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The Likeness Audiobook

The Likeness

Tana French's debut, In the Woods, hit the New York Times best-seller list and drew rave reviews from the Times (London) and Booklist. Picking up six months later, this riveting sequel finds Detective Cassie Maddox still scarred by her last case. When her boyfriend calls her to a chilling murder scene, Cassie is forced to face her inner demons. A young woman has been found stabbed to death outside Dublin, and the victim looks just like Cassie.
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Publisher's Summary

Tana French's debut, In the Woods, hit the New York Times best-seller list and drew rave reviews from the Times (London) and Booklist. Picking up six months later, this riveting sequel finds Detective Cassie Maddox still scarred by her last case. When her boyfriend calls her to a chilling murder scene, Cassie is forced to face her inner demons. A young woman has been found stabbed to death outside Dublin, and the victim looks just like Cassie.

©2008 Tana French; (P)2008 Recorded Books

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    Montana Billings, MT, United States 09-10-12
    Montana Billings, MT, United States 09-10-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Likable heroine"

    I love listening to the Irish Murder Mysteries; the lyrical quality to the foreign accent is entertaining and fresh, and this reader does a great job with it. The book is very well-written with likable characters. It was great to see Frank again (hero in Faithful Place). I felt the dialogue and soliloquizing drags at times, could be edited tighter, but that's what the fast-forward on my I-pod is for. I also would have liked a tidier finish to explain the absolute identical nature of her unknown twin -- a philandering father, twins separated a birth, witness protection? -- I thought that thread petered out, a missed opportunity, but all in all, I love this series.

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    Mary Newburyport, MA, United States 09-09-12
    Mary Newburyport, MA, United States 09-09-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Another story with the Tana Twist"
    Would you listen to The Likeness again? Why?

    I doubt I would listen to The Likeness again if it weren't for Heather O'Neill's narration which added another dimension to the story.


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

    I kept trying to guess the ending, but took a wrong turn down the maize of possibilities Tana French created.


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

    If I had the time available I would have listened to it in three or four sittings.


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    Kristie A. Mcclain Verona, NJ 08-22-12
    Kristie A. Mcclain Verona, NJ 08-22-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Gripping story, wonderful reader!"
    Would you listen to The Likeness again? Why?

    I would if enough time had passed that I didn't remember all the details.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The very vivid characters and the absorbing plot.


    What about Heather O'Neill’s performance did you like?

    Her accent was perfect and she created a different voice for each character. She conveyed all the emotions of each moment perfectly.


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    Susan 08-21-12
    Susan 08-21-12
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    "Loved, loved, loved this book"

    The reader's Irish accent made this book so engaging and interesting! And improbable story line was written so well that you really believed it could happen! I liked this one even more than the first book - In the Woods.

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    OLH Denver, CO, United States 08-20-12
    OLH Denver, CO, United States 08-20-12
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    "Different type of mystery!"

    Great narrator, enjoyed the Irish brogue! Psychological thriller as well as a murder mystery. Highly enjoyable!

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    R. Rauve Seattle, WA 08-08-12
    R. Rauve Seattle, WA 08-08-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Atmosphere doesn't kill the plot"

    I listened to French's "In the Woods" and found it mesmeric, but frustrating. The plot kept getting lost in all the atmosphere, the tone of the book was too unremittingly gloomy, and the unresolved elements at the ending annoyed me.

    But when I noticed this book, I couldn't resist, because French is such a fine writer, even if the pace of her work--like all literary fiction--is pretty slow. Now that I've heard "The Likeness," I must say I think there's a noticeable improvement between this book and its predecessor. Like "In the Woods," "The Likeness" is very slow and thoughtful and long on atmosphere, but this time French doesn't lose track of her plot, and manages to maintain dramatic tension. And there are some lighthearted moments to balance out all the angst.

    I'm really hooked by these characters. And the narrator's voice is absolutely perfect.

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    Tena E. Boyd 07-24-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Another hit to rival her first!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The complex and very compelling story-line keep you riveted. The narration is very well done.


    Which character – as performed by Heather O'Neill – was your favorite?

    The heroine, Cassie Maddox, starts out with an almost unbelievable job undercover that she pulls off. You wait and wait for her to be found out and disaster to strike but root for her the whole time. This is a very human character who makes you think, could I be that brave?


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

    The unraveling of the secrets of the housemates...


    Any additional comments?

    A great read/listen!!!

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    Hagatha Houston, TX 06-19-12
    Hagatha Houston, TX 06-19-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Brings you right into the story."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Likeness to be better than the print version?

    Always listen to books in the regional accent!


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

    I listened to the last chapter 3 times. It was a very moving closing. And I needed closure after being brought so deep into the story.


    Any additional comments?

    I had purchased the book in print, then decided I wanted to hear the story in the Irish accent. An excellent decision.

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    Ruth Curran La Jolla, CA 06-01-12
    Ruth Curran La Jolla, CA 06-01-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Good story but excellent reader!"

    Really good story with great characters. I am usually not a fan of female readers however, Heather O'Neill transported me to a far off land dropped right in the middle of the characters' lives! Captivating!

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    M. Couillard MN, USA 05-14-12
    M. Couillard MN, USA 05-14-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Good Story"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    My husband hated the narration. I have to say it was the accent. The story took place around Dublin and the narrator used the Irish accent to read the story which I didn't mind after about an hour of listening but it drove my husband Nuts!


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