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The Sisters

Narrated by: Aoife McMahon
Series: The Cormac Reilly Series, Book 0.5
Length: 3 hrs and 8 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7,979 ratings)

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Red tape stalls lawyer/client meeting
Are two lawyers better than one?
Confrontation at the station

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Dervla McTiernan

About the Creator

Dervla McTiernan’s debut novel, The Ruin, is a critically acclaimed international bestseller.The Ruin was short-listed for the 2018 Irish Book Awards, the 2019 Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards, the Barry Awards, the Davitt Awards, the Ned Kelly Awards, and the Australian Book Industry Awards, and long-listed for the Indie Awards. Dervla’s second book, The Scholar, was also an instant bestseller, confirming her place as one of Australia’s best new crime writers. Dervla was born in County Cork, Ireland, to a family of seven. She studied corporate law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the Law Society of Ireland, and practiced as a lawyer for 12 years. She now lives in Western Australia with her husband and two children. An avid fan from childhood of crime and detective novels, Dervla now writes full-time.

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Aoife McMahon

About the Performer

Originally from Ireland, Aoife McMahon is an actress and voice-over artist with over 100 audiobooks to her credit. She regularly tops best-seller lists and The Times’s (UK) top titles. Aoife trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has gone on to work with the Royal Shakespeare Company, National, Young Vic, Royal Court, and Abbey theaters as well as BBC TV and Radio, RTÉ TV (Ireland), and many others. She has won awards both for her screen and audio work. Aoife lives in London and travels regularly to Sri Lanka, where she teaches kundalini yoga and takes time out to write.

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decent short story that empowers women

great mystery that can be guessed and ending came up short but a good story that empowers the female workforce!

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Look forward to hearing more from this author

Truth is- I am old and although a former English teacher and librarian, I don’t listen to the fine/uplifting literature others read/listen to. I like suspense and mysteries. This is the FIRST monthly freebie from Audible I have liked. It’s a good story (although, like any short story, it ties things up way too simply. Afric’s story isn’t complete. But the reader was great and I’d listen to more by the author or the reader.

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Very good story and I look forward to reading more

I love the choice of an Irish narrator for an Irish writer's story set in Ireland. it lent an air of authenticity when listening. I'm very interested in reading more about these two great characters and hopes the author returns to both of them in the future.

Also, I'm no SJW but did *not* find the male characterizations so over the top as some did. cops everywhere tend to be an old boys club group. But even in that regards there were two, possibly three, male characters (not counting the defendant) who were not antagonizing or patronizing, but legitimate allies to the sisters.

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A good listen

I am more likely to listen to non-fiction, but I enjoyed The Sisters. It was a good yarn read by a great narrator. As well as the action of the story, I liked the details that paint a picture of life in Dublin ... setting the scene without stalling the story. As a bonus, it was the perfect length for my car trip!

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Fast Plot

The story was good, would have been better if it had been longer and we learned more about each character. It was solved too fast and didn't really have as many twists and turns as I like. Th narration was good and I loved her accent!!

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The Sisters

I enjoyed this story it was good and the narration was beautifully done. I Loved it.

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Excellent story.

I was actually delighted and surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. I couldn’t stop listening and finished it all in one sitting. Great character development, great storyline, narration was well done. I enjoyed the dialogue throughout. I highly recommend this. Perfect length for a road trip.

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Lags then takes off

I wanted to shut this off. The narrator was terrible with male voices. The intro dragged on. Then once the case began it got interesting. It would have been far better with two narrators. The male parts were OTT falsely masculine and the girls a bit too flowery as if every girl was a damsel in distress. With better narration, this would have gotten a better review.

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simple but intriguing murder mystery.

well developed characters but simple story.
would love to have it be a longer story.

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you should listen

I very much liked this book. I will be getting more from this author. The narrator did a great job.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-19

Doesn't leave any feelings

Book - to listen and do not remember about it tomorrow. Simple story. Easy listen.

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  • Miss C.
  • 09-10-19

Gripping

Brilliant book , really enjoyable with a great flow and just the right amount of intrigue.

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  • R. J. Gladden
  • 09-12-19

One word: Brilliant!

This is only a short listen but sums up the writing of Dervla McTiernan excellently. Brilliant, believable characters, I love these sisters. Clever, clever storyline. Great narration too from Aoife McMahon.

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  • Fiona B.
  • 09-10-19

Gripping, completely credible, loved it!!!

From the start, I had to keep listening. Great strong characters, all places and stories so well described and told that I could picture all clearly in my mind. Sisters relationship perfectly written. I can't wait for Dervla's next audible book! Soon please!!

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  • Odharnait
  • 09-09-19

Engrossing!

Listened to it all in one go. Becoming a signature of Dervlas writing. Highly recommend it!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-09-19

Well written and a great pre-quel

This has wetted the appetite for this author. Very enjoyable and the story had legs so a shame it ended so soon. But if this is anything to go by, I shall enjoy The Ruin.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-08-19

Lean, light, literature

I liked the characters, the interrelationships and as individuals. I enjoyed touches of humour. I especially liked that it wasn't sensational, nor was it hard work. It was a nice listen when I was looking for a little entertainment.

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  • nev kidd
  • 09-21-19

A brilliantly written story, beautifully read

The story is very good, well paced and with excellent characters.
I was hooked by line 2 and listened to it in one sitting.
The reader is really clear and brings the story to life.
I would recommend Dervla McTiernan to anyone and everyone.

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  • Victoria O'Doherty
  • 09-21-19

A great book

very easy to listen to and a great story with a great ending. i would definately recommend.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-21-19

Unbelievable story line

Incompetence in the Garda could never be this bad. Really unbelievable that two silly rookies could get a guy released from prison.

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  • Sunny
  • 09-11-19

Waiting for the next instalment

I enjoyed this teaser and am looking forward to the next instalment in this series. I have to add that I would happily listen to Aoife McMahon reading the phone book to me. I have enjoyed several of her audio books which, I am sure, are enhanced by her fabulous narration.

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  • Hannah
  • 09-10-19

Robbed of ending

A beautiful performance and story but I feel so robbed of the ending! Felt very rushed at the end. I would’ve liked more thriller chapters!

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  • Anna Saboisky
  • 09-08-19

Short listen

I’m a big Dervla fan, and I was waiting for this to get going when it ended!

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  • Iwbar
  • 09-08-19

Very enjoyable

Great short story, liked the multiple sub stories that kept me entertained and wanting more

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  • Pamela M.J.
  • 09-09-19

A great story well-told

One sister is a barrister, the other a guarda. They have different perspectives, different skills, but together they make a great team. I wanted to cheer them on. Keep going girls!

This is a super novella and Aoife McMahon is the perfect narrator for Dervla McTiernan. More like this one, please Ms McTiernan.

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  • Heather
  • 09-10-19

Excellent short read

I really enjoyed this, Aofie's Irish accent is lovely, the story was a little too short, I would have loved more. I think 'The Ruin' will be my next listen.

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  • deb
  • 09-10-19

Tastes great

Thanks for the free taste of The Sisters Audible. Can’t wait to read The Ruin & The Scholar

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  • Marian
  • 09-08-19

Great background to the Ruin.

Enjoyable and gripping read. Well written, flows easily and builds suspense. Liked listening to the audiobook.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-21-19

I enjoyed this book

Well narrated, but the music at the end was wierd. I felt it could have been a little more somehow.

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  • Rebecca Keeler
  • 09-19-19

The Sisters

Really enjoyed it, i enjoyed learning about Carrie’s past and I was only disappointed that it didn’t last longer.