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.
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Interesting story, Tana French is a very good popular writer, with nice visual images and strong writing. This was a VERY long book, which is not a bad thing in my opinion, but there's a lot of main character reflection (done in the first person, which is fine), which I found a little tedious. Still kept my interest, though.
Great Story and very interesting. Love the characters and the location of story.
In The Woods
Discription of location and keeps you guessing.
Great listen and the the audible reader and accent.
Right up there at the top - story lines are great and performances wonderful by this author! I am going back to read the first two... a friend loaned me Faithful Place and I was not sure I'd like this as this was about a character I did not like a lot in that book, but it was excellent!
The character development and histories of all the characters woven in the story kept it completely interesting...
It is authentic - right down to the accent. He keeps you engaged.
It is too long for that! I listed while traveling for work, and found myself really looking forward to the longer commutes so I could get more reading time!
I would recommend Tara French to anyone who enjoys a good murder mystery, especially if they (as I am..) are partial to British, Scottish, Irish or the Scandinavian authors.
The main character, playing an undercover cop struggled with her role. Truly becoming a part of the circle of friends she was infiltrating. They, oddly filled a void in her life. But while there was this dark complexity, the story moved you into her plight and kept you there. Experiencing the same ambiguities she had.
Great series. The author "showcases" one member of the Murder Squad in each book.
Instead of the urge to listen in one sitting, I loved "living with" the characters over a period.
No. I have yet to listen to a book again and don't read them again since childhood.
All her characters are flawed even though you identify with them.
Yes but too long for this to be realistic.
This can be listened to without listening to the rest of the series.
The narrator and the principal character, Mike Kennedy.
His reminiscences of his childhood times.
Many plot twists and turns in this story. Sitting here thinking about the book makes me believe that there was something in the water to make the residence of Bryan's Town nutty. I love a book that makes you be your own detective trying to solve the murder. This book was no exception. Broken Harbor makes you appreciate the detail that goes into an investigation to solve the mystery but also the human aspect of doing the job right and not allowing your own personal demons alter the outcomes.
One thing that irks me with all of her books is the way she writes a story about the detective within a story but you never solve the mystery of the detective's background. I guess that is her writers M.O.
The narration by Stephen Hogan was very well done. I enjoyed the Irish lilt and common everyday lingo. The distinction between all characters were very well played.
Overall I will always be a Tana French fan always wanting just a little bit more about the detective.
I am blown away by this book. This is the third "Dublin Murder Squad" novel. The first, In The Woods, is an intense and wild ride. The next, The Likeness, is sort of difficult to take but well-built and intriguing, This one is the payoff. It may be the best audiobook I have ever listened to.
The way the plot unfolds is like taking a walk and rounding the corner to show you a new panorama. You forget it's a book. I have a hard time picking just one of these moments.
The narrator is a talented actor and his line reading is perfect. Every character has such a distinct sound you don't need to wait for the author to identity him or her. This is one of those books that pulls you in so completely that you can't do much else while listening.
I like French but she is getting too predictible, Hogan is a great.
Less transparent, afterall it is a mystery
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