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I couldn't finish the book. I got more than halfway through and quit. I just simply could not listen to any more because of the narrator. That phony brogue was so distracting.
I loved her first book in this series and I just downloaded the next book.
Steven Crossley did a great job of narrating In the Woods.
Very different and not predictable!
She brought this book to life, I loved listening to it!
Love the series and can't wait for more! This book does not disappoint.
I THOUGHT IN THE WOODS WAS GREAT BUT 'THE LIKENESS' WAS EVEN BETTER. CAN'T WAIT TO LISTEN TO PART 3. I STAYED UP ALL NIGHT BECAUSE I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN.
Ridiculous premise, but I enjoyed it anyway. I really felt like I was there-great character and location details.
Loved the narrator and story, I reccommend reading the first book in the series 'into the woods' first to get a better understanding of what's going on in Cassey's head, though it's not as good as this one. Next two are good as well but this one is my favorite!
I could listen to her narrate all day, every day.
On the plus side, the actual mystery, the who done it and why, was pretty interesting, as was the social dynamic portrayed. The characters were were fairly well developed, although some were cliched. The narrator was, in nearly every respect, excellent, sounding distinct regional and class dialects. The only place she didn't do quite as well was in a brief segment of the book where she takes on a pretty bad Australian accent. On the downside, I thought the book was overlong by about 1/3rd. The first two to three hours were tedious and felt padded. Also, the premise of the story and some of the police procedures were pretty unbelievable. All that said, it was an enjoyable listen, well worth the credit.
I thought this was one of the best Tana French books that I have listened to. The story was very interesting and hard to figure out, lots of twists and turns. I liked the fact that the narrator of this book did an excellent job with multiple accents.
I liked the heroine, Cassie. She is a strong intelligent woman character but a mixture of tough and emotional--like most women. I liked her intuition about people that makes her such a good cop.
Not sure. I did listen to Broken Harbor --if she did that one. I like that she did the Irish accents in a way that distinguished them but made them easy to understand (by those of us who are not natives of the British Isles).
I did react to this book but not to the extreme. I sympathized with all the characters in this book and find them sadly likeable.
This book, much like the first in the series, was compelling nearly from the first minute. We are reintroduced to Detective Cassie Maddox of the Dublin Police Force. In the time between the last book, Cassie has joined the Domestic Violence Squad and is now datting Sam.
The story is well narrated. The characters are distinct and the voice quality flows easily from paragraph to paragraph. One of my common complains in audio books is not hearing distinctions in chapters/narrators which are normally identified in print with italics or physical breaks in the page. This narration did not have that problem, and I clearly understood where I was at all times. The narration really accentuated the story.
The book itself was good, but not great. I understand the concept, but I found it hard to believe Detective Maddox was not easily discovered by her housemates much sooner than she was.
All in all, definitely worth a listen. I will be reading the next book for sure - and probably the 4th as well!
lyrical, haunting, moving
I don't want to give it away, but there's a moment early on where I thought "this is not going to be believable" and I surprised myself at the ease in which I gave myself over to the story...and that it was effortless to believe it. From that early moment, all suspicions of it being a stretch stretch evaporated with the skill of the storytelling.
her musical voice, with subtle variations in tone, captured the regional variations of the Irish characters, she has a gorgeous voice.
The intimacy the characters shared even when there was an undercurrent of uncertainty and fear was amazing.
I loved this book. This is the second in the series, and now that I've started the third, I realize that the books can stand easily on their own. They each have different narrators, and don't need to be read in order. So far this is my favorite.
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