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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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    John 02-25-13
    John 02-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "As good a mystery as I have ever read"

    Tana French is simply amazing. She's the best in the game right now. Each book in her Dublin Murder Squad series has been better than the last. Each book sheds a new light on a character you think is familiar from the last installment. The books show the reader how little they really know about the people we purport to know so well.

    Broken Harbor is an incredible mystery about the unravelling of . . . everything. Failure, collapse, and erosion shadow every plotline in this story.

    My jaw was on the floor nearly for the entirety of this book. Everything, from the truly creepy murder scene--horribly bloody, and with holes in the walls throughout the house (the most intriguing part of the story, in my opinion)--to the deeply unsettling explanation of what happened in the house, was wonderfully pieced together.

    All in all, Broken Harbor has to be in the top two mysteries I have come across. Highly recommended, especially if you enjoyed the earlier Dublin Murder Squad books.

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    Maureen Winter Park, FL, United States 02-25-13
    Maureen Winter Park, FL, United States 02-25-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great Book!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Broken Harbor kept my attention and the story built methodically from the beginning.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I liked the complexity of the characters who were portrayed with flaws and all. As the story went on the strengths and weaknesses of each character became apparent.


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    Tux's Mom Santa Rosa, CA 02-25-13
    Tux's Mom Santa Rosa, CA 02-25-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Couldn't stop listening"

    For those who enjoy a very well-written, intriguing mystery, with top-notch narration, you can't go wrong with "Broken Harbor." I found myself taking every opportunity to listen.

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    Marie TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States 02-20-13
    Marie TALLAHASSEE, FL, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Broken Harbor"
    What did you love best about Broken Harbor?

    The story held my interest and I wanted to be able to listen just a little bit longer each time.


    If you’ve listened to books by Tana French before, how does this one compare?

    I have equally liked the two Tana French books that I have listened to.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When you first became aware that things were not what they seemed to be.


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    Greg Corinth, TX, United States 02-20-13
    Greg Corinth, TX, United States 02-20-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Very good listen, great plot development"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Although I am not much of a novel reader, I needed a story to give me a break from the psychology books (e.g., Everything is Obvious, Denialism) that I like to read. Murder mysteries do the trick for me.

    The fun part of this book for this Texan is that the investigator develops a relationship with his new partner who, in the end, drops the ball big-time. The murder of a family in a new, yet abandoned (due to economic times) sub-division on the coast of Ireland, is horror enough. As the plot unfolds, the suspects are not the only piece of this mystery, although they are an integral part in the development of the final conclusion that the prime investigator comes to. He learns a lot about himself, his partner, and his precinct -- specifically his bosses' outlooks on the case.

    And then there's the voyeur who has been watching the family -- how does he all fit into the puzzle? It all becomes clear, but this guy watching this entire family from a near, yet abandoned house, would become a prime suspect. Does he ultimately become the culprit, or is he just an "innocent" bystander?

    The reader was great, and the story kept pushing me to keep listening.


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    Connie 02-20-13
    Connie 02-20-13 Member Since 2012

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    "I'm a regular"

    Mostly I can be a prude and want to read good literature. But I wait for Tana French's new books and read them right away- they're good mysteries and I enjoy listening to the Irish narrator. This one is as enjoyable as the others.

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    Denae manitowoc, WI, United States 02-19-13
    Denae manitowoc, WI, United States 02-19-13
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    "Love Tana French, iffy on this narrator"
    What did you love best about Broken Harbor?

    I loved the imagry. Tana French really has a fantastic ability to draw me in. Her writing is suspenseful and kept me interested. I think my favorite part of Broken Harbor was the budding partnership between Scorcher and his newbie partner.


    What about Stephen Hogan’s performance did you like?

    His voice is nearly perfect for Scorcher, both as I imagined him and as Faithful Place introduced him as.


    Any additional comments?

    It was a bit difficult for me to listen to the narrator, as he had a peculiar knack of STARTING A SENTENCE LIKE THIS AND then ending it in a whisper. Its hard to listen to and if you latch on to annoying things like me, you might have to press pause for a few minutes.

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    Weary Copyeditor New York, NY 02-14-13
    Weary Copyeditor New York, NY 02-14-13 Member Since 2006
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    "Excellent reading of an superbly crafted story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Broken Harbor to be better than the print version?

    I didn't read the print version.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Aside from the amazingly talented narrator, the brilliance of the story itself comes through his performance. He had a lot to work with here, because the author appears to have done her homework on all the intricacies of criminal law and, in particular, interrogation techniques. I usually listen to audiobooks to help me fall asleep at night, but this one has kept me awake, it is so top notch. In fact, I was compelled to write this review (only my second for Audible) even though I'm not yet done with the book. The reading is THAT good.


    What about Stephen Hogan’s performance did you like?

    His uncanny ability to switch in a millisecond from one character's voice to the next, from posh to working class, to a different KIND of working class accent, between women and men. I never found it difficult to tell who was speaking. I'm going to look for more books narrated by Stephen Hogan. He has definitely chosen the right career!


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

    I'm simply overwhelmed by the talents of the author and the narrator.


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    Stephanie Richmond, CA, United States 02-11-13
    Stephanie Richmond, CA, United States 02-11-13 Member Since 2009
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    "Just when you thought you knew what was going on.."

    Tana French has delivered another meaty police procedural with plenty of twists and turns and surprises. Her characters--as usual--are oh-so human and vulnerable, just like all of us. I found the story highly addictive and listened to the last section all in one uninterrupted gulp. Good, gripping story and excellent narration.

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    Robert Austin, TX, USA 02-11-13
    Robert Austin, TX, USA 02-11-13
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    "Huge step down from the first three"
    What disappointed you about Broken Harbor?

    My standards for Tana French are high, and this just doesn't cut it. Development is very slow, and the end result is not worth the wait. I don't have to like her characters, though in all three of the other books I have in fact liked one or more of them. I do have to understand and be at least a bit sympathetic to one or two of her main characters. Not in this book!

    There was too much telling and not enough showing in this one. And the telling was quite repetitive.

    I do highly recommend any and all of her other three books.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tana French again?

    Yes.


    What about Stephen Hogan’s performance did you like?

    Good character separation. Not perfect -- he sometimes took a few extra seconds to transition from one speaker to another -- but quite good.


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

    The whole approach to getting us to know these characters just doesn't work. It's not about cutting scenes, it's about changing the approach. What goes on in Richie's head is important, but we can't get at that very well because he's not the narrator, and it's critical that the narrator be ignorant of what's going on in Richie's head. Not enough was done to let the reader figure things out that the narrator couldn't.


    Any additional comments?

    I hope the fifth book returns to the previous quality! I'll certainly give it a try.

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