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Star of the Sea Audiobook

Star of the Sea

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Publisher's Summary

Winter 1847, the Star of the Sea sets sail from Ireland for New York. Among the refugees are a maidservant, bankrupt Lord Merridith, an aspiring novelist and a maker of revolutionary ballads. Each is connected more deeply than they know.

©2002 Joseph O'Connor (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • bravoball
    1/31/15
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    "Bad reader"

    A wonderful piece of writing
    Wish I had read it
    The reader was abysmal
    Pronunciation of Gaelic and Irish towns dreadful
    I guess he was trying to be West Briton but got in the way

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Isolde
    5/22/16
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    "Linguistic imperialism"

    This is an astonishing book in every respect. The story is gripping, the characters multifaceted, the language glorious. How bitterly ironic that the theme of suppression of the Irish by English authorities is mirrored by the producers choice of an English actor to mangle the Irish language that is part of the narrative of this book. This recording cannot be said to be unabridged: The portion of the printed text that appears in the Irish language, whether written in English or Irish spellings, is absent. That is nothing short of a betrayal of the author and the readers

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bernadette
    10/7/15
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    "Excellent read, perfect narration"

    I had been wanting to read this book for a long time and in the end chose the audible version so I could enjoy it while travelling in the car. It captivated me from the beginning to the end. Joseph 0'Connor is a genius. I felt like I was living the story at times, such was the depth of meaning. The narrator was a perfect choice, The best I have heard so far. I couldn't recommend it more

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • shakyra
    London, United Kingdom
    7/8/13
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    "Wonderfully read journey to the US"
    What made the experience of listening to Star of the Sea the most enjoyable?

    I loved the different use of language in list book. Extensive characters of different classes all reanacted by Peter Marinker so well!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Meridith - he's a character to love and hate, feel sorry and regret for as well as despise!


    Which character – as performed by Peter Marinker – was your favourite?

    Definitely Merideth, he gave the character depth


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

    No but it made me think a lot.


    Any additional comments?

    This book does move around a lot cutting from one storyline/group of characters, to another. The through line is not always as clear as I would have liked, but it is throughly enjoyable and very interesting.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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