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  • In the Forest

  • By: Edna O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Stephen Rea
  • Length: 6 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

In the Forest, set in the west of Ireland, is the story of a young man who shoots dead three people in a forest glade. The young man, Mich O'Kane, is "not all there in the head" as one character puts it. By puberty, he is already committing petty crimes, ending up in borstal. By the time he is back home he has also served time in a British jail and is an institutionalised criminal.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Comprehending Evil

  • By common reader on 20-12-08

Blood-curdling Horror

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-11-17

One of the most horrifying tales I've ever come across.

'eyes like holes filled with vistas of nowhere...'

Brilliantly read.