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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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    Tena E. Boyd 07-24-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Tana French has once again produced a must-read!"
    What did you love best about Faithful Place?

    The narrator was so spot on with this production, I could listen over and over again and indeed I have.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The central character, Frank Mackey has to be the favorite. The many facets of his character father, undercover detective, brother/son in a dysfunctional family, victim of loss of his first love...the author makes you feel what he feels and hurt for him and want him to succeed.


    Any additional comments?


    Tana French is so very talented and for each of my friends to which I have recommended her books they are so very appreciative!

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    Carolyn Kenmore, NY, United States 06-27-12
    Carolyn Kenmore, NY, United States 06-27-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Fantastic Reader!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Faithful Place to be better than the print version?

    Yes.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    It drags a bit at some parts, but is overall a great story.


    What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    There were many Irish colloquialisms and/or slang that I don't think I would have understood if reading it in print. Listening to the reader's tone in context made them understandable. And it sounds to me like he is more than a narrator; he's a voice actor.


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

    It made me laugh at many points, and also feel nostalgic for my youth. The author has a great ability to make the reader to visualize the characters in the past.


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    J. Green Atlanta, GA 06-11-12
    J. Green Atlanta, GA 06-11-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Love Ireland, love this series"

    This was an excellent entry in an excellent series. I love Tana French's writing style. Her characters just come to life and become my companions while I am immersed in her stories. The narrator was spot on. I felt like I was watching the movie in my head the entire time I listened.

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    TS Tucson, AZ, United States 05-28-12
    TS Tucson, AZ, United States 05-28-12 Member Since 2012

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    "Good story, excellent performance"
    What did you love best about Faithful Place?

    I loved the way that French was able to describe the place. It felt like you were there.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Frank was my favorite because he was very realistic and unpredictable.


    What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The accent. Wow, I loved the way that it was read. I am so glad that I didn't just read this book.


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

    Yes! I was hooked from the very first sentence but couldn't listen all at once. I typically listen on my way to and from work, I have a 45 min drive each way. I was literally 20 minutes late one day sitting in the parking lot at work listening, I couldn't stop!


    Any additional comments?

    Don't read Tana French books, listen to them. It makes a huge difference in a really good way.

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    AnneEliz 05-25-12
    AnneEliz 05-25-12 Member Since 2002
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    "Not just a thriller"

    The surprise here is the novel's poetic sensibility, very unexpected in what is essentially a police thriller. The characters are real, foibles and strengths alike in full view, and I can't say I liked most of them, but they sure held my attention. The novel is well plotted and paced, but with an underlying uneasiness that I might not have tolerated had it not been written so beautifully. I feel as though I have lived in Dublin. The narrator was superb, to the point that I'm not sure the prose, as crafted as it is, would have kept my attention had I been reading it and not listening to it. This is one novel that stayed with me long after I finished it.

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    Jane Mitakides 05-21-12
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    "Excellent book"
    Would you listen to Faithful Place again? Why?

    I probably wouldn't listen again -- but sure like it the first time


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The lead detective -- very human and real


    What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The Irish brogue is just right


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

    I listened while driving on a car trip, and loved it


    Any additional comments?

    Excellent performance

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    Amazon Customer Atlanta, GA, United States 05-17-12
    Amazon Customer Atlanta, GA, United States 05-17-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Very entertaining"

    The narrator of this audiobook is excellent. His accent and performance made me want to sit in the car longer and listen to the book.

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    Lori North Reading, MA, USA 05-14-12
    Lori North Reading, MA, USA 05-14-12 Member Since 2013
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    "If you have a close family..."
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I wouldn't recommend this to anyone that has a close family. Throughout this book I kept thinking, how could you just leave your family for 20 years. I found this extremely depressing and the story line was too predictable for me!


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    Amy Witherow Campbell, CA, United States 04-14-12
    Amy Witherow Campbell, CA, United States 04-14-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Fabulous!"
    If you could sum up Faithful Place in three words, what would they be?

    I loved it!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Faithful Place?

    How children bring us to important moments in our life. (I won't say more, so not to spoil it.)


    What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    The fabulous accent, and a real sense of being in Ireland.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yeah, but again, I won't spoil it.


    Any additional comments?

    Terrific mystery, well written, with wonderful, true-to-life characters and realism. I must read for those who like mysteries.

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    Douglas Chico, CA, United States 03-27-12
    Douglas Chico, CA, United States 03-27-12 Member Since 2005
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    "Awesome! Very well written."

    For what ever reason I didn't listen to this book for 3-4 months after I downloaded it. That was a mistake. This is a great listen. I wanted to listen to this book every waking hour after I started it.

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