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
"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)
trying to see the world with my ears
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.
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.
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