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Broken Harbor: Dublin Murder Squad, Book 4 | [Tana French]

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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    Anne E. O'Neil brooklyn, ny United States 08-24-12
    Anne E. O'Neil brooklyn, ny United States 08-24-12 Member Since 2008

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    "she's still my favorite new literary thriller"

    this is the fourth in a loose series about detectives in the dublin murder squad, and while the least excellent so far, is still good. the stakes here don't seem high enough, for the detectives or for the murderers. too much is told in backstory and only occasionally does it feel scary or like anything is at risk.
    the performance is great. her writing is great. the story just isn't as great as the last three books.

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    Robie Haiku, HI, USA 08-24-12
    Robie Haiku, HI, USA 08-24-12
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    "Great story, GREAT NARRATION"
    If you could sum up Broken Harbor in three words, what would they be?

    Better than the typical murder mystery. Looks at character flaws in all of the characters. Brilliant bitter sweet ending.


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

    dunno


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

    voice, inflection, adding him to my list of fav narrators.


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

    bit of emo there


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    Suzanne 08-23-12
    Suzanne 08-23-12
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    "Another great book from Tana French!"
    What did you love best about Broken Harbor?

    Always love her books and this is an absolutely absorbing story from a great author.


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

    Absolutely!


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

    Wonderful variety of voices.


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    Marge's Kindle 08-23-12

    Marge S.

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    "Tana French does not disappoint"
    If you could sum up Broken Harbor in three words, what would they be?

    Addictive, Riveting, Sad


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

    Yes, little hints dropped here and there about the unknown, things not being what they seem.


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

    The Irish accent.


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

    Cry


    Any additional comments?

    Really learn about the family, the crime and the detective. Excellent character development

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Michelle Watters Shelburne,vt united States 08-23-12
    Michelle Watters Shelburne,vt united States 08-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Love all Tana French's novels"
    What did you love best about Broken Harbor?

    The characters


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

    Yes, by sympathizing with every character it was difficult to guess who was capable of what.


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

    I liked all of them. Richie and his outfits were funny.


    Any additional comments?

    All of Tana French's books are great reads my favorite is The likeness.

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    Ingrid New Jersey 08-22-12
    Ingrid New Jersey 08-22-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Another Excellent Story From Tana French"
    If you could sum up Broken Harbor in three words, what would they be?

    Dublin Murder Squad


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

    I don't want to give away anything!


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

    Scorcher


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

    No - nothing extreme, but I thought the portrayal of characters with mental illnesses, and the effect that has on their families, was very well done.


    Any additional comments?

    I appreciate the fact that, from what I can tell, the writing has not been modified for American audiences. I gather the language is authentic, and I find it really interesting to learn what expressions we have in common ("24/7"), and to figure out some of the Irish expressions mean ("Fair play to ya")

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    Cynthia Abilene, KS, United States 08-22-12
    Cynthia Abilene, KS, United States 08-22-12 Member Since 2000
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    "Wow! Not Your Typical Murder Mystery"

    The author really gets into the heads of all the characters. The narration was excellent, even the female characters were believable, which some male narrators don't do well. One part of the story was particularly disturbing. I want to read more by this author.

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    Larry Montara, CA, United States 08-21-12
    Larry Montara, CA, United States 08-21-12 Member Since 2010
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    "One of the Best Audio Books I have ever read!"
    What made the experience of listening to Broken Harbor the most enjoyable?

    A Tour de Force by both the author and the narrator. The author does an incredible job of presenting a hideous crime and a completely believable mystery. There are enough clues for the reader to solve the crime, but enough realistic surprises so that you are completely absorbed right to the end.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is well crafted and lyrically written.


    What about Stephen Hogan’s performance did you like?

    If this had been a movie, Stephen Hogan would be nominated for both best actor and best supporting actress.


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

    The book is haunting.


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    Diane J. Ritter 08-20-12
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    "Terrific Story and Performance"
    Where does Broken Harbor rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    One of the best stories I've heard in a long time. Excellent plot twists and turns keep the story moving. Exposes a sad tale of broken people who succumb to their broken existence.


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

    One of the most memorable moments occurs when the main detective realizes who the real killer is.


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

    He brings the characters alive with all the tones and inflections. Very memorable.


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

    I loved it!


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    Ivan 08-20-12
    Ivan 08-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A Great Psychological Thriller!"
    If you could sum up Broken Harbor in three words, what would they be?

    A thrilling, psychological, murder mystery with a twist!


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

    This fascinating crime novel is filled with interesting characters and several viable suspects. So many possible scenarios were presented that I just had to keep listening to find out what had really happened to Spaine family.

    There were so many questions:
    How had the Spaine children come to be found "peacefully" dead in their beds? Why were Patrick and Jenny Spaine so viciously attacked and found curled together downstairs? What was with all of the holes in the walls of the family home? Was there some wild animal living inside the walls? Was someone watching the family?

    Veteran detective- Mick "Scorcher" Kennedy and his partner, rookie detective, Richie, form an interesting partnership as they attempt to unravel all the threads of this tangled web of unanswered questions. A tragic crime that, at first, seems straightforward and simple becomes more complex and frustrating, as they come closer and closer to finding out what really happened to the Spaine family.


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

    Irish-born Stephen Hogan's rich and naturally warm voice adds an authentic feel to the entire story. He personifies the character of Detective- Mick "Scorcher" Kennedy in a way that allows the reader to better feel the detective's excitement, his doubts and his frustration. I would definitely listen to more audio books narrated by Stephen Hogan.


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