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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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    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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    julia TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States 03-12-13
    julia TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States 03-12-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Excellent"
    Where does Broken Harbor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best


    Any additional comments?

    This book book just pulled me into the lead characters head. I lived through his memories, and some were extremely painful. tana French is masterful at really digging into the psyche of her characters. The narration was spot on. I listened to it twice and found the second time even more engrossing. Tana French rocks

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    Janie Quicke Saratoga, CA, US 03-11-13
    Janie Quicke Saratoga, CA, US 03-11-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Dublin Murder Squad"
    What made the experience of listening to Broken Harbor the most enjoyable?

    So clever. Characters from one book taking center stage in the next. Can't wait for Book 5....


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    Amy 03-07-13
    Amy 03-07-13
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    "Broken People..."

    This story is superbly written and narrated. Tana French has a way of weaving a story and connecting you with the characters on a unique level. With the economy down... this book has parallels with so many sad lives and people that wanted something different but their hopes and dreams went down the toilet. The detective is as broken as the criminals but he his trying so hard to find the right of things. In many ways, the personal look inside his mind and thoughts of his past made me feel like an intruder. You are just wishing for something great to happen to him... something happy. I gave the story only four stars because of the reason for the killer's (and other's) insanity. I cannot go into further detail without revealing spoilers but I found it to be far fetched. This story was moving and so very sad... I had to download something happy and funny afterward just to take my mind off it.

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    Hayley C. 03-05-13
    Hayley C. 03-05-13
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    "Tana French is an amazing author!"
    Where does Broken Harbor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is one of the better books I have listened to. The performance is fantastic and really pulls you into the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Broken Harbor?

    The 'critter' part of the investigation. I was so fascinated by what Detective Kennedy was discovering that I told my husband about book because I just needed to talk about it to someone.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The final discussion between Detective Kennedy and the victum.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I'd had enough time I would've listened to the book from start to finish without stopping.


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    Barbara 02-26-13
    Barbara 02-26-13
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    "Too annoying; can't believe it's the same author."
    Would you try another book from Tana French and/or Stephen Hogan?

    I've listened to her other books on Audible, and enjoyed them a good bit. This one makes me wonder about her. The narrator is so dense and attached to his point of view, it makes it hard to continue listening. I'm about half way through, and got online to see if others had similar reactions.

    The reader is excellent. Too bad about the material he has to work with.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    No idea.


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

    Not sure. He's very good, though.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Severe impatience for a blown opportunity to write a book worthy of her earlier ones. I kept being shocked by how lame the plot was.


    Any additional comments?

    Did the author get over-confident after her earlier successes? I can't imagine how else to understand this lapse. Close to disgusted.

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    Shelley Sarasota, FL, United States 02-26-13
    Shelley Sarasota, FL, United States 02-26-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Abrupt Ending"
    What disappointed you about Broken Harbor?

    I enjoyed listening to the book and the narrator. But the book was long and I had made a large time investment, around 18 hours I believe, and when the book ended I felt as if it ended mid book! It had gone on and on and on in great detail and then . . . . In what felt like two minutes . . . it ended. It left me feeling very unsatisfied.


    Would you recommend Broken Harbor to your friends? Why or why not?

    No. The ending left me hanging.


    What about Stephen Hogan’s performance did you like?

    I liked his accent and the quality of his voice.


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