, but I already knew who did it from the beginning. I cannot believe this is one of the best sellers...
THE END... it was a total surprise when I heard those words and I checked my IPOD to see if I accidentally fast forwarded. Loved the book and the narration... great character development!!! The Irish accents and vocabulary were superb and I felt immersed in this family situation... past and present. I really enjoyed it, I just wish it would have been taken full circle and completed. There was more to be said in my opinion. Of course, maybe that was the point of the ending (to leave things unsaid???) I don't know...I'm not a critic... just a listener/reader. It kept me very entertained... just wanting more closure. Worth the credit!