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In the Woods Audiobook

In the Woods

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Publisher's Summary

As dusk approaches a small Dublin suburb in the summer of 1984, mothers begin to call their children home. But on this warm evening, three children do not return from the dark and silent woods. When the police arrive, they find only one of the children. He is gripping a tree trunk in terror, wearing blood-filled sneakers and unable to recall a single detail of the previous hours.

Twenty years later, the found boy, Rob Ryan, is a detective on the Dublin Murder Squad and keeps his past a secret. But when a 12-year-old girl is found murdered in the same woods, he and Detective Cassie Maddox (his partner and closest friend) find themselves investigating a case chillingly similar to the previous unsolved mystery. Now, with only snippets of long-buried memories to guide him, Ryan has the chance to uncover both the mystery of the case before him and that of his own shadowy past.

©2007 Tana French; (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA), Inc.

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    Tabitha 05-20-16
    Tabitha 05-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Listen for Before Bed"

    In the woods is well written, I will give it that. But a book can be well written without being the slightest bit entertaining. While I never found the vocabulary to be reaching or trying to hard, it was so overwritten and wordy that after 5 minutes of the narrator ~setting the scene~ my mind wandered and I forgot what he was talking about in the first place. This happened to me every single time I forced myself to listen to it. The good news is that the droning, monotone narrative was excellent for putting me right to sleep before bed.

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    Marie 05-17-16
    Marie 05-17-16 Member Since 2017
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    "I got too tense"

    This book is so good but I was just so tense around chapter 18 that I had to skip to the end to read the last chapter.

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    schoolmarm 05-17-16
    schoolmarm 05-17-16 Member Since 2017
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    "Anti-climax"

    Narrator's voice forced and screeching in all parts but the main character . Ending boring.

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    Rachel 05-16-16
    Rachel 05-16-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not what I expected"
    What would have made In the Woods better?

    There was no resolution at the end!!


    Has In the Woods turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    Would you be willing to try another one of Steven Crossley’s performances?

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    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    Yes, there were some parts that were exciting.


    Any additional comments?

    I was so disappointed with this book.

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    Randel 05-03-16
    Randel 05-03-16 Member Since 2012
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    "One of the best mysteries"

    I was fully engrossed and blindsided by the villains identity. I am glad I have discovered Ms. French after she has published several books. I have much to look forward to.

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    michelle 04-22-16
    michelle 04-22-16
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    "Disappointing story"

    This whole book was a disappointment from beginning to end. Between the story line never really picking up momentum and the narrator never really holding my attention, it was a struggle to get through this book and all I had to do was listen to it. I feel like I wasted my time and money.

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    sherry 04-04-16
    sherry 04-04-16 Member Since 2014
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    "good story"

    I enjoyed listening to the book. kept me interested however I'm not too fond of the ending....left me feeling how the Sopranos left me feeling when it too ended.

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    William K. Harris Baltimore, MD 03-25-16
    William K. Harris Baltimore, MD 03-25-16
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    "Long and underwelming"

    The book starts strong but falls flat from there. It is a bit too long with too much detail on small unimportant elements.

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    Keenan Anchorage Alaska 03-21-16
    Keenan Anchorage Alaska 03-21-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Buy the book instead."

    Steven Crossley doesn't understand Irish humor. his reading is snarky and superficial and misconstrued the charcerization. He's a fine Inspector Rutledge but Gerard Doyle would have been better suited for this work.

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    shannon smallwood 03-17-16 Member Since 2016
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    "great detective story!!"

    I loved this story. I held me from start to finish. I wish some parts of the story could have been more resolved but it was a great listen.

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