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The Trespasser Audiobook

The Trespasser: A Novel

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Publisher's Summary

A brilliant new novel from the New York Times best-selling author whom Gillian Flynn calls "mesmerizing" and Stephen King calls "incandescent".

Being on the murder squad is nothing like Detective Antoinette Conway dreamed it would be. Her partner, Stephen Moran, is the only person who seems glad she's there. The rest of her working life is a stream of thankless cases, vicious pranks, and harassment. Antoinette is savagely tough, but she's getting close to the breaking point.

Their new case looks like yet another by-the-numbers lovers' quarrel gone bad. Aislinn Murray is blond, pretty, groomed to a shine, and dead in her catalogue-perfect living room, next to a table set for a romantic dinner. There's nothing unusual about her - except that Antoinette's seen her somewhere before.

And that her death won't stay in its neat by-the-numbers box. Other detectives are trying to push Antoinette and Steve into arresting Aislinn's boyfriend fast. There's a shadowy figure at the end of Antoinette's road. Aislinn's friend is hinting that she knew Aislinn was in danger. And everything they find out about Aislinn takes her further from the glossy, passive doll she seemed to be.

Antoinette knows the harassment has turned her paranoid, but she can't tell just how far gone she is. Is this case another step in the campaign to force her off the squad, or are there darker currents flowing beneath its polished surface?

©2016 Tana French (P)2016 Penguin Audio

What the Critics Say

"[Narrator] Hilda Fay gives a keenly considered performance.... Subtle distinctions among Irish accents play a fascinating part in Fay's performance." (AudioFile)

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    KDM 10-08-16
    KDM 10-08-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Loved it!!!"

    Unlike other reviewers, I had no issue with Hilda Fay's narration. She did a great job and I thought the story was as good as Tana French's other wonderful novels! I think some people just want the last narrator they liked in a series and can't stand any variation. While I've been there before, I had no problems sinking deep into the story. Another solid addition to Ms. French's Dublin Murder Squad! I can say that because I just re-listened to the series before I purchased The Trespasser!

    40 of 44 people found this review helpful
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    lesley 10-08-16
    lesley 10-08-16 Member Since 2010
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    "A literary mystery"

    Despite its length, I was so pulled along by this story, I stopped watching the news, I stayed up hours past any sane bedtime, listened in my car, listened in the bathtub...just had to keep listening. Unlike some other reviewers, I found Hilda Fay to be one of the best narrators ever, and a perfect match for Tana French's writing. I could easily tell which character was speaking and thought she truly conveyed changes in the characters as the story moved along. She also did a terrific job of varying regional accents; most were Dublin (with shades of difference in class and district) and others were from elsewhere in the southern part of the country. Stephen's accent differed from Antoinette's, for example. There are very few authors whose books I will pre-order; Tana French, especially if Hilda Fay is narrator, will be one of those. This is a masterful novel with a mystery at its heart. But there are more revelations than just discoveries about the case. The drawing of the characters, the exquisite descriptions of scenes and emotions, none were done with the minimalist style that even a good crime novel or thriller can get away with. Tana French spared no effort and made every word count in this marvelous book.

    48 of 53 people found this review helpful
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    Taryn Suffern, NY, United States 11-05-16
    Taryn Suffern, NY, United States 11-05-16 Member Since 2006
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    "Another winner for Tana French"

    If you like Ms. French's books than you will enjoy this one. She basically uses the same formula but she always has new and interesting characters with lots of twists and turns to keep you listening. The narration was excellent- which is fun for me being American. I enjoy listening to foreign narrators and hearing how the different names and words are pronounced.I wont give anything away other than to say if you like police drama and you have enjoyed her other books you will like this one too!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Carolyn Spartanburg SC 11-03-16
    Carolyn Spartanburg SC 11-03-16
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    "Reader is distracting"
    Any additional comments?

    I am trying to listen to this book. I have enjoyed Tana French's other novels. The reader has such a heavy accent I find myself listening to her pronunciations more than I can hear the story. This is very distracting!!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    SKNew Plymouth, Ma 10-09-16
    SKNew Plymouth, Ma 10-09-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Fabulous performance fabulous story"
    Would you listen to The Trespasser again? Why?

    I absolutely loved the narrator and I have returned many books because of not liking the performer, I am that fussy. She gets the way people talk and think, with all the right pauses and emphases. I had been waiting with great anticipation for this book to come out and was not disappointed. I had a long car trip alone so heard eight hours almost non stop. Ioved Tana French's skill with showing thinking process.


    21 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    S'Kay 10-12-16
    S'Kay 10-12-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I liked the narrator just fine"

    Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad books are probably my favorite mystery series. Not as bleak as Adrian McKinty. Her protagonists are usually female, always smart, deep thinkers. Those are good qualities for any main character but especially for a mystery.

    Antonette, the only female detective on the Murder Squad is described as an outsider from the start. While she continues to be an outsider throughout the story, her own take on that goes through some transformation. Antonette and her partner Steve are given the case of a young woman found dead in her home. The home is sterile & impersonal and the two immediately have problems figuring out who this woman was, and why someone would want to kill her.

    I was surprised to see complaints about the narrator. I would buy a book by this narrator again. She handles the different voices (male/female) and accents (mostly class distinctions within Dublin) well. Although Antonette narrates, and therefore has the most 'lines', Ms Fay seems to have no problem embodying the many men in Antonette's world. Best of all she doesn't get in the way of the story unfolding.

    My favorite Tana French book was Broken Harbor. This is almost as good. I'll be listening to this one again before the next Murder Squad mystery hits the shelves.

    17 of 20 people found this review helpful
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    Mark Bettendorf, IA, United States 02-23-17
    Mark Bettendorf, IA, United States 02-23-17 Member Since 2011
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    "My favorite to date"

    Excellent story and narration. Even though the suspect wasn't a shocking surprise, the weaving of the tale is masterful & the characters run deep. Tana French is an automatic purchase now...and I'll seek out Hilda Fay in future. She was spectacular.

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    Gladys Degner 12-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Review of Tana French book Trespasser"

    By far and w/o a doubt this was the WORST book I have listened to by this author.
    There was much to much reposition of dialogue and story line.
    I have listened to Audible books for about 20 years and this was the worst book read.
    The narrator should never again be allowed to read for Audible.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Roberta Star 11-07-16
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    "Reader's voice grating,annoying"
    What would have made The Trespasser better?

    Tone of reader's voice was off-putting and inconsistent over time. Made me lose interest in the book. Made a character who is spunky sound like a whiny, unlikeable person. Mumbles, pronounces the exact same words in different ways. Instead of the enjoyment I usually get from audible, I became very irritated and wanted the reader to just stop. So I stopped instead.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Tana French? Why or why not?

    No. I've read all the others by French. Will finish The Trespasser in a hard copy book


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    No.


    What character would you cut from The Trespasser?

    Not the characters. The reader should be changed


    Any additional comments?

    I want to return the audiobook to you

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon 10-10-16
    Sharon 10-10-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Another riveting story"

    Tana French works her magic again Weaving complicated characters and a totally who done it case for the he Dublin Murder Squad. Could not put the story away and just when you think you have all the answers the story bends in a totally different way. Love the author She writes stories that I listen to over and over

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful

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