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  • Renvyle Revisited an Irish Odyssey

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Chris Stanton
    • Narrated By Chris Stanton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Your narrator for the adventure is me an American, the sort of fellow the Irish might refer to as a boyo. The times recounted are before Ireland joined the European Union, when it was the “old sod.” If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to visit relatives in Ireland, my stories will be warm and enlightening. There is something magical about visiting where, but for a generation or two, you’d be living and laughing everyday with cousins.

    Ann Walsh says: "Irish American wanderings"
    "Irish American wanderings"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I whole-heartedly recommend this audiobook, especially to those of Irish heritage. The author has a pleasing voice for his wandering tales of Ireland and Irish Americans. What is the book about? It turns out, a lot of things he fits together with humor. Much of the charm of the stories are that they are about people he meets, not about himself – how very Irish. I tried to figure out his political point of view and he doesn’t fit an ideology. He is making an argument about the inherently wonderful (smart smirk) nature of the Irish up against abusers of trust and good will. Be it Eamon de Valera conspiring against the Irish in the name of the Irish, organized crime in boxing or Army generals’ disregard for the dignity of their men. For a good time, sit down with this lad. He will make you laugh.


    What other book might you compare Renvyle Revisited an Irish Odyssey to and why?

    I thought of Garrison Keillor, listening to his tales.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved the story about "the ancients," how each winter this elderly couple would paint portraits of each other until their cottage was full of them.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The stories made me laugh. Even though he is American, he is so Irish in the way he is good company.


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