Stunning - a book that surpasses all expectations and thoroughly cements Anne Griffin's place on the short but venerable list of writers whose work is always a must-read. A delicately-hewn delight from first sentence to last.
A wonderfully unexpected tale of love, death and everything in between
The setting and its supernatural undertow allow Griffin's humour to sparkle . . . there is a lesson in this quirky account of duty shirked and freedom tasted
Absorbing and heartwarming . . . There are deep thoughts sown beneath the light and charming surfaces of Griffin's novels. Her books are fable-like, deep musings on life, mortality, and what makes a life worth living, philosophy for everyday readers, cleverly disguised as a good old-fashioned story
Some surprising twists and turns . . . kept me engaged to the end
There's bags of charm here
Ireland's long line of magical storytellers is further enriched by Anne Griffin, who follows her poignant debut When All is Said with another outstanding read . . . Griffin explores the tension between instinct and duty in a powerful, moving novel, deftly weaving the strands of the story to create a masterpiece that lingers long in the memory
A warm and funny read, full of lovely characters and poignant moments.
Carries many of the winsome Irish signature traits we expect of Griffin
Tender, gentle and warm-hearted
Listening Still is very good and I would recommend it . . . It's a really exciting story and . . . highly interesting . . . actually quite enthralling, and even though it sounds wild, as you read the book it seems entirely feasible
An emotional, funny look at human relationships in all their forms.
Listening Still marries rural realism with the supernatural very convincingly and beautifully highlights the small, but important, moments of life and death
A highly original story about a family-run undertaking business
Griffin sensitively explores Jeanie's struggle for self-fulfilment in an assured second novel.