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Redemption | [Leon Uris]

Redemption

A dramatic saga set against the backdrop of growing unrest in Ireland and a world on the brink of the First World War, Redemption weaves together a cast of unforgettable characters that form the heart and soul of three extraordinary Irish families. They love freedom more than life, and they will fight to the death to win it.
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Publisher's Summary

A dramatic saga set against the backdrop of growing unrest in Ireland and a world on the brink of the First World War, Redemption weaves together a cast of unforgettable characters that form the heart and soul of three extraordinary Irish families. They love freedom more than life, and they will fight to the death to win it.

From the magnificence of New Zealand's green mountains, to the bloody beaches and cliffs of Gallipoli, to the streets of Dublin and the shipyards of Belfast, Redemption follows three Irish patriots on their odysseys of freedom and passion, in a monumental tale of the men and women who loved, fought, and died for the chance to live free.

©1995 Leon Uris; (P)1995, 2003 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Few writers who have tackled the Troubles have exhibited the scope or the organizational skills Uris demonstrates here." (Publishers Weekly)
"This in-depth look at the Irish struggle for independence captures the hearts of its characters and will enchant listeners." (AudioFile)

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    connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 02-04-08
    connie Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada 02-04-08

    trying to see the world with my ears

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    "Wait for unabridged or read"

    I really looked forward to this novel because of its setting and reputation, but did not enjoy it. As a previous reviewer suggested, the backgound of the Irish freedom struggle, Gallipoli, and some discussion of the imperialist rationale for WW1 are fascinating and well-woven into the narrative, but as a whole this "listen" failed me - I suspect it's mostly due to the often abrupt abridgements.

    The "action" scenes are probably very well-written, but I have little appreciation for those.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Brown Water Sailor Harpers Ferry, WV 11-04-07
    Brown Water Sailor Harpers Ferry, WV 11-04-07 Member Since 2005

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    This was a gut wrenching book (especially if you have an Irish background). A book that leaves you wanting more. I wish that this had been an unabriged book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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