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The Likeness Audiobook

The Likeness

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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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    Parola138 Czech Republic 09-22-14
    Parola138 Czech Republic 09-22-14 Listener Since 2005

    We bite

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    "Major Leagues"

    This story is masterful in the way its written. I recently finished reading a few other 'mystery' type books where you hit pockets when the author sort of loses you in the suspension of disbelief and you know its a fictional book. Not with Tana French. You get pulled in and its all very real. I don't know why, but the recording on this book sounds slightly muffled. But you get over it after a few minutes and, other than that, its narrated pretty well especially with all the Irish slang and accents. I really thought the plot of this one was brilliant compared to other books not only in this series but in this genre as a whole.

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    Christie Cummins jacksonville fl United States 09-11-14
    Christie Cummins jacksonville fl United States 09-11-14 Member Since 2012

    looking for a good read

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    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    a different narrator


    What could Tana French have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    a different narrator


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Heather O'Neill?

    dont know but I have found that I can not concentrate on books read by women


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Daryl Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 09-02-14
    Daryl Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 09-02-14
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    "Tana French: Storyteller"
    What made the experience of listening to The Likeness the most enjoyable?

    I love Tana French's gift of language. She can turn a phrase so well that you can feel the grass under your feet, see the moonlight in the night sky, and feel every emotional detail.This book relies on the most unlikely of premises, but Tana French carries it off with ease. This novel is tangled and messy and wonderful.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Likeness?

    The solving of the mystery, of course, though I found it was a bit drawn out... the descriptions of the parties, the five friends.


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

    She did a fantastic job with this one, even singing! Most narrators are not strong singing vocalists, but heather O'Neill was fantastic!


    Any additional comments?

    Other reviewers were not able to get past the unlikely premise and the length of this book. Don't let this stop you! I was able to get past the first, and the length of the book twists and turns around other parts, so any shortening may have detracted from the punches the story was meant to deliver.Chilling, tragic, well-crafted.

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    Shannon Henderson 08-18-14
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    "Loved the accent!!!"
    Would you listen to The Likeness again? Why?

    It was great for a single listen. Heather O'Neill nailed the audio and because of her, I recommended this story to my mother and others. I have been unable to complete Into the Woods, Book 1 of the Dublin Series. I think the narrator is the reason.


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

    I loved the main character and her dynamic relationship to her captain, her lover, and her undercover relationships!


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    LadySpeaker 08-08-14
    LadySpeaker 08-08-14 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldn't stop listening"
    If you could sum up The Likeness in three words, what would they be?

    Well-crafted, maintained tension throughout, brilliant narration.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Likeness?

    One didn't stand out over another. The story was simply memorable.


    Have you listened to any of Heather O'Neill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not heard her before. She is a brilliant narrator. All of her voices fit the personality of the characters.


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

    Loved it!


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    Elizabeth Lantana, FL, United States 03-11-14
    Elizabeth Lantana, FL, United States 03-11-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Good listen"
    Any additional comments?

    It invited me into their home where I became to love the people in side and felt sad to see it fall apart.

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    Ruthanne Davis Abilene, Texas USA 03-02-14
    Ruthanne Davis Abilene, Texas USA 03-02-14 Member Since 2013

    The Bookworm

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    "TANA FRENCH DOES IT AGAIN!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Likeness to be better than the print version?

    I would...the lovely Irish brogue of Heather O'Neill lends a perfect extra touch to this incredible mystery.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Likeness?

    Holding my breath and wondering when and if Cassie's real identity would be revealed.


    Have you listened to any of Heather O'Neill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Sorry, I haven't but will be looking for her in the future.


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

    No extreme reaction...it's not that kind of book. But it did make me think a lot about friendships and how they either thrive or fail. So much of the book has to do with people supporting each other.


    Any additional comments?

    This is my third novel by Tana French and I will read ANYTHING she writes at this point. Each book has been a unique and expertly crafted mystery and paced perfectly right to the end. I particularly love the way she has some of the same characters pop up in each book. I do understand that she will have a new book published in June of 2014 and I will pre-order it as soon as it becomes available.

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    Suzy Temple, TX, United States 12-02-13
    Suzy Temple, TX, United States 12-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    What did you love best about The Likeness?

    This was an interesting plot and I liked the characters. Was pretty much drawn to the story and could not wait to get back to it. Highly reccomend it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Facets of the characters


    What does Heather O'Neill bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved her voice.


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    Wendy Virginia Beach, VA, United States 10-12-13
    Wendy Virginia Beach, VA, United States 10-12-13 Member Since 2010
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    "A little too far fetched"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No. The plot is just not believable. I enjoyed the other Tana French novels and I really really wanted to like this book. But I have to say ... the story just doesn't work and seemed like a half hearted attempt.


    What could Tana French have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    The story just doesn't make sense. Really. I couldn't let go of this. As I listened I kept asking myself, "really? her close friends are falling for this?" The performance was great, but a great performance can't save an unbelievable plot.


    Was The Likeness worth the listening time?

    No.


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    AMLehrer Hillsboro, MO 10-04-13
    AMLehrer Hillsboro, MO 10-04-13 Member Since 2012

    Wife, Mother, Nurse Practitoner.

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    "Imagery for DAYS...but a smidge hard to believe."
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Likeness to be better than the print version?

    Unless you take the time to REALLY REALLY read this book, I think you don't get the beautiful dexriptions you hear from the audio version. The Irish accent is key to a good portion of the story.


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

    She's brilliant. An amazing ability to make each character unique with the Irish accent is amazing.


    Any additional comments?

    The only thing I find hard to believe is the main premise of the story is hard to believe. I had 4 roomates in college and I would know, without a doubt if he was a "stand in"....

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