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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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    Linda Longview, TX, United States 07-29-12
    Linda Longview, TX, United States 07-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Engaging"

    The story and performance held my interest. The plot strains the imagination, but the author pulls it off. This is the second novel by the author that I have read. I've enjoyed both but in fact, I liked the believability of the other ( Faithful Place ) better.

    I recommend the book, just be prepared for something designed more for entertainment than Faithful Place.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 03-01-12
    Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States 03-01-12 Member Since 2015

    Dept Q, Harry Hole... where are you?

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    "Trivial story hardly worth the effort."
    Would you try another book from Tana French and/or Heather O'Neill?

    I am done.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The Informant


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

    Yes, she does well.


    You didn???t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    I like the detectives, but the story is so trivial I cannot understand why such an undertaking by the police would ever take place.


    11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia 05-14-09
    Patricia 05-14-09

    Molly

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    "Beautiful writing, rich characterization"

    This is a follow-up to In the Woods, which I also liked very much. In this book, as in that one Ireland is itself a character, and a very complex one at that. The mystery lies in the way French knots the characters together and then works at picking that knot apart. The solution is really a moment in which we see the characters for who they are behind carefully constructed personas.

    Cassie is a wonderful narrator, with a rich and vivid voice, beautifully rendered by Ms. O'Neill.

    Make no mistake, this is a literary mystery for those who thrive on setting and characterization.

    13 of 17 people found this review helpful
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    Taryn Suffern, NY, United States 07-03-11
    Taryn Suffern, NY, United States 07-03-11 Member Since 2006

    Addicted to Audible!

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    "Love Tana French"

    Ms French is my new favorite author. Her books have great plots, great character development, twists and turns. I like the reader best from Faithful Place - he was awesome! If you like a good psychological thriller than her books are for you.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    Peter 02-12-09
    Peter 02-12-09
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    "Not as good"

    I really liked "The Woods," which should be read first. I had to suspend disbelief too much in this book -- the main character can act like a B horror movie protagonist.

    However, the book is fairly intelligent and entertaining and I'd recommend it.

    10 of 13 people found this review helpful
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    John Columbia, TN, United States 06-07-10
    John Columbia, TN, United States 06-07-10
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    "Very Pleased"

    The Likness is a great listen. I think it holds very true to life and does not end with every detail wrapped up in a pretty bow. The author leaves some things to your imagination. The narrator is absolutely the best a listener could hope for. I highly recommend this, especially if you have read In the Wood by Tana French. I am looking forward to the next release from this author. There are enough turns and twists to keep you guessing what is next, when you lay the book down.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer 01-15-09
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    "I loved this one!"

    This is a sequel to "In the Woods" I picked this first as I have trouble listening to male narrators do female voices. So far I have not found one who does not make all the female voices sound the same, and none in character.
    However, I liked this one so much, I just ordered the other.
    The narrator here is wonderful, and the complexities of all the characters unfolds beautifully.
    Now that I have finished it, the characters as well as the authoress are still developing in my mind.






    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Sandy Orlando, FL 02-04-14
    Sandy Orlando, FL 02-04-14 Member Since 2012
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    "Long and drawn out story."

    Where did all the 5 star reviews come from?? I have never been so bored with a story. I want to return it, but thankfully got this one on sale. The author could have made this a lot better if she cut it in half. Way too much useless filler/garble inserted into a scene when your waiting for something to happen with one of the storylines. I kept thinking, "I listened 30 minutes for that?" Nothing happens for hours, but boredom waiting for an OH WOW or whats next?
    Awful Awful Awful. I'm so disappointed I already bought the next one by Tana French and I so hope it's much better than this one.
    The Narrator was excellant. Whew!

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra 10-22-09
    Sandra 10-22-09 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent"

    The Likeness is great, it kept me guessing and captured chapter after chapter just like "In the Woods". I hope Audible's customer service comes up with a way to warning me if Tana French comes up with another sequel. O'Neil is an great too. A must have.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sandra L. Jacob US 08-08-09
    Sandra L. Jacob US 08-08-09 Member Since 2015

    Sleo

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    "Mesmerizing, complex, real"

    I loved this book, the narrator, the plot, the writing, the characters. It was as good as the first one,In The Woods. I highly recommend it. The plot complexity, the imagery, the characters all combine to make a fascinating story that I had to finish. I wonder if Tana French will write another. I hope so.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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