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Faithful Place Audiobook

Faithful Place: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Tana French has won the prestigious Edgar, Barry, Macavity, and Anthony awards. As her third novel featuring the Dublin Murder Squad opens, 19-year-old Frank Mackey is waiting in vain for Rosie, who he’s supposed to run away to London with. But when she doesn’t show, Frank leaves Dublin without her—thinking never to return. Years later, though, Rosie’s suitcase is found in an abandoned house, and Frank, now a detective, returns to his old neighborhood to learn the truth of that long-ago night.

©2010 Tana French (P)2010 Recorded Books, LLC

What the Critics Say

"French’s writing remains brilliant, and her dialogue is sharp, often lacerating, and sometimes mordantly funny. Faithful Place is her best book yet." (Booklist)

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    Noreen WICHITA FALLS, TX, United States 03-26-13
    Noreen WICHITA FALLS, TX, United States 03-26-13 Member Since 2011
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    Would you listen to Faithful Place again? Why?

    Yes! Such a good story! And I am looking forward to others by Tana French


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

    Yes! The mystery, the family, the back story. ALL GREAT!


    Which character – as performed by Tim Gerard Reynolds – was your favorite?

    Our detective, Frank Mackey of course. But ALL the characters were so real. I felt so bad for the parents, the families stuck in the old neighborhood, not able to get out of a poor neighborhood. I loved Frank's answers to his little girl's questions about the family, and life in general.


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

    Outstanding! It touched on many emotions and levels of family dynamics.


    Any additional comments?

    Great Job! A great listen!

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    Linda Liberty Lake, WA, United States 03-25-13
    Linda Liberty Lake, WA, United States 03-25-13 Member Since 2016
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    "The way stories should be told:"

    Tana French has a talent for storytelling like I have never heard before. The characters are real and well developed to the point we feel their pain and understand their motivation. This is the third installment of the Dublin Murder series and while they can stand alone, listening to them in order brings a unique insight into recurring characters.
    The storyline unfolds gradually and draws you in (the narration is spot on, by the way) and you find yourself inside the story, experiencing the drama as it unfolds.
    I have recommended this series to every book lover I know.

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    Deborah A. Roberson Tempe, AZ 03-21-13
    Deborah A. Roberson Tempe, AZ 03-21-13

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    "Great book to no mater how you chose."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I have read all of Tana's books I can't wait for the next.


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

    great plot


    What about Tim Gerard Reynolds’s performance did you like?

    I really enjoyed Tim Reynolds reading. I look forward to another book read by him.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    drama/mystery


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    Patti 03-18-13
    Patti 03-18-13
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    "Enjoyed this book very much"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The author does a good job bringing the characters to life. Some of them are good people, some are not so good, but you are left with an understanding of what makes people do what they do and how quickly one decision can forever change the lives of many.


    What about Tim Gerard Reynolds’s performance did you like?

    He did what he was supposed to do. He performed it so well you didn't notice him, just the story and the characters.


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    Marcus SHOEMAKERSVILLE, PA, United States 03-18-13
    Marcus SHOEMAKERSVILLE, PA, United States 03-18-13 Member Since 2010

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    "Great entry in the Murder Squad Series"
    Would you listen to Faithful Place again? Why?

    Not likely, just because I'm not the type to re-read a book or re-watch a movie. That doesn't make it bad though, just that I already know what happens.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Probably Jackie or Stephen. Jackie had an adorable kind of innocence and caring nature. Stephen was pretty quick and a standup guy. Would have been cool to see his story in the next entry.


    Have you listened to any of Tim Gerard Reynolds’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't, but his performance here was awesome. If I had read this I would have lost a lot of nuance of the dialect -- he delivered perfectly (to my outsider hearing anyway).


    Any additional comments?

    This is a great entry in the series. We have Frank, who is someone you can't really love, but you still care about his tale. Even though Frank is far from a "tragic hero", I did appreciate that Tana gave him a better ending than she did to the protagonists of the last 2 novels.

    The first novel's ending was sad, and by the end of the second I pretty much hated Cassie, but Frank's closure felt natural. Nothing sad, nothing amazing, just a perfect "fade out" of his life.

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    Catherine 03-17-13
    Catherine 03-17-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Excellent Story"
    What did you love best about Faithful Place?

    The author grabs you from the beginning and you don't let go until the very end. Great story that pulls at the heart. Wonderful characters. Great narration.


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    Holdt Garver 02-13-13 Member Since 2016
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    "great story and performance"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it is interesting and complex. Ms. French has a talent for writing exceptional mysteries and this is my second favorite after "Likeness".


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Faithful Place?

    The last part when we see the perpetrator's and the victims' views on the situations.


    Which character – as performed by Tim Gerard Reynolds – was your favorite?

    I think the protagonist Francis Mackey is my favorite


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    Leslie DAWSON CREEK, BC, Canada 02-04-13
    Leslie DAWSON CREEK, BC, Canada 02-04-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Couldn't Press Pause!"
    If you could sum up Faithful Place in three words, what would they be?


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

    If I'd read it I'd call it a real page turner ... every time I thought I had it figured out, (WHAM!) a new twist would send me down another path!


    What about Tim Gerard Reynolds’s performance did you like?

    Wonderful narration and his Irish brogue was spot on! Especially loved his interpretation of the mother's character ... had me laughing out loud :)


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

    Like I said, couldn't press pause! I listen to my books as a way of taking the boredom out of housework ... I can't recall my house ever being as clean as it was that week-end!


    Any additional comments?

    Aside from the very well written mystery, French's meticulously developed characters add another layer of enjoyment.

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    Genny Baltimore, MD, United States 01-30-13
    Genny Baltimore, MD, United States 01-30-13 Member Since 2017
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    "Oh I love Tana French..."

    I loved Faithful Place. When I first saw that Frank Mackie was going to be the main character, I was less than enthused, but let me tell you --- I was wrong. I love Frank Mackie, his sarcasm, his fierce attachments, his ruthless devotion and fearlessness. I loved all the details of his past and present, and I felt like I knew all the players. I truly miss all of the characters in this book. Download it and dive in.

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    Lyndee A. Billups 01-23-13 Member Since 2008

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    "characters you care about"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I enjoyed the series but thought it would have been better to inter twine the characters more


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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