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!
I loved this book. Walked around swearing in my head with an Irish accent. Purchased the other 2 books by French and am enjoying one now.
I wasn't sure how I'd like this book, but despite being a bit slow to start (perhaps because I was unfamiliar with the previous books?) I LOVED it....the narrator really made it real for me--terrific accent and inflections; and very easy to understand. Can't imagine getting the same experience from reading it.
This is the first book I have "read" by Tana French and I was consumed by it. The characters are well-developed, with snippets of memory brought in to explain their flaws and their complex relationships. The plot and denouement are quite compelling and left me feeling ambivalent about the outcome--I couldn't wait to pick up my iPod to get back to this story. Highly recommend.
A thoughtful and affecting narrative about the impact and influence of family with touch of Irish legacy. I have thought about this book often and have recommended it to others.
Too slow and boring. Not enough variance between relationships, talks too much about the same thing throughout the whole book. I kept hoping for a "surprise" twist, but there was nothing but the same old thing. The narrator did a good job.
Both the story and the narration were flawless for an audible book. As one of the reviews that I read before purchasing mentioned, this is the type of book that may be better in audible form. Hard to believe at first, but after listening couldn't agree more.
Thoroughly enjoyable, believable characters and plot, great narrator. Frank's family echos down the corridors of my own Irish-American upbringing ringing bells all along the journey. The words, tones, thinking all feel like family talking about folks we all have known forever. Loved the book, loved the narrator, didn't want it to end and am dying to hear the next book. Want to go back and listen to previous French books for glimpses of Frank in them. Hope for more by the same narrator too! His vocal characterizations were so on target you could practically see the people.