This is probably one of the best audiobooks I have listened to.
Alan's character was one of my favorites because the turmoil he was experiencing was almost palpable and I found myself really feeling for him. This is not to say the others weren't memorable as well - Matthew drew me in and Freida herself was such a strong figure.
The narrator's voices for the different characters was so spot on...I could picture each of these characters as Chalmers moved in and out of them during conversations. She brought a different type of clarity to the book.
Riveting all the way to the last word!
Highly recommend the story itself and- as an audiobook - OUTSTANDING! I am downloading the next in the series as soon as I finish this review!
Horrible performance - so horrible I couldn't even finish the book. It was very hard to get past the grating narration. Don't often find a book I don't like, but I happened upon it this time!
Loved this story and all its twists and turns. The narrator did an excellent job of giving each of the characters a voice. I was riveted to this story and can't wait to listen to the next book in this trilogy. Outstanding!
This book is INCREDIBLE! I love the author's style of writing and the narrator's many voices makes this riveting and dramatic. I have not even finished reading it and I wanted to review it because that is how strongly I feel about it. I would listen to this narrator and this author again in a minute! I can't wait for another piece of work from this author and I plan to seek out other work from this narrator to enjoy. Read this - you won't be disappointed, I guarantee it.
I think it was the author's writing style that turned me off so I would probably not do another book by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I would give Gyllenhaal another shot at narration.
Not necessarily turned me off, but I will be more selective if I can.
Maybe I was just expecting more because of the upcoming movie trailers. This was just an OK (barely OK) experience for me.
Anybody who likes mysteries would love this book.
All of Tana French's books address not only the murder mystery at hand but does a spectacular job of describing Ireland, it's characters and you feel as if you know them both very well
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Narration was brilliant
Narrator being the author made this a moving and powerful piece of work.
The voice of the author is what made this story more than just a sad, tragic, often funny retelling of his youth. I don't think I would have enjoyed this book as much if I just read it or if someone else was narrating it. I purchased the CDs for my travelling friends just so they could experience this great piece of work.
The pervasiveness of poverty was very moving.
The highest of all audible recommendations I could give it! I look forward to listening to the sequel "'Tis".
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