Very well narrated, this novel gives a chilling insight into depression, and how the Irish experienced their fall from grace. While the plot was a little light, the narrative and wit, and the downward spiral of the heroine more than made up for it and perhaps that is ok. I loved the ending, and it wasn't that predictable after all! We are reminded that happiness it not a permanent state even if you don't suffer from depression.
The book highlights the desire to get away from the mundane that we all feel, and the way in which people change under stress. I was listening to this book as I ran through a patch of trees on the mountain and I had to turn around, it was so chilling. The narration is superb, and if you know the story, it is totally worth a listen.
My ten year old daughter relates to being an only child. She loved this book. It draws you in from the first chapter and covers so many issues that follow us from childhood into our adult life.
Peterson's Nathan McBride is scarred (emotionally and physically), dangerous, rich (but he only flaunts it when necessary), kind to women (unless they are trying to kill him)...and he has a BF that shoots up stuff and flies a helicopter when pressed...what's not to love?
A great compelling read, nothing too heavy, look forward to reading the rest of the series.
My ten year old daughter LOVED this book and has listened to it several times. The musical theme is great for young kids who take lessons, and the music at the end of each chapter is wonderful. We'll just skip over the fact that it is a murder mystery!
Everything. The characters, how the story flows and unfolds, and the disfunctionality of Frieda's circle.
A toss-up between Frieda and Joseph. Frieda because she is so unrelenting in her work, and Joseph because he just knows what needs to be done and gets to it, from food to ceilings and paint colours.
The earnestness and range of voices, and her accents are not bad either.
It made me want to drive the long way around.
I cannot wait for the next instalment.
Riveting, engaging, empathic
She captures each character's personality perfectly. I could listen to her for hours! Her accents are also very convincing.
But he's still out there
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