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Broken Harbor Audiobook

Broken Harbor: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4

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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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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    Linda Wiggins 01-19-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Grim subject, compelling listening"
    Would you listen to Broken Harbor again? Why?

    I would listen to it again, with appreciation for the character insights and subtle clues the author provides throughout.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character is Mick Kennedy, the most interesting police detective I can remember. His introspection throughout the book makes the reader understand why he acts in certain ways, and why he reacts as he does to the other characters.


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

    I loved Mr. Hogan's narration. His Irish accent differs so much from Gerard Doyle's, whose tough hooligans are wonderfully animated by his reading, but Hogan's is wonderful in its own way. I loved hearing people called "thick" from time to time.


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

    This book made me sad for everyone involved, which might not be much of a recommendation, but I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it and highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good mystery.


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    Connie Okemos, MI, United States 01-15-13
    Connie Okemos, MI, United States 01-15-13 Member Since 2010
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    "This reader is amazing!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book is a wonderful mystery as well as a look into the hard times of Irish society. Broken Harbor is a housing development gone bust...but also the people are broken in many ways. The reader shifts from character to character in a very believable voice. The pace never slows down and I return to the book with anticipation every time.


    What about Stephen Hogan’s performance did you like?

    I love the reader's voice, inflections, and interpretation of the characters. Absolutely amazing.


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

    An atmospheric who-done it with two interesting detectives - as entertaining as Inspector Lewis and and Sargent Hathaway, Holmes and Watson.


    Any additional comments?

    I will look for more books by this narrator. I love Tana French as well.

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    Janet 01-13-13
    Janet 01-13-13 Member Since 2010
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    "Could not put this book down"

    Loved the narrator, plot and characters. Lots of twists and turns very believeable. I was disappointed in the ending, but I will keep reading ms french.

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    Amazon Customer 01-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Last in the series"
    What about Stephen Hogan’s performance did you like?

    Great voice and performance.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a great series. Each book is so different and not just more of the same. Lots of twists and turns. Loved it!

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    Jessica L. Roberts 12-26-12 Member Since 2013

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    Predictable, but I liked the way the story developed. That Dublin Murder Squad would be unmanned if a (remotely) normal childhood was an employment requirement.

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    Nancy E Day 12-19-12
    Nancy E Day 12-19-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Strong writing, could use some editing"
    What did you love best about Broken Harbor?

    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.


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    Anne United States 12-11-12
    Anne United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Listen"
    What made the experience of listening to Broken Harbor the most enjoyable?

    Great Story and very interesting. Love the characters and the location of story.


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

    In The Woods


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Discription of location and keeps you guessing.


    Any additional comments?

    Great listen and the the audible reader and accent.

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    Kelly BOSTON, MA, United States 12-11-12
    Kelly BOSTON, MA, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Broken Harbor is okay"
    Any additional comments?

    I liked the other books in the series better than this one. Book #3 was my favorite.

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    JazzLover Norfolk, VA, United States 12-11-12
    JazzLover Norfolk, VA, United States 12-11-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Superb series"
    Where does Broken Harbor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    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!


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

    The character development and histories of all the characters woven in the story kept it completely interesting...


    What about Stephen Hogan’s performance did you like?

    It is authentic - right down to the accent. He keeps you engaged.


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

    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!


    Any additional comments?

    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.

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    Jean CHARLOTTE, NC, United States 12-05-12
    Jean CHARLOTTE, NC, United States 12-05-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Sticking with the Squad"
    Which character – as performed by Stephen Hogan – was your favorite?

    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.


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

    Instead of the urge to listen in one sitting, I loved "living with" the characters over a period.


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