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Broken Harbor Audiobook

Broken Harbor: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author and Edgar Award winner Tana French grabs listeners with her chilling Dublin murder squad novels. In Broken Harbor, all but one member of the Spain family lies dead, and it’s up to Mick “Scorcher” Kennedy to find out why. Mick must piece together why their house is full of cameras pointed at holes in the walls and how a nighttime intruder bypassed all the locks. Meanwhile, the town of Broken Harbor holds something else for Mick: disturbing memories of a childhood summer gone terribly wrong.

©2012 Tana French (P)2012 Recorded Books

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    Jean Montgomery, TX, United States 04-28-13
    Jean Montgomery, TX, United States 04-28-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Boken is a good definition for this story!"
    What would have made Broken Harbor better?

    First half was great! Then branched off into final, boring, solve of complete mental breakdowns all around. Characters were all broken and uninteresting and miserable in the end. You just can't have this many broken characters in a mystery book and enjoy it. This was completely unbelievable.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tana French again?

    Might listen to another one but some reviews praise her bent to make childhood memories a big part of story. If that's going to be most of the content, I'm out.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    A good part was when detectives were on a night watch to catch the killer.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Broken Harbor?

    I would cut all of the stylings about the actions of the unemployed. Who wants to live through that type of downer? Character's reactions were completely unbelievable. Could have been half the length if all scenes talking about everyones childhood were removed.


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    Anna 04-22-13
    Anna 04-22-13 Member Since 2013
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    "Liked it least of all Dublin Murder Squad books"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    I am a huge fan of all 3 prior Dublin Murder Squad books - this one I did not like much. All detectives are deeply flawed and not even necessarily "good" people, and that is actually something I enjoy about these books. But Detective Kennedy was just so... blah. Yes, there's a back story, and yes, there's a reason why he is the way he is, but to me it was not a satisfying character at all. I prefer Cassie Maddox and even cocky, annoying Frank Mackery over Mick Kennedy.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    While I think the book was the least gripping of the series, the ending was satisfying and tied up neatly and crisply.


    Was Broken Harbor worth the listening time?

    Eeeeh. No.


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    mary WESTFIELD, MA, United States 04-18-13
    mary WESTFIELD, MA, United States 04-18-13 Member Since 2014
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    "New favorite!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Anybody who likes mysteries would love this book.


    What other book might you compare Broken Harbor to and why?

    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


    Have you listened to any of Stephen Hogan’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Get your fix!


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    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 04-02-13
    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 04-02-13 Member Since 2012

    Enjoying one good listen after the next!

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    "Another Awesome Tana French Book!"

    I have now read (aka listened to) four Tana French novels and must admit that I may be slightly addicted to her exquisite story-telling abilities. I try to listen to my Audible purchases in the same order I purchased them, so when Broken Harbor was next in line, I caught myself wondering if I really wanted another Dublin-detective Scorcher-murder squad experience. It took less than five minutes for me to engage with this one and if I could have, would have listened practically nonstop until it was completed.

    Stephen Hogan is a wonderful narrator and the storyline is amazingly complex -- though one a listener can follow easily.

    This is a book worth your time and credits if you enjoy great detective stories.

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    brenda hubbard 03-26-13 Member Since 2012

    I am a college professor and professional actor, director and playwright. The peformance of the book is as important to me as the writing.

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    "Captivating, a must read!"

    Tana French writes with wry humor, lyrical insight and a command of language and character that makes it impossible to put down. The narrator, Stephen Hogan is fabulous and gets all the nuances of each character beautifully in a trained voice that is amazing to listen to. I highly, highly recommend this book. I have just purchased her other books and can't wait to hear them.

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    Emily Landon Chicago, IL 03-24-13
    Emily Landon Chicago, IL 03-24-13 Member Since 2012

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    "Exciting & Intense"
    Where does Broken Harbor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of my favorite audiobooks but I have loved all of Tana French's series. I think this one might be the best.


    Which character – as performed by Stephen Hogan – was your favorite?

    Hogan was an excellent Scorcher Kennedy and I liked his interpretation of the character much more than the one in faithful place.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book just sucks you in and that is what I am looking for in an audiobook. I can't wait for the next one.


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    emily 03-19-13
    emily 03-19-13
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    "Best book in series!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Broken Harbor to be better than the print version?

    I have not read the print version, but this was very very impressive.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes, each chapter threw you for a loop. The ending was a shock.


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    Mary P. Murphy Barneveld, NY USA 03-18-13
    Mary P. Murphy Barneveld, NY USA 03-18-13 Member Since 2016
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    "This was one of the best audio books I've heard"
    Would you listen to Broken Harbor again? Why?

    I probably wouldn't listen a second time because of the length, but I enjoyed the first listen quite a bit. I usually listen to audio books in the gym and on long drives, but with Broken Harbor, I sat and listened at home because I was so engrossed.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The characters were interesting and multi-dimensional, unlike many mysteries or thrillers, which can be formulaic.


    What does Stephen Hogan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Tana French develops the characters very adeptly, and the story is quite compelling in and of itself.


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    Ari New York, NY, United States 03-18-13
    Ari New York, NY, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2014

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    "Great Plot Twists and Character Development"
    Any additional comments?

    I think this book is one of my favorites, though all four are excellent. I did not read all four in sequence, this was the last one I read. I had to remember some of the old "Scorcher" details for they were a bit fuzzy. I like the way French uses the foreshadowing element in her mystery telling. This one had some unique plot twists that make you guessing. It’s as if your mind begins racing ahead to try and see the significance but it’s never quite what you think. The dialogue is all very dramatic and the nuances to the characters are all well thought through. This book is no exception but I think this and Into the Woods have a depth that the others don't quite have though they are all superb. Read this book you won't be disappointed.

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    James 03-18-13
    James 03-18-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Kept me guessing !!"

    Really enjoyed this current time-frame detective murder case. The twists and turns were devilishly realistic, and true to the chaos of real life. Stephen Hogan was like a breath of fresh air, as he provided the ideal dialogue with just the right accent - he nailed all the characters as different people in the story, but never over the top. Highly recommend this book !!!

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