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Faithful Place Audiobook

Faithful Place: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Tana French has won the prestigious Edgar, Barry, Macavity, and Anthony awards. As her third novel featuring the Dublin Murder Squad opens, 19-year-old Frank Mackey is waiting in vain for Rosie, who he’s supposed to run away to London with. But when she doesn’t show, Frank leaves Dublin without her—thinking never to return. Years later, though, Rosie’s suitcase is found in an abandoned house, and Frank, now a detective, returns to his old neighborhood to learn the truth of that long-ago night.

©2010 Tana French (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"French’s writing remains brilliant, and her dialogue is sharp, often lacerating, and sometimes mordantly funny. Faithful Place is her best book yet." (Booklist)

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    Amazon Customer 08-23-12
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    "Not excited about ready another Tana French book."
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    Not really. It was like an Irish John Steinbeck. Depressing.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Not good.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds?

    Probably. He had an Irish accent, so I don't know how he would be in other books.


    Could you see Faithful Place being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    I hope not.


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    Ben 08-20-12
    Ben 08-20-12
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    "Great Performance and a Slice of Irish Life"
    What did you love best about Faithful Place?

    The narrator did a great job of performing the dialogues. The Irish accent was a big plus. The story was engaging. The best part of the book was the view of Irish life in a small town.


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    Sandy 08-20-12
    Sandy 08-20-12 Member Since 2016
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    "Another good one from Tana French."

    Maybe not quite as powerful a social commentary as "Broken Harbor", this was still another better than average book by Tana French.

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    P. Cleaveland Tiger, GA 08-14-12
    P. Cleaveland Tiger, GA 08-14-12 Member Since 2004

    Pete

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    "Best Ever"

    I loved this story! It is my favorite listen over the last ten years. I consumed it and lived it while I listened. Great characters. I felt like I was part of the family...and what an interesting and absorbing family! My wife is listening to it now and I am really enjoying hearing parts of it again when we are riding together.

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    Mary Stoneham, MA, United States 08-13-12
    Mary Stoneham, MA, United States 08-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great story, had me entertained the entire book."
    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It had me second guessing a lot.


    What about Tim Gerard Reynolds’s performance did you like?

    Loved his narration, the dialect and the singing!


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

    It made me laugh and cry and yell, NO a few times.


    Any additional comments?

    I had no expectations going in to this book and was sad that it ended.

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    Gail J. 08-07-12
    Gail J. 08-07-12
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    "Frank, Frank, Frank, Oh, Frank"
    What made the experience of listening to Faithful Place the most enjoyable?

    The narrator did an good job of keeping the characters voices in sync. He made it a great listening experience.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of the characters were great, but Frank would be the favorite, followed my Ma. His character caused you to suspect him in some way at times, then other time I felt empathy for Frank. Other time to just simple hate him for what he was doing & asking.


    What about Tim Gerard Reynolds???s performance did you like?

    Overall a good to great voice for the characters. I like how he had Ma's voice such that you felt her presence.


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

    Definitely! I would pull up after a long commute and sit in the driveway just to get to a place to break for the night.


    Any additional comments?

    All three books are very good. Tana writing is a refreshing change to the American writer, her characters are unique, clever, and full of personality. The narrators in all the books make the listening and experience. Tana writes with such detail you are left with a vivid image of each scene. I like how Tana takes a secondary character from each book to only bring this person to the forefront in the next book.

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    ArtC 08-06-12
    ArtC 08-06-12

    Mysteries, classics, non-fiction, time travel, Bounty hunters, grim reapers... anything but vampires, please!

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    "Sucked me in slowly but surely."
    Any additional comments?

    I'm writing this 2 years after my original listen , because I've found that not only have I bought the authors other novels, but am haunting her website, watching for her next. I remember it starting off at a deliberate pace, but was drawn in and didn't guess the culprit until it was revealed.

    It's been long enough now, that I'll probably re-listen to them in order as a prep for the new release, a treat that I reserve for very few authors.

    Start collecting!

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    michelle State College, PA, United States 07-27-12
    michelle State College, PA, United States 07-27-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Best Book by Tana French"
    Any additional comments?

    So far, this is the best book I've read by Tana French. Complicated, Irish, and tragic, with great characters.

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    Cool Auntie J 07-26-12
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    "Surprising, insightful, spot-on writer"
    What did you love best about Faithful Place?

    The fact that she presented a story we all feel, but seldom hear.....feelings never die, regardless of time or space, feelings are our truest sense of who we are and what we become.


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

    I loved the storyline. I loved the back-story. And I loved how all the action of the present was woven into the history of the past, and how the threads of that weaving enter our future life's patterns.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    When the "hero" finally discovers what happened in the past and realizes how his past has impacted all his decisions from that point, and how those decisions have impacted many, many others.


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

    I wanted to hear all the story, but it was good to stop for a bit and think about what was going on and let all the relationship revelations marinate. Then when I re-joined the story I was more invested in what was happening.


    Any additional comments?

    I love this author. Have read all her books so far and I think she is fabulous.

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    Sarena Garrison, NY, United States 07-24-12
    Sarena Garrison, NY, United States 07-24-12 Member Since 2016

    I'm the author of the book "Bronx DA" and an attorney.

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    "No In the Woods, But Still A Good Listen"
    Where does Faithful Place rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is not the best of Tana French's books, but she's a gorgeous writer and knows how to tell a good story. The ending was a bit predictable, and that was disappointing, but I still recommend this. It's so hard to find a beautifully written crime novel and French always delivers on this front. I also enjoy how we meet characters in each book who she focuses on in the next. A part of me would like her to go back to some of her previous characters, but I do enjoy getting to know each of them. I like getting to know Frances Macky who in the last book was just a boss. I'm a little more iffy about getting to know Scortcher in the next book, but hoping French will surprise me.


    What other book might you compare Faithful Place to and why?

    French's books are really in a class by themselves. Maybe it would compare to Snow Falling on the Cedars.


    What about Tim Gerard Reynolds’s performance did you like?

    He's a good narrator - very energetic. It's not annoying when he does the woman's voices either.


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

    No, but it kept my interest.


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