Book Reviews of The Princes of Ireland (Audio CD) (Abridged)

The Princes of Ireland (Audio CD) (Abridged)
The Princes of Ireland - Audio CD - Abridged
Author: Edward Rutherfurd, John Keating (Narrator)
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ISBN-13: 9780739309544
ISBN-10: 0739309544
Publication Date: 3/2/2004
Edition: Abridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Random House Audio
Book Type: Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 5
Really good book spanning many generations in the Mitchner style. Brilliantly weaving impeccable historical research with stirring stories that are hard to put down.
This darn book kept me awake at night! Tis a good Irish tale.
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Helpful Score: 3
Very enjoyable and immediately captivating. You feel entangled in the lives of his characters- as always! When I finished the book I felt lonely, as if I had said goodbye to a friend.
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Helpful Score: 3
The story follows the development of Dublin as experienced by the people who lived there. Events ranging from the 4th or 5th century through the 15th or 16th century. The CD should whet your appatite for the unabridged written version. It is a very long book but is much more brilliant given the continuity not found in the CD version.
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Helpful Score: 3
An enjoyable read. It's important to keep in mind that the stories told in each era are vehicles for displaying the times and history of the country, and should not be judged solely unto themselves. I came away with a much better understand on Ireland from this book, I can't wait to read the second part!
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Helpful Score: 1
Just could not get into this ponderously slow novel about Ireland, from the fourth century to the fourteenth.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really loved this story, I have just started the 2nd book. It does get somewhat confusing at times because you are working with a lot of characters but if you can follow it you will love the story.
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Helpful Score: 1
Ideal for car trips as the story progresses through a number of tales as history rolls along: love story, battles and politics. An interesting tale to listen to and learn about major events in Irish history up to the invasion of Henry VIII, mostly interpreting the great Irish historical legend. Really long for an abridgement: 8 cds, 9 hours!
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Helpful Score: 1
I like to always have one purely entertaining book (as opposed to research/work) that I can sit down and enjoy with a cup of tea to de-stress. This book was perfect! It's split up into sections and each story is both entertaining in itself and characters move from generation to generation. There is a lot of interesting history woven into it and it's extra fun if you've been to Dublin.
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I love Rutherfurd because he makes history fun! This book (and its sequel) should be 'required reading' for anyone planning a trip to Ireland - or anyone who love to drink green beer on St. Patricks' Day!
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a powerful story; well researched and captivating!
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The story of the various princes who have ruled in Ireland since pre-Christian times. The focus is on rulers near and around Dublin.

It opens with the reign of the Tara kings and the tragic love story of Conall and Deidre and takes us all the way through to the British invasion and rule.

This is my first time listening to a book on CD and I listened to it on my way home for the holidays. It was a bit of a challenge to stay focused on the story and not letting my wander as I drove.

I enjoyed the story and John Keating has a wonderful voice for listening to the story.
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Interesting, but hard to follow.
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Excellent, excellent book chronicling the turbulent history of much misunderstood Ireland. Abounds with period detail. A true portrait of life at the time, with an added debunking of certain myths and stereotypes about the beautiful emerald isle.
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Saga is right. This is a huge book and covers more Irish history than you would think.
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I enjoyed this book so much! I loved to listen to the different ways of life of the Irish people throughout the centuries. I learned much about where differnt words come from and such. It had a great story but was also very historical. I liked both aspects of it.
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I was highly disappointed by this book. Having read Sarum, London and New York by Rutherford I was looking forward to this book. It is written totally different than his other books and drags on and on. My husband tried to read it before me and also just gave up!
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Wonderful saga
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A difficult read but enjoyed it.
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Sweeping history (fictionalized) of Ireland. My husband and i both enjoyed this.
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Great historical novel of Ireland.
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A sweeping, carefuly reconstructed portrait of a nation. Told in James Michener fashion.
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I reallly enjoyed this book. If you love Ireland, you will too!!!
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If you liked Trinity, by Leon Uris, you will love this book!
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Trade sized paperback, which enabled Rutherford's editors to cut the story down to a mere 765 pages.
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Good book
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This is not really a review. The cd cases were broken, when I received it. I've replaced them. The outside cover is still with them.