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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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    Jessica L. Roberts 12-26-12 Member Since 2013

    jofreaka

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    "Ehh..Guilty Pleasure."
    Any additional comments?

    Ridiculous premise, but I enjoyed it anyway. I really felt like I was there-great character and location details.

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    Jezibellangel 12-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "lOVE"
    What did you love best about The Likeness?

    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!


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

    yes


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

    I could listen to her narrate all day, every day.


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    scott 12-05-12
    scott 12-05-12
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    "Improbable, yet interesting."

    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.

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    sonia 11-27-12
    sonia 11-27-12 Member Since 2008
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    "I'll read anything by Tana French"

    Her stories and characters are always well developed. They are dark and and enthralling! I can't wait for the next one!

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    Jamamama Nashville, TN, United States 11-13-12
    Jamamama Nashville, TN, United States 11-13-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Favorite Tana French book so far"
    What did you love best about The Likeness?

    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.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    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.


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

    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).


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

    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.


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    JustABookie 11-05-12
    JustABookie 11-05-12
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    "Good read, Excellent Listen"

    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!

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    linc 10-29-12
    linc 10-29-12 Member Since 2016
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    "a smart lyrical mystery"
    If you could sum up The Likeness in three words, what would they be?

    lyrical, haunting, moving


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

    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.


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

    her musical voice, with subtle variations in tone, captured the regional variations of the Irish characters, she has a gorgeous voice.


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

    The intimacy the characters shared even when there was an undercurrent of uncertainty and fear was amazing.


    Any additional comments?

    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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    Rita 10-16-12
    Rita 10-16-12

    Audible addicted love mystery,lately stuck on love story. Mother of 1 Labrador and 1 perfect man. Work way too hard, and so ready to be retired

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    "Everyone has a twin"

    Second book I've tried by tanner French. Never been disappointed very long but I love long. It's a mystery so do not want to give. cliffhanger away. So I will say it kept me entertain and in suspense. Heather did well with men and women characters.

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    Patricia Franklin, TN, United States 10-14-12
    Patricia Franklin, TN, United States 10-14-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Tana French is not an ordinary mystery writer."
    If you could sum up The Likeness in three words, what would they be?

    Suspenseful; Surprising; never sure of the outcome till the end, and still had questions!!!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Cassie, of course. She had to be three people at once, and she was so convincing that I was never sure which side I was on. The author's presentation was truly absorbing.


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

    The narrator's nuance of tone and accent is really good. As a listener, differentiating between Cassie and Lexie was not as hard as I would have expected it to be. Ms. O'Neill handled the subtle distinction well.


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

    I was very nervous at different points in the story. I couldn't decide who I wanted to be the perpetrator as I became acquainted with the different characters, but I was always nervous for Cassie-Lexie, that she was always in danger. I never felt like she was safe unless she was in the police station.


    Any additional comments?

    Tana French is an excellent story crafter and character developer. I look forward to more of her novels. I really like listening to the Irish accent and hearing the Irish place names.

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    Gregory Wellenius 10-13-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Not as good as the first book"

    I really like Tana French's first book "In the Woods", which I found to be a great mix of action and depth. In contrast, "The Likeness" was much more about character and scene description with relatively little action throughout. This is mostly ok, but the exhaustive descriptions of scenes or what a character is thinking occasionally get tedious. I found the first couple of hours particularly slow to get through. I stuck with it and in the end thought the book had been worth the credit, but I don't think I'll be looking to read the third book any time soon.

    The narration was very well done.

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