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

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    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


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    JIMENA LAKEWOOD, CA, United States 01-09-13
    JIMENA LAKEWOOD, CA, United States 01-09-13 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent story, wonderful narration, a must read."
    Where does Faithful Place rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This was one of the best I have heard so far. This book transports you to the place of events. The progress is always evolving, the characters very absorbing, the action is at every moment. I love this series from Tana French, an excellent masterpiece.


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

    The story is absorbing and the characters are complex and some a little dark. I love the realistic human nature of every character, the wonderful description on being a teenager in the '80s, but most of all this book really tells the story of a family and very earthly problems and how all in their own way cope.


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

    Great narrator, amazing how he can personalize all the characters. I will be looking for more of his.


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

    Frank was a little too bitter, perhaps dark. His sisters are so incredibly good and loving. It made me realize how siblings can love each other above all the low moments and hurtful things at times they can say to each other.


    Any additional comments?

    I recommend this book, it is awesome.

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    Amazon Customer 01-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved all the details. There is so much character development that I really felt like I got to know the characters.


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

    Family, can you ever get away from them?


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

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    "Just can't stop myself."
    Any additional comments?

    The third one....again some questionable premises, and unlikeable characters but maybe that's her hook. I still keep listening.

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    Cynthia Delray Beach, FL, United States 12-21-12
    Cynthia Delray Beach, FL, United States 12-21-12
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    "lyrical mysterious mystery"

    I can not stop listening to Tana French's books. Each is a mystery, each is told from a detective's perspective, each has a twist to the ending. There the similarity ends. Each story weaves the listener into a world that I didn't want to leave. I had to listen to the books at almost one sitting/listening. I could not put the books down. Much of that also has to be the narrator's expertise. I am hesitant to buy the hardback books as gifts as for me the narrators did such excellent jobs. I rarely write reviews but Tana French and the narrators have won me over. Each is more excellent than the other. The Faithful Place is a heartbreaker but the "good" guys win in the end. That of course depends on who you consider a "good guy".

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    Justin Collingswood, NJ, United States 12-19-12
    Justin Collingswood, NJ, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Great Listen"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this audiobook to anyone who enjoys murder mysteries. The book goes through a bit of a seedy side of Dublin and that was a fascinating backdrop for me. really kept me engaged.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The narrator was excellent. This was my first Tana French book and I was told that I will enjoy her other books even more. The interactions of the characters seemed real and emotional which helped me get into the story.


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

    The characters were all well performed. The subtle differences for each character were noticeable each time. I had no issue picking up Kevin from Francis or any of the other minor characters.


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

    Pulled back to a community he gladly left behind, what really happened to a long lost love may redefine a man's view on life and family.


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    Jonelle Camp Hill, PA, United States 12-14-12
    Jonelle Camp Hill, PA, United States 12-14-12 Member Since 2008

    A librarian who loves to read, whether in print or in the air

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    "Richly Developed Characters - A Great Read!"

    With shades of Angela's Ashes, Tana French spins out a mystery set in Dublin's working class neighborhoods and tenements.

    French uses a minor character (Frank Mackey) from an earlier novel, The Likeness, as her protagonist and has him return to the neighborhood of his childhood to discover the body of his long-lost teenage girlfriend in an abandoned flat. French really knows how to develop her characters well, and undercover cop Frank Mackey is no exception.

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    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 12-06-12
    Paula Overland Park, KS USA 12-06-12 Member Since 2012

    Enjoying one good listen after the next!

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    "This Faithful Listener Loves Faithful Place!"

    No long essay necessary for this one . . . it is a five star winner! Loved everything about this book. The narration is superb. The plot and story line totally engrossing. Wanted to continue listening all day (but couldn't). Will definitely try more of Tana French's works!

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    Mary Ann St. Louis, MO, USA 12-03-12
    Mary Ann St. Louis, MO, USA 12-03-12 Member Since 2010
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    "a violent voice in my ear"
    What did you like best about Faithful Place? What did you like least?

    I didn't like the narrator -- not the reader. He was fine. But the detective who tells the story has a violent and vengeful streak. It's a detective story and I wanted to know "who done it" but I did not like that voice in my head. I'm sure it would have felt less personal on paper, but listening was an unpleasant experience.


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    Emily J. Mills Spofford, New Hampshire 11-16-12
    Emily J. Mills Spofford, New Hampshire 11-16-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Good writing, but story so-so"
    Would you listen to Faithful Place again? Why?

    I wouldn't listen again, because I found the dialogue between the family members really off-putting.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    I would have shortened the dialogue -- it was so tedious, long and negative, that it made me dislike the main character sometimes. I think a lot of it could have been cut out. Also, it was obvious to me from the beginning who the murderer was.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I didn't have one favorite scene, but I liked the way the narrator described the surroundings of the town.


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

    No -- way too long for that.


    Any additional comments?

    I think Tana French is a very good writer. It's just that in all three books, Irish people are depicted as very rough and basically screwed up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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