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Subject: Ireland by Frank Delaney
Date Posted: 11/18/2010 11:56 PM ET
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I picked up this audiobook at my library because the cover looked interesting and I like Ireland. (lol) After reading the description on the back, I thought I'd give it a shot and checked it out. I am SO very glad I did! If you like audiobooks, I highly recommend this one! It's LONG (16 discs) but so, so worth it I promise! The narrator is fantastic and sucks you right in. It's a 5 star book for me and I don't rate many that high. ;)

I can't wait to "read" more by this author!

(If you've read this and loved it, I'd love to hear some recommendations for other books/authors I might also enjoy!)

Date Posted: 11/19/2010 8:14 AM ET
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You might like Morgan LLywelyn, who also writes HF about Ireland. Stephen Lawhead's Patrick takes place largely in Ireland.

Date Posted: 11/19/2010 9:47 AM ET
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You might enjoy Edward Rutherford's "Princes of Ireland" and "Rebels of Ireland" as well.

Date Posted: 11/19/2010 12:47 PM ET
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You might enjoy Edward Rutherford's "Princes of Ireland" and "Rebels of Ireland" as well.

 

completely agree, Vicky, I'm in the middle of Rebels right now, awesome insight into a misunderstood country---fantastic historical detail.

Date Posted: 11/19/2010 5:40 PM ET
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Kelly, you could join me in the wishlist line for Delaney's newest books...

Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show: A Novel :: Frank Delaney
ISBN-13: 9780812979732 - ISBN-10: 0812979737 - Book Type: Paperback

 

The Matchmaker of Kenmare: A Novel :: Frank Delaney
ISBN-13: 9781400067848 - ISBN-10: 1400067847 - Book Type: Hardcover

I really enjoyed "Ireland" too and I have his books "Tipperary" and "Shannon" here to read. I've read his non-fiction book, "Simple Courage" and loved it.

Date Posted: 11/20/2010 12:39 AM ET
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Ooh thank you for the great suggestions! I'm going to definitely check them out! Whoo-hoo! :)

ALbookbugg - thanks for the links! I'm joining ya in line. :) I'm going to check out more of his books for sure!

Date Posted: 11/20/2010 1:19 PM ET
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Loved, loved, loved Ireland!!!

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Subject: Ireland
Date Posted: 11/27/2010 11:58 AM ET
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I checked IRELAND from the library. It looks great, but is so thick I probably will put it onto the back burner. THEN because I re-read this forum, I decided to look for the audio.  WOW,  I just found the audio at library and it is on hold. Sounds great.\

Mary

Date Posted: 11/29/2010 1:06 AM ET
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I found this for $2 today, and upon the recommendations of this thread, bought it. Thanks!

Date Posted: 11/29/2010 8:58 AM ET
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I've had the actual book on my shelf for a long time, but I haven't gotten to it yet.  I don't like to "hear" my books (would much rather read than listen), so I hope the "book" book is as good as the audio book.  I've heard that sometimes a good narrator can make a so-so book much better.

Date Posted: 11/29/2010 9:18 PM ET
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Who was the awesome narrator -- was the author?  Most versions seem to be read by him.

Date Posted: 11/29/2010 10:14 PM ET
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Who was the awesome narrator -- was the author?  Most versions seem to be read by him.

Oops, yes. The author narrated it himself. :)